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Old 07-18-2009, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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High brightness LEDs

hello all I was thinking some one would like to try this
Digi-Key - 365-1386-ND (TT Electronics/Optek Technology - OVTL09LG3W)

it looks like a good candadate for a headlamp

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Old 07-19-2009, 04:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you would need 4-5 of those to replace one head light, so 40-50 watts instead of 50-60 watts.... then a big heat sink, this is all based off the lumen output of those.
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you would need 4-5 of those to replace one head light, so 40-50 watts instead of 50-60 watts.... then a big heat sink, this is all based off the lumen output of those.
It's not about watts, it's about lumens/lux.

250 lumens is not enough for your average vehicle. low beams are typically 600-700 lumens and high beams are the same, but some of the most powerful ones are upwards of 1500 lumens.

Vision X makes a variety of pre-built LED lamp array units that can output 800, 1400, 2160, or 3600 lumens at 60 lumens per watt.
LED Lighting Products | Vision X Offroad Lighting Products - 1.800.994.4460

You can get more lumens per watt from HID lamps, but they don't last as long.
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I am putting all possible LEDs in my City-el, but I may stay with the old rectangular headlight. Side, brake,signals, interior are all on their own circuits, but high/low headlight wires goes all over.

I think all the US imports had those trailer lights- that is a very easy swap!

Might not help my lighting much; but it will make me feel a whole lot better!
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I can pay for a new moter with what is wanted for those lights
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Lights, "special" marine batteries, custom pulleys & serpentine belts, funny fuses, certain 'US only' tires- that City-el has sure been a learning experience; an expensive one too! Amazing to me is that they keep their value. Original 1993 motor.

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