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LED Headlight Bulb
#801440 03/15/20 7:56 pm
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Has anyone here been using the LED headlight bulb for an A65? Do they work well? Does the parking light in the headlamp still work?

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Re: LED Headlight Bulb
mrcarb #801460 03/15/20 8:57 pm
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i use a led headlight (H4) for 3 years now (and more than 20 thousand miles) no problem, bright light, low battery use - the parking light has a separate bulb, you can also use a led one if you want -

the only problem with led H4 is the size, it needs a radiator and some electronic to work. The one i got has a separate box containing some electronics (size of two matchboxes) you need to find some place in the headlight for it.


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mrcarb #801599 03/16/20 5:13 pm
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If you plan on using the 446LED or H4LED yes your other bulbs will work fine..


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mrcarb #801738 03/17/20 10:07 pm
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I havent used personally but i know a guy who is using an LED on some vellocette .venom .........its like turning on the sun and very small amperage draw compared to the regular BPF bulbs he is delighted with it ..........he got one that fitted straight in in 6volt so should be easy to find a 12v one for A65


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mrcarb #801771 03/18/20 5:00 am
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I use one on my T120. Good light, no heat sink, and it cost very little on FleaBay.
BUT, it is common negative only.


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mrcarb #801810 03/18/20 4:25 pm
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I never got back with my experience with a sealed-beam LED headlamp. The light was very bright, current draw low, but... it failed after a few weeks of use. Disassembly revealed that a small component had broken off the circuit board. My boss thinks it can be fixed, but it's been on the back burner for a year. In the meantime, I re-installed my automotive sealed-beam incandescent headlamp.

From everything I've heard, the LED BULB sounds like a better idea, but you have to have a lens and a reflector, which I did not have. And I believe CBS supplies bulbs for positive or negative ground systems.

FWIW, my main motivation for "going LED" was to alleviate a charging problem I was having. In the meantime, I replaced my alternator rotor and stator, and now the charging is up to snuff, even with the conventional headlamp.


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