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looking for better lighting visabilitys that LED gives over 6 volts filament bulbs..
I could build all lenses to carry low volt LED'S and be ok with it,But it would be so much easyer to get bulbs ready made...

Anyone have a sourse in standard base's that are 6 volt specific?

I have seen available bulbs that claim they can be run in both 12v and 6v without harm,so am thinking it's because they pull so little..
This true?
Anyone else gone this route?
Thanks in advance..
 

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This might or might not help.
Proper LED drivers throttle current - not voltage. So for example a lot of work lights work with 12-30v, the lights will be same exact brightness regardless whether its 12V or 24V.

I am not sure if the small LED bulbs are this clever or if they use a resistor to limit the current. If they use resistor that would be a suck as it negates some of the low draw benefits of the LED and creates extra heat which shortens LED life.

There are specific LED forums that might give you more trustworthy answers but I would just buy some bulbs that are advertised for 6v and see if they are bright enough. I would definitely go for 6v advertised over 6/12v as it might be just marketing who decided that they work for 6v.

If you need 6v blinker relay that works with leds there is one for the tiny NSR or YSR people.

you seem to get decent amount of hits with google product search:
https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1GGGE_enUS476US477&aq=0&oq=6v+led+bulb+moto&sugexp=chrome,mod=15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=led+6v+motorcycle+bulb#q=led+6v+motorcycle+bulb&hl=en&safe=off&rlz=1C1GGGE_enUS476US477&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=shop&sa=X&ei=1KL7T4_OJ4_T4QSrlK3qBg&ved=0CEYQ_AUoBQ&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=d927ce1f7bd92698&biw=1024&bih=513
 

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Generally speaking, traditional bulbs have better visibility overall compared to LEDs. LEDs can be bright using less power, but it's usually just in one narrow direction, while a bulb radiates evenly in nearly all directions.
 

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yes it needs to be designed well - some enclosure/bulb combos work better than others. Sharper transition from off to on in LED makes it read better in brake lights and turn signals too.
 
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