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paulbrice
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PostSubject: Re: New LED headlight suggestions   New LED headlight suggestions - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:02 am

It just says DOT SAE E9 at top. I suspect it's just Chinese stuff packaged by LEDperf with a fancy website.... For sure their 'model specific' stuff is same as the general stuff in different section of website & guess all they've done is copy/paste all the different model numbers to make it look like there was some product development/fitting kit design.

In UK nobody checks this stuff Wink which makes it easier to get through annual Road testing without re-fitting all the OEM kit
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PostSubject: Re: New LED headlight suggestions   New LED headlight suggestions - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:11 am

Thanks for the confirmation! I suspected as much.
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PostSubject: Re: New LED headlight suggestions   New LED headlight suggestions - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:12 pm

So I think I found a nice headlight, the KOSO Thunderbolt. However I can't find many reviews on it. Does anyone here happen to know this headlight?

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PostSubject: Re: New LED headlight suggestions   New LED headlight suggestions - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:47 am

motor-timothy wrote:
So I think I found a nice headlight, the KOSO Thunderbolt. However I can't find many reviews on it. Does anyone here happen to know this headlight?

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PostSubject: Re: New LED headlight suggestions   New LED headlight suggestions - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:54 am

That's either a bright night OR the headlamp is really good Wink

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PostSubject: Re: New LED headlight suggestions   New LED headlight suggestions - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:43 pm

Here in New Zealand it's illegal to fit led bulbs in a conventional reflector and any replacement complete light has to be approved.
From my research the unit that remotely resembles the original, has good reports and is approved is the JW speaker 8700 series.
Not cheap but should tick the boxes.

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PostSubject: Re: New LED headlight suggestions   New LED headlight suggestions - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:02 pm

I think several people here are using them. What approval do the lights actually need? Is it a NZ standard or will EU ones or a US equivalent suffice?

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PostSubject: Re: New LED headlight suggestions   New LED headlight suggestions - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:31 pm

I purchased a cheap Jeep LED ($30) off of EBAY as a proof of concept idea. This bulb is just like a regular glass bulb from "back in the before times".  It won't mount up in the original M/G trim rings.
So I ordered this:
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Luckily it was semi local to me and had it in a day or two. The headlight bucket is black painted metal and my LED bulb fit perfectly. Unfortunately the bucket is just a little too wide to fit in the GRiSO mount. So I used the stock bucket and trim ring along with the new mounting rings and bulb. Took just a little convincing to get it to work.

The LED bulb has a halo ring with your choice of yellow or white depending on which wire you hook up. I chose WHITE. Just the halo "marker light" is brighter than the OEM HIGH beam.
I will revisit the new bucket at a later date.
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PostSubject: Re: New LED headlight suggestions   New LED headlight suggestions - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:29 pm

According to the JW Speaker blurb they are ECE, DOT and SAE approved and legal worldwide.
I've emailed the NZ authorities for confirmation.
Having watched some Utube tests a lot of the LED headlights are not up to scratch.
General agreement is the JW Speaker 8700 is one of the best.
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PostSubject: Re: New LED headlight suggestions   New LED headlight suggestions - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:42 pm

It has occurred to me that since there is a heatsink at the back of the headlight it might be necessary to cut some cooling slots in the back of the plastic original headlight shell, or go with a metal shell and modify it to fit the GRiSO.
I've emailed JW Speaker to ask this. Once they reply I'll update. Meantime any opinions ?

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PostSubject: Re: New LED headlight suggestions   New LED headlight suggestions - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Yesterday at 11:40 am

No luck with a response from JW Speakers. They gave me a 800 US telephone number to ring
which is not a lot of help from New Zealand.

I think I'll buy a metal headlamp shell and modify it to fit.
A metal shell should allow the heat from the heatsink to disburse, I can see potential for problems
with a heatsink in a plastic shell.

To tackle the problem of the metal shells being too wide I'd look at cutting slots in the sides and bonding a 6mm plate of G10 fibreglass inside the shell which I'd drill and tap take the original bolts.

Of course this is all theory at the moment until I go ahead but that's the plan.
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PostSubject: Re: New LED headlight suggestions   New LED headlight suggestions - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Yesterday at 1:50 pm

evansnows wrote:
No luck with a response from JW Speakers. They gave me a 800 US telephone number to ring
which is not a lot of help from New Zealand.

You can ring a 1-800 number from NZ. It just won't be free.

You will hear the warning straight after dialing, but if you're will to pay, just hold.
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PostSubject: Re: New LED headlight suggestions   New LED headlight suggestions - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Yesterday at 7:46 pm

I have no experience with KOSO LED headlamps, but I do know that they make a very nice set of heated grips. If I'm not mistaken, they are a Canadian company.

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