LED Auxiliary Lights

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

  1. Jnich77

    Jnich77 Been here awhile

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    You know you can dim them...lol.
  2. past_tense

    past_tense Adventurer

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    OK. You're wrong.

    Did you read my original post?

    I clearly stated TWICE in my first post that I should have known better. I then proceeded to describe my experience and even stated that I felt the lights would be beneficial to ATV and motorcycles on a trail. That seems to be a long way from acting like the stuff is crap.

    I'm just curious. If I don't post how wonderful the lights are, that makes me an azz?

    And as for asking nicely...This is taken directly from the vendor's website titled "Return Policy":

    1. Electrical items, lighting systems, headlight bulbs, are not eligible for return, except in cases where items are clearly defective. Sales on these items are final.

    Since it is listed first, repeated twice, and underlined, I took the vendor at his word.

    He did contact me and offer full credit after my first post, but I had already sold the lights. Offering full credit was nice, but since the vendor does not have anything else I wish to purchase it really wouldn't have been much help.

    Honest and concise feedback should never be considered 'burning' the vendor. I would think any vendor wants potential customers to have all the information concerning their products, and more importantly, I would think potential customers would be even more interested in such information.
  3. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    I don't feel "burned" at all, I appreciate the input. A bit more research an email or phone call and I would have steered you in a different direction. LED lights have a lot of benefits but I've not seen one in the beam pattern you were looking for, a flat type profile.
  4. squiffynimrod

    squiffynimrod maximum shrinkage

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    I pulled the trigger and placed an order.

    In Flatskatchewan I should be able to see 8-10 miles, easy.
  5. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    I didn't think it was rocket science to mount mine so that I could rotate the lights/mounts downward manually on demand, so the lights meet at a distant point in front of my bike and totally wash the road in white for me, and the modest downward angle does not freak out oncoming traffic at all. I also pitched them inward just a tad to get the beams to meet at the desired distance from my bike.

    My goal was light on the road at night and better awareness of my presence during the day.

    I achieved both - went with model 60's, running with no dimmer. :deal

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  6. dsc522758

    dsc522758 Adventurer

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    I want to use the Clearwater dimmer with the ADVmonster lights. Looking at these two diagrams, will the Clearwater dimmer work the same? I guess I don't have enough post to submit pictures.
  7. Wattner

    Wattner Long timer

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    AdvMonster Pr0n

    I'll mount them up when I get back home.... I have a set of 60's on the Bars, but it will certainly be overkill. May just leave them on for a few rides of ridiculous???

    Kudos AdvMonster!!! AWESOME:
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    I need a tiny AdvMonster sticker to replace the Cyclops sticker...

    More pic's to follow after they are mounted
  8. dsc522758

    dsc522758 Adventurer

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    Are there 4 wires on that ADVmonster rotary switch?
  9. Wattner

    Wattner Long timer

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    Yes it is the incredible AdvMonster switch....

    Sweet stuff!
  10. DaverCoe

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    I've got a Model 60 and a Model 30 on my Dakar. I'd highly recommend them, they're incredible!! I went with the Waterproof Wireless LED Dimmer with High Beam Bypass, so that I could control the lights from the handlebars OR the tent. I spend a lot of time camping in the middle of nowhere and sometimes ya need to flip on the yard lights to scare a bear away... or just to use as a night light to set up camp & turn the lights out from the tent. The dimming feature is great for running the lights at 15-20% around town or camp, then blasting them to 80-100% for off-road/highway. The high beam bypass is pretty slick to!

    As far as the flood and beam pattern I think it's wise to have one of each, for obvious reasons. The '30 is pretty tight, and definitely throws. The '60 is just retarded, and no one needs that much light :huh ... but boy its nice to have when you want to see everything.
    I've had them for almost a year now, and hammered them with everything from pouring rain, ice & snow, nasty vibrations, and hot sun. No problems so far.
    Love them, and would highly recommend them to all you guys that are considering a set.
    Great price, great service, and quick shipping!

    Well done ADVmonster!
  11. bill1960

    bill1960 Been here awhile

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    Sanjoh

    What led light setup would you recommend for a plated 2013 KTM 500 xcw, used for dualsport riding 30/70 hwy/offroad .

    Is it better to have just one flood adapted to the oem shroud, or would a combination of flood and spot direct the light in a more useful pattern ?

    How does your 60 led flood compare to the squadron from baja designs.
    I note in the specs they both produce 3600 lumens, and apprear to use the same led's but in different housings ?
    However, your 60 led draws 28watt and the BD squadron 42watt.
    Wondering why the difference ?
  12. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Can you email the diagrams to sandjoh@gmail.com.

    I don't think the Clearwater product will work with our lights but I would be happy to investigate.
  13. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Thanks for the feedback!

    Bear protection:clap

    I would recommend the dualsport fairing.

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    Rode a bunch of single track and forest service roads in the mountains and the fairing never got in the way. Even with steep hills:deal

    The Z is a bit portly:D for the tight uphill stuff.
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    Our lights are significantly smaller than the squadron, which means lighter. Different led drivers run at different efficiencies which may explain the differences in power consumption. BD does offer a lifetime warranty that you pay for up front, ADVmonster offers a one year warranty at typically less than 1/3 the price of the BD squadron.

    I have not seen the lights side x side so I can not speak to comparison of the light output or beam patterns.

    Have you seen this? One Model 60
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  14. kbuckey

    kbuckey Been here awhile

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    I have twin 60's in my Dual Sport fairing. On low I have only the bottom one on at about 60% and it's pointed pretty low (with my two solstice 10's pointed pretty wide to light up the roadside so I don't run into any elk!) and that set up is great for low beam work and doesn't bother oncoming cars. On high, with both 60's on full power WOW!
  15. bill1960

    bill1960 Been here awhile

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    If I only run one led lamp in the OEM housing, which would be the best choice for my application ?

    and

    The XCW only has an on/off switch for the lighting. No Hi/lo switch or relay. What extra switches would I need to run the led setup, assuming I use your dimmer.
  16. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    I would recommend the Model 60 with a rotary dimmer. We can setup the electrics to be plug n play, just let me know what headlight connector you have.

    The high beam switch is only needed if you want hi/low beam, the alternative is to rotate the rotary to full power when you need it. Otherwise any 12v switch will engage the high beam.
  17. dsc522758

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    Thanks for looking my friend. Email sent.
  18. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Another happy customer:clap

    "I finally managed to install my additional lights and as you can see they work amazing. Thank you again for your help I would have never been able to do it without your advice.
    Have a good day."

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  19. AGiN

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    Is this trail tech race light mount is hand made or available to buy somewhere?
  20. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    I have your lights on my Versys, and now my CRF230F. I'll be getting a set for my CRF250L and Suzuki TU250 soon. Nice product you have here. :freaky

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