I'm now in 4th gear with power to spare!
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Channel Islands
I put the Phillips replacements LED bulbs in my Pathy about 2-3 years ago, think they were P21/5w if I remember correctly. Still going strong, and absolutely retina searingly bright when you slam the anchors on.
Coming from bikes for years, I've had a bit of a LED fetish for the last 15-20 years or so. It was always the first thing I did, usually rear brake light and indicators. Back then there wasn't any headlight LED's. One of the things that gave me that warm fuzzy feeling about my bike I bought a couple of years ago was that it's all LED's from the factory, indicators, headlight, even the idiot lights. Much brighter, massively lower draw, more durable than incans/filament bulbs. I could never understand why they took so long to catch on.
Consequently, everything on my pathy now is LED’s, bar the indicators. Had an absolute nightmare with an Aprilia years back trying to get the flash rate sorted on the LED indicators, tried a super whizzy custom German relay, everything. Ended up having to put in resisters on the circuit which messed with my ocd no end, it basically upped the draw to near incan bulb levels which kind of defeated the point to me a bit.
Anyway, sorry about the waffle. My original point was the Phillips replacement rears are bloody good...