Updated October 07, 2020 by Karen Bennett

The 10 Best Motorcycle Headlights

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This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Whether your stock bulb has died or you’d simply prefer to upgrade to one that’s brighter, one of these motorcycle headlights will do the job nicely. We’ve compiled a list with selections suitable for a variety of makes and models, and in a range of prices and styles. They offer exceptional brightness and clarity, and some are even bundled with flashers and installation hardware, too. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Truck-Lite Headlamp

2. Wisamic Compatible

3. Eagle Lights 8700G2

Editor's Notes

October 02, 2020:

Most of these headlights make it relatively easy to replace an existing one on your motorcycle, and energy-efficient LED headlights like the Eagle Lights 8700G2 are designed to give you many hours of use. This one yields a bright 2,410-lumen output and also provides a wide-angle beam, so you’ll have a good field of vision and others on the road will see you coming from far away. This 7-inch model is compatible with many models of Harley-Davidson and Honda, and you can choose one in either black or chrome to suit your taste. It’s also available with or without a halo light ring that can provide some extra illumination. We’re still partial to the Truck-Lite Headlamp, which produces bright white light that resembles natural daylight, and its reflector optics ensure an even spread. It’s made for the long haul, with a military-grade die-cast aluminum housing and a sturdy lens cover, both of which ensure it’s resistant to impacts, roadside debris, and other hazards.

As its name implies, the Wisamic Compatible works well with many models of motorcycle, namely those that call for a 5-3/4-inch headlamp. It keeps out moisture effectively and features a white color temperature of 6,000 kelvin. For a model that’s sure to say cool when running, look to the Sealight Hi/Lo, which is equipped with both an aluminum heat sink and a turbo fan. Its patented beam pattern helps you to see and be seen effectively, and ensures few to no dark spots. For a comprehensive light set, check out the LX-Light Chrome, which comes with a 2,400-lumen main headlight, as well as a pair of matching passing lamps. Another multiple-light set is the Truckmall Kit, which brings you a 7-inch headlamp, two 4-1/2-inch fog lights, a mounting ring, and other gear for hooking it up. In this update, we removed the Opt7 Fluxbeam, which is currently experiencing issues with availability.

December 14, 2018:

The trend for replacement motorcycle headlamps skews toward LED, so that is what this list is comprised of. Did extensive research into halogen and other alternatives to be certain. Placed the Truck-Lite Headlamp at the top spot because it offers incredible quality and works with a host of brands. Added the Sunpie Projector and Wisamic Compatible for their budget price and high value.

Special Honors

Road Glide Daymaker Projector LED Headlamp These LED lamps are brighter and whiter than color than standard incandescent lamps, and also they provide a better light pattern. Their daylight color impression resembles natural light, and the low-beam pattern remains illuminated at all times when your vehicle is running. Their dual-headlamp housings are mounted to a single chrome back plate for an easy installation. They’re approved by the Department of Transportation, and each one features a single low-beam projector lens and three high-beam ones, as well as two D-shaped fill-light lenses. harley-davidson.com

4. Truckmall Kit

5. Sunpie Projector

6. Suparee Round Cree

7. LX-Light Chrome

8. Hozan Black LED

9. Sealight Hi/Lo

10. ProAuto LED


Karen Bennett
Last updated on October 07, 2020 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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