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post #1 of 4 Old 02-09-2008, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Any body tried these in driving lights? I don't really need the light myself but I use my (currently) 55w each driving lights to be seen. Having bulb burn out problems with el-cheapo Walmart driving lights mounted on fork lowers. They will fit as exact replacements but I don't know about the light output. Would be a pretty straight small beam but would be bright.


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post #2 of 4 Old 02-09-2008, 08:26 PM
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LED tech has come a long way. If these are the best quality super brights, you can get an idea of how bright and crisp they are by looking at some of the new light bars on police cars (most of the newest ones that are low profile are LED these days). Probably not good as a sole source of light for driving, but great at catching other drivers attention. LED's have the added benefit of very little power draw and vertually immune to vibration yours are getting on the forks.
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Any body tried these in driving lights? I don't really need the light myself but I use my (currently) 55w each driving lights to be seen. Having bulb burn out problems with el-cheapo Walmart driving lights mounted on fork lowers. They will fit as exact replacements but I don't know about the light output. Would be a pretty straight small beam but would be bright.


http://superbrightleds.com/products/...3D_secure).pdf

NoNoNO!!!
In looking at the specs, they only draw 30ma.
5 watt light output LEDs draw 1000ma max (depending on the brand), and I would NEVER trust more than a 30watt array driving. They would be for show only, or for aux. lights so you can be seen, but no way they will give enough light to drive with.

I have been playing with Luxeon, and LEDEngin systems, and just to use the LEDs you need massive heat sinks. I'm sure you can design something useable, but it would involve lots of prototyping!!!

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The lights on Wees are plenty bright for road use so these are just to help cages see me. I agree totally that the light output would be way to dim for actual driving lights. I use a one watt LED on my mountain bike helmet and it is enough to get me home if I'm running late but I wouldn't try riding through the woods with only the one light.

I just want people to see me.

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