StromTrooper banner

1 - 20 of 35 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
60 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Installed these a couple of weeks ago. They are head and shoulders better than the stock headlights if anyone is looking for some LED headlights. They have no fan, just humongous cooling fins. One of the lights was throwing it's low beam higher than the high beam and I thought I'd gotten a bad unit, but I rotated it 180 degrees and it works really well now. Amazon for 38.99. I'm not affiliated, just excited to be able to see again and thought I'd share.

Bob
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14,130 Posts
I'll see your pricey LED's and raise you the $20.29 I paid from Banggood for LEDs with fans.
35W 6500K. Sku 497542-11373702 in case someone wants to order these.
Had them for a year now
I was surprised the rubber boot fit over them as easily as it did.
Let there be light!
I saved the box the LED's came in and am carrying around the original H4's in the trunk in case I had a failure.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,327 Posts
divebobber, any chance you can post a pic of the beam pattern at night?

i recently installed beamtechs in my wife's corolla and they are pretty decent
 

·
Vendor
Joined
·
4,656 Posts
I'm glad you like them. There is a lot to be said for brighter lights. And I think they are probably a good up grade choice for many people, but this companies advertising is exactly why I will not carry LED headlight replacements.

You simply can not produce 8,000 lumen withe 25 watts. In a light with a back reflector the very best most modern LEDs make just hair more than 10 lumen per watt. The average Chinese made LED makes about half that, about 5 and 7 lumen per watt. Some of teh best LEDs made in Taiwan arr just shy of 10 lumen per watt.

Doesn't mean they are not a good thing to put on your bike, but those claims are just ridicules and rampant in the LED head light bulb world.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
339 Posts
I'll see your pricey LED's and raise you the $20.29 I paid from Banggood for LEDs with fans.
35W 6500K. Sku 497542-11373702 in case someone wants to order these.
Had them for a year now
I was surprised the rubber boot fit over them as easily as it did.
Let there be light!
I saved the box the LED's came in and am carrying around the original H4's in the trunk in case I had a failure.
Banggood won't show anything when searching for that SKU. Can you give another clue as to what ones you bought?

Cheers,
Glenn
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14,130 Posts
Ok, box in hand...there is C E RoHS and a bunch of symbols.
The label on top has a bar code with the sku4972542-11373702,
0327-8335-10688 Y-S-05-16
Also numbers POA1346064
The box also had lamp specs.
The fading heat printed receipt says 1100372 sku 497542
Hope that helps. But I've had them for a year and goodness knows how long Banggood has things in stock. I'd imagine they have an ever rotating supply of goods.
Kinda like Costco, buy it when you see it cus it won't be there tomorrow!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
60 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
divebobber, any chance you can post a pic of the beam pattern at night?

i recently installed beamtechs in my wife's corolla and they are pretty decent
I'll try to remember. I don't have a pic of the stock bulb's patterns, color, or brightness so nothing to compare it with but, if I remember, I'll do it tonight. I have poor night vision and all I can say is that these lights make me feel like I've got my old eyes back.
 

·
Farkle Purchasing System
Joined
·
1,453 Posts
Switched to Beamtechs last December. I do have pics of the beam pattern at night. High/low, and even with stock H4 on one side, Beamtech LED on the other.

You have to take the lumen claims with the proverbial grain of salt. All I can say for sure is that my Beamtechs use far less power than the stock H4s, while providing more and more-useful light.

I really only bought them to save power for heated gear. The improved lighting was a nice side effect. I was just hoping the light pattern would not be worse than stock.

The lack of moving parts in the Beamtechs was a selling point. Never wanted LEDs that needed a cooling fan.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,327 Posts
I'll try to remember. I don't have a pic of the stock bulb's patterns, color, or brightness so nothing to compare it with but, if I remember, I'll do it tonight. I have poor night vision and all I can say is that these lights make me feel like I've got my old eyes back.
thanks. i don't need the stock pattern as my Vee shows me that every time i turn her on.
 

·
Farkle Purchasing System
Joined
·
1,453 Posts
Here are some photos showing the difference in lighting against my garage door - closest I could come to a standardized test environment.

Low beam photos. I have hi-beam examples too if anyone's interested.

Stock halogens:


Beamtech LEDs:


Beam cutoff is a bit sloppy with the LEDs, but the improved brightness and greatly reduced power consumption are worth it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
60 Posts
Discussion Starter #17 (Edited)
I went out and took some pics of my beams last night. One in the backyard is blurry but you can see the coverage. The first one is high beam about 50' from a door. Second one is high beam 10' away. The third, blurry one, is low beam at 50 yards in my backyard. The fourth is high beam at 50 yards. The fifth one is low beam in my neighborhood. I'll send one of my high beam in the neighborhood in another post since I'm at my limit for this post.

Bob
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
60 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
Here are a few more. The high beam in the neighborhood also has a couple of LED running lights that I added, but they illuminate more of the close up area than way down the road. There are also a couple more low beam shots against the garage door.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
294 Posts
I dumped the Beamtech offering for Hikari 9600s. For the same price, I have a sharper beam pattern with far better output and greater reliability (Beamtech started flickering at seven months.)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
206 Posts
I dumped the Beamtech offering for Hikari 9600s. For the same price, I have a sharper beam pattern with far better output and greater reliability (Beamtech started flickering at seven months.)
Can you provide a link to this product? I looked in ebay but there were many different products.

Thanks,
 
1 - 20 of 35 Posts
Top