Mon Apr 25, 2022 3:10 pm

Lurker
P200E
Joined: 27 Mar 2022
Posts: 2
Location: St Louis, MO USA
 
Lurker
P200E
Joined: 27 Mar 2022
Posts: 2
Location: St Louis, MO USA
Mon Apr 25, 2022 3:10 pm linkquote
I'm building a 150 GL and want to upgrade the headlight. I was curious if anyone had done such a retrofit?

I have some initial thoughts but am open to experienced suggestions. My initial plan would be to cut open a stock headlight and reuse the mount/glass. Then, Line, the outside with a rope LED and use that for the low beam or running light. Then mount an auxiliary LED pod in the center to use for a high beam. I know that I will almost certainly have to install an AC to DC converter in the bucket to allow the LEDs to function properly.

Am I missing anything?
Mon Apr 25, 2022 4:40 pm

Ossessionato
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 3563

 
Ossessionato
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 3563

Mon Apr 25, 2022 4:40 pm linkquote
All that sounds spot on for retrofitting a LED into an OEM headlight. The most difficult part of the project will probably be packaging all of the separate components into the headset. There isn't much room and you'll probably will run out of space pretty quickly. You might have to locate the AC to DC converter in a different location? Good luck and keep us posted with pics!
Fri May 20, 2022 12:04 pm

Member
VBC1T
Joined: 12 Aug 2021
Posts: 44
Location: WGS 84
 
Member
VBC1T
Joined: 12 Aug 2021
Posts: 44
Location: WGS 84
Fri May 20, 2022 12:04 pm linkquote
I think it would be easier just by fitting daymaker headlight.
Fri May 20, 2022 2:13 pm

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 5976
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella, 66 Smallstate, 08 Stella (for now)
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 5976
Location: Nashville
Fri May 20, 2022 2:13 pm linkquote
Are you running a trapezoidal or round headlight?
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