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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-12-2016, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone do a headlight swap in a V Star 950?

Not just the bulb - the full headlight module. I'm looking at these 5.75 LED options but they don't have the mounting holes and are meant for buckets with trim rings. I imagine something could be rigged but I'm curious if this has been done yet.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-12-2016, 09:51 PM
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Maybe

I looked all over the place for an LED replacement. I was thinking that trucklite would have one out by now that fit the 950, but you may still have to wait awhile. I can see more and more bikes going to LED's all the way around.
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Highly considering buying a knock off version to try it out. $95 might be worth the entertainment
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-13-2016, 05:31 AM
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For anyone looking to upgrade to an LED light: make sure you check out the actual light output (lumens). The higher, the better.

When I was researching an LED headlamp lightbulb, I was pretty amazed to find "headlamp" bulbs that had less than 1000 lumens output.

Low lumen output will give you a bright LED look, but low actual light footprint for night riding.

I ended up getting a 2800 (high beam) bulb and found it to be better that my stock light.




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I've noticed that more as well locally since spring is trying to break through.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-14-2016, 11:29 PM
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if the LED bulb does not use a cooling fan, or some other form of heat dissipation, then it is a cheap toy. it doesnt make enough light. you need at least a CREE emitter .
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if the LED bulb does not use a cooling fan, or some other form of heat dissipation, then it is a cheap toy. it doesnt make enough light. you need at least a CREE emitter .


I have a 2800 lumen LED that does not have a fan.

It has two CREE LED elements.

Bought it off eBay last fall.
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I would be very interested in the brand name or link to that bulb. Thanks!

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I just bought this one to try. Only had it for a few days but I'm very impressed with the brightness. It's only a cheap one so if it doesn't last I'll go for a better quality LED. No way I'm ever going back to the old type.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/H4-32W-3000L...72.m2749.l2649

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I just bought this one to try. Only had it for a few days but I'm very impressed with the brightness. It's only a cheap one so if it doesn't last I'll go for a better quality LED. No way I'm ever going back to the old type.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/H4-32W-3000L...72.m2749.l2649
How about an update. Still like it. How much have you ridden in the dark much? Any cons yet?

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