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Re: UK LED Conversion and MOT testing
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2021, 09:08:07 AM »
On a slight tangent, but still relevant to this, I think, and I am no expert on this, but the Regulator is a shunt type on these bikes, so unused power is dumped through the regulator, creating heat.
I think that the LED bikes have a smaller capacity stator, I wonder if the obsession with reducing power consumption may lead to extra strain on the R/R?. If you reduce the headlight wattage by 70 Watts, that "lost"70 watts  is still generated by the stator, and will dump through the regulator..

Happy to be proved wrong, as I am not totally sure about this, but we did have a thread on Regulators a while back.

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Re: UK LED Conversion and MOT testing
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 11:12:23 AM »
*Originally Posted by D6864 [+]
Used them in my car; strong light output, but only slightly whiter than standard bulbs and only lasted a year. Much happier with Osram Nightbraker Plus; they're as bright, whiter and have lasted two years so far.

Thanks - just had a pair of Night Breakers delivered. Once the rain gives up I'll get them in!

 


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