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Put my LED headlight Bulb in today brighter at 24 watts, stock is 60 watts. 11025069_10204878985726499_1111470510_o.jpg 11046117_10204879300654372_2007288248_o.jpg 11034623_10204879180411366_2135410696_o.jpg 11045561_10204879179091333_2062681940_o.jpg
 

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So whats it actually like at night? Does it give you the same kind of distance as a regular headlight?
 

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Same here... I have four of 'em I got from ProCycle.. one for my DR650, two in my V-Strom and I kept the one from my KLX when I sold it and put it in the TW. In the near future I'll be moving the little POS Mondo Motos aux LED lights off of my V-Strom and onto the TW, since they should put out enough light for it (not nearly enough for the V-Strom) and put something better on the V-Strom... not sure what yet, thinking about those dual-mode Denalis from Twisted Throttle. When I can find the $$ for them that is; the suckers aren't cheap. :/

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HID has become "old" technology. I used to run HIDs in my bikes, til the LED's came out. Now there's no more ballast boxes to have to find places to stash. Power consumption is similar between the two. And LEDs don't take a few seconds to "warm up" like HIDs, which means they can be high and low beam, whereas HIDs are always low beam only.

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I was considering an LED also Paul, was it a fairly easy install? I suck at electrical aside from changing flashlight batteries. There are other things higher on the priority list before a light but eventually I'd like to make the switch.
 

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HID has become "old" technology. I used to run HIDs in my bikes, til the LED's came out. Now there's no more ballast boxes to have to find places to stash. Power consumption is similar between the two. And LEDs don't take a few seconds to "warm up" like HIDs, which means they can be high and low beam, whereas HIDs are always low beam only.

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Yes the HID's are old school compared to the newer LED lights.
I currently have HID's on my V-Strom and the ones I have are designed to give both high and low beam and those things are bright.
I plan on running them until they croak and replacing them with LED's.

When you figure out what LED's work for your V-Strom I would be interested to know what works for you.
 

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I was considering an LED also Paul, was it a fairly easy install? I suck at electrical aside from changing flashlight batteries. There are other things higher on the priority list before a light but eventually I'd like to make the switch.
Plug and play.
 

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I wanted a round headlight...but I also wanted something bright. I just picked up a Baja Designs Squadron Pro. 4300 lumens from only a 42 watt draw. I'm going to wire it using a Skene dimmer. I'm interested to see how much brighter it is than the 8", 100 watt race light I had on my DRZ.
 
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