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Thread: LED bulbs now banned

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    It seems unfortunate that something that can help you see better at night is deemed illegal.

    I'd never get LED bulbs through a WoF on the R1 because you can see the back of the bulbs when you're sitting on the bike. But then they're really quick to change unlike my last bike.

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    After having multiple incandescent bulbs failing within a short space of time - apparently there are differing bulb types and some are suited for bikes) I'm now looking at LED bulbs since they are less subject to failure under vibration.
    Any good NZ based suppliers out there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    After having multiple incandescent bulbs failing within a short space of time - apparently there are differing bulb types and some are suited for bikes) I'm now looking at LED bulbs since they are less subject to failure under vibration.
    Any good NZ based suppliers out there?
    You can get bulbs designed to cope with higher levels of vibration. But unless you have an older bike or a V-twin, normal bulbs will do the job.

    Have you checked the charging voltage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    You can get bulbs designed to cope with higher levels of vibration. But unless you have an older bike or a V-twin, normal bulbs will do the job.

    Have you checked the charging voltage?
    I'm hoping there isn't a short, but after replacing the bulb again recently this latest one is lasting OK.
    Most bikes suffer more vibration at the back end than a car has to cope with, so slightly different approaches in design I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    It seems unfortunate that something that can help you see better at night is deemed illegal.

    I'd never get LED bulbs through a WoF on the R1 because you can see the back of the bulbs when you're sitting on the bike. But then they're really quick to change unlike my last bike.
    Laws usually only react to the stupidity of those who can't make balanced decisions for themselves. Likely some plonker fitted a Night Sun to their bike, prompting a legislative backlash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    Laws usually only react to the stupidity of those who can't make balanced decisions for themselves. Likely some plonker fitted a Night Sun to their bike, prompting a legislative backlash.
    Wow next thing they'll be banning straight pipes on harleys and smoking in cars...
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