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    Using LED and Halogen

    Hi, I have a light and motion solo logic. I've been using it on the handle bars but for single track there are too many black spots. I've been told that I shouldn't mix halogen light with LED, is this good advice.
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    I know plenty of people who ride with a mix of both, i.e. A Hope Vision 4 on Bars with a niterider halogen on his bonce!

    The Different tints wont be helpful on the trail but if its what you got run with it!

    I use LED's that are different tints anyway a Green/Yellow Magicshine on my head with a Cool White P7 and Warm White MCE on Bars.

    If you use the Yellower light on your head you'll actually notice a benefit as it will cut through any fog/mist much better than a Cool White tint. When i tried a WC XPG R5 on my head it was like in Star trek when it goes to warp with all the droplets in the air relecting the light quite badly.

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    That advice is based on the different color temp of the halogen vs LED lights. When the two lights have the same or very similar color, the two beams blend together and you don't really perceive different movement patterns between the helmet and bar light.

    Some people can deal with it and some can't. Personally, I can't deal with it. I find the different movements of the helmet vs bar lights to be disorienting when the two beams are called out by the different colors.

    Same problem happens with Halogen and HID. I don't have a problem using HID and LED together. The color between those is close enough for me.

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    spotty problem, due light spread.

    I like it spread, and the ones I'am testing, are not as spotty.
    testing a 30w halogen, with a 6.5w led, it's a nice combo,
    just needs a big enough battery.
    the halogen provides good light, but is on the yellow side,
    what is good too, for depth perception.
    the LED brightens things up a level, and they complement each other.
    of course, if you had a 40W LED, that be groovy too, but you'd need about 4 MS,
    and be not as smooth. working on a 40w LED, but it be more like a tank, oops, they take more than 4 ,...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_robs-x
    spotty problem, due light spread.

    I like it spread, and the ones I'am testing, are not as spotty.
    testing a 30w halogen, with a 6.5w led, it's a nice combo,
    just needs a big enough battery.
    the halogen provides good light, but is on the yellow side,
    what is good too, for depth perception.
    the LED brightens things up a level, and they complement each other.
    of course, if you had a 40W LED, that be groovy too, but you'd need about 4 MS,
    and be not as smooth. working on a 40w LED, but it be more like a tank, oops, they take more than 4 ,...
    I'm not trying to be a jerk, but I have absolutely no idea what you're trying to say......

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    halogen + LED works groovey
    make LED beam as wide as halogen beam, otherwise go colorblind
    have plenty of juice, battery handy
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