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Old 01-09-2013, 05:36 AM   #61
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Hey Jerry, would you controller work with any LEDs, or are there requirements?

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Our IQ-170 intelligent lighting controller works with all LED (and incandescent) auxiliary lamps. It cannot be used with HID lamps, though, as there is no way to dim these.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:29 AM   #62
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Thanx jskene! I am really happy with your controller works. That was unbelievably great.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:38 AM   #63
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Our IQ-170 intelligent lighting controller works with all LED (and incandescent) auxiliary lamps. It cannot be used with HID lamps, though, as there is no way to dim these.
Thanks Jerry!

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Old 01-09-2013, 12:53 PM   #64
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Rigid Industries Duallys or Dually D2's if you are flush.

Just picked up a set from Amazon for $155, they sound like they were an "open package" type return so they knocked $35 off them..SWEET!
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:28 PM   #65
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just picked up a set from amazon for $155, they sound like they were an "open package" type return so they knocked $35 off them..sweet!
deal of the year!
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:47 PM   #66
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I had pretty bad luck with the advmonster lights, going through about 5 of them on my Dakar and TDM900 till the warranty support ended after about 10 months. Some lasted less than a week, others a few months but in the end they all stopped working.

Since then I switched to Piaa LP530 leds and have had zero issues. They are also backed by a 2 year warranty, if it breaks Piaa will replace it. Besides reliability, the other nice thing about these that the leds are aimed backward into the multidirectional reflector, producing a precisely focused beam that can be aimed so it doesn't dazzle oncoming traffic, unlike most LED lights. $209 complete with a Piaa harness at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/PIAA-5372-530-...sim_sbs_auto_2






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Old 01-14-2013, 08:38 PM   #67
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I had pretty bad luck with the advmonster lights, going through about 5 of them on my Dakar and TDM900 till the warranty support ended after about 10 months. Some lasted less than a week, others a few months but in the end they all stopped working.

Since then I switched to Piaa LP530 leds and have had zero issues. They are also backed by a 2 year warranty, if it breaks Piaa will replace it. Besides reliability, the other nice thing about these that the leds are aimed backward into the multidirectional reflector, producing a precisely focused beam that can be aimed so it doesn't dazzle oncoming traffic, unlike most LED lights. $209 complete with a Piaa harness at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/PIAA-5372-530-...sim_sbs_auto_2


What happened to them? I have a set I just mounted, and am now a bit concerned.

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Old 01-15-2013, 04:37 AM   #68
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What happened to them? I have a set I just mounted, and am now a bit concerned.

Jim
I'm not sure what exactly caused them to die because I was never told what they replaced when I sent them in for repair. I had them wired through quality (Hella and Piaa, respectively) harnesses to go on with the high beam on both my TDM900 and my Dakar. Despite being used infrequently (I live in an urban area), they would suddenly just die without warning. The leds are wired in seriesl, so if one stops working they all go out. My friend with an FJR had a similar problem, and managed to fix one light by harvesting an LED off a dead light that I gave him once my warranty suddenly vanished.

Others might have better luck with them, but based on my experience I've decided to stick with well known name brand led lights, which surprisingly turned out to be in the same ballpark price-wise and are backed by solid warranties. In addition to the aforementioned Piaas, Rigid Industry Duallys sell for $190 a pair with a wiring harness, http://www.amazon.com/Rigid-Industri...eywords=dually.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:38 AM   #69
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The leds are wired in parallel, so if one stops working they all go out.
What?
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:40 AM   #70
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$209 complete with a Piaa harness at Amazon.
$209 for just 6 watt lights isn't in the "reasonable price" category IMHO.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:46 AM   #71
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The leds are wired in parallel, so if one stops working they all go out.
You mean they're wired in sequence.

Parallel means each individual bulb is wired separately to the power source and if one goes out, it doesn't affect the others.


That sucks if they're wired in sequence. A string of Christmas tree lights aren't even wired that way anymore.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:50 AM   #72
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You mean they're wired in series.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:05 AM   #73
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I'm not sure what exactly caused them to die because I was never told what they replaced when I sent them in for repair.
I emailed you what was replaced on the lights. An led cluster on one and a driver board on another.

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The leds are wired in parallel, so if one stops working they all go out.
I think you meant to say series? The design has changed, the leds are in parallel now.

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Others might have better luck with them, but based on my experience I've decided to stick with well known name brand led lights, which surprisingly turned out to be in the same ballpark price-wise and are backed by solid warranties. In addition to the aforementioned Piaas, Rigid Industry Duallys sell for $190 a pair with a wiring harness, http://www.amazon.com/Rigid-Industri...eywords=dually.
The lights JimVonBaden bought where $108 for a pair, not really in the same price range as the other lights.

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What happened to them? I have a set I just mounted, and am now a bit concerned.
The lights you purchased and all of our current designs are of a much improved design than our older 24 watt lights (what twinrider had). The lights are backed up by our 1 year warranty.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:29 AM   #74
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Nope. That wasn't a misspelling. While it may not be the industry standard term, it may be technically correct.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:46 AM   #75
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I bought my lights here 4 months ago. Still happy. 170 for a pair https://www.teslaleds.com/default.aspx
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