i figured id give it a shot being i have never seen anyone with led headlights and got a pair. i needed better lighting since i have the ncy rotor on my 96cc. as most have seen brents vids on it the lighting is pretty poor and dont do well with any 25-35w bulb. i had 18w halogen bulbs which worked pretty well and figured if i dropped wattage down it would make for even better lighting. i started out with stock 25w ba20d bulbs and then switched to treatlands 35 halonox-nix* bulbs and they had a great pattern but at 20mph or less sucked. finally opted for less wattage and went with some led's which were 26w total compared to 75w and 50w.
right off the batt i noticed they were fully lit no flickering and could be seen in the day time from atleast 300 yards away. i wont be able to get pics until tonight on how they do for actual headlights. link will follow tonight
Hope the work well at night. Used to be very little out that would project as far as LED bulbs. I've been seeing more and more lately that look like they may work OK. I ordered a 35W halogen from PFS because I had to order something else anyway last night. Also picked up an aux LED light on eBay to see if that may help out on dark country roads.
link for the aux led? im looking for 2 wedge style bulbs like the running light on the taotao. its almost dark so i will get my camera ready for some pictures. if i had more power those halogens would be my choice. i did notice with the same watt bulb if you have the torpedo style bulb vs the tear drop it concentrates the light better. if i had good power the treatland halo bulbs would work nicley but i couldnt produce enough to get the whitelight effect along with enough infront of me light.
charging amera as we speak to see if i can get decent footage or photo
idle at about 1750-1900 brighter one is about 4k-5k
even knowing these are 13w bulbs at 26w total i feel i could go with the brighter bulbs jtech sells. they were really good quality i feel and could be see more than a mile away. i have a video of me exactly 1/2 mile away coming at the camera sorry its poor picture quality all around they do not do the bulbs justice unless in person.
Last Edit: Jan 18, 2014 9:33:55 GMT -5 by 90GTVert
its hands down 100 percent better lighting than my 18-35w bulbs, this is a mod you NEED if your running the ncy rotor etc for minarellis. will upload a vid shortly with me starting out at 1/2 mile away and maintaining 7500 rpm all the way to the camera
Here's a link to the LED I ordered. It's not gonna fit the bill for what you describe. I actually believe it's illegal for on road use. I'm hoping to light up some backroads better where no one else is and not looking to use it when there's any traffic around. May not use it at all, depending how well it really works. I think technically by the law here a spot light or flood light like this would need to be covered anytime the vehicle is on the road. Question is will I actually get hassled for it? Hard to know. What I am considering is wiring it up so that it can only come on with high beams, that way it goes off easily with one flick of the thumb if a car is coming, but also so it can be disabled so it doesn't have to be on at all times with the high beam. I'll have to see just what it's really like to decide if I'll do anything with it and exactly what though. My riding mower could use a decent light for when I happen to get caught cutting late, so it won't go to waste for me even if it's not great.
they worked really well, it might be the glass thick projector dome over the tip for max projection. as you can see in the pic it looks like its angle up but i was on slight hill. they are pointed almost horizontally on the road and make a great pattern and can clearly see the side of the road and a good 50-75 yards clearly at wot.
did you have a link for the taotao wedge base led or halogen i couldnt remember which. i seen you pic and that thing was BRIGHT