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New Cree 8.5 Watt 15 degree spread LED, 50W equivalent MR16 bulbs


Doug_Baliko

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This is copied from the LT board. I just put these bulbs in my Motolights and they work great. 8.5W each and a 15 degree spread vs. 50W each for the halogen bulbs. The yellow filters that I found also work well. I don't see any difference between these and the 50w yellow halogen bulbs.

 

Doug

 

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Originally Posted by mervingry View Post

I'm considering replacing my flood MR16 LEDs with these CREE MR16 bulbs.

 

greater than 580 lumens, Cree MR16 Series TrueWhite LED lamps Bdimmable and available in 15-degree spot, 25-degree flood and 40-degree wide flood beam angles .....

 

http://www.cree.com/News-and-Events/Cree-News/Press-Releases/2014/August/MR16-bulb-intro

 

http://www.creecanada.com/documents/literature/CreeCanada_Lamps_MR16_SalesSheet.pdf

 

 

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I just added these Cree bulbs to my Motolights. I was searching for a way to make these yellow, as I think the yellow bulbs are much more conspicuous, so I also added these yellow mr16 glass filters that I found.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o00_s00

 

They slip right in the Motolights glass cover. They work perfectly.

 

Doug

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No I didn't miss that thread. The Cree bulbs are true 580 lumen bulbs that come in three different spread patterns of 15, 25, or 40 degrees. In my opinion the quality and light output are apples and oranges to the ones mentioned in that thread. Thanks.

 

Doug

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Well, I am sad to say... these are CRAP!

 

If you use these for OFFROAD only, they might be good. I could see these working OK, if they were on TOP of a light bar on a 4x4 or something.

 

The beam pattern for both the "fog" and spotlight that I got are more like a flashlight.

 

This means, if I mount them low, the beam pattern will need to be pointed mostly straight out or down to light the road. The way the pattern goes in a giant circle, the beam will undoubtedly blind oncoming cars. This is not the kind of attention I want when riding.

 

YMMV

 

I will return these and try and find something else.

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Well, I am sad to say... these are CRAP!

 

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YMMV

 

I will return these and try and find something else.

 

Are you referring to the Cree bulbs?

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Well, I am sad to say... these are CRAP!

 

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YMMV

 

I will return these and try and find something else.

 

Are you referring to the Cree bulbs?

 

Not the bulbs. I have CREE lights on my bicycle and LOVE them. In my reply, I talk about how I think these should be used for OFFROAD only. These are NOT DOT approved for driving lights as I want to use them.

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Nick

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