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Gas Man
05-01-2012, 06:16 PM
I can attest that the HD LED lights are amazing pieces of technology and product quality. They carry a quality part price but they also come with a great warranty as well.

Own the Night website (http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US/Content/Pages/led-lighting/led-lighting.html?hbx_camp_id=hdredirect&urlvar=ownthenight&camp_id=16&source_cd=Vanity_ownthenight) for comparisons, pricing, and application.

Thruxtonbill
05-01-2012, 07:18 PM
You need good lights with those brakes..................................:poke:

Chain
05-02-2012, 06:32 AM
Do you have that on your skoot gas? I have the Truck lite... and I'm super impressed. I gotta get a night shot of it so others can see. Plus it's Made in the USA.... ;)

Gas Man
05-02-2012, 01:27 PM
No I don't have any of it. Cave has the LED turns and brake lights.

Cave & I both have DDM HID kits installed on our headlights and spots. I still want to do a comparison of the HD LEDs against my HIDs.

Chain
05-02-2012, 02:17 PM
I'll get a pic posted this week sometime... building a deck on the house, so been kinda busy..... I also have the LED tail and turn lights... Everyone tells me it looks like I'm riding with my brakes on, till I hit my brakes... Dont know if that's good or bad...

Gas Man
05-02-2012, 07:42 PM
I don't think a pic will do it justice... I want to be bike to bike in the dark.

So what you're saying is that the LED brake lights are bright and OMG bright!?!?

Caveman
05-03-2012, 12:43 AM
Gas, I am not sure if you saw the LED setup at the IMS back in what Jan or Feb but there was a display with the HD LED's and they were good but I could momentarily look right at the LED dishcharge with hurting my eyes. As for our HID setup I think they may be a bit more intense. I could be wrong and your right about needing to see them side by side at night time without the interuption from streep lamps as well. I love how white the HID's we have are and would hope that for the cost of those LED's that they would be just as bright and pure.

Gas Man
05-03-2012, 01:35 AM
I think the only advantage of the LEDs is that the housing was designed for it, where as our setup isn't. So the light will be more concentrated and direct with the LEDs.

That being said, the wider dispursment of light from our setup hits more things... people just don't like it if they are in front of the bike. LOL

Caveman
05-03-2012, 04:32 AM
Thats why I stay behind my headlight:lmao: And when we ride together we usually ride side by side as our lights in the mirrors and that close is just too bright.

Chain
05-03-2012, 07:01 AM
I have the HID on my Dog, and I love it. I'll have to put them side by side in the cul de sac and compare them. The Truck Lite has 7 LED's (not all on with low beam) and I CANNOT look at it directly with out hurting my eyes, high or low beam.

Gas Man
05-03-2012, 03:55 PM
So true cave. We didn't have any problems seeing hammering down route 2 the other year at 22:00. LOL

Caveman
05-03-2012, 08:28 PM
So true cave. We didn't have any problems seeing hammering down route 2 the other year at 22:00. LOL

So very true

Gas Man
09-15-2012, 11:25 PM
Did my first install on these... on my co-workers BRAND NEW 2013 CVO
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Norms%20CVO/IMG_1663.jpg

These are TOTAL plug n play. I couldn't believe it. It was actually funny easy.

Aux light comparo
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Norms%20CVO/IMG_1678.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Norms%20CVO/IMG_1679.jpg

Got one spot done
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Norms%20CVO/IMG_1675.jpg

You can see the color difference from LED Aux lights to the halogen headlight
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Norms%20CVO/IMG_1680.jpg

The LED headlight
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Norms%20CVO/IMG_1676.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Norms%20CVO/IMG_1677.jpg

Pull the old headlight out
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Norms%20CVO/IMG_1681.jpg

Plug n play in the new LED base and unit itself
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Norms%20CVO/IMG_1682.jpg

Adjusted it to the same level the old light was (marked on wall in front of bike before we removed the old light)

Comparo of the LEDs vs my HID. The LEDs are 5500K temp and my HIDs are 8K 55W headlight and 6k 35W Aux lights
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Norms%20CVO/IMG_1683.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Lift%20Wrenching/Norms%20CVO/IMG_1684.jpg

We went outside on the street and on road brightness is about the same. Couldn't tell the difference at first glance. But as you can see my HID in halogen lens, has spuratic light that annoys on-comers but also lights up street signs probably a bit better.

They are super ass nice, but you won't see me make the switch.. only reason being, I already have brightness. Otherwise, I strongly recommend and so does my co-worker after he rode home at night.

Bagger Dave
09-16-2012, 10:04 AM
sweet! yeah, by looking at the pics....your lights look alot brighter Chris! :rockwoot:

leebo
09-16-2012, 11:52 AM
So im on my way to work 7am and this oncoming rider with 3bulb lite bar thats like lazers right @ me.Im trying to keep it between the lines when this guy blows past me I can just barely makeout between my squinting eyes the dudes giving me the wave.

Gas Man
09-24-2012, 08:39 PM
Generic alternatives are in
http://www.twowheelmichigan.com/showthread.php?3938-LED-headlight-HD-alternative!&p=37236#post37236