LED H4?

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  1. Jul 8, 2019 #1

    child_of_fire

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    What's everyone using for LED headlights? Any good option? I'm surprised the 2019 still comes with a halogen bulb.
     
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    Can't say what is legal in the US but here in the UK an led main bulb will not pass the annual government inspection test as the lens on the headlight is specific for the H4 halogen bulb. So, with the led when you switch on main beam from dipped beam, you do not get a concentrated beam but a blanket beam instead, due to the headlight lens.
    It would be great if someone made a complete replacement lead headlight but I have never seen one :(
     
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    I had a look at your photos showing low and high beam lighting - looks impressive. However, your round headlight lens will be different to the Gen2 lens so it's difficult to say whether it will work or not without installing. Otherwise looks great! :D
     
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    Yea, you are right. You have a clear lens with a reflector in the bucket. My head light is the reflector. I settled on that LED due to the heat sink. Cause of the limited availability and my impatience of waiting for things in the mail, I bought 2 different LED head lights. The other one was PIAA and the Pilot. The PIAA didnt have the heat sink. I also bought a Silverstar Sylvania just in case I didnt like the output of the LED. Cause where I ride, there are zero street lights, I wanted something with a wide dispersement of light on the road. For my riding in my area on my bike, the Pilot is a good LED. I wont say its the best cause I know there are tons out there.

    There one thing I do notice with the LED bulb is the shadow line in the middle if the beam. You dont notice things when new but as I have put 4000 miles on my bike in 6 weeks, I am getting more comfortable with it and noticing more. The shadow in the beam is caused by the LED construction. 2 LEDs on each side of the bulb creates a shadow in the middle of the beam. Its not enough for me to worry as the shadow appears smaller than the width of my front tire.
     
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