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The Great LED Experiment, Part 3 (Uni-Go Success!)
Written by CalvinFold on 10/1/2004 at 04:28 am

Well, the Uni-Go is done, completely LED-ized, and the results are

I finished the turn signals today, the results:

--A slight shift to a more "yellow" rather than "orange" color...kinda
odd, but not bad, and not shifted into too bright a yellow (doesn't look
white), so it's okay.

--While still not "wonderful" visibility straight back, alot better than
the almost non-visible of stock bulbs.

--Side visibility is wonderfully bright even in the daytime.

Definitely worth the effort.

I now have comparison photography between the stock Uni-Go taillight and
running lights (bulbs) during the day...


...and the LED lights during the day...


Not sure if the photos really show the vivid difference in visibility,
but even in the daytime the difference is startling. From almost nothing
to visible running lights, and from "am I braking?" to "brakes!" on the
brake lights.

Now at night the difference is even more noticeable...these lights SHOUT
at you at night, you can't miss 'em.

Definitely shows this will be worth it for the PC800, even despite the
expense, at least in my humble opinion, and especially since I ride
during the crappy winter months (fog, rain, overcast, etc.). So I will
gain better daytime visibility in sunny and low-contrast conditions as
well as rain and fog. Actually, due to the "focus" inherent in even
wide-angle visibility LEDs, fog/rain safety should be vastly improved.

One last thing to do on the trailer is to replace the rearmost reflector
with an LED-style one from Electrical Connections...will fill the "dead
spot" in the rear red lense.

So this weekend or next week I will make my shopping list for the rear
of the PC800. Will let you folks know when I start THAT project.

Will post photos when I replace the red reflector on the Uni-Go as well,
but otherwise, this ends The Great LED Experiment, IMHO, a rousing

San Leandro, CA
1996 Honda Pacific Coast 800 ("Red Dwarf")
45,000+ miles || HRCA #HM729375
2002 Uni-Go Trailer ("Starbug 1") || Trailer #499
Thursday, September 30, 2004 || 9:19 PM PST

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