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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-10-2017, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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LED Headlight Bulbs

I did a search and did not come up with anything so lets start a discussion....

Are any of you running LED headlight bulbs?

I currently run the Xenondepot LED headlight and foglight kits in both of my vehicles and am very pleased. The build quality is great and the company has definitely put a lot of thought into their design. I am looking at grabbing a kit for my 2005 RC51 and will post my review here with pictures if you all are interested.

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Here are a few reasons that I like the Xenondepot kits over other brands....

1. High-efficiency Philips LumiLEDS LXZ2-5770 emitters for a natural-white 5700K color temperature
2. Use a black circuit board since common white boards cause uncontrolled reflection and diffusion of light from the nearby emitters
3. Flexible anodized copper heatsink instead of a cooling fan usually seen on cheaper LED kits (fan is an extra moving part that can break and cause LED failure)
4. Aircraft-grade alloy housing and waterproof electrical connections

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No I am and will not.

There is zippo, nada wrong with the H7's. Housing engineered with your and oncoming traffic requirements in mind to work with the H7.

Have your eyes checked for night blindness if the H7's are not good enough for you.

YMMV

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Seems like a pretty obvious vendor
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Seems like a pretty obvious vendor
Are you saying that I am a vendor?

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HA! he obviously hadnt seen your other threads yet when he wrote it. i will admit though when you look at your first 2 posts on this one it does sort of look like a bot ad.

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HA! he obviously hadnt seen your other threads yet when he wrote it. i will admit though when you look at your first 2 posts on this one it does sort of look like a bot ad.
I can see that but definitely not a bot here

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@TRD-98TT - Not using a LED or HID kit at this time (not enough night riding done on my behalf to really benefit from it, IMHO).

I wouldn't mind seeing a review w/ pics of your process once you install everything though. I'm sure it would be helpful or at least interesting for others to read/look at.

Now, I did run a Volt HID kit wired to the high beam function only for a short time in my old CBR 1000RR (it was removed due to selling the bike). It worked great on those long desolate stretches of empty divided highways at night, could turn it on/off at the flick of a switch.

The regular low beam halogen was utilized during regular night/around town travel duty, due to the glare issue that @Dutchy alluded to (that's just the byproduct of using HID/LED in a headlight housing designed to work with halogen style bulbs).

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@TRD-98TT - Not using a LED or HID kit at this time (not enough night riding done on my behalf to really benefit from it, IMHO).

I wouldn't mind seeing a review w/ pics of your process once you install everything though. I'm sure it would be helpful or at least interesting for others to read/look at.

Now, I did run a Volt HID kit wired to the high beam function only for a short time in my old CBR 1000RR (it was removed due to selling the bike). It worked great on those long desolate stretches of empty divided highways at night, could turn it on/off at the flick of a switch.

The regular low beam halogen was utilized during regular night/around town travel duty, due to the glare issue that @Dutchy alluded to (that's just the byproduct of using HID/LED in a headlight housing designed to work with halogen style bulbs).
Thanks for the reply. I haven't ordered the kit yet but still am planning to. But I definitely will do a review with pictures for the forum.

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Now both my headlights are running for more light in the darkness. But when I have my new DHC endurance nose cowl mounted, I have only one headlight, so I am also planning to change the halogen light bulb into a led.

I also had one in my scooter which I use every day to go to work. Perfect lights for all the roads without the streetlights.
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