Cheap LED lights on sale on Amazon

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  1. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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  2. Motomantra

    Motomantra Registered Lurker

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    Thanks for the heads up, Butters. I was all ready to spring, but at 7.7 inches across they're too big for my purpose. Damn...
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  3. Kevin C

    Kevin C XTZ 750

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    110mm is about 4.25 inches
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  4. worwig

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    I have a set or the round 27 watt ones with a different brand name. Mine are round spot, not flood. The spot is 30 degrees.
    They have been awesome. A huge amount of light, with about the spread that I want. I can see out to about 20 seconds ahead at 50 MPH, plus the light spreads enough to help on twisty mountain roads at night.
    As for the 7.7 inch, keep in mind that the 7.7 inch number includes the mounting bracket. Or at least that is the only way I see it coming to 7.7.
    Also, they aren't really 27 watt. They have 9 3 watt LEDs for a MAX of 27 watts. But they run the LEDs at closer to 2.5 watts each. Irrelevant, as it is still a HUGE amount of light.
    I've had them for about a year now. I normally run them at about 20% power during the daylight. Then at night on high beam, 100%.
    Zero issue, other then when I dropped my bike on one and cracked the bracket. The bracket was heavy duty enough to ride home with one half broken, where I welded it.

    Very good lighting for the price, if you have the room for them.
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  5. Motomantra

    Motomantra Registered Lurker

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    And 7.7 inches is about 193mm.
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  6. Bbasso

    Bbasso my name is Rob

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    I wish I could find a use for them...
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  7. rhlrdr

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    Which controller do you use to cut back on the power?
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  8. worwig

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    I designed my own.
    It actually is a device I designed to dim incandescent driving lights, because I have a weak charging system. It dims the lights if the voltage is low. I reprogrammed it to be used as a simple dimmer for the LEDs.
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  9. rhlrdr

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    That's cool. Is it difficult to make?
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  10. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    details say they are 7.7"

    echnical Details
    Brand Genssi
    Part Number SZW-0727-30
    Item Weight 1.8 pounds
    Product Dimensions 7.7 x 5.8 x 3.5 inches
    Item model number SZW-0727-30
    Style Traditional
    Material Plastic
    Finish Steel
    Number of Lights 1
    Voltage 12 volts
    Fixture Features LED, 27W Maximum Power Usage, Durable Metal housing, Easy to mount car truck ATV trailer
    Power Source battery-powered
    Type of Bulb LED
    Wattage 27 watts
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  11. pax maac

    pax maac Been here awhile

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    If you read the reviews, one guy says "The second thing is not a problem with the light but just something that should be made clear. These lights are 4 1/4 inches square. I only point this out because I was a bit surprised at their size when I took them out of the box."
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  12. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    well who to believe, him or the mfg?

    Maybe they are giving the package size as they are the same rectangular shape for both the round and square.

    From the pic they don't look 7", more like the 4"

    [​IMG]
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  13. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    The manufacturer says they are 4.25 inches square ( without the mount bracket)

    [​IMG]
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  14. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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  15. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    scroll through the photos on the left, its like the second one down.
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  16. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    OK, time for more coffee :D
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  17. steveWFL

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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 :D
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  18. Butters

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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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  19. xr400r

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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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  20. Butters

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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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