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Offline Gooza

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Users experience with LED Headlights
« on: 23 September, 2016, 09:25:37 AM »
Hi All.

Looking for peoples experience with replacing their H7/H9 lamps with the LED Variety as found on fleaybay or the like.

Excellent, Good, Bad, indifferent.  Any feedback welcome.

And are they as easy to install as made out, or does the rather larger rear end cause fitting or heat issues?

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Re: Users experience with LED Headlights
« Reply #1 on: 23 September, 2016, 12:53:12 PM »
I tried one of the Cyclops LED lights and for my bike it was a bit too long (the fan was too big to fit into housing with the black plastic cover installed.  I had a thought to get hold of a 3D printer and print myself a bit of a gasket to span the distance.
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Re: Users experience with LED Headlights
« Reply #2 on: 23 September, 2016, 01:31:45 PM »
I got hold of a cheap (10 ish) H7 100W "equivalent" from eBay (without a fan / heatsink) but it turned out to be DOA so I couldn't tell you how good it was. It took the seller less than 5 minutes to offer and process a full refund for me, which might say something about their expectations of the quality.

I'm still looking at going down the LED route within the next few weeks so I'll be able to update you more then.

Thom, what was the light quality (and cost) like from the Cyclops unit?
« Last Edit: 23 September, 2016, 01:42:36 PM by MoPo »

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Re: Users experience with LED Headlights
« Reply #3 on: 23 September, 2016, 02:33:58 PM »
Looking for peoples experience with replacing their H7/H9 lamps with the LED Variety as found on fleaybay or the like.

I tried one of the Cyclops LED lights and for my bike it was a bit too long (the fan was too big to fit into housing with the black plastic cover installed.

I put a Cyclops LED in the low beam of my Tiger Sport headlight and really liked the improvement.  I had the trim the plastic cover a little, but it doesn't seem the effect operation.  IIRC, I posted some pictures in another thread.

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Re: Users experience with LED Headlights
« Reply #4 on: 23 September, 2016, 02:43:37 PM »
Sorry, no pictures, but here's the link to my original installation.

http://www.tiger1050.com/index.php/topic,32904.msg382201.html#msg382201

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Re: Users experience with LED Headlights
« Reply #5 on: 28 September, 2016, 12:49:26 PM »
I installed LEDs all around and the difference was HUGE!
(2) inside nacelle for low beam
(2) very bright & broad beam{inner on bracket}
(2) focused long distance {outer on bracket)
PM me for details.
« Last Edit: 28 September, 2016, 12:52:03 PM by VABird »
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Re: Users experience with LED Headlights
« Reply #6 on: 29 September, 2016, 12:46:22 PM »
I don't really want to ruin the aesthetics of the bike by adding external leds.  More interested is just improving whats in place.

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Re: Users experience with LED Headlights
« Reply #7 on: 29 September, 2016, 01:02:26 PM »
To each their own.
For me, safety wins out over aesthetics EVERY time.
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Re: Users experience with LED Headlights
« Reply #8 on: 02 October, 2016, 11:52:57 AM »
Well, I've for now have gone with +110% halogens.  We'll see how we go, if I ever get the bike.....

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Re: Users experience with LED Headlights
« Reply #9 on: 02 October, 2016, 08:09:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gooza [+]
Well, I've for now have gone with +110% halogens.  We'll see how we go, if I ever get the bike.....

It's not so much the brightness that's the problem, but the visible area.

You need to check that your chosen lamps won't melt the reflectors and hence give you worse visibility.

The additional riding lights can look pretty damn good, depending upon where and how you mount them.

What you actually need will be dependant upon the sort of riding you do.

Personally, the stock lights, with standard asynchronous reflectors are fine for me  :031:   
« Last Edit: 02 October, 2016, 08:16:42 PM by Yellow Dog »
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