Airhead LED headlight For 25 Bucks

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Airhead LED headlight For 25 Bucks

Postby CharlieVictor » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:27 pm

Couldve shot the vid in half that time, but anyway.... Interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9oTCLgSbr8

This is the part:
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Re: Airhead LED headlight For 25 Bucks

Postby Mark Esposito » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:30 pm

It's a shame he didn't do a before/after on the light on the wall, on the after there didn't seem to be a step tail off on one side of the light pattern to avoid dazzling on coming traffic.

I want to upgrade my headlight but haven't found a good / legal solution yet.

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Postby Mark Esposito » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:33 pm

I've never seen a screen like that, is that a vent in the screen ?

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Re: Airhead LED headlight For 25 Bucks

Postby DEEP DIVER » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:09 pm

Looks like a vent.
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Re: Airhead LED headlight For 25 Bucks

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:02 pm

It's a shame he didn't do a before/after on the light on the wall, on the after there didn't seem to be a step tail off on one side of the light pattern to avoid dazzling on coming traffic.

I want to upgrade my headlight but haven't found a good / legal solution yet.

Mark

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Like most LED light conversions on any mandatory lamps, this wouldn't be strictly legal in the UK. All mandatory lights must comply with a specification and must have type approval.

Please note, I'm not saying it's no good or that you shouldn't do it (or even that I wouldn't do it...) but if you do, you should be aware of the risks.

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Re: Airhead LED headlight For 25 Bucks

Postby Mark Esposito » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:19 pm

I was wondering if a complete aftermarket led light / glass / reflector unit with type approval was available to fit our bikes.

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Re: Airhead LED headlight For 25 Bucks

Postby CharlieVictor » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:43 am

I was wondering if a complete aftermarket led light / glass / reflector unit with type approval was available to fit our bikes.

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Yes it is.. I had looked it up a while back at a US Emergency Lights retailer... As you know in the US most cars and motorcycles used to be equipped with sealed beams rather than bulbs (when your headlight is shot, you change the whole beam assembly).

Prices were in the USD800 range... Ouch!
But you make a valid point... LED lightning has nothing to do with halogen, and I'm afraid the mere use of a LED bulb in a halogen reflector and bezel will never be a match for a full LED designed headlight.
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Re: Airhead LED headlight For 25 Bucks

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:11 am

I was wondering if a complete aftermarket led light / glass / reflector unit with type approval was available to fit our bikes.

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Yes it is.. I had looked it up a while back at a US Emergency Lights retailer... As you know in the US most cars and motorcycles used to be equipped with sealed beams rather than bulbs (when your headlight is shot, you change the whole beam assembly).

Prices were in the USD800 range... Ouch!
But you make a valid point... LED lightning has nothing to do with halogen, and I'm afraid the mere use of a LED bulb in a halogen reflector and bezel will never be a match for a full LED designed headlight.

A US sourced headlamp unit might (or might not) be suitable for France because both countries drive on the wrong side of the road :twisted: but it wouldn't be suitable for use in the UK where we drive on left hand side of the road (which is the right side :grin:). I

Digressing slightly, it's an interesting thought that, should the UK eventually leave the EU without a deal, it poses interesting questions about the legality of many vehicles currently on our roads. Most new vehicles made are allowed in the UK under the terms of a blanket EU agreement whereby most things that are legal in one member state are automatically acceptable in any other. In the event of a no deal, the UK would cease to be part of that agreement and the UK roads would revert exclusively to UK law. This doesn't cover many of the recent innovations in vehicle design. I believe this includes, among many other things, HID and LED lights. Of course, common sense will probably app-... No wait, what am I saying!? :roll:

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Re: Airhead LED headlight For 25 Bucks

Postby Mjolinor » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:21 am

I believe this includes, among many other things, HID and LED lights. Of course, common sense will probably app-... No wait, what am I saying!? :roll:

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Re: Airhead LED headlight For 25 Bucks

Postby DEEP DIVER » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:08 pm

Some thing like this. But no type approval.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-7- ... SwQK5c55SR
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Re: Airhead LED headlight For 25 Bucks

Postby CharlieVictor » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:29 pm

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