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post #21 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-04-2018, 06:07 PM
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If you wouldnt mind waiting until this afternoon i can talk to a buddy of mine that is big into automotive lightning upgrades, retrofits and custom lighting. Not only does it built custom lights he also sells only high quality products. I can ask him his thoughts on what LEDs to buy. Granted they probably wont be as cheap as those eBay lights but would be much brighter and better quality.

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Yup, i can wait. Its not that it dose not work currently, its jsut i prefer to get it done soon while i have the whole plastic body disassembled.
Not anything close to cheap but these are the ones he recommended for "colored" bulbs.

https://www.amazon.com/Philips-Ultin...HT8ZQX9J4VPNX0

For white bulbs he suggested these

https://www.xenondepot.com/t10-w5w-1...t-led-194c.htm

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If you wouldnt mind waiting until this afternoon i can talk to a buddy of mine that is big into automotive lightning upgrades, retrofits and custom lighting. Not only does it built custom lights he also sells only high quality products. I can ask him his thoughts on what LEDs to buy. Granted they probably wont be as cheap as those eBay lights but would be much brighter and better quality.

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Yup, i can wait. Its not that it dose not work currently, its jsut i prefer to get it done soon while i have the whole plastic body disassembled.
Not anything close to cheap but these are the ones he recommended for "colored" bulbs.

https://www.amazon.com/Philips-Ultin...HT8ZQX9J4VPNX0

For white bulbs he suggested these

https://www.xenondepot.com/t10-w5w-1...t-led-194c.htm

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oh god.... ya no....

I appreciate the recommendation, dont get me wrong, and maybe others will take it, but I think for my budget and lack of overall "need" to do it, I will buy some generic Chinese ones that "may" fit it. Worst case is i spent $5 for an entire kit to change whole ATV over (compared to $35+ for "guaranteed" fit)
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So I went ahead and ordered 3x 10 packs of those led bulbs I found on ebay (red,green,blue). Cost 2.90 for all three sets.

I figure they are fine for indicator lights, and if they don't fit, well it was less than $3. If they fit and work, great! I will just slap a little but of Elmer's rubber cement to make em moisture resistant and be done.

I will report back with results (coming from china so could be a month before you hear anything)

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Does anyone know where i can buy these? I cant seem to locate them on ebay, amazon, or aliexpress.

I saw a post on hondaATVforum a while ago about this exact headlight, but no-one ever posted its manufacturer or model.

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Ok so, I ended up finding them.... FINALLY (took me like an hour and a half cuz no one ever posts links).
Found them here:
https://www.amazon.com/MICTUNING-Bac...QQ4H7WQJCWZ78T

Before I buy them, i have a question on the electrical system.
Is a single headlight on the 1994 trx300fw 25w or 50w (25/25w says manual)?
I keep seeing people putting like 35 or 40 watt HEID bulbs in the stock housings.

I looked in the manual and saw that it recommends a 25/25w bulb (is that 50w per headlight?). I just want to know if i can buy a higher power 48w (5,200 lumens) version of this or just stick with the 18W (1500 lumens) ones.

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I decided to go ahead with the 18W kit just to be safe, and so that my trx300fw can actually charge the battery better even when the lights are on (as they are 18w compared to stock 25w). More juice for winch at night in long plows.

I will report back on the china LED bulbs I got, and this 18w front retrofit when I get around to it.

thanks those who offered help and input.
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Update:

Here is a quick video I did on the headlight installation. I do not have the ATV assembled yet to the point where I can do night time footage, but they do seem at least 25% brighter minimum.
Enjoy!

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FWIW I swapped the indicator bulbs for LED and they were so obnoxiously bright even in bright daylight that I went back to the OEM.

When you guys install the flush mount LED pods, are you going with floods or spots?

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FWIW I swapped the indicator bulbs for LED and they were so obnoxiously bright even in bright daylight that I went back to the OEM.

When you guys install the flush mount LED pods, are you going with floods or spots?
The Ones i got are flood. Only ones i saw available in that flush style. That and i imagine the spot ones would be impossible to align correctly since you are straight up bolting them in a stationary position with no mechanical adjustment.
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Looks good Orvis.

I've put floods in the grill, with a lightbar on the front rack for long range.

Wire the floods in the grill to the tail light hot wire, so they're on anytime the headlight switch is in the on position, regardless of hi/low beam switch position.

Then wire the light bar on the rack to the high beam wires. So with lights on in low, flood pods are on. With lights on in high, both flood pods and light bar are on.

I'm blind as a bat. I like lots of lights so I can see where I'm going.
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