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Old 12-05-2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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H7 Led bulb

Any experiency in replace the original H7 headlight bulb in the 990 adv for any of these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Car-H7-3528-...426ae2&vxp=mtr

or

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Super-White-...ht_4854wt_1149

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Old 12-05-2013, 11:38 AM   #2
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:42 AM   #3
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:22 PM   #4
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Would be cool if its bright enough.. Looks unlikely that it would ever just burn out,, just gradually dimm. NOt leave ya stranded with the little DTR bulb for lighting.. :)

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Old 12-05-2013, 12:31 PM   #5
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LEDs require optics, the plug in bulbs might look bright to look at but are worthless to see anything with, Ive tried them all.
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:00 PM   #6
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Would be cool if its bright enough.. Looks unlikely that it would ever just burn out,, just gradually dimm. NOt leave ya stranded with the little DTR bulb for lighting.. :)

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At 300LM-330LM @ 7.5w that's about the same as a 40W incandescent bulb: Not much.

A 55w "factory" Quartz Halogen lamp can produce about 750LM

Compare to a 35W Xenon headlight at (approx) 2800LM


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Old 12-05-2013, 01:24 PM   #7
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At 300LM-330LM @ 7.5w that's about the same as a 40W incandescent bulb: Not much.

A 55w "factory" Quartz Halogen lamp can produce about 750LM

Compare to a 35W Xenon headlight at (approx) 2800LM


Lumens are irrelevant..
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:13 PM   #8
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Lumens mean more than watts, watts are what the bulb consumes? Lumens are what you measure at 10 feet.. At least for me the Lumen number is standard cause I have to use a light meter to adjust bulbs all the time and it reads in Lumens or candlepower depending on the lighting system.

Gives me a fair mental image of how bright the thing is ,,, the reflector still plays most of the game..

In the end,, PICS!!!!!

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Old 12-05-2013, 04:33 PM   #9
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LEDs require optics, the plug in bulbs might look bright to look at but are worthless to see anything with, Ive tried them all.
This.

All of those diodes are a single light source.
Putting them on a pole that connects to a plug would just cause the light to diffuse.

That is why those off road lights are fixed in arrays of LEDs so that each one can be in focus and the effect is cumulative.
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:38 PM   #10
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LEDs require optics, the plug in bulbs might look bright to look at but are worthless to see anything with, Ive tried them all.
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Lumens are irrelevant..
Understood. But in this case it's the only reference. So, relatively speaking, more lumens = more light.
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:47 PM   #11
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I would go with a plug "n" play HID.
I got a H7 for $35, came with the ballist and everything. In January it will be 4 years and 50k.
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:59 PM   #12
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Lumens mean more than watts, watts are what the bulb consumes? Lumens are what you measure at 10 feet.. At least for me the Lumen number is standard cause I have to use a light meter to adjust bulbs all the time and it reads in Lumens or candlepower depending on the lighting system.

Gives me a fair mental image of how bright the thing is ,,, the reflector still plays most of the game..

In the end,, PICS!!!!!

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Not really
I can show you a 1000 lumen light that will provide much more light than most 4000 lumen lights.
Now if your comparing a certain bulb in the same fixture with a another bulb of a higher lumen rating then yes, It will mean something, however just the blanket statement or comparison of light to light, it doesn't mean squat.
Optics are kind of important with lights.
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Understood. But in this case it's the only reference. So, relatively speaking, more lumens = more light.
Not really because the diodes are poorly arranged and cant use the given reflector.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:39 PM   #14
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Not really
I can show you a 1000 lumen light that will provide much more light than most 4000 lumen lights.
Now if your comparing a certain bulb in the same fixture with a another bulb of a higher lumen rating then yes, It will mean something, however just the blanket statement or comparison of light to light, it doesn't mean squat.
Optics are kind of important with lights.
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Not really because the diodes are poorly arranged and cant use the given reflector.
Got it, thanks!
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:36 AM   #15
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Low cost upgrade

OK. I have read about the full pop upgrades with Euro spec KTM light and HID light kit for $500+. But I am looking for some improvement at a lower cost. I rarely ride at night and don't need a killer setup--just a little upgrade for those rare instances when I do ride at night.

I see the setups on these sites and am wondering what you guys think?

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Product-Cat... <br /> <br />http://www.motorcyclehidlights.com/k...ights-c-83_737

Are the "slim fit" ballasts needed for the Adventure?

Just found a good thread on this.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ro+spec&page=2


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