Please give an update after driving in the dark, and tag me if you would. I've held off, mostly because many LED's don't pierce the night and project far enough. A few of the ones that do will only get you flashed by oncoming cars all the time. Need some that are a happy mix of the two. Also, with my Sling having the Canada version front lights, I have 6 of them, so that will get many people thinking they are on high beam just for that reason.
That is the real problem with the LED light. You can't go by the 6000K (which means bright white) and you can't even go by lumens even though that usually helps. It's how far the light is projected by our lenses. I ride my Sling to work on any decent day, and I leave the house at 5:20. Even on the earliest sunrise days, I still leave in the dark (although for about a month I get there with some light showing up). I need better lighting than I have now, definitely not worse.
Well, I had a chance to test these new lights out & compare them to standard lamps on my SUV.
The throw on these LEDs are almost exactly the same as my Hyundai Santa Fe. The difference is that the slingshot lamps have a more precise cutoff where the SUV lights dribble off gradually.
The good part about this is that I don't blind oncoming cars. So far, I'm quite satisfied, but I can see where others would want a longer throw.
I'm going to play with aiming, see if I can come up with a way to adjust the position of the bulb in the socket to take better advantage of the projector reflector design.
I'd also like to know if anyone has played with adjusting the high-beam louvers? I think if I could raise the 'down position' a bit I would have a lot better results.
I'll let folks here know how I get on.