|Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 - 01:07 pm: ||
This has been discussed here before and is fairly obvious, but until now the math didn't really work.
Well, now it does.
$6 for a 12V 900 lumen LED. And thanks to the EBR 1190RX, we know 2000 lumens is the legal DOT limit.
So for under $20 in LED's, you have a lot of what you need to cobble together a very bright LED headlight.
I have other projects to finish first, otherwise I'd have some on the way already.
|Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 - 05:40 pm: ||
Wow! Not being familiar with lumens, so with 2 of these side by side looking forward, would there be 1800 lumens?
|Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 - 07:06 pm: ||
Yes. You will need to heat sink them somehow, either a big chunk of aluminum or maybe a fan.
|Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 12:18 pm: ||
That would be an interesting project.
A standard H7 bulb puts out around 1500 lumen. It would require 2 of these to get a small gain in output.
However with the right reflector and such these would really be neat.
|Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 06:08 pm: ||
Thats what I was thinking, right before I started thinking about all my other half done projects.