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Old 02-06-2009, 10:39 AM   #23 (permalink)
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One last note

Typical Motorcycle Headlight output: 700 lumens
High end Motorcycle Headlight output: 1200 lumens

Achieving equivalent intensity requires using arrays of high power LEDs, in groups of anywhere from 3 to 9 individual LEDs.
You also have to be mindful of the angle of output of the LED. The model of LED I intend to use for my next electric motorcycle project has a 180 degree output and will require a collimator in order to utilize all of its light output.

As such I may end up making a second chapter of this guide to cover such models that do not have factory optics options.

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