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LED LIGHTS

Postby billbob » Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:46 pm



just put Leds in my headlights ,position lights and cowl and man they are really bright .Also takes some load of alt. :D



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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby Uncle Fester » Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:59 pm

Let us know how those LED headlights work out at night, I have heard some mixed reviews on that count. Some pics would be cool too!
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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby Al Lenz » Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:45 pm

I'd be interested to know how it works out on the road at night and exactly what, where from, cost and what if anything you'd do different if you had it to do over. I'm a big fan of LEDs, but there is such a variety available that it gets confusing!

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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby billbob » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:08 pm

The bulbs come from cyclemax ,on 97 and newer wings you have to buy two shimes ,total cost for shimes and six led bulbs was $208.00 ,free shipping.

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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:18 pm

I tried those LED's in my rear signals and tail light, amber for the signals and red for the stop/tail light, I found that they in fact were less bright than my regular 1157 bulbs. I had to take them out and put my regular bulbs back on. was there something else I was supposed to install to make them brighter?

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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby billbob » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:05 pm

Not sure ,I,m still working on front of my wing ,maybe a inline current set down ?

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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:00 am

Roadwanderer2,
Check out these bulbs, available at Walmart, here in Tampa. They are exactly as bright as the OEM incandescent bulbs that are usually used. Can't speak for Walmart in your area, but you may be able to order them online, or someplace else. They are $15 a pair at Walmart.


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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:51 am

Bluewaterhooker0 wrote:Roadwanderer2,
Check out these bulbs, available at Walmart, here in Tampa. They are exactly as bright as the OEM incandescent bulbs that are usually used. Can't speak for Walmart in your area, but you may be able to order them online, or someplace else. They are $15 a pair at Walmart.

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no, we dont have them up here at our local walmart. i guess i can look them up online and maybe order a set. thanks for the discription.

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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:09 am

You can buy then online at ebay lots of sellers much cheaper like .50 a bulb for the wedge type, I ma sure others there too. I put some in my markers lights next to the headlights work great..slight blue tinge to them so they stand out from the headlights. Using Xenon headlight bulbs brighter then stock but not as bright as HIDs.
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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:18 am

RBGERSON wrote:You can buy then online at ebay lots of sellers much cheaper like .50 a bulb for the wedge type, I ma sure others there too. I put some in my markers lights next to the headlights work great..slight blue tinge to them so they stand out from the headlights. Using Xenon headlight bulbs brighter then stock but not as bright as HIDs.


that's where I bought these LED bulbs from, but for reasons unknown, they aren't as bright as my stock 1157 bulbs.

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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby billbob » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:41 am

I may be wrong but can you only put the LEDS in for a bulb that does not flash ,like turn signal?

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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:56 am

billbob wrote:I may be wrong but can you only put the LEDS in for a bulb that does not flash ,like turn signal?


my rear amber bulbs work as parking and turn signals.

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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby newtothe1996wing » Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:09 pm

From what I am told and have experienced you have to use the "matching" color led for the lens, i.e. red-red, amber-amber, or they will not be as bright as they should be. I think it is due to the much whiter color of the LED light.
Disclaimer...........I am Not an expert, have just used and experienced this.
I used some walmart red in my CBR 1000f, they are about the same brightness, but the quick on time matched with a brake modulator makes them much more noticeable. :D

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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby billbob » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:31 am

Where your lights for taillight plug and playRoadwander2?

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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:23 am

newtothe1996wing wrote:From what I am told and have experienced you have to use the "matching" color led for the lens, i.e. red-red, amber-amber, or they will not be as bright as they should be. I think it is due to the much whiter color of the LED light.
Disclaimer...........I am Not an expert, have just used and experienced this.
I used some walmart red in my CBR 1000f, they are about the same brightness, but the quick on time matched with a brake modulator makes them much more noticeable. :D


I did match them with the colors, amber for the parking/signals and red for the stop/tail lights and they were actually dimmer than my regular 1157's.

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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:25 am

billbob wrote:Where your lights for taillight plug and playRoadwander2?


yes they were. all I had to do was remove my regular 1157's and install the LED's into the sockets.

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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:19 am

How many "pads" did yours have? they could anywhere from 3 or 4 to 28 more pads = brighter..
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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:24 am

RBGERSON wrote:How many "pads" did yours have? they could anywhere from 3 or 4 to 28 more pads = brighter..


they had 12 pads inside them.

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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby billbob » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:07 pm

How many pilot 1157 bulbs did you use by colors ,amber and red?

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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:39 pm

billbob wrote:How many pilot 1157 bulbs did you use by colors ,amber and red?


2 amber and 2 red.

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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby billbob » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:23 pm

Did you not replace the front turn signals?

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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:28 pm

no, because I wanted to see how bright the back lights, (turn/park and stop/tail), I was only concerned about the rear lights being as bright as possible. I wasn't too much concerned about the fronts.

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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby newtothe1996wing » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:40 pm

Question, were they dimer both in running and stop mode, both?
I put some in my 1980 RX7 brake lights, in running about equal to reg 1157, in stop brighter I think.

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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby billbob » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:57 pm

With the 1157 led bulbs did they flash normal or fast?

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Re: LED LIGHTS

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:59 pm

no, they flashed like the standard 1157's.

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