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so i have LED lights for my signals for awhile now but was never impressed by them. when one of my clear lenses for my signals broke i decided to shop around for new lights for the signals and brake light. i also changed the front head light as well. so heres my reviews on what i did and the results.

the headlight SILVERSTAR ZXE H4

this light is sweet. its HID without the HID. it gives off a pure white light and its brighter than the stock bulb with the same wattage. it puts out more light wider and further. and no more of that nasty yellow light.

https://www.sylvania.com/en-us/products/automotive/Pages/silverstar-zxe.aspx

OSRAM Sylvania 9003 HB2 H4 x 1 Set Bulbs Sz 2 Super White HID Look ZXE 12V 5000K | eBay







front turn signals LED SWITCHBACK LIGHTS

well I'm sure that you guys saw my review on the switchbacks. but ill add one here. they have 3535 LED chips with a projector lens in the front. when on they are white and when you turn on the turn signal they change to yellow. if you put these in the from you really need to change the front lenses to clear to get the affect. the white light is 650 lumens and the yellow 350 lumens. its a 1157 bulb for the front. its also a cheap way to get a front light bar without spending the cash for a light bar. the amount of light that it produces is amazing. its night and day difference. i could not be more impressed by these.

High Power 3535 Chip 1157 Dual Color Switchback LED Turn Signal Light Bulbs | eBay







this video sucks but you get the idea you really need to see in person to appreciate


next 560 LUMENS REAR TURN SIGNALS

these bulbs are 1156 bulbs. they have a 5630 LED chip with a projector lens on the end. they are supper bright i have clear lenses on the rear for these as well ill let the pictures and video speak for them

1156 Projector 5630 Chip LED Yellow Amber Turn Signal Brake Tail Lights Bulbs | eBay






next 1400 LUMENS BRAKE LIGHT

this LED bulb is a 1157 bulb with 2538 LED chip with a projector lens on the end. it is a white light so you will need to keep the red lens but i don't like clear brake lens anyway. this light is beyond BRIGHT in running light mode it is as bright as a normal bulbs brake light. these pictures of my bike are just the running light not the brake light. but heres the video and pictures for this light.

1157 High Power 2538 Chip LED Projector White Turn Signal Brake Tail Light Bulbs | eBay











all of these lights are well worth the time and money for them. not only are they brighter by a long shot. they save power on your bike so they don't put a added strain on your battery and charging system. one thing to note is that if you want to use LED lighting for your signals you will need to change the flasher relay show chrome makes a plug and play flasher relay for out hondas. without you may get hyper flash. you could also wire in resistors which at that point will defeat the purpose of saving the electrical energy that the LED bulbs will give you.

show chrome 13-306 LED flasher relay

Amazon.com: Show Chrome Accessories 13-306 LED Digital Flasher Relay: Automotive



i did have LED bulbs in before these ones and they sucked not bright during the day at all. i had these ones in 1157 and 1156 for the front and rear both of them are yellow. i would not buy these. this is one of those times you get what you pay for these cost about $12 for a pack of 2 as where the others are about $35 for a pack of 2



as you can see in these pictures those LED bulbs can't even be seen in the day time







and in this one you can see how ugly the yellow lights look in the front and how the stock headlight bulb is not all that bright



and in these ones you can see how the rear turn signal is not that bright and how much dimmer the stock brake light bulb is compared to my 1400 lumens LED bulb







so in the end if you are thinking of upgrading your signal bulbs and brake light LED is the way to go as long as you do it correct
 

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i forgot that my license plate bulb is LED as well and it is MUCH brighter as well. its a 194 or T10 bulb and i 20 SMD 1210 white LED bulb. it gives off a nice blue tint light. i give one to bootheatsbugs and he'll tell you how much brighter the bulb is.

5 x T10 20 SMD1210 LED White Super Bright Car Lights Bulb 194 168 2825 W5W | eBay



if you LOOK at this picture you can see the license plate bulb vs the LED lights under the bags just LOOK at it and you'll see the difference







one thing to note about LED bulbs is they are directional so if you put it in one way and it doesn't work just put it in the other way. you not do any harm to anything by installing them wrong they just simply won't work. they are one way only
 

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i use a Led tail with integrated turns.. turns up front and Led fogs on my light bar.... but wen it comes to my head light im all HID..
 

