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Re: Front Daytime Running Lights
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2019, 09:06:17 PM »
Will this one work .....

I don't know but I would be wary !

The Seller is in China - drop shipping to a UK address to make it look like they are UK Seller,
and if something goes wrong, even if the Listing says they are suitable as direct rreplacements,
then Good Luck with getting any sort of recompense !

The problem with replacing standard Tungsten filament bulbs with LED's
is that "Flasher Units" are designed to flash standard bulbs at a certain rate
according to their Wattage and the Current they draw.

When a bulb fails, the "Flasher Unit" senses the change in current draw,
and flashes the bulb faster to alert the driver / rider.

LED bulbs use less Power, and therefore draw less current.

If a standard bulb is replaced with an LED, the lower current drawn will usually result in
the Indicators flashing faster, so manufacturers of such LED bulbs add a Resistor
which increases the amount of current drawn, to eliminate this.

On the Trophy there is no separate "Flasher Unit" - it is incorporated  into the Instrument Pack circuitry.

This is why I advise caution - A standard Tungsten Filament Indicator bulb is rated at 21 Watts,
so at 12 Volts it will draw 1.75 Amps.

If the LED Bulbs are rated at 50 Watts ( presumably because of the Resistor ),
then the current drawn at 12 Volts would be 4.16 Amps.

I have no idea how this additional current would affect the Instrument Pack Flasher circuit !

Having said all of the above, the LED Switchback DRL's I used may well be exactly the same
as those you are looking at, but the description of mine didn't mention "50W".

The Resistors used however ARE marked with "50 W" and " 6 Ω J"  :087:

Hope that helps !



 
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Re: Front Daytime Running Lights
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2019, 09:23:54 PM »
Hello

Ok I will leave it

The seller on the one you sent me is having problems with his PayPal account excepting payment, I will see if he can sort it out.
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Re: Front Daytime Running Lights
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2019, 09:49:24 AM »
All sorted now and fitted - another Happy Forum Member !   :152:

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Re: Front Daytime Running Lights
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2019, 11:12:09 AM »
A BIG thank you to Coconut for the time and
Huge effort in suppling and fitting the headlights
And the indicator lights that are also DRL’s
Nice guy very helpful thank you
If next time if you could just sort out the traffic on the M42 that would be great 😀😉
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Re: Front Daytime Running Lights
« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2019, 12:18:55 PM »
Sorry Andy, but until I buy my own Motorway to work on I can't help there !  :745:

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Re: Front Daytime Running Lights
« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2019, 08:17:33 PM »
Hey Coconut

That’s really good

Just to let you know those new white DRL / indicator lights at night are really bright but look really   :062:
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Re: Front Daytime Running Lights
« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2019, 04:06:30 PM »
I have just fitted indicator+DRL LED lights that look the same as those Coconut fitted and they look great. Only they make my standard incandescent headlights look very yellow now  :006: I found mine on Amazon UK. I connected the DRL power lead to the +ve power lead for the 12v socket of the glovebox so they are on when the engine is running. I will wire in a small toggle switch when I get one.
Coconut thanks for the info, I mostly followed your instructions. :028:

On a related note, I just discovered that mice have got at the wiring of my Honda NC750. Chewed away all the insulation and caused a short :003:. Luckily 'only' the sub-loom for the heated grips. Strange that they ignored all the other wiring :006:. Maybe Honda after-market products are chocolate flavour?
I have today put a ultrasonic mouse repeller in the garage. Consider doing the same if you have any risk of mouse problems. Damage could be in a much more critical part.