what happens if you toggle the high/low switch? is there a fix? why would someone do that?
I have a relay connected to the high beam lead that activates my garage door, so I can open/close the door by flashing high beam.what happens if you toggle the high/low switch? is there a fix? why would someone do that?
that sounds cool.I have a relay connected to the high beam lead that activates my garage door, so I can open/close the door by flashing high beam.
I expect the warning disappears once the bike is started, so it’s a non-issue compared to the benefits of the bulbs.
battery voltage is not sufficient to clear CANBUS check. Alternator outputs higher voltage, and that allows to clear the fault. Essentially it is a non-issue.what happens if you toggle the high/low switch? is there a fix? why would someone do that?
I thought it better than the horn switch version - much longer life (for the rider).that sounds cool.
H7 halogen bulb doesn't transfer as much heat into the metal base of the bulb as an H7 LED does, at least the bulb I've looked at. Metal base of the LED H7 bulb acts as a heat-sink of sorts. Even though a halogen bulb filament is much hotter than the LED chips, it is all concentrated in the front. Purely resistive tungsten filament is somewhat isolated from the metal base.Heat wise:
As many here, I have also found it puzzling that the heat emitted from LED could be an issue, because it implies LED emits more heat than halogen emits (and halogen emits a lot of heat),
And indeed - as I have held the bulbs during some LED-vs-halogen crude-tests (see below) I could confirm the halogen emits much more heat;
I believe it depends on the voltage that your DC charger outputs. The higher the voltage, the higher the Watts. Watts=Amps x Volts. Motorcycle alternator outputs around 14.4 Volts. I believe for the purposes of this exercise, Amp of the LED bulb is constant, then when voltage increases, the Wattage increases as well.but then could someone explain why the CANBUS does not complain once the engine is running ?
H7 is a single filament bulb so you’ll need an equivalent LED version for each of low and high beams, Daniel.A question for those of you who have done the conversion: how many bulbs are needed in total? Do you use the same led bulb for low-beam and hi-beam, or do you need different bulbs? If it matters, my bike is a 2017 R1200R. (note, I'm new to this bike, have never changed the bulbs yet, hence the blatant ignorance)
Great, thanks! So a set of two bulbs would do it (one for low- and one for high-beam), correct? (or are there more than one low- or high-beam bulbs in an R1200R?)H7 is a single filament bulb so you’ll need an equivalent LED version for each of low and high beams, Daniel.
A set of two bulbs would do, and for the R12XXR the high-beam and low-beam bulbs are the same.Great, thanks! So a set of two bulbs would do it (one for low- and one for high-beam), correct? (or are there more than one low- or high-beam bulbs in an R1200R?)
On another side note: during my 1st ~25min day-time ride today and later on during my 2nd ~20min night-time ride back home I got the 'check low beam' warning: it popped up several times, sometimes disappearing on its own after 1 or 2 seconds, sometimes remaining and i had to dismiss it, and I am not sure if there is something wrong w/ that particular LED-bulb (or perhaps it is triggered when the LED-fan is off which means 1w less is drawn ?), but honestly I do not care and willing to live with it in return for the beautiful beautiful beam I get in return.
So is this a pretty solid confirmation that the Auxito bulbs do not cause any canbus errors?@rxc In case if you grow tired of the CANBUS errors, Auxito bulbs are still available on Amazon: Amazon.com: AUXITO 2023 Upgraded H7 LED Bulbs, 350% Brighter, 6500K White, 1:1 Mini Size, No Adapter Required, Non-Polarity, All-in-One H7ll Fog Light Bulb Conversion Kit, Plug and Play, Pack of 2 : Automotive
P.S. This company should really start paying R1200Rforum a commission by now
No error when engine running. If I for some reason decide to turn-on low or high beam before I start the engine, I do get a fault. It clears as soon as I start the engine. I really never turn on low/high beam manually before starting the engine, and haven't had any issues since I've installed the Auxito bulbs several weeks ago. My 2020 R1250R doesn't switch on Low beam until engine is running, unless I override it.So is this a pretty solid confirmation that the Auxito bulbs do not cause any canbus errors?
@fireman thank you for the tip,@rxc In case if you grow tired of the CANBUS errors, Auxito bulbs are still available on Amazon...
I don't know if Auxito bulbs will last, but I'm hopeful.Hola!!, saludos a todos. gracias al foro he adquirido las lámparas AUXITO 2023 H7 y son espectaculares, no Canbus ni con el contacto ni arrancada , perfecta, solo tengo la duda sobre el calor que genera, mi recorrido suele durar 1 hora o más, si Fireman que ha comprobado todos los parámetros confía en que durará se lo agradecería, saludos y gracias View attachment 118507 View attachment 118508
@fireman just sharing my thought/guess that perhaps/likely yours also have resistors built it to avoid the CANBUS warning:Received Auxito Bulbs with fans. ...
... It runs hot, and it became uncomfortable to hold-onto around the retainer ring after about a minute. IMHO it runs hotter than OEM 55 W bulb. ...
Battery voltage: 12.7 V DC
Auxito H7 w/ Fan Current: 1.46 A (fluctuates a bit around 1.32 A before fan spins-up, and went as high as 1.49 A for a few seconds)
Power Draw at 12.7 V DC: 18.5 Watts
Power Draw at 14.5 V DC: 21.17 Watts (calculated, not measured).
Power Draw when engine running, and alternator outputting around 14.5 V DC should be around 21 Watts*. I suspect it might not be enough to full CANBUS system, however I'm willing to give it a try anyway. I think Fanless version of this bulb has half the number of LED chips, so the power draw will be significantly lower, unless there is an extra resistor builtin.