just an FYI... there ARE plug & play LED's that fit inside the weather covers (on gen5 anyway), and include a fan on the back of the bulb assembly to keep it cool. the catch is you need to purchase a model with a short rear section, and also a small controller box, because that has to slide inside the empty area inside the headlight assembly where the wires are. i purchased 3 diff brands of short LEDs, they all fit within the wearther cover, but only 2 out of 3 controller box could slide into the gap between the back of the reflector and the edge of the access hole.No. LEDs should not be used in this bike. The lens and reflector is not configured for the LED directionality and will scatter the light instead of focusing it where you want it. Besides that, the heatsink on the back of the LED bulb won't fit in the weather tight covers. You have to drill out the covers to fit the heatsink and that exposes them to debris. You can do that and plug in some lights, but they'll look like crap. People will say they "look brighter", but that's due to the color temp and the scatter pattern and not the brightness of the LED bulb. You'll piss off other drivers at night with them because the cutoff pattern and angle of the beam can't be adjusted. If the housing was designed around LED then it would be different.
Just one listing of many these have improved distribution because of the led configuration
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Well, not really. 6500 Kelvin is pretty blue. Pure white/daylight is in the 5000k range and the lower the value, the more orange it is. 2700k-3000k is like the old incandescent bulbs (warm white). It goes to white the higher you go to 5000k before turning blue above that. I think 6000k is too blue of a tint for headlights, but that's as blue as I'd go myself. Higher than that, it's a very noticeable blue.i went with the 6500k option btw, i dont like the blueish 5000k lighting... i think 6500k is considered "white"... has a slight blue tint in photos, but IRL while riding it seems like a pure white light.
yep youre correct, my bad... to my eyes they dont seem to blue (while riding, im not concerned with what oncoming traffic sees)Well, not really. 6500 Kelvin is pretty blue. Pure white/daylight is in the 5000k range and the lower the value, the more orange it is.