LED headlights - Page 2 - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Australia-New Zealand Forum for the Stromtroopers Down Under

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 11 Old 05-25-2019, 09:57 PM
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 220
Originally Posted by Brockie View Post
Every year the LED bulbs on sale are replaced by a better design.
As incandescent bulbs age their beam becomes ever greyer. LEDs remain bright throughout their lifetime. Usually 50,000 hours.
Your first statement is true. Since most headlights today are halogen, this part of your answer needs some qualification. The halogen element (chlorine, fluorine, bromine, iodine, etc. are halogens) facilitates the redeposition of vaporized tungsten from the filament back onto the filament instead of the inside of the glass envelope in a standard incandescent lamp. This keeps halogen lamps burning more brightly as they age than standard incandescent lamps. LED's on the other hand, lose about 1 to 3% of their brightness per year (I'm not sure what hours the mfr's use here to denote a year) but they are not perfect...yet. LED's certainly outperform any incandescent/halogen lamp today, and unless you have an early failure, will probably last until you replace the bike with another. LED's currently emit between 90 and 100 lumens per watt. If a manufacturer's claims exceed those numbers significantly, they are probably inflating their claims like amplifier makers of old. More of anything sells better.

If your bike uses H4 lamps, go with the F2 LED. Read this on the ST-owners website. The author is/was a lighting engineer and helped develop the LED H4 lamp. In fact, if you have the time and want the knowledge, search for Spiderman302 on that website and read all his posts. He is a pretty impressive guy.

For now, go to the link above (Read This) and choose page 17 - watch the video in post #331. While this guy is pushing his own brand - the V4 - it is still the F2 LED lamp that is currently the best out there, and beam patterns don't lie. What he is saying about each example is an education in and of itself.
If you buy it from Evitek (China). it usually takes 2 to 3 weeks to get to the recipient, it will probably be the cheapest price you will find, and as mentioned in those posts, the woman who takes the orders is Cindy. Her English is not perfect, but very good. I've bought two sets from them and have been v. happy with them - on my ST and V Strom.

Last edited by Ratchet; 05-26-2019 at 11:47 AM.
Ratchet is offline  
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Headlights wiring issue theDraco DL1000 from 2002-2012 8 07-10-2014 08:48 PM
Are Headlights both on with Low Beam? Dave.A Australia-New Zealand 30 07-05-2014 12:43 AM
headlights, ignition switch and choosing relays (Eastern Beaver or DDM HID kit) the schwartz V-Strom Service and Maintenance Questions and Discussions 10 09-24-2013 09:54 AM
Headlights Malfunctioning tberger53 DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011 4 08-09-2012 10:20 PM
headlights and sometimes starter not working seewhite1 V-Strom Service and Maintenance Questions and Discussions 5 05-04-2010 11:37 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome