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Led headlight bulbs

Post by 1601pete » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:50 am

Hi

Has anybody tried LED headlight bulbs in a standard unit? If so how successful are they? I guess space behind the headlight unit might be an issue?

A bit like these.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201718085929

Thanks in advance

Pete

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Re: Led headlight bulbs

Post by phildu31 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:32 pm

That seems a good idea.
But I can't determine if 80w/72w is the power of one bulb or of the pair.
If each one is 40w/36w you should go !
Else, the amperage could be too much for the alternator ( pretty sure ), fuse(s) and possibly wires.

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Re: Led headlight bulbs

Post by silverstrom » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:36 pm

Do you spend a lot of time riding in the dark?
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Re: Led headlight bulbs

Post by 1601pete » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:45 pm

Nor particularly, but was thinking off the added benefit of being seen in the day time. Brighter whiter light is probably better than a dull yellow

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Re: Led headlight bulbs

Post by 1601pete » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:45 pm

Not particularly, but was thinking off the added benefit of being seen in the day time. Brighter whiter light is probably better than a dull yellow

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Re: Led headlight bulbs

Post by Speed Freak » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:12 pm

This original yellow light is the best I ever had...
The contrast is way better than white light ;)

I would never change the original yellow bulb to a modern white one.
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Re: Led headlight bulbs

Post by 2002tiil » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:16 pm

Most LED lights can't be used in Europe due to regulations. The cheaper ones are blinding traffic.

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Re: Led headlight bulbs

Post by RZVTokyo » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:16 pm

I tried a similar LED setup on my RZV but found that there wasn't enough room for the whole LED assembly to fit without modifications so I decided to use a 5500K halogen bulb instead. The LED lights have either cooling fins or a small cooling fan in the rear portion of the assembly which is just a little too long to fit. When shopping for the LED bulb, I tried to find the shortest assembly but it was still too long to mount without modification.

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Re: Led headlight bulbs

Post by tacky1 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:07 am

These fit in the headlight bowls, I use these in 4 of my bikes and never any overheating or problems,

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01F35 ... UTF8&psc=1

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