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Has anyone replaced the H7 headlights with LEDs? If so, was it worth the cost and What would you recommend?
I work third shift with a 52 mile round trip and I really need more light. I have
LED driving lights and would like to get the stock headlights bumped up to
something brighter.
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I looked at CandlePower.com and the information about LED replacement`s was not good, Try looking into Orsam lights, 65wt, 2100 lumins and almost the same HRS life. but you may need to up grade you relay and wireing to handle the extra WTS usage.
 

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I looked at CandlePower.com and the information about LED replacement`s was not good, Try looking into Orsam lights, 65wt, 2100 lumins and almost the same HRS life. but you may need to up grade you relay and wireing to handle the extra WTS usage.
I changed the fuse to 15 amp, although many have said it isn't required, and have replaced the low beam once in four years, no problems with wiring or relay.Also replaced the 5 watt city lights with LEDS

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16132

I purchased from this seller offered $9 each with free shipping, took close to 3 weeks, in sealed package. So I have a spare bulb now.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/osram-64217-H7-12V-65W-px26d-long-life-SUPER-BRIGHT-Off-Road-halogen-lamp-/321179492926?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ac7ca223e
 

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At $49.95 it looks good, 2400 lumins at 20 wts 30000 hrs life, But-- what kind of beam patern will the H7 put out in a stock set up ?? It has only two sides can it be pluged in to face the large reflectors on the sides ??
At that price i am tempted to buy one and test it,
 

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Thanks everyone. I think I shall try the Osram 65watt bulbs. Looks like a bright solution
without breaking the bank
 

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I ran a Philips Moto Vision as well. The Osram 65watt is way better.

Our reflectors are not designed to run LEDs. Nor are they designed to run HIDs.
Stick the regular bulbs and adjust your headlight spread and angle correctly.
 

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Leave the stock headlight on, here's my versys alien spaceship edition (I'm still planning to add another pair). The pics below with lights on still does not include the tiny aux light above. I tapped the squared LEDS to low beam, and the small circular to hibeam.

With this setup, I literally light up the mountain.




https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202493960617420&l=fc6b02e8a6
 

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I have a set of rigid LED spot lights on my V, only 3.2 amps draw and they light up WAY down the road with a verry white light. And the price was not two awful hurtfull.
Rigid-- D-Series $200.00. Rideing the back roads in my area i need to watch for the 4 leged wild life and these lights help A lot. Just keep in mind that these lights will BLIND
on coming trafic
 

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LED Headlamp Replacement

ADV Monster out Elijay, GA sells many mounting styles of LED bulbs that use aluminum heat sinks instead of fans. They do now have H7's at $40.00 each plus shipping. "sandjoh" John Sanders is a pleasure to deal with. I had converted my Versys to an H4 setup sometime back so I can't comment on the H7s in the Versys reflectors... But the H4 set-up produces a true white beam that both lights in front and also to both sides of the road enough to check for deer for ~100 yards. High bathes the road in front in a tunnel of white light for~300 yards. Best light I've ever used! And for 20 watts per beam.
 

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ADV Monster out Elijay, GA sells many mounting styles of LED bulbs that use aluminum heat sinks instead of fans. They do now have H7's at $40.00 each plus shipping. "sandjoh" John Sanders is a pleasure to deal with. I had converted my Versys to an H4 setup sometime back so I can't comment on the H7s in the Versys reflectors... But the H4 set-up produces a true white beam that both lights in front and also to both sides of the road enough to check for deer for ~100 yards. High bathes the road in front in a tunnel of white light for~300 yards. Best light I've ever used! And for 20 watts per beam.
 

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ADV Monster out Elijay, GA sells many mounting styles of LED bulbs that use aluminum heat sinks instead of fans. They do now have H7's at $40.00 each plus shipping. "sandjoh" John Sanders is a pleasure to deal with. I had converted my Versys to an H4 setup sometime back so I can't comment on the H7s in the Versys reflectors... But the H4 set-up produces a true white beam that both lights in front and also to both sides of the road enough to check for deer for ~100 yards. High bathes the road in front in a tunnel of white light for~300 yards. Best light I've ever used! And for 20 watts per beam.
I had two Osram 65W shipped to my door for $9 each, lamp life is 500 hours.
For me, since I have a series Compufire regulator, it would free up 45 watts to switch.

Couple question;
1 what is the lumens for this 20 watt LED
2 original equipement has a rubber boot over the plug in connection, will the led incorporate this same mounting
3 more of a comment, led lights are being used in high bay explosion proof lights--------comments from professional testing are that non fan cooled LED fail after 1 year, I have read comments on other forums with similar results for automotive led bulbs with heat sinks only, having a high failure rate, some of the failure is attributed to the country of manufacture---------my question is where is this heat sink mounted and where is the excess heat dissipated. I am sure everyone on this forum knows you exceed the maximum operating temperature for electronic parts and the magic smoke escapes forever.

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