First, you're probably going to find that most of the ones available aren't real headlights so they'll only have 2 wires, meaning no high or low beam, just a bright light. I found one from China that had end mounts for a Jeep (intended as a driving light) so it mounted up to the Emgo polished headlight ears just fine, and I used the low beam wire on the positive from the light with the other connected to ground to illuminate it. Mine is also a spot/flood combo so it creates a pretty large area of white light
I wouldn't say I didn't like it, I'd probably do the same thing if I could fine one with hi/lo beams. In general its not a 50 state legal mod. But then again once the state has my money and I have their inspection sticker.....
Agreed - I never ride the bike at night, it's strictly for daytime riding legalities and I absolutely understand the blinding white light from all the high-performance LED and other lighting being used on cars and trucks now. Where I live, trucks are very popular and half of them are lifted, putting that bright white light right at your rear view mirror height at night... much like Alan mentioned about using the sun visor, around here you also have to use your rear view mirror adjustment to soften the glare from behind. My original plan for the spot/flood combo unit was to disassemble it to look for a division between the spot circuit and the flood circuit to see if I could convert it to a "high-low" connection... sadly, it looks more like a small motherboard inside than a headlight, so I couldn't find an obvious spot to try to separate the sections
Not a light bar, but I have used LED fixtures for non-intended purposes - headlights. Since then several others I know have used them in similar space confined applications. I used what are called "projector" lights. Envision the business end of a slide projector and that's it. It is a thick fisheye lens to direct the light. Have you considered how to handle Hi/Lo beam??? Since the LED's are so directionally focused, you're probably going to want to use two slightly differently aimed fixtures instead of simply reducing the amount of light cast.
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