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Offline jwh20

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I received a note about these in my email and am intrigued.  I have bee hesitant on the other LED headlamps I've seen because I don't like the idea of little fans which I know are problematic in PCs and other electronic equipment.  These seem to be totally passive in their cooling.

Wondering if any others here have tried these:

http://www.headlightexperts.com/catalog/product/view/id/325/s/9003-hi-lo-dual-beam-led-technology-kit/category/2/
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Re: Anyone tried these LED headlamps that DO NOT have fans attached?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 05:47:36 pm »
Hey JWH20, I've been thinking about these myself...the issue with them is that since the cooling is passive, seems like you would have to keep the rubber cover out...
I wonder if doing so would diminish the sealing effect.

I think I will just go for LEDs with fans on them.  :o
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Re: Anyone tried these LED headlamps that DO NOT have fans attached?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 06:09:02 pm »
Got a set just like those a year or so ago for my ZRX - they work great. Got mine thru Xenon Depot tho.
Didn't like the idea of another electric fan failing so I wen't with the passive heatsink

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Re: Anyone tried these LED headlamps that DO NOT have fans attached?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2017, 06:34:30 pm »
These look similar to what myself and a few others have bought from a different site. http://stores.advmonster.com/h4-r3-led-headlight/

So far no issues with it being passive and installation was easy. There's a sample video of installation from the link and on the C14, no modification needed, just remove old bulb, install the LED holder, then the rubber boot, then insert and twist the new LED light in place and fan out the passive heat sinks.  I had to zip tie the extra length and module then tuck it away but so far after ~300 miles it's running solid. Also the spread pattern and visibility is fantastic.

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Re: Anyone tried these LED headlamps that DO NOT have fans attached?
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2017, 03:27:06 pm »
I went with these. Bright without being obnoxious and have a good cut off on low beam.

https://www.amazon.com/JDM-ASTAR-Generation-Extremely-Headlights/dp/B018SYK6GW
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Re: Anyone tried these LED headlamps that DO NOT have fans attached?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2017, 06:26:51 pm »
These look similar to what myself and a few others have bought from a different site. http://stores.advmonster.com/h4-r3-led-headlight/

So far no issues with it being passive and installation was easy. There's a sample video of installation from the link and on the C14, no modification needed, just remove old bulb, install the LED holder, then the rubber boot, then insert and twist the new LED light in place and fan out the passive heat sinks.  I had to zip tie the extra length and module then tuck it away but so far after ~300 miles it's running solid. Also the spread pattern and visibility is fantastic.


I have this set in my KLR in H7, very happy with the light output and beam pattern. When the HID's go on the C14 will also go to LEDs from ADV Monster.
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Re: Anyone tried these LED headlamps that DO NOT have fans attached?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2017, 04:00:16 am »
I too have the ADV Monster lights and they are amazing, massively brighter than the stock bulbs with a razor sharp horizontal cut off. What really impressed me was the extra lateral light so helpful in the corners while on low beam. Switching to high beam lights the world like noon on a summer day.

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Re: Anyone tried these LED headlamps that DO NOT have fans attached?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017, 09:40:42 pm »
I too have the ADV Monster lights and they are amazing, massively brighter than the stock bulbs with a razor sharp horizontal cut off. What really impressed me was the extra lateral light so helpful in the corners while on low beam. Switching to high beam lights the world like noon on a summer day.

I put the ADVmonster led lights with the heat sink ribbons on my R1200GS and they worked great and were bright.  I just sold the GS and got a 2013 C14 and I will be putting his LED's in my C14
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