To get a good beam pattern, LED bulbs should be oriented so the emitters are facing left and right,, or 9 and 3 o'clock.I have converted to LED bulbs. I'm not pleased with the beam pattern produced by the bulbs I currently have though. They have 4 large "COB" emitters all around and produce a lot of light, but it is not well focused. I've been doing some research and have found that there are LED bulbs that have good beam patterns. Here is an example on eBay.ca. If you search eBay.com for "H7 F2 LED" you will find them. Note how the LED emitters closely resemble the filament position of the original bulb. That is the key factor to having a good beam pattern. The LED's have to be in the same position as the filament was, or darn close to it!
Super helpful info!!! Thanks.Stop recommending LED drop in bulbs, they are a downgrade from good halogen bulbs.
"But halogen isn't sexy..."
Uh... seeing deer keeps you sexy!
Best halogens: https://www.hidplanet.com/forums/forum/general-discussion/halogens/1409801-ryan-s-guide-to-halogen-bulbs
Why HID/LED can't work in reflectors: Daniel Stern Lighting Consultancy and Supply
Theres a reason why everything is going LED,its way more efficient. Same as my old bathroom halogen spots that produce a ton of heat. Why does that matter on a motorcycle? Because your stator has to create that energy and wasted heat. Wanna take some load off your stator, change all your running lights to LED.This cuts your constant power draw in half and allows you more headroom for running other electric stuff!Stop recommending LED drop in bulbs, they are a downgrade from good halogen bulbs.