position ligth LED's


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position ligth LED's

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:27 pm



Read the how to but I didn't see a spec/model/Id for the type of LED that was used to replace the standard bulb anyone have the eBay seller and type of bulb used in the HOW to??

And when should they be on??


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Re: position ligth LED's

Postby wingpilot08 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:55 pm

RBGERSON wrote:Read the how to but I didn't see a spec/model/Id for the type of LED that was used to replace the standard bulb anyone have the eBay seller and type of bulb used in the HOW to??

And when should they be on??

Assuming yo were talking about the DYI for "How to replace your front position light bulbs" viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9443


First paragraph had this:

"The LED lights I used are WLED-WHP13-T lights from SuperbrightLEDs.com:"
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Re: position ligth LED's

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:48 am

Thanks got that..so when are those lights supposed to be on?? All the time when the bike is running?? like the headlights..seems like they'd be washed out by the headlights.
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Re: position ligth LED's

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:11 am

On my 88,those lights are cornering lights and separately turn on with that side turn signal.The reflector is designed to light up the area I'm turning into...curbs,ditches and the such.
Some will use LED's and cut the green wire on each cornering relay to keep them lit up all the time with the bike running.
This can't be done with the original lamp as the housing will not survive the heat generated by the incandescent lamp ,thus the need for the LED lamp.
Having a "always on" light down there adds a bit of more visibility to oncoming traffic.
This does not add much more light for driving..there cornering lights,not driving lights.
Replacement kits can be found to replace the cornering lamp housing with driving lamp units.
I've had better luck with "add on" LED driving lights.Not the $30 Walmart special,the good ones.
Admin did a review of them.
By the way,during the daytime,I run with my high beams on.This is by the recommendation of a local police motorman.

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Re: position ligth LED's

Postby spiralout » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:23 am

RBGERSON wrote:Thanks got that..so when are those lights supposed to be on?? All the time when the bike is running?? like the headlights..seems like they'd be washed out by the headlights.

They're on with the ignition and on my bike they are mostly washed out by the headlights. It took me a while to even notice that they were separate bulbs in there.
virgilmobile wrote:On my 88,those lights are cornering lights and separately turn on with that side turn signal.

On my '96, and everyone elses bikes, those lights are position lights. :P

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Re: position ligth LED's

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:52 am

I thought the cornering light were the ones down low next to the chin guard..the ones I am talking about are right next to the headlights..are we on the same page?? :)
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Re: position ligth LED's

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:00 am

My bad.correct you are on the wording.
Position lights are next to the headlamp and cornering lights are at the lower part of the faring.
Mine still have the little lamps in them and are washed out by the headlights.Ive not yet put in LED's there yet.

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Re: position ligth LED's

Postby Uncle Fester » Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:26 pm

RBGERSON wrote:Thanks got that..so when are those lights supposed to be on?? All the time when the bike is running?? like the headlights..seems like they'd be washed out by the headlights.


On my '96 Aspencade, the headlights where upgraded to Silver Stars, and yes, the position lights are totally washed out to the point you can not tell they are even there, so I will be upgrading to LED lights as listed above to "brighten" them up. I have THOUGHT about using a yellow/amber LED there, but not sure yet. I need to talk to a LEO friend of mine and see if that would be legal.
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Re: position ligth LED's

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:46 am

Just FYI I just got a bunch of those 13 point LEDs and only need two anyone want two? selling the extras cheap $3 shipped 1st class.


Will post on for sale forum but thought since people reading this might want some..added it here too.
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Re: position ligth LED's

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:18 am

Where did you get the LED's from. I bought some off of eBay and they ended up melting the reflector in fron of the lamp. I had to break the LED out of the reflector and went back to the regular bulb. I posted this info somewhere here but am just warning you that LED's aren't created the same.
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Re: position ligth LED's

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:22 pm

Who did you get them from and were they 13 or 28 led's and what size 30mm long or other???
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Re: position ligth LED's

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:33 pm

13 SMD LED like these:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/13-5050-SMD-LED- ... OC:CA:1123


A CREE type LED may be a better choice.
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Re: position ligth LED's

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:46 am

all my extras are now sold................
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Re: position ligth LED's

Postby ehadams » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:50 am

How did they melt the reflector? LEDs give of very little heat? was there a wiring problem?

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Re: position ligth LED's

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:51 pm

ehadams wrote:How did they melt the reflector? LEDs give of very little heat? was there a wiring problem?


The larger and brighter the LED, the less efficient they are, and the more heat they give off. Very bright LEDs generate enough heat that they require heatsinks.

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Re: position ligth LED's

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:31 am

OK, all done replaced my blown headlights and position lights..note the positioning lights have a blue tint to them looks good and not washed out by the brighter headlights. ended up going with these. All eBay stuff.

PCS Ultra White LED T10 Wedge 5-SMD 5050 Light Bulbs W5W Bulb 158 192 168 194

and

2x H4 P43T Headlight Lamp 12V 60W/55W 6000K for Car Halogen Xenon High Quality but I had to buy the adapter rings to make them fit my 97 headlight which I think is actually a 98 headlight assembly???

Note found the adpaters on ebay for $11 with shipping..

H4 Bulb Adapter Rings - Honda CBR900RR CBR 900RR RR CBR1000F 1000F Hurricane


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