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LED light color

I recently added aux. lights to the front of my bike. I like having extra light... It has made me realize how not so great the stock headlights are in the V. Also, I will admit, I do not like the yellow color of the Halogens. I currently have the Osram 65w bulbs I believe.

Basically what I am wondering is, what color are LED's? I have read a bunch about different colors on HID lights, but not finding much on LED.

Here is a pic of the front of the bike, with the Aux LED's on.


Here is a link to the Amazon page I got them from.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HA14OK4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I also plan on replacing the parking lights with LED's.

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White leds always look bluish. Aftermarket LEDs seem to be 6000K
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you have the same "parking" light LEDs i have the packaging says there white
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5000-5500 is the temperature of sunlight, the generally accepted "pure white"
Like Tod said, people seem to like LEDs that are a little bluer than that.

If you replaced your headlight with something in the 5000-6000 range it'll at least be close.

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LED white colour temp can be 4500K and upto 6500K

Generally LED's are sold with 5000K - this is best as this more a diamond white - or cool white in fluro-tube speak.

3500K is fog light yellow, 4200K is standard HID and yellowish, then the colours shift to 5000K white to 6000K having more Blue. Anything higher like 8000K is purplish.
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you have the same "parking" light LEDs i have the packaging says there white
I have the OEM parking bulbs. I am replacing them before spring.

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I believe Silvie is referring to the lights you added.
Check out this thread regarding the little side bulbs inside the headlight housing
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=68786

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I have the OEM parking bulbs. I am replacing them before spring.
no you have oem head light the led lights you put in here your "parking" lights
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I believe Silvie is referring to the lights you added.
Check out this thread regarding the little side bulbs inside the headlight housing
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=68786
The lights I added are aux. spot lights. I have not added any Led's inside the kight housing....yet.




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no you have oem head light the led lights you put in here your "parking" lights

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