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  • Offline Shadwell59   england

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    LED headlights
    on: July 07, 2022, 10:31:07 pm
    July 07, 2022, 10:31:07 pm
    I'm thinking of upgrading the lighting on my 2018 950, it would appear that the O.E.M. LED accessory lights are switched off when you go to main beam (correct me if I'm wrong) & whilst there are alternatives (Denali etc.) I was considering swapping out the standard halogens for LED units such as https://www.ledperf.co.uk/led-bulbs-kit-for-ducati-multistrada-950-motorcycle-p-34889.html has anybody tried anything like this?

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    Re: LED headlights
    Reply #1 on: July 08, 2022, 12:58:07 pm
    July 08, 2022, 12:58:07 pm
    I have upgraded that last few halogen bikes I had to HID's or LEDs. It is not difficult and the results are worth it (in my opinion).

    Changing the wiring so the low beam and accessory lights stay on with the high beam is a little more challenging, but not actually hard. I haven't done it on a Ducati, but the approach I would take is to wire the main lights directly to the ignition via a relay so bypassing the switches such that they are permanently on. The switches then simply turn the high beam on or off and have no effect on the low beam or accessories.

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    Re: LED headlights
    Reply #2 on: July 08, 2022, 07:14:17 pm
    July 08, 2022, 07:14:17 pm
    Whatever you do I would make it reversible for MOT time.

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    Re: LED headlights
    Reply #3 on: July 08, 2022, 08:13:15 pm
    July 08, 2022, 08:13:15 pm
    UK Gov did say they were going to make LED replacement bulbs a MOT fail.

    I think they changed their mind:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/special-notice-01-21-headlamp-conversions

    From March 22 2021, not all motorcycles and vehicles will fail the MOT test if their halogen headlamp units have been converted to be used with high intensity discharge (HID) or light emitting diode (LED) bulbs.

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    Re: LED headlights
    Reply #4 on: August 31, 2022, 02:08:21 pm
    August 31, 2022, 02:08:21 pm
    I just put the Cyclops H11 Replacement LED Headlight bulbs in my 2018 950, and the wife's 2018 950 - huge difference over stock yellow OG Bulbs.