Motorcycle Headlight Assemblies
For avid motorcyclists, maintenance of their bike is an important factor when it comes to safe and enjoyable riding. Many tasks, like replacing your motorcycle headlights, can be safely and effectively done in your own garage. Replacing headlight assemblies can not only keep your motorcycle ready for any and all light conditions, it can also improve your overall visibility and keep you safe on the road.What are the LED headlight styles available for motorcycles?
LED headlights have rapidly become a favorite choice among motorcycle enthusiasts as well as other vehicle drivers. This is due to the quality of the light produced by LED headlights as well as the long life of these units. Some of the different styles of LED headlights include:
- Fairing pattern headlights offer you the ability to choose headlight patterns on the front of your fairing.
- Angel eye headlights, also known by the term halo headlights, are created by a circle of LED bulbs around the edge of the headlight and a single LED bulb in the middle of the headlight. The circular light pattern at the edge has the appearance of a halo of light around the main light.
- Multi LED headlights can increase the overall area that is illuminated in front of the motorcycle.
Motorcycle headlights are manufactured from different materials for different effects. LED motorcycle headlights offer several advantages, such as:
- Life span: LED lighting uses diodes to emit light. Typically, LEDs have a lifespan of about 50,000 hours, which is equal to five years of nonstop use.
- Light focus: Motorcycle headlights made with LEDs are able to focus the beam effectively, offering complete illumination of the road ahead.
- End of life cycle: LED lights become dimmer as they reach the end of their life cycle, allowing you to safely replace the light before losing the headlight illumination completely.
Most motorcycle headlights and assemblies are easily replaced using just a screwdriver. To replace a motorcycle headlight assembly:
- Secure your motorcycle so that it will not tip over during the process.
- Unscrew the current headlight assembly and carefully move it forward out of place to reach the wiring in the back.
- Unplug the wiring and remove the entire assembly, taking care not to scrape or damage the paint.
- Place the new headlight assembly and plug in the wires.
- Replace the screws in the headlight assembly and tighten them.
- Test the new headlight to ensure it is working properly.