LED Auxiliary Lights

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  1. JustinP

    JustinP Long timer

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    Is that a remote dimmer, or rotary dimmer? I'll be ordering a pair of m64's to add to my model 60's. The m64's will be replacing my model 30's. Would be interested in testing the new dimmer, since the one I have can't handle 4x 2.4 amps.

    Also - what is the weight of the M64 versus the model 30 format?

    And, if you order a set of the m64's wit ha dimmer, do they come "plug and play"?
  2. Ceemack

    Ceemack Adventurer

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    I've suddenly got an issue with my rotary dimmer. I'm fine on low-beam, but when I hit the high-beam switch the LED lights go out.

    Any suggestions?
  3. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    M64s are heavy, don't have the weight handy, will post up tomorrow. Yes on the plug n play, will need an approximate length lead you will need as the light come with a 10" lead standard.
  4. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Check connections first. Do the lights go to full power when rotary knob is put on full ouput?
  5. Ceemack

    Ceemack Adventurer

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    Yes, on low-beam they'll go from full brightness to nothing, depending on how the knob is turned. They've worked perfectly until this weekend.

    I haven't had a chance to test the wire I've got spliced into high-beam circuit, which in turn is connected to the purple wire on the dimmer. I'm a little puzzled as to why they'd go out completely once the high-beam circuit was activated.
  6. JustinP

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    Decided on the M62 lights to replace the model 30's. Looks like it will be a decent upgrade for the spots. As usual, put more order in and it was shipped within an hour. :clap
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    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Thanks for your business:clap
  8. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Great to hear you sorted the issue.

    On many dirt oriented bikes, the low beam circuit turns off when the high beam is activated. A diode between the high and low beam positive wires will make for constant power to the lights.
  9. George 99

    George 99 Been here awhile

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    I'm gonna need to add a diode to keep the 44 lit when the hi-beam 60 is on as my low-beam dimmer doesn't have the bypass.
  10. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Take a look at the power connector/harness for the dimmer, I think we included it in your setup.
  11. daveburton

    daveburton Been here awhile

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    Thanks all for the feedback I have been able to benefit from. Just bought 3 x 60s (one spare) with brackets and dimmers etc.

    I hope to have them fitted to my GSA for a ride from Montevideo to Iguassu falls on the border with Argentina. I'll let you know how it works out.

    One question, with this setup would a set of spots be a significant improvement for distance. If so what are the options for spots.

    cheers dave
  12. JustinP

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    I run a set of Model 60's and a set of M62 spots. The spots make a huge difference for long distance light.
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    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Thanks for your business!

    Extra xpel for the 3rd light included for free:freaky
  14. daveburton

    daveburton Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the feedback Justin, which bike are they on and do you have any photos I could have a look at.

    I might buy the spots and replace my std GSA aux lights with the 62s.

    cheers dave


  15. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    I want to mount a 60 to my helmet.
    Got any helmet mount brackets available ?

    Max
  16. Number6

    Number6 mad as hell

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    I was originally interested in the 24W dimmable floods, but kept reading through the few thousand posts here and now suspect they are unavailable. I do a lot of street riding so I want something I can run into oncoming traffic on the low beam and then light up the night on high beam. WOuld 44s and a dimmer be the solution?
  17. JustinP

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    Dave - I have them mounted on my FJR, crappy picture below. Yeah, the M62 spots are big and ugly, but that's due to the fact you need a bigger reflector to get a true spot beam from the larger cree chips. I previously ran a set of the model 30's and upgraded to these. I like the M62's better - not only do they have longer range, they throw bright light out farther; less glare in close, more bright light thrown downrange.

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  18. daveburton

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    Thanks Justin,

    I ordered the 62s yesterday, I might replace the original aux lights on the GSA with them. As you say a bit ugly but no relevance at all for me. I don't like the aerodynamics but also know that the impact will negligible.

    I'll end up with 2 x 60s plus 2 x 62s mounted, just under 11,000 lumens ( sounds significant ??) so I hope it'll do the trick.

    Have you been able to set the dip position with the 60s such that they are still useful but don't blind oncoming vehicles.

    cheers dave
  19. Bengt Phorks

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    You will light up the whole forest with that light. On the other hand, dirt riding at night is a lot of fun.
    Are you going to use it for street or dirt? Will it be your only source of light? You will see better if you also use a headlight.
    Sanjoh has a bicycle light that may work better and will mount to your helmet.
    http://stores.advmonster.com/-strse-40/M1-Bike-and-Helmet/Detail.bok
    Keep in mind that too much light causes high contrast between the lit up area and the shadow areas (they appear black) especially when riding in the dirt. You can blind yourself with the light that is reflected back.
    You can also do a google search for other bicycle lights that have more power. I have tried a few and this is the one I am currently using. It produces more of a flood pattern rather than a spot.
    http://www.lightmalls.com/solarstor...th-2xcree-xm-l-u2-led-4-modes-4-18650-battery.
    I tape the helmet light on my helmet with clear plastic tape. I tape the battery on the helmet too. The whole setup weighs less than a pound.
    I am using a model 60 LED light with a dimmer for my main headlight.

    I use my helmet light for street riding too. It lights up the road better than the headlight because the mounting point is much higher. I find that it's safer riding because you can light up any area of the roadway independent of where the headlight is pointing.
    When a car approaches I just point the light towards the ground. Instant dimmer.
  20. JustinP

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    Both sets of lights are at a level height, not dipped. I use the remote dimmer for both sets. With the low beams they run at 20% or so, then full power with the highbeam switch. The model 60's face straight forward. The spots I have aimed in just a hair, so they cross a few hundred yards out from the bike. Well, the right one is aimed in just hair, and the left one two hairs :). When the spots cross, it's a little off to the right.