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Hi Pender,
I have the $40.00 led headlight and its excellent. I think there are many on this forum running these lights and i believe the overall satisfaction rating is pretty good. I understand you are keen to adjust and run what you now have but if it does not work out i would not underestimate the other options. I hope it all works out for you. Ride safe.
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Thanks, but I trust a $40 full headlight about as far as I can throw my bike.
I have the bulb, it's what i'm using for now, just trying to get it aimed right.
Perhaps your trust in the dude that sold you the bulb is misplaced? Did he forgot to mention that in most countries your headlight
has to have type approval to produce an acceptable beam pattern. That includes the light source. That is why they typically sell LED
bulbs for off-road use to offset any liability. Excessive glare is a danger to other road users, that is why the regulations exist.
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So from that perspective a headlight unit with type approval for LEDs at $40 headlight seems like a bargain.
You pays your money and takes your choice.....
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You adjust the high beam, and let the dipped take care of itself.
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Like Folkie said, adjust for the high beam & only use the low when you get flashed by oncoming traffic. Or get the $40 Wisamic. I trust it much further than I can throw it. Mine is great. I've had it over a year now. Very much more attention getting in the day, also. The biggest difference from the stock unit or the H-D Daymaker is the lense is plastic, not glass. I think over time it could possibly get cloudy looking, like a lot of the car headlights do. So far, that has not happened. I hope you get yours squared away.
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Like Folkie said, adjust for the high beam & only use the low when you get flashed by oncoming traffic. Or get the $40 Wisamic. I trust it much further than I can throw it. Mine is great. I've had it over a year now. Very much more attention getting in the day, also. The biggest difference from the stock unit or the H-D Daymaker is the lense is plastic, not glass. I think over time it could possibly get cloudy looking, like a lot of the car headlights do. So far, that has not happened. I hope you get yours squared away.
☝️ I’m with you! If I were the OP I’d ditch the bulb and
get a Wisamic. Mine had been on a couple of trouble
free years now. It’s not cloudy either. Amazing light
for the money, I bought two so I have a spare on hand.
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