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LED lights

Postby zamboni920 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:08 pm



Not all LED lights are the same. I tried some cheapy ones from a local auto parts store. Wedge socket. Wanted to find something worthwhile replacing all my wedge style bulbs.....worthwhile by brightness AND cost. The brighter ones in photos are the 5 LED style....have 5 LED's mounted around them, while the dimmer one is barely as bright as the original wedge bulb, with only 1 LED.
Found the bright LED's as a 10 pack for only $12.80 , free shipping. Can't go wrong.
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Re: LED lights

Postby thrasherg » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:35 pm

Wow, that is quite a difference.. Definately worth $13 for 5!! Of course it will consume 5x the power of the single LED bulb, but for me, being seen by cagers (car drivers) is priceless, so the brighter the bulb the better!!

Gary

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Re: LED lights

Postby newday777 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:44 am

How about posting a link to where you got them? That way we can get them too.
:D

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Re: LED lights

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Re: LED lights

Postby zamboni920 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:39 pm

Phunnybone.....right on :D . Mine came from Hong Kong, but really the same thing, and yours are cheaper anyway. Got mine in about 1 1/2 weeks. Worth the wait.....although not very patriotic.

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Re: LED lights

Postby ghostvet » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:50 pm

I've replaced alot of lights on mine and I have been getting my LEDs from www.SuperBrightLEDs.com

Eventually, I will replace everything with LEDs.

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Re: LED lights

Postby Phunnybone » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:41 pm

zamboni920 wrote:Phunnybone.....right on :D . Mine came from Hong Kong, but really the same thing, and yours are cheaper anyway. Got mine in about 1 1/2 weeks. Worth the wait.....although not very patriotic.


I've got a project box with assorted parts/kits I've bought to do things to the bike. Quite a bit of US money in that one little box. Got one project out of the way this morning - Installed a Tire Pressure Monitoring System on both the trailer and the bike. Turned the trailer monitors off until I actually use it.

So I figure for the almost 40 198/164 push-in bulbs, it won't hurt to buy where it's least expensive.

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Re: LED lights

Postby newday777 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:27 pm

With LEDs you have to use same color bulbs as the lense it is going to shine throigh, red in red, yellow in yellow.

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Re: LED lights

Postby zamboni920 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:47 pm

Newday777.....I agree for the most part. These LED's though are white, but gives the nice , bright amber color through the lens. Photo might not show this clearly, but I am happy with them, and will use whites. Not tried them in red lenses yet. Some other LED's I have tried.....white color gives a more greenish/yellow tone behind amber lenses.
Phunnybone.....I do the same thing....my "to do" box of parts. One step at a time.




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