Electrical Connection LED Headlight


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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by Big Blue UK » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:48 pm



Nice review, where are they made.


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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by hondaglide » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:26 pm

Got them last year for my 2010 1800. Love them! High quality product. Biggest problem was finding a spot to secure the driver boxes. The double sided tape failed after a year and the boxes were dangling under the fairing. I found a spot to secure them with cable ties.

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by newday777 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:42 am

Good write up and video Scott!
But..
Now I need to spend another $300.......
2 sets on my 1800..H7..$200

1 H4 set..... .$100
(1 bulb for my 83 Aspencade)
(1 bulb for my 75 CB750)
Both of these are still the anemic, lotsa juice sucking halogen headlights.

I guess Gary and Betty will be getting some more business from me.... Thanks buddy

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by peppilepew » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:29 am

I have seen Michelins last 100K on a car, why not 30K on a bike? We are limited by our minds only. I'm considering the dark side on my next set.

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by peppilepew » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:31 am

Scott does a hell of a job here. I appreciate every how to, and product evaluation. Venues like this is where the manufacturers problems get solved. Good job Scott.

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by writemikej » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:01 pm

Thanks for taking the time to write this up!

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by Stew » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:21 pm

WingAdmin - I don't suppose you took a pic of how you secured/placed the driver boxes did you?
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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by MikeB » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:29 pm

Stew wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:21 pm
WingAdmin - I don't suppose you took a pic of how you secured/placed the driver boxes did you?
I was kind of wondering what sort of wizardry he was using to stow them as well.
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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:42 pm

MikeB wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:29 pm
Stew wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:21 pm
WingAdmin - I don't suppose you took a pic of how you secured/placed the driver boxes did you?
I was kind of wondering what sort of wizardry he was using to stow them as well.
I didn't. They are thin enough that I was able to just fit them in right behind the headlight, between the headlight and fairing. They're secure and aren't moving, with nothing holding them there except the wires that are connected to them. The old ones I had zip-tied to wiring harnesses through the holes, but these you don't need to do that. I suppose if you wanted to you could zip-tie them right to the headlight itself before you put it in, and that would make things easier.

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by MikeB » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:42 pm

I am sure there is enough space between the headlight assembly and the fairing walls. But, I have some degree of difficulty on figuring out how to hold the driver boxes in a position that will take advantage of that space as I slide the headlight assembly into the well. I believe the wires are long enough but I seem to lack the necessary expertise to levitate the drivers as I coerce the assembly in place.

Out of frustration, I put it all back together as it was and vowed to give it another try at a later date. The H4 LED headlights I have in place at the moment do not use a driver box or a fan so fitment was really extremely easy.
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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by Stew » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:15 pm

Went back down to the garage and got everything buttoned up. I removed the small wire harness from the white nylon loop clamp right there in the middle of the two headlights and that let me wiggle things around a little more. In a few days when it's not raining again I'll have to take it out for a quick night spin, they sure look bright in the garage though.
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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by MikeB » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:22 pm

Stew wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:15 pm
Went back down to the garage and got everything buttoned up. I removed the small wire harness from the white nylon loop clamp right there in the middle of the two headlights and that let me wiggle things around a little more. In a few days when it's not raining again I'll have to take it out for a quick night spin, they sure look bright in the garage though.
I'll have to take a closer look at it in a few days.
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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by Mh434 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:18 pm

Interestingly enough, about a year ago I purchased a pair of LED bulbs from China, on Ebay, for a project car I'm building. I haven't finished the car, so I haven't installed the bulbs.

On examining the pictures of the Electrical Connections bulbs, I thought "Gee...those look AWFULLY familiar!".

On comparing them to the EC ones, they appear absolutely identical. The Ebay ad claims the pair puts out 16,000 lumens (8,000 per bulb), but of course I have no way of testing that claim. They're certainly cheap enough, at around $50 USD per pair (about $66 CDN). I actually paid around $75 CDN back when I bought them. It appears prices are dropping.

I have absolutely no idea if these are actually the same as the EC bulbs. They may be just bootleg copies (although amazingly detailed & accurate copies), but I did fire them up & can say they are incredibly bright. The box wasn't included, but they arrived in a foam block with cutouts, identical to the EC ones. They even have the same thermal paste for the heat synch threads.

Here's the search page I used (this one's on Ebay Canada...Ebay.ca, but the same items can be found on the US Ebay site). https://www.ebay.ca/sch/sis.html?_nkw=2 ... 2749.l2658

They claim to use genuine Philips LUMILED emitters.

Interesting, eh?

Here are a few pics I just took of my Ebay ones...

