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Lightbulb Accessory LED Lighting for Cruiser

Seeking anyone who has added LED Colored Accessory Lighting to their cruiser.

I am referring to the colored LED Accessory Lighting (ie. engine, saddle bags, and/or front forks being illuminated), which come in various colors, display modes, etc. There seems to be many different options available out there, so I am just curious as to what experiences riders may be having with these lights.

If so, what kind/type are you using and how robust is it?
Which manufacturer?
Any pics or videos?

Was it a DIY install or did you have the lighting installed?

Any additional insights would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your time!!!

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Aftermarket LED lighting is hit or miss, literally. The issue is vibration and heat, as the power converter of the bulb throws off a huge amount of waste heat. This has led to melted headlight buckets in the past.
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I've added some aftermarket LED lights to my C50 and upgraded the halogen bulb in the headlight to Philips RacingVision H4 Headlight Bulbs 12342RVS2 Xtreme Vision. Don't see the point of upgrading headlight to LED bulb due to reasons mentioned by Skrapiron above.
I did upgrade turn signals and break light to LED bulbs. If you change turn signals to LED, you would need to change the turn signal controller to "Lighting - Flash Controller - Suzuki - Relay - Turn Signal LED - 7 Pin - 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012," or a compatible model.

Towards the end of the threads listed below, you will find pictures of Denali spot LED lights I've used on my bike, as well as a different implementation of same Denali lights by another rider (second link, also towards the end of the thread).
https://www.volusiariders.com/54-gen...ts-better.html
https://www.volusiariders.com/47-cus...lames-2-a.html
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Aftermarket LED lighting is hit or miss, literally. The issue is vibration and heat, as the power converter of the bulb throws off a huge amount of waste heat. This has led to melted headlight buckets in the past.
Thank you for stopping by.

Let me clarify my initial inquiry.

I am referring to the colored LED Accessory Lighting (ie. engine, saddle bags, and/or front forks being illuminated), which come in various colors, display modes, etc. There seems to be many different options available out there, so I am just curious what experiences riders are having with these lights.

Thank you!!!

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Bulbs I used in my turn signals (very pleased): Front Turn Signal/Running Lights lights were changed to iBrightstar Extremely Bright 3030 Chipsets 1157 2057 2357 7528 BAY15D P21/5W Switchback LED Bulbs with Projector Replacement for Daytime Running Light.
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I've added some aftermarket LED lights to my C50 and upgraded the halogen bulb in the headlight to Philips RacingVision H4 Headlight Bulbs 12342RVS2 Xtreme Vision. Don't see the point of upgrading headlight to LED bulb due to reasons mentioned by Skrapiron above.
I did upgrade turn signals and break light to LED bulbs. If you change turn signals to LED, you would need to change the turn signal controller to "Lighting - Flash Controller - Suzuki - Relay - Turn Signal LED - 7 Pin - 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012," or a compatible model.

Towards the end of the threads listed below, you will find pictures of Denali spot LED lights I've used on my bike, as well as a different implementation of same Denali lights by another rider (second link, also towards the end of the thread).
https://www.volusiariders.com/54-gen...ts-better.html
https://www.volusiariders.com/47-cus...lames-2-a.html
Thank you for your reply.

Let me clarify my initial post inquiry.

I am actually referring to the colored LED Accessory Lighting (ie. engine, saddle bags, and/or front forks being illuminated), which come in various colors, display modes, etc. There seems to be many different options available out there, so I am just curious what experiences riders are having with these lights.

Thank you!!!

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