Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Re: Moto-light bulbs changed
That's a very strange situation. If it was the other way around--the bulb worked on the bike but not in the house, then I would say it's because you have an electronic ballast in the house and that LED bulb doesn't like it. Some LED bulbs work with electronic ballasts and some don't.
Try putting the Maxxis that still works on the bike in the other bulb housing and see what happens.
LED MR16 bulbs are designed to work at 12 VAC or VDC. The bike puts out about 13.8 volts when running. My far-fetched guess is maybe that one bulb has tolerances that make it not operate well at 13.8 volts, though I would think that it should handle upto 14 volts with no problem.
Anyway, I work with these types of bulbs all day long and your situation has me stumped. I'd sure be interested in hearing what the final solution is.
Salt Lake City, UT
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