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Re: NEW LED HEADLIGHT.
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2014, 04:17:45 am »
Don't know what brand LED you tried but current versions are every bit as bright as HID bulbs.
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Re: NEW LED HEADLIGHT.
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2014, 07:17:30 am »
I run a headlight modulator and really like the visibility that it helps create.  I installed mine after I almost took out a bike (while in my cage) that I lost in the headlights of the car behind him.   However I would like the light out put of HIDs. I have those on my car and it is amazingly different and better IMO. Can't Modulate HID unfortunately.  Can you modulate the LEDs?  This could be the best of both worlds.
HID Light quality and daytime modulation. ???
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Re: NEW LED HEADLIGHT.
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2014, 03:28:51 pm »
I also use a head light modulator , would not give it up for anything, where I live most drivers are over 70, yesterday   I was driving a F800 dump truck doing 50mph  and a 80 some year old guy pulls out in front of me like I was not there >:(  lucky for him no one was in the lane next to me. :truce: 
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Re: NEW LED HEADLIGHT.
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2014, 05:55:51 pm »
I run a headlight modulator and really like the visibility that it helps create.  I installed mine after I almost took out a bike (while in my cage) that I lost in the headlights of the car behind him.   However I would like the light out put of HIDs. I have those on my car and it is amazingly different and better IMO. Can't Modulate HID unfortunately.  Can you modulate the LEDs?  This could be the best of both worlds.
HID Light quality and daytime modulation. ???

LED's can be modulated, but I'm not sure a standard incandescent modulator will work - it depends on how the module is designed (whether it varies voltage or current).

Since incandescents can be modulated by changes in voltage or current, I'd bet most modulators just use a switching relay that has a resistor on one circuit, thereby dropping the voltage when switched (dimming the light some). This may or may not work with an LED, since variations in voltage can alter an LED output, but it would depend on the LED configuration (these LED units likely have a power supply/voltage control circuit built in, which is why it has a heat sink).

With a built-in voltage controller, it would probably require some kind of current-limiting approach to modulating - perhaps a pulse width modulator?

Any other bright guys have better insight?

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Re: NEW LED HEADLIGHT.
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2014, 01:24:04 am »
Don't know what brand LED you tried but current versions are every bit as bright as HID bulbs.


These were
CREE H4 9003 High Power COB LED 2200lm High Low HeadLight Light 48W HB2 Bulb DRL

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CREE-H4-9003-High-Power-COB-LED-2200lm-High-Low-HeadLight-Light-48W-HB2-Bulb-DRL-/131141328831?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1e88a1dfbf&vxp=mtr



The CREE emitters are as current as they make, and the COB can put out the best power.  But none of that matters if the aim is crap, the headlight reflector is made for an incandescent bulb,  and the High circuit doesn't keep the Low circuit on at the same time

Different sellers have different controllers and fan systems, but 'most everyone buys the exact same CREE COB elements.

Maybe another brand figured out aim better, but  these were such a disappointment, I will not waste further money doing research on it

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Re: NEW LED HEADLIGHT.
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2014, 02:13:32 am »
PSD,
My HID setup is 3200 lumens each bulb, (X2) So these fall a bit short. Also in the Kawi headlight reflector a single COB LED does not give a really good light disbursement pattern as compared to an HID. Really needs 2 at some angle of separation to be really effective. The cyclops bulb I purchased has a PERFECT pattern and is 3600 lumens on high. It uses 2 COB at angles for low and adds in a 3rd for high beam function. When they come out with one like this that is easily fitted to the Connie I will change over IMMEDIATELY! Until then, I guess I am stuck with my super bright and trouble free HID lights.
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Re: NEW LED HEADLIGHT.
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2014, 01:15:33 am »
Yuuup.  I replaced that LED with this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/55-Watt-Plug-n-Play-Bi-xenon-Can-Bus-HID-Kit-9004-9007-9003-H4-9008-H13-/121375872422?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1c4290d5a6&vxp=mtr

Muchas light.

But I do miss the driving spot lights I had converted to HID, so the bike went from Low to High to OH MY f****** GAWD I'M SORRY!


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Re: NEW LED HEADLIGHT.
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2014, 03:01:48 pm »
Yuuup.  I replaced that LED with this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/55-Watt-Plug-n-Play-Bi-xenon-Can-Bus-HID-Kit-9004-9007-9003-H4-9008-H13-/121375872422?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1c4290d5a6&vxp=mtr

Muchas light.

But I do miss the driving spot lights I had converted to HID, so the bike went from Low to High to OH MY f****** GAWD I'M SORRY!


Do you have a link to your driving spot lights?

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Re: NEW LED HEADLIGHT.
« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2014, 01:52:04 am »


Do you have a link to your driving spot lights?


 From the old post when I installed them:  http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=10661782

PIAA FF50's, with HID kits installed, and custom light mount