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LED Headlight = One happy Commando

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by Stillreel, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Stillreel

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  2. pommie john

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    Most of the LED headlight bulbs I've seen have a cooling fan on the. Does this one not need one?

    Will you be able to reverse the polarity on both beams?
     
  3. Beach

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    There is no way to reverse polarity, having tried this myself, the best you can do is 1 beam. There are several on Ebay that are not polarity sensitive and will work on both beams. Will try to find them and post a link.
     
  4. kommando

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    There are 4A rectifiers on eBay, any orientation in and marked +ve -ve out, for 2 filiment bulb you need 2, will post a link when off the mobile.

    here it is

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141737400518?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

    This DC DC Voltage polarity exchange circuit can auto supply correct +ve and -ve voltage when the batteries are connected in any orientation.
    It will automatically switch to +ve and -ve.
    It is good to protect charging or other modules. In charging modules, where reverse polarity will damage it, this PCB can 100% sure to supply correct polarity -ve/+ve. No need to care the batteries are connected wrongly.
     
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  5. RAWellman

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    I bought an LED dual beam headlight, of course + ground, from Classic British Spares in California. I'm very pleased with it's performance, fits without modification into the original OEM Lucas socket without any need for a cooling fan. It does have what appears to be an aluminum heat sink. Also have fitted my '74 Commando Roadster with LED turn and combination Tail/Brake light, also pleased with them. A bit pricey but don't own any Vintage Brit Bike if you can't deal with that.
     
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  6. Onder

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    Absolutely!

    "A bit pricey but don't own any Vintage Brit Bike if you can't deal with that."
     
  7. Stillreel

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    FYI: The voltage change using the traditional Tungsten bulb dropped from 12.4 to 11.3V when switched on. The LED resulted in 12.4 to 12.3V. And again, the bulb bought on Amazon was $10 including shipping.
     
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  9. vidar hjelm johansen

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    Hi
    I've tried such a thing. I did not like it.
    That because high and low were not high and low but more or less
    vidar
     
  10. Peter R

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    I've got three different styles, the best is the new one from classic Dynamo repairs.
     
  12. Tornado

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    Anyway to get these led H4 type fittings to work in my British Pre Focus BPF type reflector? I have just ordered an LED hi/lo BPF bulb from Dynamo in UK...but this is just the bulb, no voltage regulator or cooling fins, etc, so likely not nearly as high output as above.
     

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