Brighter lights - 6v LED and halogen headlamp bulbs

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Re: Brighter lights - 6v LED and halogen headlamp bulbs

Postby ColinPeck » Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:42 pm

I had the focus problem with both my Ariel and Bantam using halogen bulbs, a brighter light great for looking at owls in trees or rabbits on the verge but not doing much good on the road ahead where I actually wanted the light. I will try the LED bulb in the Bantam soon out of curiosity (I might go mad and buy one for it!) but there is no focus issue with the Ariel, I fitted it and it works.
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Re: Brighter lights - 6v LED and halogen headlamp bulbs

Postby Leejm » Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:53 pm

I have led bulbs everywhere the headlight bulb is the same as Colin peck. I'm still on 6v and it uses about 2amp
With everything on. I haven't used the bike after dark but the lights are bright
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Re: Brighter lights - 6v LED and halogen headlamp bulbs

Postby ColinPeck » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:11 pm

I bought a M 21 a couple of months ago which is my "back up" ride to work bike and fitted the same LED head and stop/tail bulbs as I have in the Ariel. I winced (once again) at the price but.......... Coming home from work is always after midnight riding through Epping Forest, well the roads through the forest anyway, come rain or shine. The headlight (6V) is nice and bright both on main and dip however how far it lights up the road is a bit amusing!
I can see well for a usable distance but then the light beam seems to run out of energy, probably half the usable distance of the 12 V halogen in my Suzuki. I tend to stick to around 50-55 on the old girl and the light is fine, no chance of overtaking it. So not perfect but in my opinion worth the cost, especially for being seen on wet dark days / evenings and having a reasonable headlight / stop, tail light for very little energy.
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Re: Brighter lights - 6v LED and halogen headlamp bulbs

Postby keithberry » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:38 pm

oh just some info ,red led do not give better light through a red lens.And SOMEWHERE IN THE USA THEY ARE MAKING 7in led headlight unit complete so there is no messing about with focus,so you never know they might expand their range'
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Re: Brighter lights - 6v LED and halogen headlamp bulbs

Postby bob.keevil » Wed May 03, 2017 5:34 pm

Hi john
I have tried halogen on both of my arrows , one bulb lasted for over three years the second third and fourth only 400 yards, would 6volt leds last longer without fitting a voltage regulator.
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Re: Brighter lights - 6v LED and halogen headlamp bulbs

Postby keithberry » Wed May 03, 2017 5:44 pm

Sounds like the voltage regulator has stopped working, as for the led set up you need a proper led lens and I think they are 12v
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Re: Brighter lights - 6v LED and halogen headlamp bulbs

Postby Ian.Taylor » Sun May 07, 2017 7:16 pm

I have just changed mine over to LED on the 31 VF & the 53 VHA and what a difference! The suggested supplier came from Colins post ..Pricey yes but they work great http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com/

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Re: Brighter lights - 6v LED and halogen headlamp bulbs

Postby keithberry » Sun May 07, 2017 7:25 pm

Looks good
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