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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by The Toad, Dec 27, 2011.
Brain, any word on when your getting and of the MM-01DRL in stock?
Ron, I replied via email.
We recently had the lumen output of our MM12AUX lights tested.
Avg LED Luminous efficency = 1020 (60 degree spread)
"compares to" rating = 55W HB5 halogen
These lights are BRIGHT.
All this is a prelude to the following:
We have had a few riders ask if the lights work with a dimmer?
We did some bench testing and determined that they do indeed work with a dimmer.
While we havent had any issues with angry cagers, we are considering offering a dimmer on our website for riders that may want to control the volume of light (day or night).
If you were interested in a dimmer, would you prefer -
1. Hardwired, rotary dial
2.Wireless touchpad style (brain would need to be hardwired)
Either of these could be mounted on the handlebar for easy access.
My leaning would be for the dial as it seems simpler and would give you a visual indication as to the output. But as these are the first aux lights I've had on a bike, I would not mind hearing of anybody else's pros and cons. I have been wondering about this since they are just awesome, but do make my headlight look like a candle.
How about a dimmer that you manually set at say 20-30%, but has a wire that can be connecetd to the High beams so the lights stay at 20-30% w/ the low beams but go to 100% w/ the high beams.
Lots of "ifs" ...
Mounting options ..
But I agree with DigDig -- Simple and something that would give you a visual indication to the setting ..
great looking stuff!! I bought a pair!!
Hey Brian,Interested in a set of the MM12's.Do you have the Piaa fog bracket yet?I am in Canada(just east of Toronto)any rough idea of a shipping cost?
see the bar clamps here (at the bottom of the kayak saddle).... I have a ton of these at home... strong as all get out... I will try that on my crash bars to attach lights...
pm;d ya toadie...
Thanks for the positive feedback.
I PM'd you about those bracket.. interested to know how they work out.
Thanks for the input about the dimmer option. I got a few PM's most leaning toward the hard wired rotary dimmer. That said we should have something ready soon.
Yakama rack bracket is 7/8"
rubber tire tube spacer
This would be my preference as well. Just a simple non-adjustable box that sets the lights at 30% while using low beam and 100% when on high beam. Something small and inexpensive that can be hidden behind the fairing or under the seat.
Being non-adjustable would probably keep the cost down.
I am happy to see that there are more and more options for LED lights coming out.
Just ordered a pair of MM12's to try out!
"HighTechCoonass" - Thanks for following up with pics.
Thanks for the input.
It looks like you got one of the last sets of lights we have in stock (shipping today).
Let me know how they work out for you?
Just wanted to follow up on an earlier post.
The MM12AUX lights do not REQUIRE a dimmer.
They are BRIGHT, each light is roughly equivalent to a 100watt Halogen (MM12 current draw .9amp).
I have never been flashed by oncoming traffic (day or night), or have I had an issue with law enforcement.
We havent heard of any issues from past customers either.
Perhaps some would like to chime in regarding this
The question of dimmers came up as a result of PM's and emails from potential customers and the answer is.. "yes".. they WILL work with a dimmer, if the rider wishes.
not sure it this will work... may need a pulse dimmer... i will test..
Many thanks on the schematic
Im going to track down a DPDT relay and try it out.