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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-03-2009, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up 1156 led board for a $BUCK$

This just came in the mail from ebay:


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=320456770654
I installed one in the rear blinker and was very impressed with the brightness, quality, and quick service from the seller. Fit right in, no mods required.

It has my VN750 approval to recommend to you all..

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I would love to see how this worked out. what colour, I musta missed it in the ebay listin

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dammit and im wasting my time building one from scratch.
bollacks. well it'll be an adventure.
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DT, I'm assuming that with all the LEDs, there's enough resistance so that the turn signal unit recognizes there's "a working bulb" in there and so functions properly? That's always a problem with just replacing the bulb with an LED cluster.

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I would love to see how this worked out. what colour, I musta missed it in the ebay listin
WHITE. But know led white has more blue in it than a filament bulb.

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DT, I'm assuming that with all the LEDs, there's enough resistance so that the turn signal unit recognizes there's "a working bulb" in there and so functions properly? That's always a problem with just replacing the bulb with an LED cluster.
It did increase the flash speed, but not to the point of hyper flashing as some call it. I'm going to order a couple more.

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I would think the faster flash could be a good thing. Get you more attention.
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DT, I'm assuming that with all the LEDs, there's enough resistance so that the turn signal unit recognizes there's "a working bulb" in there and so functions properly? That's always a problem with just replacing the bulb with an LED cluster.
The opposite it true. LEDs do not draw enough current to satisfy most thermal based flasher units, which use bulb current draw to determine blink rate (no current = fast blink). In the early days of LEDs folks would add all kinds of resistors to the circuit to compensate, but defeats the purpose of using LEDs (low power consumption) in the first place.

Bottom line: the stock thermal flasher has to be replaced with a no-load electronic version (about $12+) for LED blinkers (and normal blink rate) or live with the faster "bulb out" blink rate (NOTE: DOT blink rate standards are 60-120/minute. I'm not sure if the "bulb out" blink rate is faster than 120/minute, but it is annoyingly fast).


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this is pretty cool except for the shipping
what if we (whomever wants some) order a 'bulk' the seller, we might get a good discount on the shipping. I believe lots of us would want to order a set.
just my 2 cents.

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Bottom line: the stock thermal flasher has to be replaced with a no-load electronic version (about $12+) for LED blinkers (and normal blink rate) or live with the faster "bulb out" blink rate.
My front blinkers -1157 bulbs- are stock so I'm not getting the 'bulb out' blink rate. I'm going to order some 1157 LEDs to test w/electronic flasher in the future.

There is one drawback to any LED board: side visibility is reduced compared to filament bulbs. Our amber lenses are not designed for LED's directional lighting. I'm installing side LED blinkers (nothing more than an amber LED running light) on my bags to assist in visibility.

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