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Offline tim steele

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LED Headlight Conversion RD 350
« on: December 25, 2019, 05:36:51 PM »

I have an aftermarket EMGO headlight bucket from Economy Cycle with a 9003 halogen bulb in place and even with a 35 watt bulb it is a huge current draw. So after some research and links provided by a friend I ordered this fan type LED for $20 for a pair of bulbs shipped.

On the original install I had drilled an additional hole in the bucket to mimic the location of the factory bucket. We ended up relocating the majority of the wires behind and outside of the bucket as the bulb takes up a bit of space.

It fits (barely) but it fits.

It is very bright and the reduction in current draw is significant.
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Re: LED Headlight Conversion RD 350
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2019, 09:38:05 PM »
I see there's a small shroud at the side/front of the rectangular LED patch.
I like it that the makers made some effort to control the beam pattern, especially if it works.
Do you find your beam to behave properly? That is, when on dipped beam, it shouldn't dazzle anyone looking directly into the lamp from a height above the level of the headlamp.
And, does the dipped beam shift to the right or left, or does it remain central?
The testing method was described in many owner's manuals.

When I tried a LED bulb, it was impressively bright, but the dipped beam had no cut-off. It was just the same beam pattern, but not as bright. Definitely not legal to use on the road as it could still dazzle oncoming drivers.

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Re: LED Headlight Conversion RD 350
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2019, 03:48:37 AM »
I have not ridden at night yet. But that being said it appears to work properly when aimed at the work bench in the shop. The high beam goes up and slightly left and the low beam tracks down and slightly right.
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Re: LED Headlight Conversion RD 350
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2019, 09:21:50 AM »
It will be interesting to see how it fares in an MOT ?
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Re: LED Headlight Conversion RD 350
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2019, 10:08:47 AM »
The high beam goes up and slightly left and the low beam tracks down and slightly right.

That's good, as you ride on the right hand side of the road.
High beam should be a symmetrical shape and shine straight ahead, not biased left or right.

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Re: LED Headlight Conversion RD 350
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2019, 10:43:35 AM »
It will be interesting to see how it fares in an MOT ?

Or whatever the US equivalent is.

Not a problem for most of us Brits now, given that the majority of our bikes are MoT exempt, although the occasional bored copper might take an interest if it wasn't set up correctly. Clearly, though, it would be both discourteous and dangerous to dazzle any oncoming traffic!

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Re: LED Headlight Conversion RD 350
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2019, 10:54:33 AM »
It will be interesting to see how it fares in an MOT ?

Or whatever the US equivalent is.

Not a problem for most of us Brits now, given that the majority of our bikes are MoT exempt, although the occasional bored copper might take an interest if it wasn't set up correctly. Clearly, though, it would be both discourteous and dangerous to dazzle any oncoming traffic!
like if cars dont dip coming towards me they get all 12x 70 watts worth

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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2019, 11:21:32 AM »
Indeed!

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Re: LED Headlight Conversion RD 350
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2019, 12:52:20 PM »
 :D :D :D :D :D   you to can have this one low mileage 310,000 £46,500 is the price , FSH etc
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