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I am considering installing LED headlight bulbs on my 2012 Goldwing, I have a modulator on the high beams, two questions; what are the best LED bulbs there are so many available, also can the LED bulbs be used with the modulator? Thanks.


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jjmjrvt wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:22 am I am considering installing LED headlight bulbs on my 2012 Goldwing, I have a modulator on the high beams, two questions; what are the best LED bulbs there are so many available, also can the LED bulbs be used with the modulator? Thanks.
Keep in mind that if you are going to put LED headlights in your bike, you must swap out the modulator for one compatible with LED headlights.

Modulators designed for incandescent headlights will not modulate LED lights: they will FLASH them, which is illegal. LED-compatible modulators will properly modulate LED lights.

If you look at the Kisan site, you'll see that you can order either the standard (halogen/incandescent) or LED version of their modulator: https://kisantech.com/p115w-d.html

The LED headlights that I have in my bike are the SoCalMotoGear LEDs, which I think are excellent: https://www.socalmotogear.com/HONDA-GOL ... g18h7p.htm
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Thanks for the input, I have considered eliminating the modulator, I don't us it much and I know it bothers people when I'm behind them so I turn it off. Do you have to upgrade both the low and high beams when you got to LED. if not could I leave the modulator on the high beams. I had started just looking at better H7 bulbs then drifted off toward LEDS. Thanks for your help.
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If you wish, you can install LED's in only one set of lights, High or Low. The LED's are very white and It will make the other lights look yellowish. Because of that, I installed LED's in all the forward lights.


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