Harley Davidson LED Headlamps Fog Lamps Maximum Visibility
Harley Davidson LED Headlamps To borrow an analogy: For a motorcyclist, the best visual defense is a strong defense. And the best visual defense is a strong offense. And the best offense involves the latest lighting products from Genuine Motor Accessories.
Indeed, while many new H-D lighting accessories are engineered to provide greater visibility for the rider, many new items draw other motorist’s attention to the rider in an effort to increase the margin for safety.
One of these attention-grabbing items is the Headlamp Modulation Kit, which creates pulsating light cycles of the headlamp low beam, from full- to low- intensity, four times per second.
A light sensor in the system only activates the modulation during the day, while a handlebar- mounted switch allows the rider to turn the kin on and off. Designed exclusively for H-D motorcycles, the kit offers easy plug- and – play installation, and works with many VRSC, XL, Dyna, Softail, and Touring models, although it’s not compatible with HID or LED headlamps.
Those riding certain FL models with auxiliary lamps can increase their bike’s visibility with the new, first-of-its-kind independent Auxiliary Lamp Wire Harness Kit. Quickly and easily plugged into an FL’s wiring harness, the kit provides independent control of the auxiliary lamps, enabling their illumination when the headlamps are in either high- or low-beam modes (in stock configuration, the auxiliary lights can be turned on only in low-beam mode).
A switch to powerful light cast by Harley-Davidson LED lamps will add to both your offensive and defensive position. Amid the flow of standard and incandescent bulbs that characterize nighttime traffic, a bright white LED grabs extra attention. For the rider, the same powerfully bright white light more clearly illuminates everything from road debris to road signs. On high beam, that same H-D LED lamp casts 125 feet of added depth and 45 feet of added width compared to the stock OE incandescent high beam, offering the rider more time and distance to react to potential hazards. They’re available for most 1994-and-newer models, delivering maximum visibility as running lights, directional indicators, and brake lamps.
Additionally, LED lighting options are available for auxiliary lamps, tail lamps, and turn signals for many 1999- and newer models, delivering maximum visibility as running lights, directional indicators, and brake lamps. For more information on pricing and model compatibility for all H-D lighting accessories, visit Mt. Baker Harley-Davidson.
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If nothing else, the critical fact to understand about the new LED Headlamps from H-D Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories is that the high beam casts 125 feet of added depth and 45 feet of added width compared to the stock OE incandescent high beam.
What does an extra 125 feet of light depth mean? Cruising down a rural two-lane at 55 mph, you’re traveling 81 feet per second. If Bambi is standing in your lane, you’ll need to stop. Applying both brakes optimally for the most effective deceleration, you’ll travel roughly 120 feet before coming to a stop. But before you even begin to slow down, on average you’ll consume 1.5 seconds of reaction time to detect the deer, reach for the lever, and begin applying the brakes. At 55 mph, 1.5 seconds equates to 122 feet.
So LED lamps may buy you the distance cushion required for your reaction time, potentially saving more than just the deer’s hide.
While the bird’s-eye view of the light patterns comparing the 7-inch headlamp with an LED bulb to the stock incandescent headlamp clearly illustrates the vast difference in light patterning, this is one product you truly should see to believe (click here “LED Headlamp” to watch the video).
More than just the improved patterning, LED lamps deliver high-quality lighting. Unlike incandescent light, LED emits a powerfully bright white light that more clearly illuminates objects, whether it’s road debris or road signs. Conversely, it’s that same powerful white light that seems to capture the attention of motorists. Undoubtedly you’ve been in a nighttime traffic situations with multiple vehicles, when one particular vehicle’s bright white lights visually scream out among a sea of soft incandescent. That’s LED doing the screaming.
The new Genuine Motor Accessories LED Headlamps feature two horizontal “D”-shaped lenses that focus light into a pool in front of the motorcycle, a low-beam projector lens that provides a focused beam of light out front and a separate high-beam projector that delivers a super-bright, super-focused beam to penetrate deep into the darkness. These solid-state LED lamps are shock and vibration resistant, and typically last much longer than traditional bulbs. Their plug-and-play design means installation is quick and simple into the stock housing and wiring connections.
The new LED Headlamps are available in both the 5-3/4-inch and 7-inch lamp sizes for many models, beginning with some 1981 models and including most 1994- and – later motorcycles. LED Auxiliary Lamps are also available in the 4-inch lamp size for all motorcycles equipped with them, with three D-shaped lenses that increase the light pattern and complement the LED-equipped headlamps.
