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    "Sorry for delay in reply. I had considered the heat sink type but was concerned about heat build up behind dash so opted for fan cooled instead. It's been long enough since install, I don't remember regarding the clips but I don't recall them being a problem"

    Ravenranger yeah i was a concern of mine also, only time is going to tell there really. The heatsink braide tech appears savvy as its used on some high end philips ones. The instructions also show the heatsink being covered over my car dust caps too so maybe they will cut the mustard?
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    Hi TC ... added a couple of pics to the previous post that might help .... and cheers for letting me butt in!

    I see where you're coming from about the light spread. The LED's certainly have more area (top/bottom) that is only probably illuminated by internal reflections in the main lens .... but then again so does a standard bulb to a degree because the filaments have a couple of support wires that do the same thing - not much granted!

    Haga - Still in mid-move and won't be settled until into the new year when I start my new Job. On a positive note two raids return to the UK ( while the other stays abroad) ..... however I'll probly have the shelve dashboards and messing with Capo/website while other stuff takes precedence.

    Sorry to digress TC ....... back to bulbs!!!

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    Karl have you fitted led bulbs? Can you recommend any?

    I'll file the edges so these can lay flat and get back with pics and long winded obtuse analysis

    Ps be great of you can make a capo doo this yr!
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    Speaking of light....











    https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/12V-POWER-P...58?_mwBanner=18

    Ps I'll update yiz on the headlight shortly. Managed to fix the orientation and now I have a main beam!
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    How much stereo effect do you get with that sound system set up

    (Just teasing to hide my garage envy.)

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    Howdy all, just dropping in for my monthly gander and I saw the post by TTC. Since having the Triumph, I've been doing a lot of night riding. The lights are absolute shite!! So, keen to read the end conclusions.

    Interesting there are so many different perspectives and opinions on LED lights. Some rave, some scorn and a lot sit on the fence. It really is very confusing.


    Oh and if I'm not back for a while, Happy Xmas ya mottley crew!! LOL (raising a Guinness to ya all!)


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    These two pics show the 60W/6K lumens (120W/12K total) LED's I installed on my Capo. The orientation is important but if it's wrong you just unscrew the bulb and reinsert it 180 degrees out. The low beam draws 30W each side and when you switch on the high beam both high and low are lit ( the low beam COB's stay on). The COB's (chip-on-board) LED's throw a much more even pattern than the original H4 bulbs. The increase in output is astonishing. I had to remove the inner rubber ring from the water shield to get them to fit but it is no big deal. The Capo's have about 50mm clearance from bulb flange to fork tubes so look at the drawing of the dimensions of the bulb to be sure they are shorter than 50mm flange to back. I just changed the H4's in my wife's CanAm Spyder STS to 120W/12K lumens total LED's and they are a tremendous improvement. Straight H4 bulbs are 1.5K lumens either high or low beam so the LED's represent a 2X /4X light output increase.This should be a mandatory improvement on any bike you own.

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    I guess...I'm really struggling with the type of light LED's throw down. While it's obvious they are bright I find myself having difficulty seeing the detail of darker objects, rocks, curbs - things in natural shadows when compared to regular H4 type bulbs, especially on high beam (H4). Now there is no denying (from my observation) that LEDs will dance off reflective street signs far and away out of regular field of view of H4 lights, I just don't find the light they throw off particularly usable for riding at night unless used with the standard lamps (e..g., as aux lights).

    Like many cities, our street lights have been replaced with LEDs and it is the same thing - bright to look at but street illumination - poor. Now all that said it's very possible my eyes are not tuned to the spectrum of white the LEDs throw out. I do use LED lamps for work lights in confined spaces, etc., but that's different (for me) than using them as primary visual lighting when riding.
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