LED Auxiliary Lights

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

  1. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    FAQs from purchasers installing these:

    Q. What color wire is hot?
    A. The white wire is hot/positive and the black is ground/negative.

    Q. What is the best mounting method?
    A. I have used the flat mount for many on and off road miles with no issues. I adjusted the mount so the single bolt hole is centrally located with respect to the light. Remove the heatsink and reverse the mount to adjust for your installation. The flat mount has a physical stop that will limit the amount of adjustment for the elevation (if vertically mounted) or side to side (if horizontally mounted).

    A handlebar mount is also included.
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  2. Sharkguy

    Sharkguy chain lube applier

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    Just received my lights today. I just have to say these appear to be great quality lights for the money spent.:thumbup Now I just need to come up with a mounting bar. I'm off to the hardware store!
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  3. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Ordered a pair of 24 watt Floods today. If I like them (and I'm sure I will), I'll get another set for my car. Winters coming!
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  4. Sharkguy

    Sharkguy chain lube applier

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  5. Aviatordoc

    Aviatordoc BMW K12S rider

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    Just ordered mine as well. Looks good.
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  6. NorthernStar

    NorthernStar Work in Progress

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    PM with an order and a couple of questions sent your way
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  7. KTMSER

    KTMSER Big bike friendly

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    These look very promising.

    How about sending me a set of the 24w floods for a little testing..:evil

    The Ninja is looking good...

    Tell momma we said hi....
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  8. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    Has anyone mounted these on the Motech crash bars on their KLR yet?

    pics?
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  9. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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  10. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Ordered Monday, got them today! Niice...
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  11. FJRick

    FJRick Been here awhile

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    Hey, I would love to hear some reports on what the people who got some of these lights think of them! Anyone have something to say about them?


    Thanks, FJRick
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  12. Aviatordoc

    Aviatordoc BMW K12S rider

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    So lets hear about mounting options and what you have done.
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  13. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    I've got my two 24 watt floods mounted and the wiring jury-rigged just to see what they're like.

    Holy Crap! These things are friggen missles! Yup, they light up the night, no doubt. I just rolled it outside and tried the lame stock low and high, then switched on the Cannons...unreal. They light up deep into the woods. I think I saw Bigfoot smoking a little as he split the scene.

    This is my work-in-progress: KTM 950 Adventure with a really cool Twin Headlight Ernie bracket.

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    Funny...I thought maybe I had received Spots instead of Floods at first. I wasted a whole bunch of John's time as he patiently pointed out the difference and how to tell. Eventually I got it. You have to look really, really close but the three segment LED denotes the major difference. It's super hard to see it, but once you do...

    Yeah, I'm happy. :D
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  14. Aviatordoc

    Aviatordoc BMW K12S rider

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    So how did ya wire it? More details please. Did you wire it into the headlight circuit? Use a switch?
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  15. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    So are the 24 watt definitely to bright for traffic?

    if so I may lean to the 10w for my DL...it already makes lots of light
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  16. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Thanks for the report Chuck

    I've been using my 24w/10w combo during the day without issue. I'm still amazed how people move out of my way with em on. I hesitate to use them at night on a 2 lane simply because oncoming traffic will likely be blinded, who knows what happens after that.
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  17. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    Hi,
    Nice looking lights.

    How much do the lights weigh?

    Thanks
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  18. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Packaged with all contents 11.5oz (325g) per light.
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  19. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    Thanks for the quick reply.

    So each light (housing and bulbs) weighs almost 3/4 lb.?

    I am trying to figure out if I can mount it to the plastic under the headlight.



    Thanks
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  20. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    What do you have mounted there now? What bike is it?

    11.5 oz is the ready to ship weight so it includes the shipping box, foam, both mounts 3-4' of wiring, male and female electrical connectors.
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