LED Auxiliary Lights

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

  1. geotherm

    geotherm Adventurer

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    Thanks John. I'm not sure what I really need, but I'm going on a 5 day trip in January on/off road and camping in the mtns and trying to get prepared early. Are the model 30s a flood or spot? If I were to get one pair now and possibly a second pair down the road(if needed) what would you recommend? Thanks!


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  2. geotherm

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    Also, where do your 'heavy duty light brackets' mount?
  3. geotherm

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    duh, just visited your website and saw the model 30s are spots..I'm assuming it might be nice to have (2) spots on top of (2) floods?
  4. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    That is a clean looking GSA!

    The Model 30s are spots, however they do have a bit of spillover that effectively lets you see off to the side of the main beam. Check the beam patterns in the detailed description tab for the particular light.

    I'd recommend a pair of the Model 60s, with one of our LED controllers, they will do it all, distance, light up the ditch and DRL with the dimmer with full power when you hit the high beam. You will not need a second pair of lights if you go with this option.

    Have you thought about how to mount the lights? We offer a crashbar mount.

    I really like the mounts shown here, I think they are GMA and are out of production.

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  5. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Even Ducs need light:D

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  6. geotherm

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    on your website, what is the 'heavy duty' mounting option?
  7. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    It is an upgraded light mount and hardware.

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  8. geotherm

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    Got it. I just want to make sure I get everything I need..I'm going to move forward with the model 60s. I'm assuming I will need waterproof connectors for each as well. How would you suggest I wire them? completely separate w/ dedicated switch? Am I going to blind oncoming traffic? :-D
  9. geotherm

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    I didn't see model 60s in aluminum(silver) - do they only come in black? No big deal, but would prefer silver if you have them.
  10. BigDogAdventures

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    I've had the 60's on my KLR for quite a while------forget HID---forget Halogen--these make daylight out of dark

    Rode my new Husqvarna TR650 Terra last night in the dark-------never do that again.
    Frickin' deer everywhere.

    I just ordered another pair------they are awesome.

    BigDog

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  11. SLOco.moto

    SLOco.moto dos ruedas adicto

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    While I have read a good portion of this thread, I still need to ask this: In a strictly street application will a pair of 44's with a dimmer set-up to go lower power on low beam still annoy oncoming drivers? I don't plan on aiming the lights too high as I really want more light off to the sides ( on my twisty road commute I have blind apex points right now with stock headlight, staring into a black hole). I don't want to turn the lights off completely when oncoming traffic approaches as I am totally lost then. I know they don't have any sort of "cut-off" so I'm wondering if anybody has feedback on this. I'd like to know how they work with fog too (in a dimmed mode with low beam) as it is always a winter early morning problem here. This will be used on a DRZ400sm, so not stellar lighting to begin with. Thanks.
  12. Bobmws

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    They work just fine that way, I have the 44's on my sidecar rig, go back one page to post 2920 for a pic. The fork mounted lights are dimmed while the light in the hack is on full power. Never had a problem with being flashed by oncoming traffic.
    I find in fog I have to dim them down further or turn them off as there is no cutoff like a regular fog light has.
  13. geotherm

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    Thanks for the input BigDog..I like your website too.

    If you don't mind, how do you have yours set up? Dimmer? Switched independent of factory headlights?
  14. BigDogAdventures

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    I did it really simple and didn't use the dimmer. Some would say this is not recommended I suppose, but I simply tied into the wire going to the high beam--------right at the headlight bulb plug------and powered the lights from there. It works perfectly and the LED's come on with the regular high beam. Wires are always oversized a bit and I think this is fine.

    I'll do the same with the Husky.

    The dimmer provides good visibility when on low beam as Sanjoh recommends----but I just didn't go that way.
    I"ve ridden with him and seen his setup --------really nice.

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  15. geotherm

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    Pearls..thanks!
  16. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    The plug n play option will save you a few bucks, included at no cost when you purchase a dimmer and lights.

    Black only.
  17. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Thanks for your business!

    No, I run the lights on several vehicles as a DRL and no issues thus far.

    The lights don't perform very well as a "fog" light as the light tends to get reflected. They will however fill in all the gaps and allow you to see through corners.

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  18. beechum1

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    When is the new spots slated for release? I'm going to need a pair of spots and a pair of floods. But I can wait for the new ones....
  19. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Thanks for the interest. Planning on middle of January.
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    ADVBMR Polygamotorcyclist

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    Here's how I mounted the 30 spots on the F800R. This bike won first place in the bike show last year.

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    I don't have any pics of the bike going down the road, but the 30's can be seen waaaaaaay in the distance and work very well for conspicuity.