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Offline Jorge

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Re: LED H4 bulb PATHFINDER
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2018, 10:38:27 am »
Ted,
If I understand what you mean by two- or three-sided, mine are two sided. The light is basically made up of a flat stick, with two LED elements on each side.
I've seen some with the little hood, or deflector plate, and some without them. I think this is one item that makes a difference between a decent or good cut-off and a bulb that will bling on-coming drivers. Mine have the hoods.
I think Evitek is gone, and there are two things that make me think this: 1- you cannot find many listed on Amazon any more. Used to be you'd do a search for Evitek, and you'd get back many listings; now, and you get one, maybe a left over. 2- The rest of the story on ours... I ordered two packs of two. Two for my C14, and one for Irene's Vulcan-S. I gave the 4th one to a friend with an old Harley. That light failed within a month - probably couldn't take the Harley's smoothness. I contacted them, and after I sent them a photo of the serial number, and of the wire beign cut, they told me they'd send me a replacement. Then they told me they were having delays, but it was coming, then again, and then nothing.
We are still happy with the three we are using, and if one fails. I will replace with other LEDs.

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Re: LED H4 bulb PATHFINDER
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2018, 04:53:50 pm »
I noticed that the ones you have include a deflector plate to keep from blinding other drivers.   :great: :great:
Do you notice that in the light distribution??

Ted, is your "deflector plate" reference the nose of the LED or the "shell"

An interesting discovery, not mentioned in install instructions
The "hood"or "shell", the reflector-looking pan in a halogen bulb low-beam, is engineered to be facing up. The concave side faces up. It's fixed in position
The LED "shell" can be mounted either facing up or down because the LED has symmetric locating pins, 180deg to each other
It should be facing up, concave side faces up as with the halogen shell
I initially installed mine "up"
I just re-installed both facing down to see the difference
There appears to be a difference
I don't know if it's good or bad
I cannot confirm anything with the bike just sitting in the garage

PIAA has their H4 9003 LED
$75ea
It's H4 base is adjustable to obtain best light distribution/beam pattern by rotating the LED's in the reflector
That's actually a nice feature if there is some gain in beam pattern, I suppose
Maybe even "really cool" feature
There's a lot of data to consider
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Re: LED H4 bulb PATHFINDER
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2018, 06:57:32 pm »
I’ve had my cheap eBay led headlights in for about 4 or more years. I have them in all 6 bikes that get parked outside and driven7 days a week sequentially.  Rain, ice. Heat, No problems.  The brightest and best lights. And they use less electricity then stock lights.

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Re: LED H4 bulb PATHFINDER
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2018, 07:37:23 pm »
I’ve had my cheap eBay led headlights in for about 4 or more years. I have them in all 6 bikes that get parked outside and driven7 days a week sequentially.  Rain, ice. Heat, No problems.  The brightest and best lights. And they use less electricity then stock lights.
Yes, I get it
You said basically the same thing in your earlier post
You apparently have at least six Led bulbs
"They're the brightest and the best"
What are they H4's H7's, H3's...what are they?
Who makes them?
Are they fan-type, with external drivers...what?
How many LU's and watts?
What bikes are they in?
How much were they? $3, $9, $12? How much?
EBAY has one, 240000LU 700watt
That's 6amps for one LED bulb that cost $12
Let me know
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Re: LED H4 bulb PATHFINDER
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2018, 08:52:29 pm »
Various brands. I just looked for the brightest ones at the time. All have fans. But if fans bother you then there one I found with metal cables coming out where the fans would be for a heat sink. I always get pure white color. It seems to reflect back the best. The ones that say motorcycle are supposed to be the best against vibration. I usually get h4. But the kit comes with various sizes of adapters. If none of the adapters fit then I trim them  to make them fit. It doesn’t seem to matter if the little transformer is separated up the cable or built into the fan. I just zip tie them to something.