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LED Driving/Fog lights

Postby WB5RAG » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:01 pm



I purchased a 2012 Wing and decided to start putting things on, first the modulating headlights, wig-wag brake lights, luggage rack so as to proudly install and display my United States Flag, cup holder, Ram mount for Sirius radio and finally m LED driving/fog lights. 'They are called 6-pack LED lights and they work great, bought them from Chrome World. interestingly enough, the installation was a little different than my first efforts on a 2002 but they do work and work well - Bright yessiree. after installing and activating them - it paid to read the instructions and find the wires to hook up and it works great.
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Re: LED Driving/Fog lights

Postby donpauli » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:30 am

Those look like some LED light made by RIDGID Industries which are extremely useful also

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Re: LED Driving/Fog lights

Postby WB5RAG » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:39 pm

I've got to provide a follow-up on these lights. it has not been a year yet and the bottom three on each side have quit working. I guess LED's don't like much vibration (road vibration that is). i will be looking to install the regular lights in the future when the top three quit working ..........

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Re: LED Driving/Fog lights

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:54 pm

LEDs are pretty much immune to vibration. They do however come in varying levels of quality and lifespan. Insufficient cooling design can shorten that lifespan.

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Re: LED Driving/Fog lights

Postby WB5RAG » Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:28 pm

yes, exactly what I thought. I thought it interesting that they quit so quickly - if the upper three on either side quit on me I will go back to the kind I had on my 2002 - you can change the bulb if it burns out. I also thought it interesting that the LEDs went out, I haven't even had them on a year, do burn them all the time and it has been a year and one week since I bought the cycle. put the lights on a couple of months after I bought the cycle. anyway, I think the next purchase will be the ones that have the 55w bulbs.......will do some double checking

thanks for your comment.

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Re: LED Driving/Fog lights

Postby WB5RAG » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:41 am

After a little troubleshooting and testing I have come to the conclusion that the bottom row on each side lost their capability to transfer the heat from the LED/circuit area to the metal "heat sink" area. I disassembled the unit and began looking for a bad solder connection (which is still possible on electrical circuits) and pressed on the circuit card. the LED's came back on and temporarily blinded me...ha.... and so far, they have stayed on. i'm hoping that was the problem. If not, I will probably go toward the expensive LED lights that the Honda shop sells for $400+. have heard too many good things about them over the past years.
Ride safely and always watch out for the other guys (especially the 4 wheelers).

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Re: LED Driving/Fog lights

Postby WB5RAG » Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:52 pm

I will further comment after taking the other side apart, there is something within that LED (D3) that is causing this one to not work correctly, it is almost like a strobe light at times, very intermittent. if I knew the specifications, I could replace that particular LED. not sure if I am going to mess with it further for the headache/painstaking time without parts to replace. I expect to purchase the other LED sometime soon.
I think the original nomenclature for these LEDs was "6 shooter".

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Re: LED Driving/Fog lights

Postby WB5RAG » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:37 pm

so bottom line, I went to the Honda dealer today and purchased the Honda LED set and will be putting them on shortly since it is raining or has rained outside and I have a nice garage to do my work in. I probably could have saved a couple of bucks on line but i'm ready to get rid of the headache.
good luck in the future fellow Goldwing owners.

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Re: LED Driving/Fog lights

Postby vinlugg » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:25 pm

sooo, what happened with the Honda product????
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Re: LED Driving/Fog lights

Postby WB5RAG » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:51 pm

The Honda line fog lights are still working like a charm and fit in so much more nicely especially the area where the button/switch goes. even though the price was high, I think it is worth it. They look and work great.
Happy Cycling to all.

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Re: LED Driving/Fog lights

Postby vinlugg » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:18 pm

WB5RAG wrote:The Honda line fog lights are still working like a charm and fit in so much more nicely especially the area where the button/switch goes. even though the price was high, I think it is worth it. They look and work great.
Happy Cycling to all.


thanks buddy.
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Re: LED Driving/Fog lights

Postby WB5RAG » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:51 pm

I forgot to add they are adjustable too and make so much difference in lighting up the sides of the road- if that makes sense




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