7" LED Headlight Comparision

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by bogiediver, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. bogiediver

    bogiediver Member

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    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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  2. Cyclops

    Cyclops Active Member

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    Great information, Great study & Great write-up! Thanks for sharing.:ap
     
  3. johnkarlfl

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    just wondering, does the LED light also give more of a shadow like the flash lights do?
     
  4. Hoople

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    Absolutely awesome write up with Incredible detail & information. Thanks!
     
  5. lakeforktx

    lakeforktx Active Member

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    WoW... now thats a good post.... I might have to start saving my $$$ after Christmas...maybe the price will come down pretty soon........
     
  6. biscuit

    biscuit Junior Member

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

    What's your day job?:D
     
  7. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    A+ for a well done job. I'll have to start saving up for my next mod.
     
  8. bogiediver

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    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...).


    My day job - a beancounter for a sanitary district, where the poop doesn't always roll downhill - sometimes it needs to be pumped uphill first... :panic
     
  9. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Great article. You have set high standards for yourself on the forum. :p
    Thanks for the efforts and sharing with us.
     
  10. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Thanks for going to all the work and posting it. Great job.