July 14, 2014

Most moped light bulbs are standard automotive bulbs. Most bulbs are made in 6 volt or 12 volt versions, But finding 6V bulbs is difficult since all cars are 12V since the 1970’s. In all of these magneto/generator powered head lights, a 12 volt bulb will replace a 6 volt one, but won’t be as bright.

wedge bulbsMiniature All-Glass Wedge Bulbs:
044.687   6V 1.2w          5mm wedge Osram  $2.00 
for Tomos speedos (CEV) late 80’s
ELG74     12V 1.2w  74  5mm wedge Flüsser $3.00
for Tomos speedos (CEV black) 1990 to 2002
6V1.7W     6V 1.7w         10mm wedge             $3.00
ELB194    12V 3w  194  10mm wedge Everglo  n.a.


Festoon Bulbs – look like glass fuses festoon bulb 8 x 28 SV7-8 ends
10626.5    6V 1.5w          8 x 28    SV7-8   CEV  n.a.
For hi-beam indicator inside “bullet” headlight 
ELB6428  12V 3w           8 x 28    SV7-8 ends  $2.00
For some Euro tail lamps 
ELB6413   12V 5w    212 11 x 36 SV8.5-8 ends  n.a.
ELB6411   12V 10w  211 11 x 36 SV8.5-8 ends  $2.00festoon bulb 11 x 36 #211
10626.24   6V  5w          11 x 36   SV8.5-8   CEV  n.a.
For some older Euro tail lamps  
10626.35   6V 18w         15 x 44   SV8.5-8   CEV  n.a.
For some older Euro head lamps 
200019    12V 10w         12 x 44   SV8.5-8 ends $2.00
 6V 0.6W E10 bulb
Bulbs with E10 screw base, single contact
6V0.6W    6V 0.6w            $1.50
for 76-80 Peugeot speedometer
14460      6V  6w  yellow   $2.00  
for early Solex 3800 head light6V 6W E10 yellow bulb

Bayonet Base Bulbs

 These bulbs have little nubs on the base. You push in and rotate clockwise to install.
Bulbs 2aBulbs with BA7s base, 7mm bayonet single  BA7s bulb
10632.1     6V 0.6w  CEV  $2.00  
6V1.0W     6V 1.0w           $1.50
ELB1262    6V 1.5w           $1.50
ELB3898   12V  2w           $1.5055 BA9s bulb
for 78-80 Motobecane/03-07 Tomos/other VD
Bulbs with BA9s base, 9mm bayonet single
6V0.8W     6V 0.8w   47   $1.50  long glass
200002     6V 1.5w   51   $1.50  small glass
6V2.0W     6V  2w            $1.00  small glass
6V4.0W     6V  4w            $2.50  small glass57 BA9s bulb
200003    12V  2w   53    $1.50  small glass
200004    12V  2w   53    $1.50  long glass

for 1987-on Tomos turn or hi beam indicator

12V3W    12V  3w   57      N/A   large glass
ELB3893 12V 4w Everglo N/A  long glass
 63 BA15s bulb
BA15s base, 15mm bayonet single, small glass 
ELB5006   6V  5w    63     $2.00 
for 77-later Puch, must have this to be bright
6V8W       6V  8w             $2.00 for Cateye turn sig.
ELB5001   6V 10w   81    $2.00
ELB57     12V  5w   67     $1.50
SAE97     12V  8w   97     $1.5089 BA15s bulb
ELB89     12V 10w  89     $1.50 
BA15s base, 15mm bayonet single, large glass
ELB1129   6V 18w   1129   $2.00
H101C   6V 21w 1129(old)  $2.00
6V24W     6V 24w   1133   $2.00 very large glass
12V12W  12V 12w  1003    $1.50
ELB1156  12V 21w  1156    $2.00 
12V32cp 12V 32cp  1073   $1.50  12V 20w approx.
BA15d base, 15mm bayonet two-contact, equal nubs
2-filament kinds conduct through the shell, like most bulbs.
6V15.15w   6V 15/15w in box $5 2-filaments 2-contacts
12V21.6c  12V 21/6cp  1176  $2 2-filaments 2-contacts1176 BA15d bulb
12V17.5w 12V 17/6w  1158   $3 2-filaments 2-contacts
for most 1950’s car’s turn/brake/tail light. Obsolete.
1-filament kinds do not conduct through the metal shell.  
12V4cp     12V 4cp   1178     n.a  1-filament, 2-contacts 
BAY 15d base, 15 bayonet 2-contacts, unequal nubs
10630.1    6V 15/3w   CEV     n.a.
10630.3    6V 18/3w   CEV     n.a.
forVespa Ciao tail light
10630.4    6V 21/5w   CEV     n.a.
ELB1154   6V 21/5w  1154  $2.00
ELB1157  12V 21/5w 1157  $1.00      box of 10 $6.00
24V216c  24V 21/6cp           $1.50
BA20d base, 20 bayonet 2-contacts, unequal nubs
6V25.25   6V 25/25w          $12.0012V 35-35w BA20d bulb
for Derbi Variant Sport 1986-89

