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Question about high beam replacement bulb

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  1. 1stVictory

    1stVictory Well-Known Member

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    I have the original halogen high beam bulb in my 2012 CCT that came with the HID low beam bulb.
    Is it possible to swap out the halogen bulb with a LED bulb? If so, please suggest a replacement bulb number. My guess is it can't be done but just maybe...
     
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    You CAN buy a generic LED bulb to replace halogens. The issue with these is the position of the LED chips. Often they do not line up properly with the reflectors in the housing causing issues getting a good light pattern down the road.
    There are hundreds of these on the market coming out of China etc and all have different designs.
    Not sure how the XCT bulb housing would do with such replacements.
    I'm in same boat with HID low I love and halogen high that I barely notice.
     
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    As Indy said, the results won't be the same. You're in Canada so that being said, if you're only using the light for daytime visibility then it won't matter, it's just a light. If you're riding at night and need to put a good beam out there then you may have to try quite a few to find one that's sufficient. If you want LED you might consider putting an entire new projector in the bike.
     
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    Your fellow Canadian Paul did a good video on it.

    IF you can get LED bulbs with the proper beam projection then they are as good or better than the halogen.

    While we on the subject I ordered bulbs to try.
    Next generation type without the huge heat sink and ballasts. No idea how the beam pattern will work. Old threads on the subject seem to indicate that LED chips facing left and right is the match to the halogen beam pattern.
     
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    Basically, I don’t ride in the dark because I’m scared! Actually, it’s so bright for so long up here, sun setting at 9:37 PM tonight, that lighting is neither here nor there. I’m basically home by 9:00 anyway. I just thought if I could upgrade the bulb from halogen to LED, it would be a lot whiter. I run low and high beams continually to be more noticed in the daytime. The HID low beam in the dark throws a good beam from ditch to ditch on a two lane highway. Unless Paul Pomerleau chimes in with a good working LED replacement, I’ll just leave things as they are.
     
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    Looks like these LED point to the sides which seemed to be the best light pattern in Paul's video.

    I'll have to see how they do in the dark.
     
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    Know that the reflector for the high beam is designed for typical head light bulbs. LED's shine at both sides and require a reflector to deal with that situation.

    Will someone else who has been inside the headlamp of a CC or similar model headlamp confirm that the base off this lamp will fit in our bike. Thanks

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    Paul's video he rotated the two sided LED to shine at the left and right side and it looked great. This bulb should get me the same effect.

    That bulb in your picture looks right. I'll try to look at mine tomorrow it was dark when I got home.
     
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    I look forward to hearing back that those Silver Star bulbs will fit and be a perfect replacement.
     
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    I put the silver stars in the wife's SUV. They were an upgrade from OEM.

    The H11 in your picture is a direct replacement for the stock halogen H11 that comes in our bikes.
     
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    Thank you Jim. That’s exactly what I wanted to read!
     
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    Your welcome,
    Not "Jim"
     
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    Oops!
     

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