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The Novsight LEDs have fans for cooling, plus the body is aluminium so that should also add to the heatsink effect. Iíve only had them for a couple of days so I canít vouch for their longevity yet but the build quality looks good. As you have pointed out, they are 5000 lumens each (claimed). Iíve got no way to say how close they are to 5000 lumens but just comparing them to the original H11 bulbs they are waaaaaay brighter - and match the LEDs in the DRLs.
Whats the throw like? Do you get more even lighting when using them.

I have these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e?ie=UTF8&th=1. They are decent. Light up the road well enough.

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The Novsight LEDs have fans for cooling, plus the body is aluminium so that should also add to the heatsink effect. Iíve only had them for a couple of days so I canít vouch for their longevity yet but the build quality looks good. As you have pointed out, they are 5000 lumens each (claimed). Iíve got no way to say how close they are to 5000 lumens but just comparing them to the original H11 bulbs they are waaaaaay brighter - and match the LEDs in the DRLs.
Does the extra wire length cause any issues?

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This is what I ordered:
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I'm in a northern climate, these won't get "used" for another 5 months at least, the bike is tucked away for the winters nap.
Is one able to rotate the led so they face top and bottom when installed or is it fixed with the led remaining sideways.
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Is one able to rotate the led so they face top and bottom when installed or is it fixed with the led remaining sideways.
If it’s like the ODX bulbs, the bottom screw in the black plastic base is a set screw to set bulb orientation to match your reflectors.

With the Ducati reflectors (not projectors) I didn’t find a huge difference in light output in either orientation.
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If it’s like the ODX bulbs, the bottom screw in the black plastic base is a set screw to set bulb orientation to match your reflectors.

With the Ducati reflectors (not projectors) I didn’t find a huge difference in light output in either orientation.
Thanks. I don't want to be blinding oncoming traffic.
Other led lights I've tried only allowed the screw in two positions, for left and right but didn't have threads for top and bottom led positions. .
My question though is if these Novlights have a thread to change it to top and bottom. @brianbotts
Do your ODX catch the lower triple clamp of the steering. They seem a good strength plus 360 rotation.

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Does the extra wire length cause any issues?
No - the extra couple of inches just tucks up into the fairing, out of sight.

As for the throw, I havenít had chance to get the bike out at night yet to test. Hopefully I can do that sometime next week if it stops raining here.
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Do your ODX catch the lower triple clamp of the steering. They seem a good strength plus 360 rotation.
Just barely, hereís a video of the clearance: https://imgur.com/a/X97YP2B
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Just barely, hereís a video of the clearance: https://imgur.com/a/X97YP2B
man, that clearance looked paper thin in the video. Is there a concern that hitting a bump or pothole when making a turn could break the bulb?
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man, that clearance looked paper thin in the video. Is there a concern that hitting a bump or pothole when making a turn could break the bulb?
****, I donít think a razor could shave closer than that!
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man, that clearance looked paper thin in the video. Is there a concern that hitting a bump or pothole when making a turn could break the bulb?
I never had issues with it, even when I wrote off the Ducati The bulbs were fine after the crash and it was a hard enough impact it twisted the forks in the triple.

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****, I donít think a razor could shave closer than that!
It's pretty freaking close, but they worked great for me!
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