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LED Headlights from The Electrical Connection & LED Highbeams from SoCalMotoGear

Postby wmerryall » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:58 pm






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Re: LED Headlights from The Electrical Connection & LED Highbeams from SoCalMotoGear

Postby thrasherg » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:12 pm

Did I miss something? I read the 2 page PDF and it talks about installation and then it states results, but I don't see any results, I have no idea what he thinks of the LED or HID or how it compares with stock Halogen bulbs? What was his findings? What where the light patterns like? How much light did each product produce?

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Re: LED Headlights from The Electrical Connection & LED Highbeams from SoCalMotoGear

Postby wmerryall » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:46 pm

Hi Gary,

Let me try to clear up some of the confusion over this. While I did not have a means of directly measuring the light output of these products they are well above that of Halogen, approaching that of HID. The light patterns are, by design, close to that of the factory bulbs. One thing I experienced after the fact was while riding one afternoon on a sunny day a yellow "caution" sign several hundred feet down the road quite visibly showed the reflection of the high beams as I toggled them on and off. Both products left me quite impressed!

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Re: LED Headlights from The Electrical Connection & LED Highbeams from SoCalMotoGear

Postby thrasherg » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:59 pm

Thanks Bill, I hadn't realised you had run the test, I thought it was an article from a magazine that you had included so I had just expected more details about how the bulbs compared. Thanks for clarifying and sharing, I wasn't trying to be nasty, just couldn't understand what the final conclusion was!! :D

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Re: LED Headlights from The Electrical Connection & LED Highbeams from SoCalMotoGear

Postby wmerryall » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:03 pm

No problem Gary. One thing I like about this type of forum is the opportunity to answer questions and discuss results. Magazine publication does not afford this aside from letters to the editor and this takes months to accomplish. Please feel free to ask anytime.

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Re: LED Headlights from The Electrical Connection & LED Highbeams from SoCalMotoGear

Postby NVSB4 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:52 pm

Bill, even though I have a 1500, I enjoyed your article in this month's Wing World.
I also liked your shed idea for your daughter. I kept imagining how I could modify for a wing without getting too large.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood!

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Postby wmerryall » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:58 pm

Thanks! The big problem with the Wing is the windshield, they just don't hinge down.

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Re: LED Headlights from The Electrical Connection & LED Highbeams from SoCalMotoGear

Postby NVSB4 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:58 am

The really strange thing about that is right after I posted the message, I saw your post to the Goldwing Garage.
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Re: LED Headlights from The Electrical Connection & LED Highbeams from SoCalMotoGear

Postby wmerryall » Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:49 am

While I've been part of GoldwingDocs for a while posting links to my evaluations is something I've just started doing. Major changes to my work will be announced shortly.




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