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just wanted to know if anyone knew of a company selling led low and high beam lights for our fc type . Thanks.
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Are you asking about headlights?
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Claude, Sealed beam LED'S are not available in the aftermarket as far as I know, yet. It looks like your best bet is to use a set of these http://www.automotivelightingusa.com...nversion-6.5x4

Then get yourself a inexpensive hid kit off Ebay with a set of h4 bulbs.

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you can buy headlights not the right size they are available in 7 inch form trucklite
or if you prefer buy an Audi r-8
do not use hid to retrofit an fc you will blind oncoming traffic
the best bet is halogen
both hella and bosch produce them in 5 3/4
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just wanted to know if anyone knew of a company selling led low and high beam lights for our fc type . Thanks.

Claude,

Have you already done the headlight relay upgrade to your 'Bird, it makes a significant improvement to the early FC and PT headlights. Wanderlodge Owners Group > Links, Files, Old Yahoo Forum Database and Downloads > Downloads & Files > Headlights, Taillights, and Backup Lights Upgrade

You may want to add the year and model of your 'Bird in your permanent signature.
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FYI: I have had good luck with Hella and Silverstar Halogen headlight replacements.
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you can buy headlights not the right size they are available in 7 inch form trucklite
or if you prefer buy an Audi r-8
do not use hid to retrofit an fc you will blind oncoming traffic
the best bet is halogen
both hella and bosch produce them in 5 3/4
I am not sure about the size of HID headlights but if you can get an assy that a halogen bulb fits in, there are HID kits available. You get what you pay for with LED and HID. If it looks to good to be trrue, it is! I have retrofit two motorcycles with HID and it is the best way to see and to get seen. Works better than a pulsating headlight IMO. You may have to have your headlights readjusted after an HID upgrade. There are some interesting looking HID projector lights that have high and low beam using a solenoid operated shade covering part of the bulb for the low beam. Just a single electric arc takes the place of the two seperate filaments in a halogen or incandescent bulb. HID takes usually 35 watts power and gives many times more light. I have seen some 50 watt HID recently for sale but have not seen in the flesh. High watt halogen bulbs pull 110 watts and will melt wiring and connectors. Each 110 watt fixture pulls 9.2 amps X two headlights=18.4 amps. HID 35 watt fixture pulls 2.9 amps X two headlights = 5.8 amps. And you get many times more light in a spectrum very close to sunlight. HID lights don't get hot and don't explode. You can lay your hand on the lens of an HID headlight after it has been ON for ten minutes and it will be warm but not HOT! Rick in snowy Ohio
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Here's a picture of my Bi-Xenon (high-low beam) conversion for the BB's with the Ford style headlight housings. Prototype. The finished version will be chromed, not black, although the do have a certain look about them in black

Once installed I'll have these and the regular Halogen as well. This should offset any DOT problems, if any.

I showed them off at the RATS Rally, lot's of positive response.

Second pic is the clear cover over the housing. I have another set in the works that are the water proof type, they are mounted in a piece of 304 SS that matches the profile of the SS lightbar cover.

I still have two light bar covers with end caps for sale $179.00 shipping and ins. included.





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So what is your opinion of the HID as far as driving at night? On a motorcycle it is a big difference. The side vision is so much better, if you have gone down a street for years with halogen at night and switch to HID you see things that you never knew were there! Do you have any round ones in the works for older birds? My conversion on my Harley turbo bike was made by a company called EXCITING LIGHTING. Rick in snowy Ohio
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