20-0018 12V 35/35w  Narva $5.00
for Tomos Revival/Streetmate
044.701 12V 25/25w          $5.00
for Tomos ’90-on, square HL, ’95-05 Kinetic TFR

 Plate Base Bulbs

 These are all for head lights, for higher power and precise focus.
P15d (P15d-1) 15×30 “3-hole plate” doubleplate bulbs 212V 35-35 P15d bulb
6V25.25    6V 25/25w      P15d base  $12 
500310    12V 35/35w      P15d base  $12  
12V5050  12V 50/50w      P15d base  $10
P15d-3 base, 15×25 “3-tab plate” double
12V35.35  12V 35/35w     P15d-3 base   n.a.   

 12V 45-45w P15d-3 bulb

P26s base, 15×26  “stepped plate” single
sqrPuch    6V 21?w       P26s base       n.a.
for 1984-86 Puch with square Niox headlight
20-0023  12V 15w        P26s base     $9.00 12V 15w P26s bulb
for Tomos Arrow-R and Streetmate-R (dual HL) 
PX15d base, 15×24 “plain plate” double
632729   6V 15/15w    PX15d base       $8 
632787  12V 15/15w    PX15d base     $7 
632843  12V 18/18w    PX15d base    n.a.  
633905  12V 25/25w    PX15d base    n.a.   

Sealed Beam Headlights (bulbs)

Sealed beam means the entire glass lens in front and mirror reflector in back, are evacuated of air. The bulb cannot be replaced without replacing the whole glass. Moped 4.5 inch round head lights, sealed beam or non-sealed, interchange with some tractor lights, auto and motorcycle fog lights, forklift, golf cart, and utility vehicle lights. There are even clear plastic 4.5″ round 12V landscaping lights that can interchange. 
Sealed beam 4667-1

Sealed beam 4667-1

Bulbs, sealed beam 4.5 inch round
CEV171    6V 20w              CEV 171 4.5″ normal beam,   2-rear-blades   N/A
CEV172    6V 20/20w       CEV 172 4.5″ hi-lo beam,       3-rear-blades   N/A

GE4667     6V 18w  General Electric 4667, normal beam,   2-rear blades N/A   

To use a 4667-1, the connectors can be removed from the 2- or 3- prong plug.
GE4667-1  6V 18w General Electric 4667-1, normal beam, 2-side blades  $15
GE4767     6V 25w  General Electric 4767, normal beam,   2-rear blades  N/A
Peugeot 103 SP original (GE)
W4158      6V 25w   Westinghouse   4158, normal beam,    2-screws       N/A
Motobecane 76-77 original (Westinghouse)
W4583      6V ??w   Westinghouse   4583, normal beam,    2-screws       N/A

Sealed beam 4415

GE4776   12V 25w General Electric  4776, normal beam,    2-screws      N/A
W4568    12V 25w  Westinghouse    4568, normal beam,    2-screws      N/A
Motobecane 78-80 original (Westinghouse)
20-0082  12V 30w        Wagner       4416,      spot light,     2-screws     $15
20-0080  12V 35w        Wagner       4415,  normal beam,     2-screws    $17
20-0084  12V 40/40w   Wagner      4440,  normal beam,    3-prong       $25

Non-Sealed Headlights (fixtures for bulbs)

Non-sealed headlights means the bulb is not sealed in, and can be replaced without replacing the entire glass.

