LED Ballast Interference?

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Vinz Klortho, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. Vinz Klortho

    Vinz Klortho Square Peg

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    I had to remove the HID headlight from my 1150 because I just couldn't get the ballast far enough away from the fuel/temp gauges to eliminate interference. Do LED ballasts cause issues with the RID like HID's are known to do?
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  2. Gezerbike

    Gezerbike I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaaaa......ck

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    My LED’s don’t have ballasts.
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  3. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    HID use AC power to generate light.

    LEDs are DC based so no, they do not have similar issues as HID.
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  4. moymurfs

    moymurfs Play stupid games, win stupid prizes!

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    Do all your RID issues go away when you unplug the ballast?
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  5. Petzl

    Petzl Been here awhile

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    LED's Do not require a Ballast.
    Led's require a 'Driver' to operate.
    These do not have the interference as does an HID ballast.
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  6. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    LEDs with ballast?
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  7. Vinz Klortho

    Vinz Klortho Square Peg

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    OK, I used the wrong word. The LEDs I was looking at appeared to use a module of some sort between the light and the connector.

    Yes, when I removed my HID all my instrument problems went away.

    Thanks
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  8. RedShark

    RedShark Long timer

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    An LED source typically has a "Driver" in standard, line-voltage applications because the emitters most often use 12 or 24 volt DC power, so the current has to be transformed (from 110 to 12v) and 'inverted' from AC to DC.

    This shouldn't be necessary in most vehicles.
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  9. RFK

    RFK Been here awhile

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    That's correct RedShark.
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  10. abbocath

    abbocath Adventurer

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    What kind of LED´s you use? I would like to upgrade my lights but i have some doubt´s.

    Thank you
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  11. BluByU

    BluByU Been here awhile

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    I put a set of LED headlamp kits in my wife's car. The LED kit did have a inline module of some sort between the car harness connector and the lamps. I took the lights out after the first time I turned on the radio. Outrageous buzzing sound on the radio when I turned the radio on, sounded like an arcing sound. I think it had something to do with the fan on the back of the lamps:dunno. Cheap flee bay junk, send me a pm and pay shipping they are yours
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  12. abbocath

    abbocath Adventurer

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    I had already seen several model´s but my question is about size of bulbs. Just because hedlamp cover. The space on the back of it is small.
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  13. abbocath

    abbocath Adventurer

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    I had seen these one´s.

    What you say people about these ones? I thinhk they fit in original cover.

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  14. abbocath

    abbocath Adventurer

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    Well it´s ordered! I will tell you how is that when arrives!
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  15. abbocath

    abbocath Adventurer

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    Well, the led lights are arrived and are installed on the bike.

    They are good, in maximun the light is fenomenal but in medium lights is not so good. But it´s really brighter and a nice upgrade. And for the price i can´t ask for more.

    It is necessary adjust the headlight on the screw.

    My option was maintain the original plugs on the bike for an emergency light if it goes off, and cut and install new plugs on the led´s. The cover of back light it´s ´s original.

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    Good curves
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  16. pharme

    pharme Been here awhile

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    This looks neat. MInd to share the link on where this can be found?
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