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    Outdoor pics, for reference the tree towards the curve in the driveway is about 200' away. Bike was on the center-stand.



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    LOW BEAM ONLY LED



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    HIGH BEAM ONLY LED



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    HIGH AND LOW BEAM LED
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy35 View Post
    Their site is very vague on details. I'm probably wrong about this but that unit has, if you believe the pictures on their site, 18 emitters. THere aren't that many companies that make white LED chips and for most, the specs are very nearly the same. So, given that, if most units out there have 6 in two groups of three, how freaking bright would 6 groups of three be?

    Since most LED chip have a 140 degree emission spread, it seems to be that an array of 3 chips mounted as close to the centerline would be ideal but as far as I can tell no one makes anything like that. This leads me to conclude that my basic assumptions are wrong. A friend of mine that recently converted to the Intel H7s is going to send me his old HID kit to try out. I got all wrapped up in testing LEDs and never tried them (well, there's that and all the other hardware HIDs have).
    They finally replied to my request with the attached pic regarding measurements. Their website claims "They are extremely bright, easily 5-6 times brighter than the halogen bulb they replaced, and the color is a nice white 6000K." I was concerned they may be too bright for oncoming traffic. I put HIDs on my R12GS back in 2008 or so, they worked great but I didn't feel like dealing with finding a place to mount the ballast, drill the caps and etc...

    I appreciate all your help and words of wisdom on this subject.

    Rod

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    Pappy35 - In short, I've extensively tested the major brands (i.e. the hugely expensive ones that you will no doubt be getting a lot of recommendations for) and settled on these being as good or better for literally 1/3rd the price, are CanBus friendly, and have no bulky drivers to stuff into the housings. People feel compelled to believe that more expensive means higher quality. I guarantee you that ADVMonster and Cyclops are paying $30 for each unit they buy from China and then marking them up 300% to sell to us.

    Just want to give my experience with Pappy35 suggested item. I have installed these on my 2013 R1200RT and have 600+ miles (low beam only, so far) with them. Installation was relatively simple (clipped and plugged in perfectly), brightness is perfect (no negative feedback, half the miles have been at night). Pappy35 - Thank you for the link and info

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    You're welcome.
    '13 R1200RT 90th Anniversary Edition

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtmerchant View Post
    pics not uploading to site, will edit later to add pics.
    dirtmerchant, did you ever get the outdoor pics? Also since it has been a little while since you got the ZDATT bulbs, can you give us an update on pros and cons? I'm looking to do LED headlamps, and digging through the forums. It seems the newer bulbs may be better than the ones discussed several years ago.

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    @largestache

    I did get outdoor pics but the site fails when I try to upload them....

    Not sure how many miles I have on them but so no error codes and bulbs still working great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtmerchant View Post
    @largestache

    I did get outdoor pics but the site fails when I try to upload them....

    Not sure how many miles I have on them but so no error codes and bulbs still working great.
    Try reducing the file sizes.
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    @GSaddict,

    I had tried reducing them but I guess didn't go small enough....

    Pics attached above in post #31
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