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Old 01-21-2014, 08:42 AM   #16
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:50 AM   #17
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just ordered the 60 flood. I was looking for a cheap LED to use as a 12v work light.

I'll rig a cigarette lighter adapter to it and use it outside of my truck
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:31 AM   #18
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I bought a pair of both. I'm thinking of using one pair as back up lights on my truck. I'll figure out a use for the other pair or keep them around until I get another bike. Maybe some aux lights one the front bumper or use one of the 60 degree ones for an underhood light (assuming it can take the heat).

I do think it is funny that the pic shows the lights compared to "cheap China junk." Nowhere could I find a country of origin, but can only assume they are also Chinese.

I'm not expecting much, but with the good reviews and $18 each, I don't see how you can go wrong.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:04 AM   #19
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I am thinking of buying these lights. Are they something that you can wire right to the battery and run thru a switch on the handlebar? I don't know much about wiring... Thanks,
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:21 AM   #20
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You could do that since the draw is only about 2 amps. I would think most switches can handle that fine. But you need to remember to turn them off when you're done. I always prefer using a relay - with switched power as the trigger and a direct run to the battery to power the lights. That way you don't need to worry about the switch or killing your battery by leaving them turned on.
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Old 01-22-2014, 04:13 PM   #21
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My lights arrived today. Here's my impressions:

Quality seems fine, especially given the price. We'll see if they last.
As discussed, they're a bit over 4.5". They are quite heavy, maybe 3 pounds each. I bought them for my truck, but I wouldn't put them on my thumper. Maybe a bigger bike or ATV they'd be fine. But they are pretty heavy to be bouncing around offroad. The brackets seem strong and they'll need to be to control their weight.

I powered them up quickly in my lit garage and they're bright. Not shockingly bright given their size. Maybe as bright as my ADVmonster lights, but much bigger and heavier.

The 30 degree spots are pretty broad - more like floods than spots. The 60 degree are more broad, but not 2x as much. I would think the 30 degree lights would be broad enough for anybody wanting floods.

No complaints as they will work perfect for my project (car based). Maybe not ideal for use on a motorcycle though. And they are made in China, so I'm not sure why the vendor compares them to "China junk."
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:03 PM   #22
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Do you have any pictures of the beam pattern?
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:51 PM   #23
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Sweet deal I bought a 60.degree. One it arrived today I'm mounting it on my TTR to replace the stock headlight


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Old 01-28-2014, 08:06 PM   #24
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But now I'm looking at buying another to mount on my naked sv what's better the 30 or 60 degree light ?


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Old 01-28-2014, 10:28 PM   #25
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Sweet deal I bought a 60.degree. One it arrived today I'm mounting it on my TTR to replace the stock headlight


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I bought a 60. I'll use thick speaker wire and have a 12V cigarette plug at the other end, needed a low-draw shop floodlight light outside of the truck when in remote places changing KTM oil
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:51 PM   #26
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I just went out in the garage and did it


Now, I want it to work on my truck or Concours14 cigarette 12V port.

So I gather a scrap 12V plug and cut the end of, enough old speaker wire to go about 3 truck lengths, some heat shrink tubing, soldier, and the FRUGAL waterproof work light.

Here is my junk:



And here it is after my cutting, stripping, soldering and heat shrinking is done. I also used a multimeter and "ohmed out" to make sure my 12V and grounds were correct.



And here is working with garage dark, its plugged into the 12V outlet of the Connie14 (engine off). Its so bright I'd back it up if i was really working on a bike/car/tent with it

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Old 01-29-2014, 03:24 AM   #27
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I just went out in the garage and did it


Now, I want it to work on my truck or Concours14 cigarette 12V port.
Thanks for that. Now go out to the driveway and show us a couple pics comparing it to the low beams on your pickup/car.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:15 AM   #28
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Thanks for that. Now go out to the driveway and show us a couple pics comparing it to the low beams on your pickup/car.
I bought the 60 "flood", it won;t compare to the low beam. Perhaps the fog lights but still not a comparison. Let me see what I can do
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:51 AM   #29
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If one were to choose one or two of these to light off the side of a camper van for camping ops, which one would be chosen?
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:04 AM   #30
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But now I'm looking at buying another to mount on my naked sv what's better the 30 or 60 degree light ?

If it is anything like the ones that I have, and I'm sure it is, get the 30s. I have the 30s and they have enough 'scatter' to cover the sides, and enough control to put light way out ahead. For me, the 60s would likely be too broad.
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