From:Gene Harper
Subject:RE: RE: LED headlight unit for inside your original housing Date:Tue Oct 9 00:08:30 2012
Response to:4303

That sounds pretty interesting! Assuming the converter doesn't consume much power, that is well within the capacity of the Splitdorf generator. I'd be very interested to hear how it works, and how you are able to mount the light inside the bucket.

This setup would be great with a Shorai 6 volt lithium battery and a voltage regulator in the generator. Another consideration would be to rewind the generator for 12 volts and eliminate the converter all together. This would allow you to use 12 volt batteries and bulbs, but then I'd have to make Splitdorf regulators in 12 volt, Hmmmmm......

Gene Harper


Just thought I'd let you all in on my latest research on trying to improve on the crap 6v lighting situation.

I found a very new LED headlight sealed unit that is only 4.5" across and not very deep that could fit inside the original headlight shell.

The low beam draws .85 amps (10.2 watts) low beam and 1.7 amps (20.4 watts) high beam. Yes I know, this is at 12 volts. Well, here's how to solve THAT problem:

This converter is available on ebay shipping from HK China. There are other smaller ones too but I like this one as it's regulated, screwdriver adjustable and 150 watts so it won't work hard.

Using this setup should allow use of the original 6 volt (splitdorf with Gene's electronic regulator) charging system while using just over half the wattage as the original 6v incandesant lamp if you do the math and the best part is retina frying lighting - hither to unknown in the antique motorcycle industry. I intend to try this and will post my findings. I will probably do all the lights in 12 volt lEDs which should be no problem. The Klaxon will sing too!

And noooooow, heeeeeeeere's GENE....!