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Old 12-16-2012, 12:16 PM   #2941
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When is the new spots slated for release? I'm going to need a pair of spots and a pair of floods. But I can wait for the new ones....
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:20 PM   #2942
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When is the new spots slated for release? I'm going to need a pair of spots and a pair of floods. But I can wait for the new ones....
Thanks for the interest. Planning on middle of January.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:52 PM   #2943
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Here's how I mounted the 30 spots on the F800R. This bike won first place in the bike show last year.





I don't have any pics of the bike going down the road, but the 30's can be seen waaaaaaay in the distance and work very well for conspicuity.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:30 PM   #2944
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Here's how I mounted the 30 spots on the F800R. This bike won first place in the bike show last year.





I don't have any pics of the bike going down the road, but the 30's can be seen waaaaaaay in the distance and work very well on the trailer.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:30 PM   #2945
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Thanks for the interest. Planning on middle of January.

good to know. Thanks. I have some $ set aside when that happens.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:47 PM   #2946
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It uses Cree XML T6 leds and a great reflector design. Due to the length of the reflector/optics, we will not use our current form factor / housing. The multiple led lights are larger than our current lights. More to come......

The XML line is amazing. Just look into other binnings too sanjoh. The t-6 series can throw more lumens,but many many many times you cant tell the difference between them and a t-5 with your eyes. Or if you really want more power, XML T-6 U2. Up to 1040 lm per die. Any projected/estimated price yet?
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:37 AM   #2947
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The XML line is amazing. Just look into other binnings too sanjoh. The t-6 series can throw more lumens,but many many many times you cant tell the difference between them and a t-5 with your eyes. Or if you really want more power, XML T-6 U2. Up to 1040 lm per die.
Have used the U2 extensively, 4 of 5 friends can not tell any difference from the T6. Both of the LEDs are amazing! Can't wait for the next gen.

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Any projected/estimated price yet?
Not set yet, but some will be lower priced than our current lights and some will be more.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:45 AM   #2948
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Have used the U2 extensively, 4 of 5 friends can not tell any difference from the T6. Both of the LEDs are amazing! Can't wait for the next gen.



Not set yet, but some will be lower priced than our current lights and some will be more.

I want the ones that are lower...
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:51 PM   #2949
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Not set yet, but some will be lower priced than our current lights and some will be more.
I want the ones shown in the earlier picture!

I"ll wait.

PM me when you get them ready and the prices set.

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Can one dimmer / bypass handle both of those lights?

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Old 12-19-2012, 11:12 PM   #2950
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Hello,

I am looking at buying a set of lights shortly after the holidays. I ride a Honda 919 and its all on the highway. I was curious if two spot lights are best, or one spot and one flood? I was going to plan on getting two spot lights, but I figured that asking the "experts" first might save me some headaches.

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Old 12-20-2012, 05:21 AM   #2951
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Opinions are like a$$holes

Everyone's got one. Wait, isn't that Advrider's subtitle?
Anyway, some think the wide/spot combo is the best of both worlds. The 44s, even though they are floods, on paper actually do better than the spots at any distance just because they have more lumens (the 60s better yet) My reason for having the lights is deer. I am very happy with my pair of 44s...Sanjoh has a great product and exemplary customer service...as they light up the ditches and the middle distance very well. I still dream of the range of high quality 6" driving lights so I could see animals 3-400 yards down the road, but my grasp of physics tells me this is nearly impossible with anything small enough that I would want to hang on a bike. Big reflectors will always outperform small ones. Life is a compromise.
Definitely offroad the wide beams rock!
Where I believe a spot has an advantage over a flood is that it doesn't light up reflective signs at the side of your vision as much. I believe my eyes may be more sensitive than others to this but I find anything bright in my peripheral vision kills my night vision (I even cover the blue high beam indicator on long trips!). Understand this is just me...I haven't found too many who share this opinion.
So you need to light up the distance AND the ditches, without lighting them up so much that road signs are all that you can see? I am very keen to read the reviews on the new spots! It looks like they might be the answer.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:28 PM   #2952
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I want the ones that are lower...
You are on the list!

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I want the ones shown in the earlier picture!

I"ll wait.

PM me when you get them ready and the prices set.

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Can one dimmer / bypass handle both of those lights?

Thanks
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Yes, one dimmer can handle a pair of the lights.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:32 PM   #2953
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Not set yet, but some will be lower priced than our current lights and some will be more.
Dibs on the lower priced ones ;-)
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:34 PM   #2954
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Everyone's got one. Wait, isn't that Advrider's subtitle?
Anyway, some think the wide/spot combo is the best of both worlds. The 44s, even though they are floods, on paper actually do better than the spots at any distance just because they have more lumens (the 60s better yet) My reason for having the lights is deer. I am very happy with my pair of 44s...Sanjoh has a great product and exemplary customer service...as they light up the ditches and the middle distance very well. I still dream of the range of high quality 6" driving lights so I could see animals 3-400 yards down the road, but my grasp of physics tells me this is nearly impossible with anything small enough that I would want to hang on a bike. Big reflectors will always outperform small ones. Life is a compromise.
Definitely offroad the wide beams rock!
Where I believe a spot has an advantage over a flood is that it doesn't light up reflective signs at the side of your vision as much. I believe my eyes may be more sensitive than others to this but I find anything bright in my peripheral vision kills my night vision (I even cover the blue high beam indicator on long trips!). Understand this is just me...I haven't found too many who share this opinion.
So you need to light up the distance AND the ditches, without lighting them up so much that road signs are all that you can see? I am very keen to read the reviews on the new spots! It looks like they might be the answer.

Thank you, I greatly appreciate your input!
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:22 AM   #2955
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Dibs on the lower priced ones ;-)
I think we can handle that
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