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Help with MR16 bulb wiring on motorcycle! Answered

Hi, I'm from India and I own a bajaj pulsar 220 S that has a 35w 12v headlight and I recently bought an aftermarket enduro headlight to fix on it, but the problem is that the headlight I bought has two MR16 bulbls and each bulb has two wires coming from it both white in color, So I'm totally confused with the wiring thing, Should I solder one white wire with a red one from the motorcycles wiring socket and the other white with the black one of the ground socket? I'd appreciate if you could clear that up for me.

P.S - I'm a complete noob when it comes to electricals.

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verence

3 years ago

Connect one wire from each bulb with the red wire from the motorcycle and connect the other wire from each bulb with black. Just as you said.

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tushar2308verence

Reply 3 years ago

Thanks! I'll try it now, I thought MR16 bulbs are only compatible with AC wiring. Hoping I don't end up destroying the entire wiring, lol

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verencetushar2308

Reply 3 years ago

For LED type there may be two options: LED bulbs for AC - the polarity (i.e. how you wire them) is not important. But as you only have DC half of the LEDs may stay dark - but if they have a bridge rectifier inside everything is fine - not sure if such exist. Or LEDs for DC, in this case the polarity matters and they should have +/- marked pins or wires.

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verencetushar2308

Reply 3 years ago

No. As long as the bulbs are not the LED type but the standard (old-fashioned) halogen type, they don't care for AC or DC. As both wires from the bulbs have the same colour, they are mos probably not LEDs.

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tushar2308verence

Reply 3 years ago

Indeed both the bulbs are halogen, but I was thinking to upgrade them in future, What's with the wiring of LED MR16s though? I'm curious to know about that as well, incase I upgrade to them in future..