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I got one that looks identical from a Chinese seller on eBay. It was advertised as working on any voltage from 6 to 36, but would not operate on 6v. I told the seller that I had bought it for use on a motorcycle with a 6v system, and he refunded the $12 I had paid without asking for the unit to be returned. It seems to work well on 12v.
Matt - If the T3 has an LED headlight, it's news to me. I'll have to check. Got the bike last year, no issues with the light so no need to inspect or fix. There's been a big discussion on LED headlights on ADV rider, and the main issue has been light scatter - going where it shouldn't. Would you say this light beam is cut off properly?
This one is for 12v.Where is North Central North Carolina? Reidsville?
The box mine came in says 10-16 volts, so I don't know why the seller claimed 6-36. Not far from Reidsville, a little east of there.
A beautifult T3, too.
Previously owned by "Ambogal" Pat Galbraith.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01C1AOSVS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1All for under $20.
Hmmmmm, fan on the top. Usually the heat comes from the base of the LED. Hence the fan on the backside.
The bucket needs a hole in it; for that Cyclops LED headlight, and most others.
However, I am worried about the heat; the reflector on my V7 is plated plastic. I assume they had tested, otherwise they are going to have a lot of pissed off ex-customers.
I have not seen that.Hmmmmm, fan on the top. Usually the heat comes from the base of the LED. Hence the fan on the backside. I'll bookmark this in case I need it later.Hey, here's another one-https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MPXS2KS?psc=1
The base of the LED is the back of the yellow rectangle. In this design, it's glued to an extruded aluminum bar with a lot of fins on the back side (far side in the photo) that conducts heat away. The fan blows air parallel to the fins. As long as heat can get out of the bulb area, it could work well. The only two paths that I know of are through the aluminum reflector (not a lot of air flow on the back side) and through the glass (lots of air flow, but poor conductor of heat). I may glue a thermocouple on mine when I try it, and see what the heat sink temperature is in use.Many of the LED bulbs I've seen have a longer path for the heat to get out, because the LEDs are glued to a post that conducts heat all the way down through the reflector, where a fan blows air on a heat sink the post is attached to. This is the way the Cyclops bulb you have does it. The path to get heat to the fan in this design is longer, but the air in the back of the bucket may be cooler. My Cyclops bulb failed when I ran it on high beam for an extended period and all three LED elements were lit, so I suspect that heat removal scheme is not adequate.
The front fan LED's make me wonder if the space inside the reflector won't get hot and inhibit the cooling function.
What I don't understand is 20w vs 55w, yet there seems to be a lot more heat generated with LED bulbs. I can't imagine an incandescent bulb being more efficient (i.e. light output vs power input), so what's astray with my thinking?
There's more heat generated with incandescent bulbs, but they don't care, they're designed for it, and make light from getting hot. LEDs on the other hand suffer from reduced light output with temperature, and if allowed to get hot enough, can be damaged. So even though they don't make as much heat, the heat they do make needs to be removed to keep them cool.
Another way to look at it.Some fictitious numbers for my example here, but you will get the idea.20w and 55w are not light output, but rather are power consumed.So, for example, a LED may create 10w of light and create 10w of waste heat in the process (think about the cooling system in your car).Meanwhile the halogen/incandescent bulb create a bit less than 10w of light, and creates 40w+ of waste heat. The fans and heat sinks are needed to move the heat away from the actual LEDs which would be damaged if allowed to get too hot.
Stuffing a cheap offshore bulb into the existing housing just blasts unfocused. unaimed light downrange. It does the rider little good, and does oncoming traffic no good at all. The quality difference using a proper reflector for LED and a complete projector for HID is the difference between night and day.$0.02
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