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Old 12-02-2016, 05:46 PM
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Default Cree lights get hot?

I'm hoping to retro fit a 2000 lumens (approx) cree light into a vintage headlight. Can somebody advise how hot they get? I expect to vent the light somehow but still curious if I'm attempting the impossible. I have not bought a cree light yet so have no idea.

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Old 12-03-2016, 04:40 PM
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Default Re: Cree lights get hot?

Your head lamp should get warm, not hot. The reason it gets warm is that the actual led uses the aluminum case as a heat sink. If you vent it all will be well.
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Old 12-04-2016, 02:08 PM
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Default Re: Cree lights get hot?

Thanks for the reply, Kletus. I'm going for it. I have to if I want to ride past four pm when the sun sets up here at this time of year.
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Old 12-09-2016, 07:00 PM
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Thanks for the reply, Kletus. I'm going for it. I have to if I want to ride past four pm when the sun sets up here at this time of year.
If you drive the led to hard it will get hot . Use heatsink like mentioned and don't push the led to the max and it will last and give good light.
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Old 12-10-2016, 03:21 PM
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Default Re: Cree lights get hot?

Thanks, MM, I will take that advice. I will only be riding in the city with lit streets so I don't need to light up the road. I just need to be seen. I'm thinking about making a copy of my bmw sport fairing and mounting the light with plenty of air around it.
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Old 12-11-2016, 09:43 AM
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Cool maybe you can find a smaller fairing from a moped .
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