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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-28-2017, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by batmanmiami1 View Post
Running Cree LEDS
3600 lumens 6000K bright white low beam
4800 lumens 6000K bright white high beam

very, very visible during the day (low beams)
crossing stopped traffic stays stopped when I flash the high beams
Also use the high beams, during the day, when passing multiple cars, seems to keep everyone in line 'till I clear them.
Have not had anyone flash me during the day
Haven't rode at night but I'm sure I'd have to set the lights at the lowest setting and that still might be too much for oncoming traffic.
Since my riding is 99.9% daytime I'm pleased with the lights.
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-28-2017, 03:22 AM
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Where did you buy them?
From the supplier.............lol

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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-28-2017, 06:24 AM
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I fitted these to the high beams and they are FANTASTIC not cheap but unbelievable light output will now bin the HID low beams and fit these in there as well
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The lamps were purchased from Cyclemax out of Ohio, Pooch
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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-28-2017, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies everyone. I went ahead and got the EC bulbs from Cyclemax. Seemed like they had the best price. Wingstuff was a very close second on price.
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Originally Posted by slowrollin View Post
I'd like to change my headlights to LEDs. I tried Show Chrome brand bulb, 2000 Lumens 80watts and found them to be less bright and less distance than the Halogen. Not at all what I expected, as I have LED headlights on another bike, although that bike came with them from the factory.

Can anyone tell me some other brands you've had luck with?

Also, I'm wondering if the assembly itself has anything to do with the lack of performance I saw. I notice that my other LED lights have a much different looking headlight assembly.
Don't know about yours specifically but yes, the assembly (housing) has a lot to do with headlight performance. The Goldwing headlight housing is designed for a halogen bulb with a filament. That's how the low and high beams can use the same bulb and project the light very differently. LEDs don't have filaments, so design of a retrofit LED bulb for a halogen headlight housing is tricky as the bulb alone is just not enough to work with. Some will work better than others.

I'm not a lighting expert but I did stay at a Holiday Inn once.
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post #18 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-15-2017, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Just wanted to update the thread. I purchased the LEDs from EC. Got them from Cyclemax at a very reasonable price. They come in packs of two and you use the same bulb for high and low beams. They are what I would have expected. Very bright in the day time and very bright at night. If the beam is raised too high, I get a few flashes from oncoming cars who think I have the high beams on. I chose these over the Socal because I like the heat sync design better. It doesn't require you to cut the rubber boot around the back of the bulb. I'm very happy with these.
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Hi Slowrollin, I know the LED lights are bright, but do the high beams project enough light down the road to be useable at night?

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post #20 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-17-2017, 01:04 AM
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Hi Slowrollin, I know the LED lights are bright, but do the high beams project enough light down the road to be useable at night?
My E/Cs do. Almost as well as 35w DDM HIDS.


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