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this light is sweet. its HID without the HID. it gives off a pure white light and its brighter than the stock bulb with the same wattage. it puts out more light wider and further. and no more of that nasty yellow light.
No, HID (High Intensity Discharge) does not refer to a light color, so sorry, youre wrong. Its just a whiter light with a higher Kelvin rating than your normal bulbs.
 

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im sorry John but furball is right.. i have a 5k HID it's pure white.. i put 6k leds in my fogs jusy to try and match the light color.. with my headlight off and my fogs on the light from the LEDs do not even compare to the light the HID produces.... my wife has a 10 k HID its blueish.. if u were around a 2 or 3 k it be yellow.. 20k is pink look... #+k= color
 

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I know that HID doesnt make the light color. But for most people when you say HID you think of either a blueish or pure white light. Silverstar advertises this light to have the HID attitude. It produces a 4000k-5000k light color. Which is normally something you only get with HID. This light is no where near the brightness a HID but it is as close as your going to get to HID without the HID I think. And thats what I ment by its HID without HID.
 

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got ya.. y don't u go HID.. ud luv it i promise.. if u want the info on what i got just txt me
 

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it's one relay that's got to be wired into the bat the rest is plug n play.. if u change ur mind just let me know... and get tha snorkel off lol
 

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If you are gonna do HID, for the love of mike, don't just use a plug and play kit! Get a proper HID projector lens retrofit done. I did my own. Got the kit from www.retrofitsource.com, and a new headlight housing from www.kapscomoto.com. Without a proper lens, you will most certainly be blinding people you are approaching. A true projector lens will give you a nice cutoff line in the light and REALLY brighten up the road in front of you.
 

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no fence spawn but thekit i have is for the bike... has a shield that covers the end of the bulb so that the light is directed off the mirroring in the head light.. i had more ppl flashing there highs at me wen i just had a halogen vs now and night vision is improved a 100 percent.. and I've been running it now over a year without even a hiccup
 

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None taken, it's a discussion ;) does the cover the top half of the bulb as well? I had a set of Bi-Xenons like that initially in my show truck back in 2006, but did a full projector retro in 2009. The difference was beyond noticiable, and the cutoff line is just too sexy.

JKkustomsZ28, you are most likely right as the full on projector retrofits used to run around $300, but you can find ones on fleabay for $60-80 now. Some have the bracket to install in place of the bulb so it lines up perfectly, but I found that the stock housing on the shadow just wasn't deep enough. I went with this one from Kapscomoto.com

Motorcycle Universal Custom Chrome Headlight w/ Bracket

Since it was 10.25" deep, there was more than enough room. I just blacked out the reflector and cut the hole to flush mount the shroud for the projector. I also got the mathcing mini lights to make the custom light bar.
 

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ur correct sir.. it's BI-xenon.. it changes from hi to low beam with mechanical motion like the projector lights on the wifes car... i dig that retro fit that u have done good job..
 

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I just recieved the front led turn signal lights you tested and reviewed. I put them in, and they are incredibly bright. However, when I turn on the turnsignal switch, all four of my turn signals start flashing, kind of like hazzard lights. I have not installed the plug and play relay, as I am still awaiting its arrival. (I couldn't wait to see how the new lights would look). Will the relay solve this problem? Where does the relay actually PLUG into so I can get out and PLAY?

Thanks for this review. It has been really helpful. I have wanted to install a light bar, but they are so damn pricey. This should accomplish what I want, just a bit cheaper. Thanks again.
 

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I just recieved the front led turn signal lights you tested and reviewed. I put them in, and they are incredibly bright. However, when I turn on the turnsignal switch, all four of my turn signals start flashing, kind of like hazzard lights. I have not installed the plug and play relay, as I am still awaiting its arrival. (I couldn't wait to see how the new lights would look). Will the relay solve this problem? Where does the relay actually PLUG into so I can get out and PLAY?

Thanks for this review. It has been really helpful. I have wanted to install a light bar, but they are so damn pricey. This should accomplish what I want, just a bit cheaper. Thanks again.
the relay you are replacing is in the headlight bucket at least thats where mine was. to know for sure turn the key on and a blinker and listen for the clicking and thats the relay to replace. did you do all 4 led or just the front 2?
 
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