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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2015, 12:55:02 am »
Matt,  which ones did you order? 

The $90 single big round emitter, or

the higher $$  triple-square emitter?
There is no triple emitter shown now. Guess they didn't work as well. All the different bulb sizes are showing the single cree COB now.
they weren't 90$ But 129.00
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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2015, 01:20:20 am »
Ah,  I see that now.  We await your review.  As good as HID is,  I wouldn't mind skipping right to LED, but not before the tech matures enough.
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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2015, 01:28:50 am »
Ah,  I see that now.  We await your review.  As good as HID is,  I wouldn't mind skipping right to LED, but not before the tech matures enough.

I think the CREE SMD tech is pretty good already, but it puts light out a lot different from a gas-filled tube like a halogen or HID. It almost seems like the bike's reflectors are going to have change to make them work really well.

On the other hand, a number of bikes now ship with LED headlights, and I imagine they designed the reflectors on those specifically to work with a certain type of LED bulb.

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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2015, 01:33:32 am »
So looking forward to the review  :great:  :beerchug:
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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2015, 05:13:56 am »
So looking forward to the review
Me too. From the pics above, they seem weaker than the OEM bulbs. I wouldn't consider them unless they're a marked improvement. Once adjusted properly (they were pointing at potholes from the factory), I was impressed by the amount of light those arcaic H7s throw out.
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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2015, 06:58:38 am »
JC,  My '08 has H4's.  You refer to H7's.  Has that changed on the newest C14?
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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2015, 03:59:21 pm »
If you are referring to the pics I posted, I can confirm that in real use, they put out much more light than the OEM bulbs, especially on high.
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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2015, 04:56:06 pm »
JC,  My '08 has H4's.  You refer to H7's.  Has that changed on the newest C14?

No, the newest C14 still uses H4's
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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2015, 12:42:27 pm »
Well,
Got the new bulbs yesterday. They were 9004's  not H4's like I ordered!  >:(
Hit the amazon return button.  Ordered a(nother) new set of H4's and same day delivery so I don't keep you folks waiting on the review.  they should be here this afternoon.  As it stands I have an '09 connie here I am going to install them into and then have a compare against my HID's in my '12.    Same time side by side!  Pics at night and all! 
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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2015, 01:14:27 pm »
Side by Side comparo?!?!

Awesome.

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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2015, 03:59:47 pm »
^^^^ +1
LEDs are on my list of upgrades for the Connie.
I'm looking forward to this comparo, Matt.

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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2015, 11:13:43 pm »
Last year I went to a Hudson Valley Meet and Greet and one of the members (I believe it was Outback Jon) had these on his Connie.  He told me has been using them for a year and was very satisfied.  Although they were on an older Connie(not a c14) it does speak for the longevity and quality.  I did ask specifically abt the pattern and I remember him saying that the pattern was good.  I also asked abt the cooling fans attached to the back of the lamp and again the response was that they were not a problem. 

If someone is interested I am sure that he can be contacted thru the forum.

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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2015, 12:47:21 am »
OK y'all,
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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2015, 12:50:22 am »
Then we have low led
Then high beam led
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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2015, 12:53:54 am »
Lastly HID,
These are the no longer available A&R kit. 35 watt bi-xenon bulbs.  Rated at 3200 LM. 6000K  color temp is just about  identical to the leds. I have only one functioning high beam right now since the actuator wire broke from vibration. Therefore you can't get the full effect on high with these.

As You can see the hid still puts out a lot more light without blowing it all over the road. 
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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2015, 01:03:22 am »
JR,
These are definitely a good choice. Much, much brighter than stock with a good focused pattern. Very little bleed over as well. Cost is 129.00 from amazon.
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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2015, 02:06:40 am »
I currently run one stock H4 and one HID - plenty of light and just right. At $100 bucks a pop for the HID I thought I would get just one and an LED for the other side eventually. Looks like eventually isn't here yet. This stuff keeps evolving. My first experience with an HID bulb was in a KLR - and one bulb was plenty.

I don't know if more is even necessary.

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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2015, 02:08:07 am »
JR,
These are definitely a good choice. Much, much brighter than stock with a good focused pattern. Very little bleed over as well. Cost is 129.00 from amazon.
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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2015, 02:12:32 am »
I currently run one stock H4 and one HID - plenty of light and just right. At $100 bucks a pop for the HID I thought I would get just one and an LED for the other side eventually. Looks like eventually isn't here yet. This stuff keeps evolving. My first experience with an HID bulb was in a KLR - and one bulb was plenty.

I don't know if more is even necessary.

Thanks Matt

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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2015, 02:31:05 am »
Guess I found some good LEDs.....  :nananana:
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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #45 on: March 18, 2015, 01:26:44 am »
Phreak or Matt were you able to use the rubber dust caps on the back of the bulbs or were the fans in the way?

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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #46 on: March 18, 2015, 10:21:20 am »
Matt or anyone, hate to sound like an idiot, but was there an amazon link to the ones you were pleased with ??
these ??
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MOR4CFQ/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=25SE4VT1DMXOV&coliid=I35L01DJ8JAVOG&psc=1

same day amazon, wow!!  :great:

so these would be a decent comparison to say a hid kit, still running stock bulbs and was going to pull the trigger on these other leds before this thread.
http://stores.advmonster.com/h4-led-headlight-rev2/
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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #47 on: March 19, 2015, 12:23:12 am »
I have ADV Monster LED fogs, and they work great. I would trust them with the option, had I known they had them.

Have not tried them, however.
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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #48 on: March 19, 2015, 12:27:21 am »
JS,
Those are the bulbs I reviewed on the other thread. They are very bright but NOT as bright or as wide a pattern as an HID.
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Re: LED headlight install (single emitter)
« Reply #49 on: March 19, 2015, 07:51:44 am »
They make four foot LED shop lights now ++++ BRIGHT  now how long will they last ?
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