Harley-Davidson® LED* Lighting – For Seeing and Being Seen, the Most Important Element in Motorcycle Safety
The next time you change the foyer light bulb in your house, you will probably put in an LED* (Light Emitting Diode) bulb. If you do, chances are you’ll never need to change it again. That is the true beauty of LED lighting – it’s next to permanent, gives off next to no heat, and they’re gosh-awful bright while utilizing very little power.
That same engineering technology is now common on motorcycles. Since seeing and being seen while riding a motorcycle is critical for safety, LED lighting makes good sense. In fact, LED lighting for motorcycles may have a profound influence of accident rates, because being seen during daylight hours is the key to reducing accidents.
We have a large collection of LED lights and lighting components. The applications vary. First, look for headlight applications. That’s where the safety factor comes into play. After that, check out all of the applications where LEDs can be used. They are not only functional, but they’re beautiful. LED lights can also be used on fuel gauges, auxiliary lamps and turn signals, and tail lamps. Fitments are available for almost all Harley-Davidson® models, including the Electra Glide®, Street Glide®, Ultra Limited™, and Tri Glide™, Softail®, V-Rod®, Road Glide®, Road King®, and other Touring models. One of the most popular LED headlights is the Daymaker, available in both 5.75 and 7-inches.
Don’t neglect the tail light either. When you grab the brakes, you want those behind you to notice – and they will with the LED tail lamp applications you find here. Take time to review all the innovative ways you can equip your bike with LEDs. Check out the Harley® Lamp Starter Kit, a 6-lamp kit that allows you to install general lighting almost anywhere on the bike. We also offer a number of LED kits made by Ciro®, a manufacturer based in the heart of modern motorcycle innovation, Wisconsin. Ciro® makes a number of LED light kits to fill-in cavities or that otherwise enhance the bike; for example, the space between FL bags and the frame, or lighting strips that fit between your backrest and tour pack. They blend right into the motorcycle, while at the same time adding bright sequential turn signals, running lights, and center brake light.
In summary, LED Lamps are brighter and whiter in color and provide a superior light pattern over standard incandescent lamps. Upgrade and outfit your bike to LED. All the LED lamps offered by WisconsinHarley.com are DOT approved.
*An LED (Light Emitting Diode) is a semiconductor light source. Electrons combine in electron holes within the semiconductor device to release photons, or light. They are small, and they can be bright, very bright. There are no filaments to burn away. LED’s lights have also come a long way since their first appearance in the early 1960s. Then, they were used as indicator lamps in electronic devices. With improvements in application technologies over recent decades, today, LED lights are ubiquitous. We could go into the engineering advantages of LED lights, but for our purposes here, let’s just say that LED lights are (1), relatively inexpensive; (2), typically last from 35,000 to 50,000 hours, which is a lifetime of riding; and (3), they are much, much BRIGHTER than any comparable incandescent light source. Compare this to incandescent lights, which are more yellow and typically last only 1-2,000 hours. To review, we’re comparing 50,000 hours to 2,000 hours. It’s not surprising that LED lights are being widely used in automobile and motorcycle manufacturing. They are so good that new bikes from The Motor Company have LED headlights as standard equipment, proving that in a few short years incandescent lights on bikes will be relegated to something you see in a museum exhibit. This stands to reason because being seen is the most important defense when riding a motorcycle.