Likes Likes:  0
Thanks Thanks:  0
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: LED Headlights, Why Did You Purchase Them ?

  1. #1
    20+ Posts
    User ID
    4274
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Depew N.Y. a suburb of Buffalo N.Y.
    Posts
    21
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    83

    Default LED Headlights, Why Did You Purchase Them ?

    My question is, if you purchased LED headlights and possibly spotlights did you purchase them for Daytime visibility or Night-time riding visibility ?

  2. #2
    250+ Posts JohnC's Avatar
    User ID
    5500
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Wichita, KS
    Posts
    254
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    87

    Default Re: LED Headlights, Why Did You Purchase Them ?

    I bought mine primarily for daytime visibility. You can clearly see the difference between stock incandescent bulbs and LED bulbs.<br />
    <br />
    In this pic, I've swapped out the left passing lamp for an LED unit. The right passing lamp and headlight are still the original OEM bulbs:<br />
    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/hd_rider/Trike/Lights_01.jpg" border="0" alt="" /><br />
    <b><font size="1">(click on picture to see full-size image)</font></b><br />
    <br />
    <br />
    After all three bulbs have been converted to LED:<br />
    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v59/hd_rider/Trike/Lights_05.jpg" border="0" alt="" /><br />
    <b><font size="1">(click on picture to see full-size image)</font></b><br />
    <br />
    As a side note, I always run with my high-beams on during the day and I've wired my passing lamps to illuminate regardless of the high-beam switch.
    JohnC Wichita, KS

  3. #3
    Lost In The 50's rmrc51's Avatar
    User ID
    1662
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Palmyra, Virginia
    Posts
    4,194
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
    Rep Power
    207

    Thumbs up Re: LED Headlights, Why Did You Purchase Them ?

    There's no doubt that the new LED offerings are brighter and draw less amperage which makes your alternator very, very happy!

    I'm also in the process of changing the various lights on my Wing over to LED as well.

  4. #4
    Senior Moderator
    Gold Club Member
    TrikeTalk Moderator
    Gorilla's Avatar
    User ID
    976
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Key Largo. Fl,. USA
    Posts
    14,451
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    300

    Default Re: LED Headlights, Why Did You Purchase Them ?

    i have done this conversion on both my neighbors bikes they love it for all riding day and night
    Stallion #406 // 2013 Tri-Glide

  5. #5
    60+ Posts New Orleans Kevin's Avatar
    User ID
    32266
    Join Date
    May 2021
    Location
    Arabi, LA USA
    Posts
    64
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    15

    Default Led headlight swap

    I know this is an old thread but I have swapped every HD headlight for a Custom Dynamics One since 2013. Also passing lamps, turn signals and rear brake/run light . I believe in the adage see and be seen! The LED from Custom Dynamics is far superior to the HD bulbs . Best price I could find was from Direct Cycle parts in texas

Similar Threads

  1. 2012 can am rt purchase
    By Dray in forum Can Am Spyder Trikes
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 10-28-2013, 06:32 PM
  2. Amazon purchase
    By Firea100 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-11-2013, 06:09 AM
  3. Headlights to low to the ground!
    By Sand Piper in forum Honda Trikes
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-20-2013, 10:20 PM
  4. headlights
    By roscoe 07 in forum Honda Trikes
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-02-2012, 07:10 AM
  5. LED Headlights
    By atwoodka in forum Harley Trike Conversions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-13-2010, 12:09 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •