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Old 01-26-2012, 08:00 AM   #1936
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sweet! will the m60 overheat if I put it in my headlight housing?

Yes. This light needs airflow for cooling. It does have a thermal protector so that if it does begin to get too hot the power to the light is reduced until it is back to a safe operating temp. It is a very compact design however so finding a mounting solution outside of your headlight housing shouldn't be much of an issue.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:48 AM   #1937
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Yea the 60 does get hot for sure! the 30s stay cool as a cucumber...

just to recap, Im running 2 model 30s and one model 60

please excuse the crappy quality, my phone does not do night shots very well...

low beam/dimmed leds


high beam/full bright leds


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Old 01-26-2012, 08:55 AM   #1938
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Yes. This light needs airflow for cooling. It does have a thermal protector so that if it does begin to get too hot the power to the light is reduced until it is back to a safe operating temp. It is a very compact design however so finding a mounting solution outside of your headlight housing shouldn't be much of an issue.
can I rely on the thermal protector? I was planning on replacing my headlight with this altogether..
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:26 AM   #1939
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can I rely on the thermal protector? I was planning on replacing my headlight with this altogether..

The thermal protector is quite reliable but understand that when it cuts the power, the light will dim dramatically.

That said, I strongly do not recommend the 60 as your only light for various reasons. The main one being that it is ridiculously bright even when dimmed down a good bit. Having read your RR threads I know that you spend a fair amount of time on the road. It will blind the heck out of anyone that looks at it even if they only look momentarily.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:29 AM   #1940
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Hey Drabnor,

Thanks for posting the pics and for the feedback.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:05 PM   #1941
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That said, I strongly do not recommend the 60 as your only light for various reasons. The main one being that it is ridiculously bright even when dimmed down a good bit. Having read your RR threads I know that you spend a fair amount of time on the road. It will blind the heck out of anyone that looks at it even if they only look momentarily.
Hrm. I've got a 44 I'm planning to use with a PWM dimmer as my main light... With the output stepped down it's still too bright? Is that because LEDs are such a concentrated point-source?
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:38 PM   #1942
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Hrm. I've got a 44 I'm planning to use with a PWM dimmer as my main light... With the output stepped down it's still too bright? Is that because LEDs are such a concentrated point-source?
Dimming will make it much nicer to others on the road. Just make sure whatever dimmer you use it can dim low enough, ours will dim the lights to off with 256 increments.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:44 PM   #1943
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Dimming will make it much nicer to others on the road. Just make sure whatever dimmer you use it can dim low enough, ours will dim the lights to off with 256 increments.
Queston: Can I use your Xpel Clear Light Protection on 60's safely? Or are they gonna melt???
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:00 PM   #1944
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Queston: Can I use your Xpel Clear Light Protection on 60's safely? Or are they gonna melt???
You should be good, they withstood 135c for 16 days with no detrimental effects.

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Old 01-26-2012, 03:18 PM   #1945
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Quick question.

Do these need to be mounted at a 90 degree angle? I.E. do they need to be "straight down" or "straight out" to the side relative to the road or does that matter? If I do a high fairing mount I may need to go at an odd angle like 40 degrees or so from the brackets.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:38 PM   #1946
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The thermal protector is quite reliable but understand that when it cuts the power, the light will dim dramatically.

That said, I strongly do not recommend the 60 as your only light for various reasons. The main one being that it is ridiculously bright even when dimmed down a good bit. Having read your RR threads I know that you spend a fair amount of time on the road. It will blind the heck out of anyone that looks at it even if they only look momentarily.
I was going to puta resistor to the low beam switch... I have a bunch of xml flashlights, they arent too bad for road use
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:44 PM   #1947
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[/QUOTE]

Do you still have your brackets for the reflectors that were mounted on your forks? Looking at my WRX that will be a perfect place to mount the lights when I order some more.
A picture of the reflector brackets is in this post, hanging off the lower triple clamp bolts;
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=24242


I have the lights mounted on my Adventure now and they sure do light up the back of the garage door but it is too snowy and cold here for a test drive.

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Old 01-26-2012, 08:21 PM   #1948
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Hey guys.
I'm on a budget and looking for an older model 30 used from someone who has upgraded to one of these new retina wreckers.
If anyone has a good deal on an older one with sitch (or not) PM me please.
I'm gonna run it on my right mirror stalk on my SV650 to help spot deer eyes off to the side of the road a bit.

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Old 01-27-2012, 04:13 AM   #1949
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I bought a model 60 and a bike light. I think there might be a problem with the model 60 because the bike light is noticeably brighter. The model 60 is specked at 3600 lumens, where the bike light is 1000. I also tested it with several batteries and still got the same results. Thoughts?
Definitely should not be the case.


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Old 01-27-2012, 02:05 PM   #1950
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Not required to mount at 90 degrees. The flat mount uses a single stud that you can rotate the light about and the mount has a hinge that can be adjusted. If you have a pic of where you are considering for a mount location, we can let you know if it will work.

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Quick question.

Do these need to be mounted at a 90 degree angle? I.E. do they need to be "straight down" or "straight out" to the side relative to the road or does that matter? If I do a high fairing mount I may need to go at an odd angle like 40 degrees or so from the brackets.
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