Best LED Aux Driving Lights (at a reasonable price)?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by JimVonBaden, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. nbsdave

    nbsdave Been here awhile

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    I have a pair of the ebay lights, one flood-one spot on my Wee strom. 63 bucks if I remember correctly
    I got them primarily for daytime conspicuity (I love big words). They are individually switched on one power source with a 5 amp fuse-they draw less than 2 amps each.
    The floods suck at distance and the spots suck at spread. That is to be expected.
    The floods do well at spread and the spots are decent on distance. That is to be expected.
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  2. JimVonBaden

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    I might try that, I just dislike asymetrical looks. Might not be noticable on a bike so long as you run both at the same time.

    Jim :brow
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  3. Peanuts

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    I bought a pair of these...
    30W 12V 3000LM CREE T6 LED Driving Fog Light Lamp Rally Ranger 4x4 Dirt ATV | eBay
    and one of these....
    Slim 3 Keys Single Color LED Controller Dimmer 5 dynamic modes 6-level speed UK | eBay
    and two of these
    LMA Relay Standard On/Off 5 Pin 12V 30 Amp | eBay ( actually I used proper KTM sealed ones, but you get the idea)
    and robbed bits from one of these....
    YAMAHA YZF1000 YZF 1000 THUNDERACE RIGHT RH SWITCHGEAR SWITCH CONTROL | eBay
    Then mounted them like this
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    then wired them up so the light switch has three positions:
    1. All lights off
    2. Standard lights and LEDs bright on main beam only
    3. Standard lights and LEDs dull on dip, bright on main beam
    and they work rather well :)
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  4. Ol'NumNuts

    Ol'NumNuts Getting Stupider

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    That's a pretty neat looking setup. Well done.
    Care to share what it cost you?
    :cheers
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  5. Lost Rider

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    I really like the Baja Designs SII LED Combo Lights I have on my Husaberg and am VERY happy with their huge output, compact design and very low power consumption. They seem to have a perfect compromise of wide angle and long throw illumination, proving very useful for night time riding and getting cagers attention on the road too.


    There's a Baja Designs thread with holiday discount happening right now in the ADV Vendors forum.





    Here's some comparison photos shot on full manual with my camera to control the exposure, what you see is what it is, an HID headlamp on the Husaberg, and a stock headlight on a CRF250L to give you an idea how bright these little lights are.




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    Husaberg with 55w aftermarket HID headlight only.
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    Both Baja Designs SII LED Combo Lights only
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    HID and Baja Design lights
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  6. JimVonBaden

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    Very nice LR! Great light spread!

    Jim :brow
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  7. atravlr

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    I have a black cover cap for the top light because of extreme brightness for around town, once removed you can see everything and most importantly they can see you.

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  8. Peanuts

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    around £140
    $225 USD
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  9. Ol'NumNuts

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    It's great the way these lights are coming down in price and going up in performance.
    Last time I seriously looked a setup like that was pushing $5-600.
    Time for a re-visit. :thx
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  10. Xeraux

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    Crappy iPhone photo of my HID headlights and 30w LED auxiliary lights.
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  11. Xeraux

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  12. PeterW

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    "" for a DL 650, I just didn't bother with the low beam dimmer. When switched on they only come on with high beam.

    I got these because I'd been caught on dirt roads after dark a few times and while the stock lights are good, they won't show up surface texture well enough to run at speed on dirt after dark, with these the only limit on speed is the animals.

    As a bonus there are few sights that'll gladden the heart of a rider in OZ more than that of a Kangaroo crouched at the side of the road, it's head turned away and it's paws over it's eyes.

    These are seriously good lights.

    Pete
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  13. jonny cash

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    I have a set of these mounted on my Tracker. They are a great flood pattern. I bought them at a local starter/alternator rebuilder, he supplies them to local mining companies. They like them because of the warranty on the housings, they bust em and so far the manufacturer replaces them. Comparing them to my old PIAA 540's, there is absolutely no comparison, the ECCO LED's blow them away. The lights can be bought for about a hundred apiece.
    http://www.eccolink.com/products/productdetails.aspx?id=12438&catid=2496

    There will be a set on my 950s very soon. They should mount up nicely on the crash bars.
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  14. jonny cash

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  15. (none)

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    Not sure if they are the same as the one i bought on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007ZGKKMA/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00), they also come in square. I bought one to work as a backup light on the Land Cruiser, works great, nice and bright, quality feel, 60 or 30 degree beams and only ~$35 apiece. Can't beat that. I plan on replacing my halogen Lightforces with a set of these on the GS.

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  16. jonny cash

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    The square ones look exactly the same to me.
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  17. WhiteShark

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    I purchased the model 44 from advmonster lasts summer, also got the remote dimmer.love the lights.:clap
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  18. worwig

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    I wonder if those are compatible with a dimmer. I want lights that I can run as DRLs in traffic without blinding people.
    Cheap enough I may just buy a set and find out.
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  19. jskene

    jskene Been here awhile

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    These would certainly be compatible with the dimmer mention in this post:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20260473&postcount=9

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  20. JimVonBaden

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