CEV 171 Ru        Replaceable bulb, used

Bulbs 2bCEVCEV non-sealed Headlights
CEV 4.5 inch round headlights, with metal backs, interchange with other all glass 4.5 inch round kinds, also used on utility vehicles. When they burn out, a one inch hole can be cut into the center of the metal back, and a snap-on bulb socket installed. This allows the use of an ordinary, inexpensive, easy to get, #1156 bulb. This is called a “metal-backed headlight upgrade to replaceable bulb” or just “headlight upgrade”.
171 R  4.5″ glass lens/reflector, new w/04811  N/A
already has factory-cut notched hole for 04811 bulb socket
171 Ru  4.5″ glass lens/reflector, used w/04811  N/A
already has factory-cut notched hole for 04811 bulb socket
some used ones may cost less, but be scratched or weathered
04811   bulb socket  for CEV glass lens/reflector $13
18890   clip for CEV bulb socket 04811               $1
E8764   snap-on bulb socket for any 1 inch hole   $6
This has only one wire. Must solder on a second wire and socket.
10343   w-clip for holding glass to rim uses 4-5   $2
This w-clip is for CEV rims. There are 3 or more other kinds:
Luxor, ULO, Taiwan headlights have different w-clips. 

Generic replaceable bulb headlight

Generic non-sealed Headlights

This replaces any 4.5 inch sealed beam.   
Takes bulbs easy to get at USA auto stores.
Single-filament only, see explanation below. 
Bulb socket snaps onto glass reflector.
Bulb can be 6V (1129) or 12V (1156) or LED. 
rbh06   comes with  6V 18W bulb $30 
rbh12  comes with 12V 21W bulb $30 
The reason this is offered in single filament only, is because there are no common auto bulbs dual filament with around 20 watts each filament. There are 21/5 watt dual filament, but on a generator-powered moped that would quickly burn out the 5W filament, because the generator makes 20 watts. The generator watts must match the total bulb watts, or there will be an under or over-voltage. A 5 watt headlight would get super bright from an over-voltage, and soon burn out, in a few seconds or minutes. There are plenty of dual filament headlight bulbs, but they are all 50 watts and above. Because of bulb availability and watts matching, a 1960’s (6 volt #1129) or 1990’s (12 volt #1156) car turn signal bulb is the best choice for a moped headlight replacement. The #1156 is often sold in convenience stores.
Headlight Clips 
 See Headlight Section below for these clips, and headlight parts other than bulbs.



Mopeds frequently burn out bulbs, from both vibration and surges of electricity. Because there’s no battery, the voltage varies a little. At idle the lights are very dim, but at full speed they’re bright. Hopefully they’re not bright white, as that means it might burn out soon. Yellow is good but orange is too dim. For some reason, most old 6 volt mopeds need 12 volt bulbs, or else they burn out. Some bikes need a 12V AC voltage regulator ($45) added on in addition to 12V bulbs, to help prevent bulb burn out. Only when 12V bulbs are too dim should 6V ones be used, with the following exception. The 77-later Puch needs a 6V 21W #1129 instead of a 12V 21W #1156, in order for the tail lite to be bright. Other bikes have issues where the brake light is needed for the ignition to function. Some taillights have a secret hidden resistor inside, that allows the bike to run even with a burned out or missing brake light bulb. See service section for more info about weird light behavior and what mopeds need what lights to run, if any.



Metal-Backed Sealed Beam Headlight – Upgrade to Replaceable Bulb


Honda Express headlight upgrade

Honda Express headlight upgrade

Any metal-backed sealed beam headlight can have a hole cut in the back. The hole allows a snap-on bulb socket to give access to the bulb. Then when the bulb burns out, the entire glass does not have to be changed. This is a big advantage.

At left is an original Honda Express headlight. At right is one that has been upgraded to replaceable bulb. When Myrons Mopeds performs this, the wires are transferred over so they still plug in the same way as before. The only minor drawback is not having high and low beam, only low. The benefit is there are many bulb choices that are inexpensive and easy to get.


CEV171 Uu (upgraded)

CEV 171 Uu (non-sealed)  Upgraded and used







Head Lights

July 14, 2012


      CEV Head Lights

C.E.V. head lights, made in Italy by Fratelli Pagani (Pagani Brothers), are on many Italian motorcycles, most European mopeds, and all Italian mopeds (US models). The moped size is “Tipo 105” which is 105mm at the lip of the glass, and 112mm at the edge, which is 4 1/2 inch. This size sealed beam bulb is also on farm equipment and auxillary vehicle lights.
CEV headlight 1211  18541       screw 3mm for plastic (takes 3)        $0.50
  2  04910       glass lens/reflector 1211, new             $50
  2  04910u      glass lens/reflector 1211, used           $40
  3  04909       pancake housing for 1211, black, new   $10
  3  04909u     pancake housing for 1211, black, used    $5

