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Old Dec 14th, 2010, 01:38 PM     #1
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7" LED Headlight Comparision

A friend and I did a comparison of two 7" round LED headlight offerings - the JW Speaker model 8700 (aka Harley-Davidson) and the Truck-Lite LED from Custom Dynamics.

The cost is significantly different, the performance is minorly different - both blow away halogen lights. Mostly, choice will be based on personal preference.

Attached is a pdf file with the full review, with comparison pictures for your consideration.

From a couple of guys who like to ride, and thought you might be interested.
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Old Dec 14th, 2010, 08:55 PM     #2
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Re: 7" LED Headlight Comparision

Great information, Great study & Great write-up! Thanks for sharing.
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Old Dec 14th, 2010, 10:41 PM     #3
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Re: 7" LED Headlight Comparision

just wondering, does the LED light also give more of a shadow like the flash lights do?
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Old Dec 14th, 2010, 11:35 PM     #4
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Absolutely awesome write up with Incredible detail & information. Thanks!
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Old Dec 15th, 2010, 12:56 AM     #5
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Re: 7" LED Headlight Comparision

WoW... now thats a good post.... I might have to start saving my $$$ after Christmas...maybe the price will come down pretty soon........
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Old Dec 15th, 2010, 05:37 AM     #6
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Re: 7" LED Headlight Comparision

Top effort.Great to read a well written treatise with empirical data like that.

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Old Dec 15th, 2010, 07:07 AM     #7
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A+ for a well done job. I'll have to start saving up for my next mod.
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Old Dec 15th, 2010, 10:27 AM     #8
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Re: 7" LED Headlight Comparision

Quote: Originally Posted by johnkarlfl View Post
just wondering, does the LED light also give more of a shadow like the flash lights do?
I'm not sure what you mean exactly...

I'm going to take a guess - the optics used in either unit (projector style lens) is different than the LED flashlights I've owned, which generally have the LED well resessed into a reflector, or multiple LEDs directly behind the glass... So I'm going to say "no" (assumes I understood the question...).


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Great article. You have set high standards for yourself on the forum.
Thanks for the efforts and sharing with us.
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Thanks for going to all the work and posting it. Great job.
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