LED Headlight Update?


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LED Headlight Update?

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From what I could find it's been quite a while since replacement LED headlights have been reviewed/discussed. I'm recently retired and have limited funds but would like to replace my halogen headlights with LEDs. The Electrical Connection lights WingAdmin recommended over the SoCal are beyond my budget (~$110). Any recommendations on plug-in replacements? Thanks in advance!

WinAdmin's Review (8/31/18) of the EC headlights:
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=44991


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IMHO, if you don't buy the Goldwing kits from SoCal or EC you run a much higher risk of dissatisfaction.
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Andy Cote wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:16 pm IMHO, if you don't buy the Goldwing kits from SoCal or EC you run a much higher risk of dissatisfaction.
It's true. There's a very good reason that those SoCal and EC kits that cost $100+ get raving reviews, and those $30 Amazon specials...well, they don't.
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I tried to Amazon $30 LED headlight it lasted for about a half a season and then it kept not working on low beam and when I turned it on low beam it would kill all my power to my bike anybody else have problems with the cheap ones
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i have F2's led H4's in the mighty ST1300. i have another set for my ST 1100 but i'm going to try them in my wing also
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What lights are you running
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Sorry for the delay - dealing with some health issues. Sylvania Silverstar Ultra. Lasted one very short season.
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ChrisInPA wrote: Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:14 am Sorry for the delay - dealing with some health issues. Sylvania Silverstar Ultra. Lasted one very short season.
If you go back to halogen, go with the mid grade Silverstars. They last a lot longer then the Ultra's and you will not notice the difference in light output. I am on year 4 with my mid grades. Forget what the miles have been.
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Thanks for the suggestion & I'll give them a try.
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Yeah I'm running a Sylvania ultra too it's been okay so far I just like the LEDs buddy you can see way better I'll probably go with one of those Southern California ones there I'm going to check them out anyways thanks for the input I do a lot of night riding that's why I like the LEDs they're just so much brighter well thanks again take care be safe
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ChrisInPA wrote: Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:14 am Sorry for the delay - dealing with some health issues. Sylvania Silverstar Ultra. Lasted one very short season.
I , too, am poor as a church mouse, but I found it easier to explain to wife why I felt it better to eat at home a couple of nights than it was to drive the 'Wing home in the dark. Love mg LEDs.


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