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Led headlights

Discussion in 'Apex General Talk' started by Mik mort, Jan 26, 2019.


  1. Mik mort

    Mik mort Newbie

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    Put a set of Zdatt H-4 bulbs in a 2011 Apex. The inside of the lens now frosts over. Anyone else having problems with this? Solutions?
     
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  3. alswagg2

    alswagg2 Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Not all cracked up to be, are they. I have tried Led bulbs in the past. Went back to the ultra reliable OEM halogen. Led does not provide any heat. Frost inside and out
     
  4. steiner

    steiner Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Take the headlight pod in and dry it out. Then check for any breaks in the seal of the housing
     
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  5. Mik mort

    Mik mort Newbie

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    It's not the bulbs themselves, but the lens of the whole headlight assembly.
     
  6. Mik mort

    Mik mort Newbie

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    Not in mine anyhow. They work great in a viper though.
     
  7. blueironranger

    blueironranger TY 4 Stroke God

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    2009 Phazer MTX
    This is why I added mini LED light bars to my sleds, LED bulbs just don't throw enough heat to keep the lens cleared, especially if your following someone and snow dust starts building up on the lens. Another reason is I have extra light when I need it, and it can be turned off so I don't dazzle oncoming rider at night or highway traffic when riding ditches. Way to many riders out there tossing in the cheapest/brightest LED bulbs they can find without concern to fellow riders, there are VERY few LED bulbs on the market that work well standard halogen housings.
     
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  8. steiner

    steiner Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Yup. That's why you want to dry out the headlight pod/assembly and check the seal.
    Do you park the sled on a heated garage? If so this will also produce moisture in the pod and the LEDs do not produce enough heat to melt or dry the pod out.
     
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  9. Mik mort

    Mik mort Newbie

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    Thanks I'll try that.
     
  10. InRBigness

    InRBigness Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    for brighter light, without frosting of your lens: Get a set of Roctoyz HID kits. Hundreds of us TY sheep cant be wrong. ;)
     
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  11. 03RX1-ER-LE

    03RX1-ER-LE VIP Member VIP Member

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    2009 Apex ER 6000 miles
    2016 Sport Haven 12 foot Hybrid trailer
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    Love my HIDs from Rock
    ;)!
     
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  12. slowride06er

    slowride06er Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Going to look into to this. Funny I did talk to him today
     
  13. Mik mort

    Mik mort Newbie

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    Do the HID lights make heat so as not to frost over? Also do you use the stock rubber boots with HID to keep moisture out?
     
  14. steiner

    steiner Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Yes and yes
     
  15. Mik mort

    Mik mort Newbie

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    Ok thanks.
     
  16. DLXB12Ss

    DLXB12Ss VIP Member VIP Member

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    2006 Apex ER custom paint
    I want to do that also, just can't find the lights or bars I like. Can you send some pics of what you're running?
     

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