LED Auxiliary Lights

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by sanjoh, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    Where did you get the fairing with the dual lights.
    It would be perfect on my 690, with your lights of course.

    Max
  2. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Here ya go. Not on the website yet, give em a call or email for details. Available in black or white.

    John
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  3. SpeedyK

    SpeedyK Lone Rider

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    Thank you.
  4. farrington300

    farrington300 No wait....What?

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    Just ordered the husky drop in headlight, a couple of 60s, and some hd brackets for another bike. Lookin forward to some night rides this winter.
  5. michigan400

    michigan400 Been here awhile

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    OK, so I scrapped the Trail Tech X2 and LED idea. Could not aim the lights well and I figured air flow would be a big problem in the summer the way the backs are enclosed. I put the stock H4 headlight back on so I have a regular, traffic friendly low beam. I then mounted the Model 30 on the left hand guard and a Model 44 on the right, both with small pcs. of aluminum angle.

    1st set of pics came out looking brighter than what you actually see but not by much. The 2nd set shows very accurate color and brightness but the focus is all blurry but you get a good idea between the 2 sets. Either set will show these lights make a tremendous difference in your ability to see at night. Just the 2 LED's (1 30 and 1 44) are enough to ride with at night on the street and be comfy going 50-55mph. Great lights at an even better price!! Thanks, ADVmonster! Oh ya,, these guys will have whatever you order on your doorstep by the time you close the your browser from ordering. Super fast delivery.

    H4 low beam shown. 1st pic is to bright, 2nd is correct but blurry.

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    H4 high beam. Same deal, 1st is showing bright 2nd is correct color and brightness but blurry.

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    1 Model 44 only. Same deal as above pics

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    1 Model 44 and 1 Model 30. Same thing.

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    H4 high beam, 1 Model 44 and 1 Model 30. Same thing.

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  6. SteveO

    SteveO Long timer

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    Went riding after I got off work, and found myself coming back to the 4Runner after the sun had gone down. I quickly realized that I needed more light than the TrailTech X2 lights were giving me.

    I just placed an order for one Model 60 Off-Road Flood Light, and one Model 30 Off-Road Spot light. I figure with one light on each side of the KTM 500's Fork, this should give me plenty of light for the short range and the long range. These of course will be in addition to the TrailTech X2 lights that are always on.

    Using the HDB Top Clamp mount, I have room for 4 push-button switches, that can control each light separately. In addition to this setup, I have a relay that is already in play that will be used to control the lights, so nothing gets burned out or shorted out.

    When these come in, I add my schematic to the existing 2012 KTM 500 EXC wiring schematic and post up for others to use....
  7. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Thanks for your business.

    You could easily ditch the X2 for our dualsport fairing. A pair of model 60s is all the light you will need. I've had a couple of customers switch from the X2 and are extremely pleased.
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  8. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    "Told you I'd do business again - Friend needs eyes of god."
  9. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Got my lights installed yesterday. Here's some pictures of how my install went on my WR250R.

    Installed the dimmer on my HDB Top Plate. Was gonna wire in a fancy button switch, but since that has an "off" detent, figured might as well just use the Rotary Dial to control everything.
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    I attached it with Velco in case I need to move it later.
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    Used the reflector mounts to mount the lights. Clears the shrouds just fine here. Hopefully they aren't too vulnerable at this location.
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    Low - Just barely "On". Plan on using this setting during the day to help visability. Note can turn lights off, by just turning the dial to "Off".
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    High - Tied into High Beams, so Clicking my High Beam Switch turns these on full 100% (Aka High Beam Bypass). Can also just turn the dial up 100%to have them on 100% regardless of dimmer switch setting. Note - The headlight is "Off" right now because the bike is not running. On WR's the light only comes on once you start the bike. Aux lights work on separate power - the High Beam Bypass does not work unless the bike is running, but the Dial still does to adjust the brightness.
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    So far, so good. Next step, test these suckers off road during the wet winter.

    -= Scott
  10. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    You might be able to flip the signal brackets over and/or swap sides to bring them up inside the tank ears for more protection!
  11. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Tried that, and also tried flipping the mounts on the lights etc. all hit the radiator etc. Other alternative was to mount them higher off the top triple tree, but that had its own set of challenges.

    It's not BAD where they are now, just not sure what to expect if when/go down. There are actually cut-outs in the tank shroud that makes a nice pocket for these when I turn. Also that reflector bracket may be a good sheer point in a crash vs. breaking the lights - it's pretty thin.
  12. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Nice install!
  13. subagon

    subagon Hopelessly lost

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    sanjoh,

    Will you be at the BMWNEF Winter Rally in January? Just added a R100RT to the garage and it needs some help in the lighting department.
  14. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Yes, I plan on being there. Hope we get a duplicate of last years weather:clap
  15. hunter151

    hunter151 Adventurer

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    Just ordered a pair of the 44 flood lights. Should improve the 30 year old inadequate lighting on my Nighthawk quite well. :deal
  16. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Thanks for your business.

    You might actually want to ride at night:D

    Where are you planning on mounting the lights?
  17. hunter151

    hunter151 Adventurer

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    I was thinking of mounting them a bit under the headlight, something like so:

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    Im noticing a lot of the street tourers are mounting these down by the front wheel. Is this advantageous to avoid blinding people? Any particular advantages/disadvantages of mounting high or low?
  18. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Higher the light is mounted on the bike the better. Just a bit under the headlight should work great.

    The theory on mounting lights low on the fork is that it creates a triangle of light that has a larger pattern which helps others see you. After some 60k miles behind these lights on all sorts of wheeled vehicles, I can tell you that the sooner someone see the lights, the sooner they will recongnize a vehicle, to me that means mounting them as high as possible. As a benefit you can see much further with the lights mounted high.
  19. Wadester

    Wadester Rides a dirty bike

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    The lower down you mount lights, the more they show the shape of the surface by throwing shadows of the bumps/dips/obstacles. The higher up, the farther you can effectively throw the beam, but the less surface highlighting you get.

    For visibility by others, the more different the pattern of the lights, the more likely they are to notice you. Mount one low/left, another mid/right?
  20. DirtRider....

    DirtRider.... Wandering Turtle

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    Do u have a light pattern pic for the battery powered helmet light??