Lightbar vs traditional headlight

7 hours ago, crypto666 said:

Just so it is clear, LED will not out perform HID currently.  

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No, I don’t care how awesome the heatsink is, or if it is true dedomed XLP on a 5mm thick copper star and over driven, it still is not going to out shine a $25 HID in a good housing.  

Also, the lower the color temperature the better.  I prefer 3,500k, Hella and most others use 4,500k as their standard.  The idea the blue is better is because people are idiots.  

As I said I’m in the process of just doing this for the first time and its a work in progress and open to suggestions 🙂

The 18W 1800 Lumen 6000K SPOT I plan on using on my helmet is about $15.

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The 36W 3600 Lumen 6000K FLOOD I plan on using on the bike is about $20.

So in your option..

Is the 1800 Lumen SPOT a good option for the helmet and the 3600 Lumen FLOOD a good option for the bike?

I understand lamp colour temperatures since I work in the electrical industry and deal with this when determining the best lighting for offices, warehouse homes etc and yes the higher temps are bluer and IMO 3500K to 4000K are whitish but why do you think these temps are better then say 6000K for riding at night?

Part of the reason I’m asking is cus the lights I plan on using are designed for cars/tracks and from the videos of them they looked pretty good at night.

With that said, I’ve got a couple of 2 lamp T8 fixtures that had 3500K lamps in my office and I just put in T8 5000K LEDS and IMO its like day vs night 🙂

Lightbar vs traditional headlight

To recap.

The 18W 1800 Lumen 6000K SPOT I plan on using on my helmet is about $15.

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The 36W 3600 Lumen 6000K FLOOD I plan on using on the bike is about $20.

Then I just fabbed up a 18V Rigid battery I’m planning on using. One on the bike for the flood and one in the pack for the helmet but again this is a work in progress.

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