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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 06-12-2018, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
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led light bulb vs day maker lights

last year I change my halogen lights to led bulbs , it was a brighter light but was more like a halo instead a beam on the road you cant see nothing right in front of you , to me this is not safe so i'm going to make a switch to the day maker lights , head light & passing lights any recommendations would be greatly appreciated I see a lot on Ebay and Amazon ???
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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 06-12-2018, 02:34 AM
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The normal daymaker style I've had an imitation from hogworkz and the actual evo2 daymaker from jw speaker. Was very happy with the light from both. Only problem with the imitation one, the plug was a little too long to lock securely or it wasn't notched right. I recently went to the adaptive style, expensive but I ride a good bit in the dark and they really are amazing for turns. The adaptive has a more focused spotlight for high beam than the evo2.
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There's a few options out there, but I've had really good luck with my Truck Lite 7 setups on the last 3 bike I've had as well as in my '99 Jeep. Depending on what year bike you have, you may need an adapter kit for a PNP install. I didn't look for the cheapest set on eBay for you, but this is what I'm talking about.......

https://www.ebay.com/itm/TRUCK-LITE-...oAAOSw7NNT7gyo

I commute in the dark a LOT in the winter and love these. And you're right, the cheap LED bulbs are NOT focused and just throw light all over the place. Kinda like your hose nozzle on the "Spray" setting vs the "Jet" setting. People throw them in their cars and trucks and just blind the crap out of everyone on the road. I hate 'em.......



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wife and I use the Daymaker headlight on our bikes. we are very satisfied with them.
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Does anyone have the Hogworkz Blackout LED Headlight? I am thinking about getting the non-halo maker headlight. Don't care for the led ring around the headlight. It's really cheap compared to the Harley Daymaker, but is it worth the purchase?
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Type of bike would help. My Breakout is limited to a single lamp. I went with a xenon but transitioned to a DayMaker 2 years ago and I love it! The light pattern too a bit to get used to but I trust it on twisty back roads at night also. It really lights up the animal eyes seeking a road kill suicide.

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It is not just the bulb that makes a good headlight.
The reflector, it`s design, play a big roll as well.
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Type of bike would help. My Breakout is limited to a single lamp. I went with a xenon but transitioned to a DayMaker 2 years ago and I love it! The light pattern too a bit to get used to but I trust it on twisty back roads at night also. It really lights up the animal eyes seeking a road kill suicide.
19 RKS. I should have posted a new thread since this one is LED vs Daymaker. I'm asking about the Hogworkz vs Daymaker. Wondering about the quality of Hogworkz compared to Daymaker. i'd rather spend the money on the Daymaker if the Hogworkz doesnt cut it.
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It is not just the bulb that makes a good headlight.
The reflector, it`s design, play a big roll as well.
Exactly. That's the question. Is the Hogworkz led headlight any good? Was hoping to get an opinion from someone who has one
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Exactly. That's the question. Is the Hogworkz led headlight any good? Was hoping to get an opinion from someone who has one
FWIW, my neighbor bought a lightly used '14 RK early this year. He replaced the stock headlight with the Hogworkz LED. He also got the Custom Dynamics LED turn signals and tail lights and he is very pleased with everything.
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