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So I was browsing over at the 1199 forums and saw that alot of the guys are swapping these H11 CREE LED bulbs in.

I have HID in my 848 right now but was thinking I would try this to see how they fit. I know we have projectors so im not sure what that will do to the output and projection.

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The plus side, is that I belive that we have more room in our head lights over the 1199/899 between our forks.

Anyone have any Ideas?


I like my HIDs but I prefer the look of LEDS and they are instant on. I would love to do a retro fit but im not the best at wiring/cutting/splicing etc.


HOW-TO: Cree LED Retrofit without removing headlight housing. - Ducati 1199 Forum
 

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I've been thinking the exact same thing. I only get the chance to ride in the dark these days and the HID's warm up time on the hi-beam is annoying the crap out of me. Just don't like the thought of the back of the lights being open, they suffer enough from condensation as it is.
 

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Got the the led bulbs in. Install was a breeze. Ballast are super small compared to HID ballast. I forgot to take pics with the HIDS on. I will test output later at night but initial impressions are that it is brighter. I can't fit the covers over the bulbs so I will have to modify them. The back of the bulbs (fans) stick out I would say about 5 millimeters. They are noisy (if engine isn't running, it sounds like a tiny fan). Here are some pics. Will try to get better ones. Motor vehicle Auto part Vehicle Tire Car
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Looks like those bulbs have a tiny fan on the end to cool the heatsink. If that is the case, i would highly suggest not putting them in an enclosed location, like the stock bulbs are. You would be surprised at the amount of heat those suckers can generate....
 

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