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Old 10-21-2013, 08:22 AM   #1
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Aux lights: LED vs. other??

Im sure this has been discussed - so if it is a dead horse I apologize.

However - I am on the fence about going with a new set of LED auxiliary lights for my 950 ADV.

I have been told many times from various motorcycle enthusiasts that LED lights do not have as much distance as the typical AUX lights... such as PIAA or other spot AUX lights... Often described after a few beers as "not as much PUNCH"...

Now some of the LED lights that are recently on the market ar acclaimed to have such luminescence of up to 3000 lumens... distances of 25+ meters...

such as these guys:
http://www.rigidindustries.com/SR-Q2...p/sr-q2-dr.htm

I would likely go with the 3" model.

That being said are the Touratech AUX lights a better 'punch' for the money?
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:52 AM   #2
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Im sure this has been discussed - so if it is a dead horse I apologize.

However - I am on the fence about going with a new set of LED auxiliary lights for my 950 ADV.

I have been told many times from various motorcycle enthusiasts that LED lights do not have as much distance as the typical AUX lights... such as PIAA or other spot AUX lights... Often described after a few beers as "not as much PUNCH"...

Now some of the LED lights that are recently on the market ar acclaimed to have such luminescence of up to 3000 lumens... distances of 25+ meters...

such as these guys:
http://www.rigidindustries.com/SR-Q2...p/sr-q2-dr.htm

I would likely go with the 3" model.

That being said are the Touratech AUX lights a better 'punch' for the money?

I've had RIGID lights on bikes and for me they've been more than enough since you can get various version (spot, wide, etc) and sizes. You could also get colored covers, have a fog light with the amber and take it off as desired for white light. Look around at how many folks have them and other versions. Can't speak to them since I've never had them but Baja Designs is another popular set-up with some conveniences Rigid doesn't have like the ability to change the type of beam vs getting another light. A couple vendors (Black Dog Cycle works and CJ designs use, abuse and sell rigid and may have more insight into the others. Both good folks. No exp. with the Touratech lighting for aux but LED is lesser draw and no need for a ballast (if HID) that takes up space.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:07 AM   #3
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Try Cyclops

I just upgraded to the latest long range LED from Cyclops (member here from WA), and couldn't be happier with them.

http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.co...uare_p_11.html
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:19 AM   #4
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http://www.bajadesigns.com/products/...ron-led-lights

4300 lumens per light. High quality stuff and price to match but worth it IMHO. They are better than the 55w HID lights I had previously.
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