Cree lights get hot?

Chaz

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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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MotoMagz

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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.
 

Chaz

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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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