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    Parking light option
    on: Jul 30, 2016, 01.51 pm
    Jul 30, 2016, 01.51 pm
    I have tried a few different bulbs in the Trophy's parking light with limited success until yesterday. I now have a Yorkim T10 LED bulb that I got from Amazon that is looking mighty good. Comes in 4 different colors, uses less than 1W of power and appears to be better quality than the other LEDs I have tried. The price is an unbelievable $9.95 for ten bulbs. Why change the blub to LED? Well if you use the parking light as it is intended, you want low power (the tail light uses LEDs BTW). The bulbs are also very bright and can be used in various applications in some cars. Recommended.
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    Re: Parking light option
    Reply #1 on: Jul 31, 2016, 07.24 am
    Jul 31, 2016, 07.24 am
    That sounds like a great deal.  I paid $12 for one T-10 yesterday (Sylvania Zevo) at a natioinal auto parts chain, and installed it today.
    I agree with you on the lower power consumption if a person ever has to leave the parking lights on.  I didn't even know this bike had parking lights until I turned them on by mistake when I locked the bike, then came out of a restaurant and noticed the tail lights on.  I though, "oh crap!", thinking there was a decent chance the battery may be too weak to start it.
    Nice find on those LEDs.  I'd love to see a picture of them on your bike.

    Now we are going to have to change our headlights to match the whiter light.  It makes the headlights look yellow.
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    Re: Parking light option
    Reply #2 on: Jul 31, 2016, 07.40 am
    Jul 31, 2016, 07.40 am
    I have tried a few different bulbs in the Trophy's parking light with limited success until yesterday.
    I know someone that threw away about 50% of the 501 / T-10 "capless" type
    LED bulbs they tried, because they "didn't work".

    Then they realised that they were "polarity conscious" ( unlike filament lamps )
    and would only work if inserted the correct way round into the holder !  :745:

    Last Edit: Feb 11, 2021, 01.28 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Parking light option
    Reply #3 on: Jul 31, 2016, 01.55 pm
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    Yorkin T10 The T10 is a bright white, but when the headlights are on, you can barely see it. Definitely brighter than the stock bulb.

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    Re: Parking light option
    Reply #4 on: Aug 10, 2016, 07.52 am
    Aug 10, 2016, 07.52 am
    I did the same with mine but used a Blue LED bulb.

    Despite what many might say, a steady blue light is NOT illegal in the UK.

    Seems to clear (some) traffic out of the way in the UK. However, in France, on a Pacific Blue bike (French Police use Blue BMWs) the effect is most noticible!

    White LED bulb is carried in my tool roll in case I get into it with a jobsworth copper. :192:
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    Re: Parking light option
    Reply #5 on: Aug 10, 2016, 08.21 am
    Aug 10, 2016, 08.21 am
    On my previous Trophy 900 in British Racing Green
    I used green Parking light bulbs which looked really good,
    so I can imagine how cool the Blue light would look
    on a Pacific Blue Trophy, just like a bright crisp white LED
    looks good on the faster Lunar Silver ones.

    Phantom Black ? ..... Just remove the bulb and leave it out !  :745:

    Last Edit: Apr 06, 2020, 03.05 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Parking light option
    Reply #6 on: Aug 11, 2016, 06.00 pm
    Aug 11, 2016, 06.00 pm
    How easy/difficult is it to swap out?
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    Re: Parking light option
    Reply #7 on: Aug 11, 2016, 06.44 pm
    Aug 11, 2016, 06.44 pm
    Last Edit: Feb 11, 2021, 01.11 pm by Coconut

     



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