Harley Davidson LED Headlamps LIGHTING MAKES A VISIBLE DIFFERENCE
Motorcycle riders are continually looking for ways to become more visible to other motorists on the road. Harley-Davidson® LED lighting technology is a great way to offer premier visibility to your customers. Plus, they can be confident in their purchase decision since our LED lighting products are thoroughly tested to meet Harley-Davidson’s stringent quality and electrical standards.
In any weather conditions, our LED lighting products provide superior performance over traditional stock lamps and offer the perfect balance of style, function and visibility.
Harley Davidson LED Headlamps
The fastest and easiest way to attain superior visibility and cut through the night is with Harley-Davidson® LED Headlamps. Our headlamps shine brighter and whiter in color and provide a superior light pattern versus standard incandescent lamps. Here’s why… two D-shaped headlamp lenses focus light into a pool directly in the “sweet spot” in front of the motorcycle, so the rider can see farther and be seen sooner. And, separate high beam and low beam projector lenses deliver a super bright, focused beam in front to penetrate deep into the darkness. Our solid-state LED lamps are shock and vibration resistant and are DOT approved for use in all 50 states.
Harley-Davidson LED Bullet Turn Signal Kit
These extra bright LED turn signals are fast acting to provide a quicker response time to riders, alerting other motorists to their intended actions on the road. Attention-getting style and greater light output help to give your customers the visibility they need. Our LED Bullet Turn Signals are multi-functional – operating as running light and directional indicators in the front, and running light, brake light and directional indicators in the back. Featuring pillow-style optics, a horizontal chrome band, and a Bar & Shield medallion, these signals are the perfect match for our LED Tail Lamps.
The LED Bullet Turn Signal kit is available with either smoked lenses in front and rear, or with amber lenses in front and red lenses in rear. These shock and vibration resistant, solid-state LED lamps are DOT approved for use in all 50 states. Installation is easy; simply plug in to existing connectors, no cutting or splicing required.
Center-Mount Auxiliary Running and Brake Light
Your customers won’t have to worry about catching the attention of vehicles behind them with our brilliant red, center-mount running and brake light featuring LED technology. The fast-acting, long life LEDs glow red when the ignition is on and intensify when the brakes are applied. The low-profile chrome shell attaches to and hugs the contour of the turn signal bar for a custom look.
The lens is specifically designed to complement the existing Tribar Light on the bottom edge of the rear fender. In any weather conditions, our Center-Mount Auxiliary Running and Brake Light will provide superior performance. The plug-in connection offers easy installation.
Harley-Davidson® LED lighting products combine style and function; not only do they enhance the appearance of the motorcycle with eye-catching shape and color, they also allow you to be more visible on the road to other vehicles. This functionality will help riders feel at ease during harsh weather conditions or when driving down dimly lit roads. And don’t forget, installation is easy with the plug-in connections.
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Harley Headlight: Line of Sight
When you’re riding at night – Scanning the surroundings and road ahead with a heightened sense of anticipation – are you confident that your Harley Headlight is aimed in the right place to provide optimal nighttime visibility?
Harley Headlight alignment is something a lot of rider’s seldom think about, even though it’s an important safety consideration. Fortunately, adjusting it is simple procedure you can perform yourself (or better, with a helper):
- Verify that front and rear tire inflation pressures are correct and that your suspension is adjusted to the weight of the principal rider (and passenger, if applicable). Also, for the best results, make sure the fuel tank is full.
- Measuring from the front axle, position the motorcycle 25 feet from a wall. Draw a vertical chalk line on the wall directly in front of it.
- With the motorcycle laden (with rider in place) and upright, point the front wheel straight toward the line and measure the distance from the floor to the center of the high beam bulb. Then draw a horizontal line across the vertical line that is 2.1 inches (53mm) lower that the measured height of the high beam bulb.
- To verify alignment, set the headlamp switch to high beam and confirm that the center of the hot spot (the brightest area of the light beam) is centered where the two lines intersect.
- If adjustment is required, locate the horizontal and vertical adjuster slots in the Harley headlamp trim ring, and use a Phillips screwdriver to turn the screws until the headlamp beam is properly positioned. (On dual-headlamp models, the adjusters are small hex nut, two on each side, located near the bottom edge of the inner fairing).
This process is spelled out in more detail in your Harley’s Owner’s Manual or Service Manual. As always, don’t hesitate to rely on the highly trained service professionals at Mt. Baker Harley-Davidson if you’re unsure or have any questions.
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