[ROVERNET - UK] LED Replacements

Tom Trafton v8rover at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 30 21:13:04 BST 2005


You are right;  the motorcycle world seems to have been researching LEDs for
increased brightness for a while now.  There are also several other good
websites discussing various applications to motorcycles.  The 1157 brake
light bulb that I tried was similar to the one offered in the website you
recommended.  One motorcycle website discussed quality of LEDs and made a
strong point that there is a great difference in brightness between
manufacturers.  I don't know if this is true but was disappointed in the LED
that I bought from Painless Performance, an otherwise good supplier of
performance parts.

I will be interested to see what you find out with your experiment.  The
limiting factor for the P6 tail lights is the conical reflector.  It limits
the size of the LED cluster that can be used.

For those who are interested here are a couple more websites on the subject.



The bikeworld site seems to be the most comprehensive, with test results,
pointers to other web pages, etc.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "roland" <veetwinrider at yahoo.com>
To: "rovernet" <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2005 12:18 PM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] LED Replacements

> Folks, our Rovers and motorcycles have a lot more in
> common that we think. We need more electrical power to
> run things and more visiblity from getting hit. There
> was mention of LEDs to boost available wattage and
> visibility to cars behind us. This company has new
> bright bulbs. They also recommend the red bulbs, not
> white as we would think. He mentioned that the red
> would give a more spread out light in the lense,
> filling it out persee. A pair is only $26. I may try
> them on my bike first and will let you all know what happens.
> roland
> DL650
> VX800
> Road King
> P5
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