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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:13 pm    Post subject:  Your thoughts Reply with quote

What do you all have to say about LED headlights?
Anyone running them?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:16 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

wont be bright enough to provide enough light when you truly need them...maybe as DRLs. I certainly wouldnt trust them if you are on a road with no street lights and its night time

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:39 pm    Post subject:  thoughts Reply with quote

thats what I thought. In research, Audi is now using them on production cars and technology is better than even a year ago. Cool

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:06 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

They'll continue to improve with time, but I'm not convinced what's available out there in the component market is good enough for highbeam usage.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:10 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Certainly not in housings that are not meant for them.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

adapt these babys:
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:36 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

meh..

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:18 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I wouldnt mind a push button start...hmmmm

to the OP, are you going for look or function?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:36 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Certainly not in housings that are not meant for them.


Agreed. Hell, I'm not even a fan of using HIDs in halogen housings let alone using LEDs with their piss poor light output in halogen housings...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:18 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I use LED high beams on my R1, it doesnt do crap for improving viability but matches my HID high beams way better... But just like the Audi cars when i turn those LED high beams on, the bike becomes way more visible from a distance...




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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:21 am    Post subject:  thoughts Reply with quote

I would like to get better light output, more and brighter visibility. I know you're going to say go with HID's but with technology getting better which would be best for the long run HID's or LED's? LED's use less power and have no heat output, thats a plus for them. Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:41 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

If you want brighter output and more visibility, LED's are NOT the way to go.

I also wouldn't say go with HID's, because you're going to put them in housings meant for halogen. You'll love their light output, but you're going to blind other drivers and cause them to run off the road and crash their hummers in to orphanages for kittens and baby seals..

The projector housings available for our cars suck, so that's not really a viable option either.

If you want better headlights, check out Sylvania Silverstars or something equivalent. I have had them in my low beams for quite some time and I have never run in to a situation where I was unhappy with the light output.

Another thing you could do is make sure your headlights are properly aimed, it can have a big impact on your visibility.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:52 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I've never known LEDs for their light output. I have them in my interior, not too much output. Although it's any entirely differently application.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:10 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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If you want brighter output and more visibility, LED's are NOT the way to go.

I also wouldn't say go with HID's, because you're going to put them in housings meant for halogen. You'll love their light output, but you're going to blind other drivers and cause them to run off the road and crash their hummers in to orphanages for kittens and baby seals..

The projector housings available for our cars suck, so that's not really a viable option either.
can have a big impact on your visibility.


Ok first, I definitely had a mental movie of that happening...baby seals and kittens were flying everywhere and the hummer driver was confused at what just occurred

Now, you know you could always retrofit a pair or even 2 pair of REAL hid projectors into the housings. that would take care of your problems surely

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:21 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

After you disassemble the housing.. which has not been sucessfully done on housings that aren't old and pitted.

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