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Offline Paul B

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Hi Beam Blue Light Too Bright
« on: July 14, 2019, 08:38:58 pm »
Tried a search but did not see anything obvious.  What do most people do?  Just cover it with tape.  At night it is blinding.

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Re: Hi Beam Blue Light Too Bright
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 08:51:19 pm »
Nevermind.  Found my answer.

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Re: Hi Beam Blue Light Too Bright
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 11:41:33 pm »
LOL- You're not the only one.
I was pretty frustrated also - I put a piece of window tinting film over it. I still wanted to see it, but I also wanted to be able to see the road when I had my high beams on. Wonder who came up with that "bright" idea?   When you're on the darkest roads, is when you get this horrible glare from the dash.

so... what was the answer you chose?


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Re: Hi Beam Blue Light Too Bright
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2019, 12:51:00 am »
I been doing the window tint on all my bikes for years, works like a charm.

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Re: Hi Beam Blue Light Too Bright
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2019, 10:10:20 am »
LOL- You're not the only one.
I was pretty frustrated also - I put a piece of window tinting film over it. I still wanted to see it, but I also wanted to be able to see the road when I had my high beams on. Wonder who came up with that "bright" idea?   When you're on the darkest roads, is when you get this horrible glare from the dash.

so... what was the answer you chose?

Same.
I'd like to see what you chose as well. 
I don't have any tint material laying around, nor do I want to buy one for such a small area of coverage.

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Re: Hi Beam Blue Light Too Bright
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2019, 03:41:08 pm »
I took my dash apart and used a black permanent marker and colored the end of the bulb. Works great.
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Re: Hi Beam Blue Light Too Bright
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2019, 07:24:20 pm »
LOL- You're not the only one.
I was pretty frustrated also - I put a piece of window tinting film over it. I still wanted to see it, but I also wanted to be able to see the road when I had my high beams on. Wonder who came up with that "bright" idea?   When you're on the darkest roads, is when you get this horrible glare from the dash.

so... what was the answer you chose?

Same.
I'd like to see what you chose as well. 
I don't have any tint material laying around, nor do I want to buy one for such a small area of coverage.

gr

a small piece of electrical tape works great, just apply the square at night, sitting on the bike, with the hi beam lit, to get it positioned "just right".. you will still see the light around it, but it won't be glaring at you blinding ya all the time.
Or, magic marker on a piece of cellophane tape...
I was tempted once, to do what Nicole did, use marker on the actual LED face... but decided I would rather not "modify" the component permanently.. and make it reversible.

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Re: Hi Beam Blue Light Too Bright
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2019, 09:15:57 pm »
I took my dash apart and used a black permanent marker and colored the end of the bulb. Works great.

  I did something similar. I colored the inside of the cover with a sharpie.  I forgot about it.
  I have a newer bike and the ole blue glare hit me in the face first time I was out at dark. Gotta do the deed again. >:( >:(
 

 
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Re: Hi Beam Blue Light Too Bright
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2019, 03:15:58 pm »
Yep, it is insanely bright. I got annoyed one day on a triple and bough small suction cups at Hobby Lobby and put one over the blue light. Worked like a charm.

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Re: Hi Beam Blue Light Too Bright
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2019, 10:37:22 am »

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a small piece of electrical tape works great, just apply the square at night, sitting on the bike, with the hi beam lit, to get it positioned "just right".. you will still see the light around it, but it won't be glaring at you blinding ya all the time.
Or, magic marker on a piece of cellophane tape...
I was tempted once, to do what Nicole did, use marker on the actual LED face... but decided I would rather not "modify" the component permanently.. and make it reversible.
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That's funny.....Ive been thinking about this for a few days, and also decided to try the tape with magic marker approach.
I'll give it a try and report back how it works.

Same issues: too bright at night, but still want to see the light in the daytime.

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Re: Hi Beam Blue Light Too Bright
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2019, 11:18:20 pm »
Paul B,
I share your pain. I found these years ago at Fry's Electronics I think.  They are sticky black dots that dim the light, whatever it happens to be.  At first I used a big round on to cover the high beam blue which was blindingly bright at night, also use one on my SENA headset camera because it seems bright at night.

Then I found a guy that does the instrument panel LEDs and he made it very nice by putting an IR colored spectrum LED in the place of the bright blue, also did my other dial LEDs to IR which works better for me.  Check out the photo.  I can't recall if one of our guys does them still...Guys anyone know who does this for panel nowadays?
The guy I used made it look easy but he had a $1500 soldering station that is automagic in operation.
Regrettably, he is not doing them now...
Good luck.
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Re: Hi Beam Blue Light Too Bright
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2019, 12:08:52 am »
Too bad the clear plastic can't pop off so we can tape over the hole with a filter.
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Re: Hi Beam Blue Light Too Bright
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2019, 09:40:27 am »
Am I mistaken, or doesn't GIxerHP do the LED backlights???


Also - I an officially going to try the electrical tape method over the high beam blue light next.

The Clear tape and magic marker was NOT successful.  ::)

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Re: Hi Beam Blue Light Too Bright
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2019, 08:23:01 pm »
I disassembled my meter covers and placed a rubber grommet from the hardware store in the front cover's hole. The grommet has a center hole with a smaller diameter than without the grommet, so less light shines out onto me. Taking the covers apart is a 1/2 hour job. Do it slowly and treat it like internal computer parts and you should be able to do it just fine.  :)

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Re: Hi Beam Blue Light Too Bright
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2019, 12:36:41 am »
I really like this idea - a grommet in the gauge face hole above the blue hi beam lamp. Brilliant!

Assume you removed and disassembled gauge cluster?

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Re: Hi Beam Blue Light Too Bright
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2019, 09:25:30 pm »
I just put some semi transparent tape over the bulb on the dash the same size as the light.

Not the bulb itself, just on the face on the plastic dash where the HB light is.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2019, 02:34:23 pm by gpd323 »
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