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davidwheeler
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« on: 26 October, 2020, 10:40:59 PM »

I have just fitted a pair of these
 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1pc-White-BA20D-3030-66-LED-Motorbike-Headlight-Bulb-Front-DRL-Light-6V-1000LM-/274542677311?var=&hash=item3fec04cd3f  which are
 White BA20D 3030 66 LED Motorbike Headlight Bulb Front DRL Light 6V 1000LM #=-l=-to my Aprilia.
The light is not inferior to that of the previous quarz halogen bulbs with a slightly less focussed beam.  Dipped beam is dimmed rather than dipped but I doubt it will cause oncoming traffic any problems.   
I have also fitted led festoon type sidelights, and stop/tail
1157 P21/5W 380 BAY15D 17smd 5630 CAR STOP TAIL BRAKE Reverse LED BULBS AC 6V which are better than the tungsten filament ones.

The current drawn is minimal such that I can use dipped headlights in the daytime with no concerns about load on the dynamo.
 
It is important to get the polarity right of course and it took a buit of fiddling about to get everything to work properly but wirth the effort.
Not particularly cheap even from China but cheaper than buyng them from the UK.
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David Wheeler.  Lambdas, Aprilia, Fulvia Sport.(formerly Appia and Thema as well).
davidwheeler
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« Reply #1 on: 28 October, 2020, 07:05:43 PM »

Went out again tonight.   The lights are perfectly fine for seeing where you are going but no match for oncoming modern headlights.   I left them on full and nobody seemed to mind but I was still dazzled.   I know I have a bit of cataract but do not have problems behind the Fulvia's 100/80 watt lamps.   I guess I shall have to go back to plan B and fit an alternator and convert to 12 volts.
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« Reply #2 on: 29 October, 2020, 08:42:56 AM »

Going slightly off topic, ref cataracts, I had increasing problems in my mid 60's with bright oncoming headlamps at night , particularly in wet conditions and this was  worse when driving a 'low' car. I had what I described to my opthalmic surgeon as 'sunburst with a halo effect' which was blinding.
However after having both eyes done with the optional Toric lenses 4 years ago which incorporate any astigmatism, everything was fine again and continues to be so. A side benefit is that ones glasses prescription after surgery (which is determined by what new lenses one opts for ) should never change.

In conversation I realise that many of our friends also suffer from similar effects and have done so since their late 60's to the extent that one or other of the husband/wife/partner refuse to drive at night nowadays. Oh the joy of ageing!!
Chris 
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« Reply #3 on: 29 October, 2020, 01:57:23 PM »

Went out again tonight.   The lights are perfectly fine for seeing where you are going but no match for oncoming modern headlights.   I left them on full and nobody seemed to mind but I was still dazzled.   I know I have a bit of cataract but do not have problems behind the Fulvia's 100/80 watt lamps.   I guess I shall have to go back to plan B and fit an alternator and convert to 12 volts.
No need to fit an alternator, as many dynamos are available that are adequate. Some VW dynamos even look the part.
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« Reply #4 on: 01 November, 2020, 10:57:17 PM »

Do they fit through the radiator though and have an eccentric armature?
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David Wheeler.  Lambdas, Aprilia, Fulvia Sport.(formerly Appia and Thema as well).
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