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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Led upgrade recommendations

So I am wanting to replace all the old halogen bulbs in my atv (1994 trx300fw) with some lower watt (but equally good or better) LED bulbs.

I still want to keep the original look, so no massive light bars or rack mounted light.
Has anyone already retrofitted and replaced the following with LED (and if so can you provide links to the product you used).

1) front double headlight (high and low bulbs)
2) rear bulb
3) 3 indicator bulbs (neutral, reverse, oil temp)

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Update 1:

Here is a quick video I did on the headlight installation using the china 18w lights I bought. 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.
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See page 4, post 32/33 for pictures of LED bulbs in tail light, and indicator lights.

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If your bulbs are the oem Stanley bulbs there not halogen bulbs, these (pic) are 50 watt (highest wattage halogen bulbs i could locate,) (THEY WORK GREAT, n. still looks factory) jeep posted the name of the front type led bulbs, if he doesn't chime in, I'll see if i can dig that name up. For the tail light and dash bulbs I'd check with www.superbrightleds.com , that's where i got my bulbs, ---- dash, tail, and brake light bulbs, haven't had a single issue with any of them :-)

I've used LEDs in the front before, but, just two bulbs didn't produce as much light as i thought they would, def NOT near as bright as those halogen bulbs, on a note:draw back from LEDs ----- electromagnetic interference Some them destroy radio reception FM/am/short wave, i wont use them on my machine.
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If your bulbs are the oem Stanley bulbs there not halogen bulbs, these (pic) are 50 watt (highest wattage halogen bulbs i could locate,) (THEY WORK GREAT, n. still looks factory) jeep posted the name of the front type led bulbs, if he doesn't chime in, I'll see if i can dig that name up. For the tail light and dash bulbs I'd check with www.superbrightleds.com , that's where i got my bulbs, ---- dash, tail, and brake light bulbs, haven't had a single issue with any of them 🙂

I've used LEDs in the front before, but, just two bulbs didn't produce as much light as i thought they would, def NOT near as bright as those halogen bulbs, on a note:draw back from LEDs ----- electromagnetic interference Some them destroy radio reception FM/am/short wave, i wont use them on my machine.
Thanks for the reply.

No I ment more so replacing the whole front light assembly with a sealed led one.

I saw 1-2 posts of it done on other model Honda's, but nothing on the trx300fw.
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Glad to help!

Oh! I gotcha! You must be talking about these ?
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Or..... This type (I've never used this type before) there are some members who have swopped over to these led pods. Someone will probably chime in about this type.
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@PatrickB s 350 fourtrax, i believe those are xb led fog lights, maybe he'll toss up a few more pics. There called xb led fog lights, but there more like sub driving (white light)
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Or..... This type (I've never used this type before) there are some members who have swopped over to these led pods. Someone will probably chime in about this type.
I just swapped in cheap Amazon pods like these.

I think the stock bulbs are H6M if you wanted to put HID or LED bulbs in your stock housings.
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Oh! I gotcha! You must be talking about these ?
Yes, want to know if anyone can reccomend a kit that fits the stock plastics.

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I have pods fitted, 18w. There quite bright and donthe job, also available in 36w and slightly higher if I remember correctly. Easy to fit and require no cutting of the fenders. No high beam though, I wired my lightbar to high beam which works well with the pods.
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I have pods fitted, 18w. There quite bright and donthe job, also available in 36w and slightly higher if I remember correctly. Easy to fit and require no cutting of the fenders. No high beam though, I wired my lightbar to high beam which works well with the pods.
Do you happen to have a link to the kit you used? I may look for a similar one with high/low. I am (at this moment) not convinced I want to get a light bar.

Also, anyone happen to know the socket type of the stock indicator lights (newtral, oil, and reverse)? i cant seem to find any info other than "wedge" type
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