LED Running Lights


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echinus1988
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LED Running Lights

Postby echinus1988 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:18 am



I am still trying to find accurate information on LEDs. Like when do you need and when do you not need the resister?

I have a 1982 GL1100 Aspencade with the running light bars around the back. I just replaced all the 1895 lights with LEDs and no nothing lights up.

Since they are simply on or off, can someone tell me if I need to put in the resister? If so, does it go on each light individually or just one at the power input?

Were the light bars on that year bike in parallel or series meaning will one LED not working knock out the entire line or will they continue working anyway?

Any help is appreciated.

Steve



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Re: LED Running Lights

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:37 pm

If the LED was designed for 12 volts, no resistor is required.

If it is a component LED that looks something like this, then a resistor is required:


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Re: LED Running Lights

Postby RoadRogue » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:28 pm

if you put the bulb in backwards (if possible) they will not work, they are polarity sensitive. 8-)
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Re: LED Running Lights

Postby echinus1988 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:50 am

The LEDs are for glove compartment running lights dome lights... So I figure no resistor is required. I think I may have power disconnected dince the bike is apart.

Cont put them in backwards I think because it's a push in and twist. Single positive in bottom, ground at the outer base. It's the equivalent of an 1895 incandescent.




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