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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Off Road Ryder, Jan 20, 2014.
I'd be willing to give them a try, right now running a 35w hi/low ddm hid kit on my 08 crf230l
I commute 34 miles a day about 50% of the time on my Buell (2009 XB12XT) It takes two H7 bulbs (one for low beam, one for high). I spent 5yrs as an auto elec. tech so can sort out which wires do what. Have a canon DSLR for pictures. Interested in testing or purchasing at least one for low beam (note, the buell does not need a dual-function bulb).
If you come out with a 9004 fitment I'd be interested in a pair for my old posche also
Also curious what their input voltage range is and whether they'll tolerate AC power (have an XR650R that's currently setup to run AC).
I took these a while ago in the driveway,
I replaced an HID that the glare shield had been removed on. KTM 950
I would say the HID was slightly brighter with the glare shield mod, but this LED was very close, had the hid not been modded I think they would have been about equal. A winner for sure.
:eek1 looks pretty darned good to me!
Will be checking back once you're retailing them....!
Looks pretty stout to me also all things considered. If possible, could you post some pics of the standard bulbs (non HID) to compare it to?
No separate box. There is a enclosed fan on the back of the bulb to keep the drivers cool, currently testing on dirt bikes in very wet/muddy conditions.
We will get comp. shots done asap There is no comparison to a halogen bulb.
Is there a valid cause for concern about the LED module over heating for whatever reason? Fan crapping out, fuse blowing, voltage irregularities, staying still idling too long, moisture/ambient temps etc., etc?
Could there be an auto re-set circuit breaker that pops before a catastrophic failure occurs, or...?
I sent you a PM on KTMtalk. I'm very interested in getting ahold of one of these to run in my Gas Gas EC300 running on a 2K3 AC power.
Edit: and I got your response. I'll be doing an order when they become available.
Well Yes, That's why we are doing extensive testing prior to release, just like all our other products. at 1000 hrs and 500 cycles on the test bed along with the testing we currently have running around in bikes and autos I will feel comfortable offering them for sale.
The issue wont be an overloaded circuit, If anything I see a fan failure overheating the drivers then potentially causing issues.
Thanks, ya that's what I meant, really. If there could be a "safety" to shut the thing down before the circuit board or drivers/whatever had a melt down and ruined things, not so much how it related to overloading the electrical circuit of the bike's normal fused system.
very interesting product, I am convinced the future of lights is in led...
a few questions: if I am right, USA models have a different reflector than Euro bikes, correct?
You said the led will perform roughly as well as a HID bulb; would that comparison still be valid for a euro reflector?
And am I right to conclude that one led is used for both low and hi beam? If so, how is that done? By feeding more power to the led by using both hi and low beam wire?
What about headlights with separate bulbs, like on KTM990? I am asking because I have replaced low beam bulb with HID, but don't want an extra ballast for a hi beam HID. So this lead could be a very attractive replacement....
Also, any comments on how performance will be in a hi beam reflector?
looking forward to the test results, have subscribed....
sounds very good, really interested in sets for two of my bikes over here in the middle kingdom.
willing to sent a set over to China, the land of full high beams / headlights / fog lights or no lights at all
ps: no worries, no copying, hate them copy artists as much as everyone else and buying quality pays in the long run any ways.
Thank You. You must have read my other vendors thread.
Hell, I ride a V-Strom with HIDs most every day except when I am on my Concours with HIDs or KLR. And I commute to Kent every day, so let me know if you want my participation.
I ride a lot, on just one of my bikes I've done over 80,000 miles within the past 3 years. Would appreciate testing these, from installation to functionality.
You did not mention this, but is this setup road legal? Typically, what I've heard is that HID and LEDs emit their light in a different way from incandescent lights, which is why they require different ballasts. And because of this property, it's supposedly difficult to imitate the light pattern of incandescent using the LED arrays.
Don't get me wrong. You sell lights for a living, and you know this shit better than I do. I've had plenty of moments when a schmuck in the opposite lane has one of these cheap ebay kits. The light is blinding in my side and I can clearly see that there is hardly any lumination on their side of the road. And they invariably sport the wrong version of white.
I ride a Kawasaki Concours every day, and riding is a part of my job. (How many of you get to ride a motorcycle for a living?!)
I'd be very interested in these. I'll be even more interested if you can come up with some LED's that work with Projectors! (I will eventually be doing a projector retrofit which will require HID's at this time, but if an LED option becomes available for projectors, I will throw my money at it. I just don't have the time to do the research myself at this point.)
EDIT: I've been a long-time lurker here... Finally had to make an account today to get in on this. Light is my obsession! (I'm a profession photographer after-all...) Especially LED!
The ballast is a power supply of sorts. It converts the 13.8V DC into something the bulb can use. The light output has nothing to do with the ballast.
HID's are intended for use in Projector housings. If you're being blinded by another driver's headlights, it's because they have HID's in a standard reflector housing because they're too dumb, lazy, or just don't care to put projectors in their headlights. There is very little gain by having HID's in a reflector housing over a standard halogen bulb. (Especially in the fog! The scatter makes it terrible!) The real improvement is anytime you introduce a projector. The lens controls the light output and makes it even and keeps it out of other drivers eyes.
Look into projector headlights and how they work. A good source is Theretrofitsource.com (I'm not affiliated, just a happy customer) and the HIDPLANET website.
Also, ebay pre-made projector housings are about as useful as a broken contraceptive device.