  4  3444         washer M6 lock                              $0.25
  5  3171         bolt M6 x 20 hex                             $0.50
  6  19782       rear cover plate for CEV1211               $2CEV headlight 2143
  7  1211         pancake headlight CEV1211 black, new  $55
  7  1211u       pancake headlight CEV1211 black, used  $45
  8  3309         bolt M5 x 15 slot head                      $0.50
  9  04522       rim/bezel CEV Tipo 105 new                $25
  9  04522u     rim/bezel CEV Tipo 105 used          $10-$18
10  10343       spring clip, CEV “W” type (takes 5)         $1
11  04525.6   short bucket for 2143/2157, black, new   n/a
11  04525.6u  short bucket for 2143/2157, black, used  $35CEV headlight 2152
11  04525.6c  short bucket for 2143/2157, chrome       $90
12  2143        short headlight CEV2143, black, new       n/a
12  2143u      short headlight CEV2143, black, used       $70
12  2143c      short headlight CEV2143, chrome           n/a
12      (comes with a 6V 18W #4667-1 sealed beam bulb)
CEV headlight 215713  2152        short hi/lo headlight CEV2152 black, new  n/a
13  2152u      short hi/lo headlight CEV2152 black, used n/a
14  10626.5   bulb, festoon 6V 1.5W, hi-beam indicator  n/a
14                bulb, festoon 12V 2W substitute – see Bulbs
15  0007.12s  socket, hi beam indicator, no  jewel         $7
16  0007.12   jewel, hi beam ind. no socket, new         $18
16  0007.12u  jewel, hi beam ind. no socket, used     $5-$8
17  04630.2   short hi/lo bucket for 2152 black, new     n/aCEV headlight 2139
17  04630.2u short hi/lo bucket for 2152 black, used     n/a
18  0096       bullet bucket for 2139/2158 black, new   $75
18  0096u      bullet bucket for 2139/2158 black, used  n/a
18  0096c      bullet bucket for 2139/2158, chrome     $120
19  2139       bullet headlight CEV2139, black, new       $95
19  2139u     bullet headlight CEV2139, black, used      $80
19      (comes with a 6V 18W #4667-1 sealed beam bulb)
CEV headlight 2155
20  2155       bullet hi/lo headlight 2155 black, new      n/a
20  2155u     bullet hi/lo headlight 2155 black, used     n/a
21  0096.3   bullet hi/lo bucket for 2155 black, new     n/a
21  0096.3u  bullet hi/lo bucket for 2155 black, used   $70
21  0096.3s  bullet hi/lo bucket for 2155 silver, used   $70
21  0096.3k  bullet keyhole bucket  2155 silver, used   $70  
22  2157       short headlight CEV2157, black, new      n/a
22  2157u     short headlight CEV2157, black, used     n/a
CEV headlight 2158
22  (4667 glass, cut for a replaceable 1156 or 1129 bulb) 
23  2158       bullet headlight CEV2158, black, new    $120 
23  2158u     bullet headlight CEV2158, black, used     n/a
23  (4667 glass, cut for a replaceable 1156 or 1129 bulb)
24  19793      cover for speedo hole, black, snaps on   $3 



  Far right, a CEV 2158 “bullet” headlight. It comes with a block off plate over the speedometer hole. Most European moped speedometers fit into the hole, such as CEV, VDO, Huret, Veglia. Japanese made Tatung speedos are too small. besides the beautiful classic look, hiding most of the wiring inside, the glass fixture features a replaceable bulb socket, a big benefit. With sealed beam headlights, when they (often) burn out you have to buy a whole new glass, that’s both expensive and difficult to find. But with a non-sealed beam (replaceable bulb) fixture, you can change the small 15mm bulb inside. It’s a common automotive bulb #1156 (12V 21W) or #1129 (6V21W). You can get an 1156 at all night convenience stores for $1 or $2. Another benefit is you can run an LED bulb, or any 1156 compatible. That’s a single prong bulb. No high beam, just low.  


1989-2013 Tomos head lamps, L CEV, R Saturnus

1989-2013 Tomos head lamps, L CEV 322, R Saturnus

CEV Rectangular Head Lights

Saturnus oldCEV
Both CEV and Saturnus made rectangular head lamps for Tomos mopeds in the 1990’s and 2000’s. They use a large base 12V 25/25w BA20d hi-lo bulb. They are wider than the older round lights, but not as tall. Note how the CEV glass has lots of certifications on it, including SAE and DOT. Then notice how the Saturnus glass has only the E10 certification. 
CEV rectangular headlight parts1a  CEV 322 rectangular headlight comp. $50
1b  Saturnus rect. head light complete    $50
2    bulb 12V 25/25 or 12V 35/35       see bulbs
3    bulb socket  (same on both kinds)     $15  
4    socket clip  (sameon both kinds)        $5
6 & 7  M6 x 16 bolt and washer (2 ea)
8a  CEV rectangular headlight glass only  $30
8b  Saturnus  rect. head light  glass only $40
9    long plastic screws, phillips (2)           $1                
CEV rectangular head light complete

