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LED question (Jp7???)

First off, I'm for the most part electrical stupid.... remember that if this doesn't make any sense. lol

I building something and using a motor out of an 80's Yamaha. It had a headlight and taillight on it and I'd like to put a light on my project as well.

It just used an 1156 style 6v bulbs as a headlight and taillight. Is there anything LED that I can use for a light? I would assume you could run a 12V LED but it would be too dim? Or no?

From what I've read up on it... It puts out about 6V at idle and 8.5ish at 4000rpm or so.

I just want something simple and small... maybe just a strip of LEDs that I can put on the front bar just as sort of a running light.
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Not familiar with any prewired 6v LED products out there, but you could wire your own pretty easily. Most 5mm LEDs are about 3v depending on color (red tends to be around 2.5v). If you're putting out 8.5 often, putting about a 250-300ohm resistor on each LED that you want to use will work well.
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Sounds like too much work for just putting a little light on... if that's the case maybe I'll pass!
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LOL. Well, you can use anything wired for 12v. It will be a little dimmer, but should still give you the accent lighting it sounds like you're looking for.
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whoa whoa whoa whoa...

yes there sure is LED that can.. will make you laugh at HID systems. They are pricey but once you own LED offroad lights you would never go back

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Nice lights but not really at all what I'm looking for...
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oh whoops, i thought u wanted some to project light.. sorry
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Combine LEDs in series until they draw just less than the rated current, with a small resistor on them.

There are calculators on the internet.

Use as many strings as you want if you are not happy with the brightness.
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