LED Headlight install

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LED Headlight install

Post by mattmarine » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:57 am

Just installed a ne LED headlight on my 2015 Gear Up. Very easy. $40 on Amazon.
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Re: LED Headlight install

Post by davek » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:59 am

Good job. Looks nice.

You know what they say about light on motorcycles: "The more, the merrier". During the daylight I keep my LED headlight on high always, and turn on the LED driving lights.
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Re: LED Headlight install

Post by HassoBoxhead » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:12 pm

Can you post a link to where on Amazon you found it? thanx!!
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Re: LED Headlight install

Post by mattmarine » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:25 am

7" LED Headlight LED Light Headlamp Bulb Compatible with Motorcycle Projector Jeep Wrangler JK LJ CJ Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079FHCCMQ/re ... bDbYQYW6FH
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Re: LED Headlight install

Post by VWK75S » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:26 am

How well does it emit light at night?
Some of the led units have limited range.
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Re: LED Headlight install

Post by mattmarine » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:15 am

I haven't used it in pitch black, just dawn and dusk. It seems much brighter than the original. Slight flicker at low RPM's.
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Re: LED Headlight install

Post by mattmarine » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:15 am

I haven't used it in pitch black, just dawn and dusk. It seems much brighter than the original. Slight flicker at low RPM's.
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Re: LED Headlight install

Post by windmill » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:24 pm

mattmarine wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:15 am
I haven't used it in pitch black, just dawn and dusk. It seems much brighter than the original. Slight flicker at low RPM's.
LEDs often appear brighter because the emitters are, but many are poorly designed, have less effective distance, and are too bright in the foreground which means they actually reduce how far one can see while blinding oncoming traffic. Others are really good and are an improvement in every regard. Unfortunately one can't tell by just looking at them, or how bright they seem actually. The best way to tell is a side by side comparison with the OE headlight. A good led will be consistently bright near to far with as good as or greater distance than OE. A bad one will be very bright for 50m or so then fade.
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Re: LED Headlight install

Post by shoalsgary » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:11 pm

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Re: LED Headlight install

Post by sKiZo » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:18 pm

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Nuff said? <G>

I did have an interesting problem on mine - always used a headlight modulator here (not legal in Europe?) that pulses the low and high beams on a standard light for a flicker effect. With the LED headlight, it was more of a strobe, and with a bluish tint as well. Had a few people pull over to get out of my way when coming up from behind (and learned a couple new finger gestures as well) before I figured that out and bypassed the modulator.

* They do make modulators specifically for LED headlights now.
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Re: LED Headlight install

Post by habtim » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:50 am

Have you used the new LED headlight after dark yet?
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Re: LED Headlight install

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:42 am

Here is mine. I bought a pair 4 years ago for $30. they were described as "OFF ROAD REFLECTORS" the reflector has diamond cut silvered planes inside, & a projector magnifying lens fixed in its center. I am using it with a CREE LED with little LEDs around its stalk & its own little magnifier with 4 LEDs in its tip center.
I wired BOTH HI & LOW settings to burn at once at the LOW position on my switch - & my Spots com on in addition on HIGH BEAM. A tiny Blue LED Pilot bulb burs steady whenever ignition is on (for legal daylight riding) This has worked exceptionally well for me. Every lamp bulb on the bike is LED. I have about $60. total invested - thanks to shopping carefully, & buying on Ebay. Just Did all LEDs on my car for about the same price.
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