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    LED headlight bulbs
    on: Aug 18, 2022, 07.57 am
    Aug 18, 2022, 07.57 am
    Hi all

    Please could I have your recommendations for LED headlight bulbs that are a direct swap for the halogens? Ie. No cutting or grinding required and just plug and play? Also must have the correct beam pattern on dip and full.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: LED headlight bulbs
    Reply #1 on: Aug 18, 2022, 01.08 pm
    Aug 18, 2022, 01.08 pm
    Let me do some research. I can't recall the exact brand that I have but they have worked great.

    Edit:  Here they are:  https://store.xkglow.com/catalog/product/car-truck/elite-series-led-bulb-kit/

    You may have to make a bigger hole in the headlight cover but they work well.
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    Re: LED headlight bulbs
    Reply #2 on: Aug 18, 2022, 01.19 pm
    Aug 18, 2022, 01.19 pm
    Here it is in full surface-of-the-sun, skin burning brilliance.

    Headlights:  XKGlow Elite LED H4 bulbs https://store.xkglow.com/catalog/product/car-truck/elite-series-led-bulb-kit/

    Turn Indicators:  Ebay specials  https://www.ebay.com/itm/1156-BAU15S-42-SMD-LED-Canbus-Switchback-White-DRL-Amber-Turn-Signal-Indicators/143462553649?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

    Main Aux Lights:  LEDrider LD5  https://ledrider.com/shop/?model_number=LD5

    Lower Aux Lights:  SuperBrightLEDs LED 2" Light Pods  https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/led-light-pods/led-light-pod-2-modular-led-off-road-work-light-10w-900-lumens/1699/

    Amber Promiscuity Lights:  Skene Design Photo Blasters  https://www.skenelights.com/online-store/Front-Visibility-Systems-c22717550

    Skene Design Controllers:  Photon Blasters IQ-250-TS (includes turn signal functionality) https://www.skenelights.com/online-store/Photon-Blaster-Turn-Signals-p204081006
    --- Upper Aux Lights:  Skene IQ-275 controller with two-position switch which allows for disabling the low power setting at night (helps with not blinding oncoming traffic)
    --- Lower Aux LIghts:  Skene IQ-175 controller (older model) where high beam is full power and low beam set to 20% power.



    Note:  Since this picture and post I have replaced the aux lights with Denali D3 Spot under the mirrors and a pair of D3 Yellow Fogs mounted to the engine guards.  Both sets are controlled by a Denali DialDim controller.  Awesome kit.
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    Re: LED headlight bulbs
    Reply #3 on: Aug 18, 2022, 03.52 pm
    Aug 18, 2022, 03.52 pm
    Wow! It looks like the mothership from Close Encounters of the Third Kind!

    Thanks for all the info, much appreciated

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    Re: LED headlight bulbs
    Reply #4 on: Aug 18, 2022, 08.07 pm
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    Could be that he finds them necessary for his Iron Butt Rallies. :028:
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    Re: LED headlight bulbs
    Reply #5 on: Aug 18, 2022, 09.03 pm
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    And I already get people flashing their headlights at me when riding backroads at night.  I'm guessing with that setup they do a handbrake turn and start running the other way before they get "alien abduction and probed". :762:

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    Re: LED headlight bulbs
    Reply #6 on: Aug 18, 2022, 09.12 pm
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     :745: Great way to get the road all to yourself!
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    Re: LED headlight bulbs
    Reply #7 on: Aug 20, 2022, 04.35 pm
    Aug 20, 2022, 04.35 pm
    Gotta be careful - not all LED headlight bulbs are created equal.  Some are designed for "projector" lenses and some for "reflector" lense - like we have on the Trophy.  And there is a great variability between manufacturers.

    Alla lighting has a great video to explain the differences and they tested the  performance of 5 manufacturers.  Of course their line tested great.   I have a set on my Trophy and have excellent lighting on high beam.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoKSuK142qo


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