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Re: Great LED headlights (Cyclops look alikes)
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2018, 07:41:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
I don't know why, but that surprises me! I was under the impression that LED were long lasting.

From my experience with other brands, they burn out. LEDs need special headlight enclosures to dissipate heat evenly. The rear fans that come with them are just a best effort to cool them down. LEDs get hotter than HIDs but advantage is they are instant ON unlike HIDs
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Re: Great LED headlights (Cyclops look alikes)
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2018, 02:07:53 AM »
can you show a picture of the beam pattern for high and low on the wall or down the street?

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Re: Great LED headlights (Cyclops look alikes)
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2018, 04:43:34 AM »
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From my experience with other brands, they burn out. LEDs need special headlight enclosures to dissipate heat evenly. The rear fans that come with them are just a best effort to cool them down. LEDs get hotter than HIDs but advantage is they are instant ON unlike HIDs

I think you are mistaken, the whole advantage of LED is they generate the equivalent (near) light at significantly lower wattage, i.e. energy = heat.

As for application, LEDs emit very little forward heat. The only real potential downside to this is when LEDs are used for outdoor lighting in wintery conditions, i.e street lights. I personally don't intend to drive my bike in the snow or adverse conditions.  HID's lamps on the other hand, emit a lot of heat which is generally a bad thing as heat losses represent energy inefficiencies. The ultimate purpose of the device is to emit light, not heat.  Don't believe me, do the touch test.

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Re: Great LED headlights (Cyclops look alikes)
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2018, 05:13:05 AM »
My LEDs produce enough heat to burn the LED marker lights in the R housing whereas the HIDs in my RR don't create this problem
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Re: Great LED headlights (Cyclops look alikes)
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2019, 02:05:25 PM »
Ive have to ask. :187:  Where did you folks tie off the igniter box & ballast? I just installed a HID low beam and it was very tight but works well.  The 2 boxes are just sitting in that tight space in front of forks for the moment and thinking of zip ties to the wire loom. Thanks!
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Re: Great LED headlights (Cyclops look alikes)
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2019, 04:17:08 PM »
Zip tie to existing wires there close to the headlight covers.
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Re: Great LED headlights (Cyclops look alikes)
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2019, 04:35:46 PM »
I figured that was the way but just be certain.  My large hands are having a heck of a time reaching in there.  Thanks!
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Re: Great LED headlights (Cyclops look alikes)
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2019, 12:09:51 PM »
Twice i have stalled the bike (months apart) and both times the quick starting (as in heavy London traffic) has blown my hid bulbs. I'm thinking of going for Led's now - are these the ones for the low beam?

H7 is the shape/size/profile and H7 is H7, is it not?

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Re: Great LED headlights (Cyclops look alikes)
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2019, 01:16:19 PM »
I think the low beam is H7 and the high beam is H3. (someone correct me if I'm wrong)

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Re: Great LED headlights (Cyclops look alikes)
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2019, 01:46:58 PM »
Definitely H7 on the low beam.
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