CEV 322 rectangular head light complete

CEV rectangular head light complete but apart

CEV 322 rectangular head light complete but apart






                     Luxor Head Lights

Luxor head lights, made in France, are on all Motobecane and some Peugeot mopeds. The bezel/ring and clips do not interchange with CEV. 
Luxor Headlight for Peugeot 103 SP

Luxor Headlight for Peugeot 103 SP

Peugeot part numbers            prices: new    used 
1  60400  Luxor headlight complete     n.a.  n.a.
2  73005  Luxor Peugeot grommet      n.a.   $5
3  60321  sealed beam GE 4767          see bulbs
4  68383  Luxor 1710 ring/bezel         $60  $5-30 dented
4a xxxxx  Luxor inner adaptor ring       $4      $2
5  01105  M6 x 12 hex bolt
6  56101  M6 lockwasher
7  69886  Luxor W-clip, takes 4 or 5     $2      $1
8  xxxxx  Luxor bucket, wrinkle black    n.a.  $15
Luxor Headlight for Motobecane

Luxor Headlight for 1976-77 Motobecane (6V)

Motobecane part numbers         prices: new    used 
1   53762  HL assy white w/rot. switch  n.a.  varies
2   53433  Luxor 1710 ring/bezel           $60  $5-20 dented
3   19569  M5 x 0.9 (coarse) screw        $2     $1
4   53431  sealed beam bulb 6V 25w      see bulbs
5   53432  Luxor inner adaptor ring        $4      $2
6   54132  Luxor W-clip, takes 4 or 5      $2      $1
7   18324  M8 x 1.25 x 16 hex bolt
8   00137  M8 toothed lockwasher
10 53628  bucket, white, for rotary       n.a.   $5
12 53534  rotary switch, 6V system     see Motobecane
Luxor Headlight for Motobecane

Luxor Headlight for 1978-80 Motobecane (12V)

Motobecane part numbers         prices: new    used 
1  54331  HL assy w/slide sw, flat black   n.a.  varies
1  also 54329 white, 54330 gloss black
2   53433  Luxor 1710 ring/bezel           $60  $5-20 dented
3   19569  M5 x 0.9 (coarse) screw        $2     $1
4   54129  Sealed beam bulb 12V 25w    see bulbs
5   53432  Luxor inner adaptor ring         $4      $2
6   54132  Luxor W-clip, takes 4 or 5       $2      $1
7   18324  M8 x 1.25 x 16 hex bolt
8   00137  M8 toothed lockwasher
10 54291  bucket for slide sw, flat black  n.a.   $10
10 also 54133 white, 54316 gloss black
11 21439  slide switch, 12V system     see Motobecane

ULO ULO-Niox Head Lights

NioxNiox German-made head light fixtures are made for ULO German-made rings, housings, and clips. They do not interchange with CEV. On 1970’s US mopeds, a Niox 4.5″ round head light in a ULO housing was original on 1978-81 Puch Magnum. Niox square headlights were on 1984-86 Puch Maxi Sport LS, Maxi Sport LS II, Cobra, Cobra II, and Austro Daimler. ULO-housed Niox round headlights were also on some German moped makes like Solo (Odyssey in US). Every other German, Austrian, or Dutch moped had a CEV headlight.
ULO Headlight for Puch MagnumPuch part numbers                         new   used       
1  349.3.53.800.0  ULO HL assembly   n.a.  $70
3  349.3.53.803.0  ULO ring/bezel       n.a.  $25  
4  349.3.53.809.1  ULO clip takes 4       $3     $2
5  349.3.53.808.0  ULO lens/reflector  $45   $35  
6  349.3.53.819.2  ULO bulb socket     $18   $15
8  349.3.53.801.2  ULO bucket/body   $35   $25
9 & 10  M6 x 16 hex bolt and washer
11 349.3.53.813.1  ULO rubber cover   $7     $5

Taiwan Head Lights

Taiwan head lights, made in Taiwan, are on General, Angel, Indian, etc. The rim does not interchange with CEV. The Taiwan spring “W” clips are different than CEV ones.