The "LUMILEDS" legend is actually in gold - the lighting in the pic makes the script look black (it isn't)









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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by oilboy1162 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:21 pm

;) Hmmmmmmm.Makes you wonder.
:lol: I know people say we spend too much money on our rides, but I can't hear them when I'm 1000 miles away! :roll:

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by Stew » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:37 pm

That is interesting indeed, even more so considering that the ones I got and apparently the ones WingAdmin got (looking at his picture) don't have the "LUMILEDS" script under the LEDs. Maybe you're are the real ones and ours are the fakes!
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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by Corkster52 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:03 pm

After having had the pleasure of being on a couple of rides with Scott during the 2nd Annual Gathering, I can strongly attest that his current lights are very bright, but for some reason not offensively so.

The sad part is, the site now says...

H4 LED Headlight Replacement Bulbs for Honda GL1500
by Electrical Connection
Currently unavailable

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by Mh434 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:57 pm

It appears they’re still available directly from Electrical Connection - I was just able to add a pair to my “cart” (even though I wasn’t actually buying any).

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:43 am

Corkster52 wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:03 pm
After having had the pleasure of being on a couple of rides with Scott during the 2nd Annual Gathering, I can strongly attest that his current lights are very bright, but for some reason not offensively so.
If you crouch down to where the lights actually focus their beams, you would find that they are so bright that you cannot actually look into them. :) However, that's not where other drivers are positioned. So they light up the road fantastically, but don't blind other drivers. Just what you want.

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by Corkster52 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:58 am

Scott, just to make sure I am ordering the right thing, is this what I need to buy from Electrical Connection to make mine like yours? I ask because it does not say for GL1500

Clear H4 LED Headlight Bulb Kit, Dual

$109.95
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1

SKU: 01054 Categories: front lighting products, replacement bulbs Tags: bulb, headlight, hid, led Models: F3 / F3-S, F3-T, Universal

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:44 pm

Corkster52 wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:58 am
Scott, just to make sure I am ordering the right thing, is this what I need to buy from Electrical Connection to make mine like yours? I ask because it does not say for GL1500

Clear H4 LED Headlight Bulb Kit, Dual

$109.95
Quantity
1

SKU: 01054 Categories: front lighting products, replacement bulbs Tags: bulb, headlight, hid, led Models: F3 / F3-S, F3-T, Universal
That's the one. You'd need two of them: https://electricalconnection.com/index. ... t-bulb-h4/

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by Corkster52 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:48 am

So that's 2 of the single bulb kits, or is it dual bulb?

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by newday777 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:21 am

Corkster52 wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:48 am
So that's 2 of the single bulb kits, or is it dual bulb?
Yup. Buy the 1 dual bulb kit and save $10 rather than 2 single bulb kits. It was probably a late day eh Scott?

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by jajo01 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:24 am

For gl1800, I use the same for the high beam and dipped-beam headlamps? You have a verified dealer who sells the originals?

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by garywyoung » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:47 am

This is an excellent review (thanks!), and last night I installed one of these on my 1982 GL1100 Interstate. There was insufficient space behind the headlight alcove on my fairing to accommodate the heat sink, but I remedied that by using a cutting tool to open up the back of the alcove. Now the heat sink has room to, well, sink heat I guess, but I do have a question: While most of the heat sink enjoys some open space around it, there is a small area of the sink that comes quite close to a part of the fairing that I didn't remove. I could easily cut this section out and rest easy, but I am curious how hot these heat sinks get and if they get hot enough to melt the plastic of the fairing and, worse, start a fire. As I've not used an LED headlight before, I have no idea how hot the heat sink gets. Does anyone have experience with these and know whether I need to create a bit more open space?

And as always, thanks for the wonderful help you folks provide on this forum.

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Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:39 am

garywyoung wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:47 am
This is an excellent review (thanks!), and last night I installed one of these on my 1982 GL1100 Interstate. There was insufficient space behind the headlight alcove on my fairing to accommodate the heat sink, but I remedied that by using a cutting tool to open up the back of the alcove. Now the heat sink has room to, well, sink heat I guess, but I do have a question: While most of the heat sink enjoys some open space around it, there is a small area of the sink that comes quite close to a part of the fairing that I didn't remove. I could easily cut this section out and rest easy, but I am curious how hot these heat sinks get and if they get hot enough to melt the plastic of the fairing and, worse, start a fire. As I've not used an LED headlight before, I have no idea how hot the heat sink gets. Does anyone have experience with these and know whether I need to create a bit more open space?

And as always, thanks for the wonderful help you folks provide on this forum.
I haven't measured the temperature, but I can tell you they get "uncomfortably hot" - as in, don't touch them with your hands. But nowhere near not enough to melt ABS, and definitely not hot enough to start a fire.



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