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LED Driving Lights?
Hi All;

Has anyone heard of LED driving lights? (either or white or yellow fog lights)

I have 1982 Honda Goldwing GL1100. Head light not satisfactory on its own any additonal running lights draw to much power.
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#1 01-21-2007, 07:56 PM,
Jim over at <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.lednights.com">http://www.lednights.com</a><!-- w --> was telling me hat they actually have LED headlights available. Hard to imagine but if you search the internet you can actually find LED spotlights so I'm sure that there must be LED driving lights available.

Get in touch with Jim and let us know what he says.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#2 01-21-2007, 08:29 PM,
At this time the LED headlights are under development by several auto manufacturers.
the only fog lights I have found so far use a LED similar to an 1157 bulb, I dont think it would be anywhere close to the light output that is needed
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#3 01-23-2007, 05:59 AM,
hondapotimus1 Wrote:Hi All;

Has anyone heard of LED driving lights? (either or white or yellow fog lights)

I have 1982 Honda Goldwing GL1100. Head light not satisfactory on its own any additonal running lights draw to much power.

If you were to switch all of your other lights to LED you should have power to spare for your Driving/Fog lights.
Also Headlights tend to loose their light output over time, when I first purchased my GL 1000 the headlight was very dim, I thought the stator was going bad, I replaced the headlight with a Sylvania Silverstar and the light output was double of the headlight I had replaced.
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#4 01-23-2007, 06:05 AM,
Hey RVtech, I was wanting to know, what size bulb is on ither side of the headlight on the 1200's? I'm thinking about replacing mine with the LED's and I was wanting to know what they were and how much $ you would need for a pair.
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#5 01-23-2007, 08:02 AM,
Hi Jim;
Is it really true that if I change all the other lights the bike to LEDs I would have power to spare for the headlight and driving lights? A guy selling them at the bike show in Toronto in the beginning of January who had 2 35watt driving lights said that would not be the case. Maybe he no know nothin'! He also said that I should not replace the bulbs in both the front and rear signals since there would then not be enough resistance of attrivate the "blinker" switch.

What wattage of driving lights do you think can be sustained in such an arrangement? I like it bright! 55 watt or more?

The lights I can replace with LEDs are two rear signals, four rear marker lights, and two side marker lights on each side, in addition to small marker lights off of the front sprocket. I think that's it? How much would a package like that cost in LEDs?

Oh, and the tail light too. I think it has two bulbs in it.
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#6 01-24-2007, 03:14 PM,
About adding 2 55 watt lights, you would need to free up almost a 1/3 of the Wings charging system. The stock system is only about 350 watt, so the load of 110 watts added probably will not work.

As to your friend talking about the flasher, he is wrong as far as I know he is wrong no matter how I look at it. A thermal flasher needs to move so much current to blink off. If this amount is not ment the lights stay on. Normally if you lose a single bulb in your turn signals system that branch will no longer work. So having them mixed is not right.

The other side of it is an electronic flasher. These are a bit fancer as they are set to a on so long function. In other words it dosen't matter how low the draw doing through it is, it will still flash.

If you convert anything on your wing that relates to the turn singals over to LED's you need to get a electronic flasher. Not to bad price wise.
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#7 01-24-2007, 03:45 PM,
I change most of the light on my bike to LED's and they work fine. I purchased them from <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://superbrightleds.com/">http://superbrightleds.com/</a><!-- m -->. I did the same to my truck also. The Interior and exterior light on the truck makes a nice appearence. Good luck




Thanks
Tony Cefalu
Metairie Louisiana
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#8 02-11-2007, 12:39 PM,
quakeholio Wrote:About adding 2 55 watt lights, you would need to free up almost a 1/3 of the Wings charging system. The stock system is only about 350 watt, so the load of 110 watts added probably will not work.

My GL1200A is pretty stock regarding electrial add ons. There were about 8-10 small led accent lights, but I snipped all but two of them. It also had two amber fog lights installed which did nothing to help regular visibility. I have removed them and had hoped to add two driving lights in their place.

How do I know ( or determine ) how much extra juice the system can support?
Jim
1984 Honda GL1200A
2002 Honda Magna VF750
2006 Honda VLX600 ( wife's )
May the source be with you.
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#9 04-17-2007, 03:56 PM,
I dont know the proper procedure for that, but I would start with the bike running with a full electrical load, fan on, headlight on high stereo on brake light and a turn signal or 4 ways, and use an amp meter to see how much you are pulling.

Jim
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#10 04-17-2007, 08:59 PM,


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