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Givi Trekker S310 from Halogen to LED
« on: June 03, 2014, 18:15:40 »
One of my Givi lights had an intermittent fault, I looked at replacing the bulbs but they are silly money  

Also, the standard H3 lamps are 50 watts a piece. By the way, inside a Givi Trekker light there is nothing other than the bulb (no control gear etc.).

So, I replaced the 50 watt Halogens with some 3 watt LEDs. They are a softer colour but I like them. I don't use these to see, more to be seen. These are the LEDs I bought H3 5050 SMD 9 LED (£2.77 for a pair inc. postage) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271440365581? ... EBIDX%3AIT

The LED on the left vs the original H3 Halogen



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Light comparison (LED on the left as you look at the image)



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Re: Givi Trekker S310 from Halogen to LED
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2014, 19:06:23 »
Good light output and will save a bit of strain on the alternator. Excellent! :)
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Re: Givi Trekker S310 from Halogen to LED
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2014, 19:26:27 »
When I was looking for lights I dismissed the Trekkers because of the many reports of bulbs blowing within weeks and being expensive to replace.

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Re: Givi Trekker S310 from Halogen to LED
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2014, 20:37:27 »
Well there you go, £2.77 the pair  :)
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Re: Givi Trekker S310 from Halogen to LED
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2014, 22:26:32 »
Well, yes. Makes you wonder why they don't fit LEDs to begin with...

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Re: Givi Trekker S310 from Halogen to LED
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2014, 22:38:26 »
Quote from: "tallpaul"
Good light output and will save a bit of strain on the alternator. Excellent! :)

Bit !

Something like 90% saving.

Though that particular LED type is not in my opinion any good for a headlamp because an incandescent headlamp bulb has a small light source that the reflector is optimised for.

That replacement has a loads of points of light nothing like a headlamp bulb, but for a DRL no problem, in fact a more scattered beam is just the job.

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Re: Givi Trekker S310 from Halogen to LED
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2014, 21:51:39 »
An update on this conversion. Both lamps stopped working, on investigation the fuse had blown. The reason for that is the body of one of the LEDs had detached from the lamp and shorted.

To give these the benefit of the doubt I have ordered two more, we will see if they are up to the job.

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Re: Givi Trekker S310 from Halogen to LED
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2014, 22:22:21 »
You must have been riding over very uneven grounds ;)
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Re: Givi Trekker S310 from Halogen to LED
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2014, 11:57:53 »
A further update to this.. These lamps are NOT suitable, they fall apart way too easily. I broke two whilst trying to install them.

More worryingly, the third one I installed rather dramatically went pop and filled the Man Cave with smoke (which also caused this) http://www.adventurebikers.net/forum/in ... 66.msg9203
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Re: Givi Trekker S310 from Halogen to LED
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2014, 22:14:43 »
did this leds in another group and in the end we silicomed them together and no more fulling apart

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Re: Givi Trekker S310 from Halogen to LED
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2014, 22:28:54 »
The trouble isn't just the body detaching, I've had wires dropping off too.  Piss poor quality
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Re: Givi Trekker S310 from Halogen to LED
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2014, 08:42:56 »
HIDs worth a go?
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Re: Givi Trekker S310 from Halogen to LED
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2014, 11:14:21 »
I've found a supplier of the original bulbs at a reasonable price now. It was worth a go.
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Re: Givi Trekker S310 from Halogen to LED
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2014, 12:00:25 »
I think Preload had similar problems with LED bulbs and he fixed it by re soldering the connections. Used lots of the stuff.

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Re: Givi Trekker S310 from Halogen to LED
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2014, 20:43:08 »
I've fitted a set of Givi Trekker lamps to my F650GS.
The original 55W bulbs ran the battery down making it hard work to start the bike the next day, so I fitted LEDs. The funny thing about the bulb fitting in these lamps is that they are fitted at 90 degrees to the reflector and not the normal inline way. I found the LEDs had a blind spot as you looked at the lamp directly and the beam pattern was had a large dark portion in the centre when projected onto a wall.
My solution has been to fit 35W H3 bulbs. I hope the lower Wattage will give the battery more of a chance.

I fail to understand why folk say these bulbs are expensive? They are standard H3 halogen bulbs with a flying lead and can be bought at almost every motor factors.
These are the bulbs I bought.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141331925295? ... EBIDX%3AIT

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Re: Givi Trekker S310 from Halogen to LED
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2014, 21:31:30 »
you can also get h3 in 20 watt bulbs :)

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Re: Givi Trekker S310 from Halogen to LED
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2014, 21:48:30 »
Thanks, worth knowing.