LED Auxiliary Lights

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

  1. coop

    coop Narkyhippo

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    mine have come in :D
    Did a quick test with one with a spare battery, lit up my garage nicely :evil , work pressures unfortunately won't allow me to install them for a couple of weeks :dog
  2. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I don't have mine mounted yet, but the plan is to jettison the white plastic case and mount it under my fairing after drilling a hole for the knob. The location and a plastic bag should provide more than enough protection from rain.
  3. WeeBee

    WeeBee Roaming ADV Gnome

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    As asked previously, what are the dimensions of the switch casing as supplied?
  4. WeeBee

    WeeBee Roaming ADV Gnome

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    Never mind - the size is stated on the sellers ebay auction - Size: L89 x W59 x H35 mm or 3.5"L x 2.32"W x 1.37"H
  5. heilong

    heilong Adventurer

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    I've ordered 3 of these dimmers, and before that I've asked the seller for a photo of the pcb inside, here it is:
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    Judging by that photo and the width of the casing (59mm), the board is around 50x50mm (maybe 45x45mm) and pretty slim. The nice thing is that the pot is separate from the pcb so it would be easier to waterproof the pcb and mount the pot in a nice place.
  6. DayTrippin

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    I bought the same one a few weeks ago. It works well. I pulled it out of the case and mounted it separately. It seemed like a better option than the ones way upstream in this thread. I used velcro for a while and had it mounted on topside of my dash to play with it for a while. Works great so far.

    I used a balloon like I use for RC car parts to help protect them from splashes. So far no issues with water but I've had no rain yet but I did wash the bike at a hand spray car wash. I didn't use any direct spray at the switch from close range but it did get way. I did take the precaution of a little silicone to help see it around the knob.
  7. enfoman

    enfoman enfoman

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    While we are on the subject of dimmers again, I recall a short discussion on using Girbings heat controllers to also control light intensity. Since I have upgraded my girbings to a dual controller, I now have an extra I do not use much. Would it be ok to use it for dimming the 24Volt lights? I know that it is waterproof and I really do not have dash room for the one from ebay.
  8. kelsow

    kelsow Long timer

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    Thought I'd post up what I did.

    Here is my switch,
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    Here is where I tapped into the CANbus system.
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    Here is the mounting plate assy,
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    The lamp housing gets in the way of the mounting assy so I had to use some angled brackets to get the correct angle.
    I may do it differently over the winter.

    Here is the light,
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    I tried to shoot the pix all the same (160th @ f3.3 ISO400) to get a good indication of how bright the lamps are.

    Low Beam
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    Low + LED's
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    Hi + Low + LED's
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    These things are BRIGHT!

    As always, pix don't do justice.
  9. sonoran

    sonoran copacetic

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    I was thinking having the 10w spots higher up would provide better daytime visibility to cagers. They do provide a really nice boost to the HID headlight in this location.

    After reading your note I went outside and looked at them head on. The blinker is visible but I agree there would be more separation if I mounted them on the forks. I may swap them around to see how it looks.

    Thanks much for the thoughts.
  10. heilong

    heilong Adventurer

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    You meant 24 watts, not volts. Whether you can use it or not depends on the frequency that heat controller operates. I've seen heated clothing controllers that switch on and off once or twice a second - it's ok for heated clothing but you won't like if your lights would do that. So you should check with the manufacturer of your heat controller regarding it's output switching frequency. While you're talking to the manufacturer, you can also ask what load is the controller's channel rated for. Will it handle 48 watts (2 lights)?
    The LED-specific dimmers are at least 100Hz, as far as I know (this is enough for lights being flicker-free), I've seen 500Hz.
  11. heilong

    heilong Adventurer

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    I have received my lights today. Bench-tested them, also tested in a dark neighbourhood - these look quite bright, compared to a Kia Rio stock (halogen) headlights.

    For some reason, my package did have the AMP connectors inside! Upon closer examination these look like a Chinese copy of the AMP connectors - I compared them to the original ones I've bought here in Moscow and they are very similar and even inter-compatible, but the ones I got before just seem to be better quality - the seals, the connector bodies, the TPA locks, terminals plating looks a bit different. I'm sure these copies are good enough and will work fine (and better than any non-waterproof connectors out there), but I think I'll just use the ones I already bought in Moscow.

    2 Callahan - if you'd like, I can send you the two connector kits I've got in my package
  12. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    Lights not available?? Per website, they've been out of stock for weeks, unable to put in cart. How are you guys ordering them? I had PM OP and it was going to be 2 weeks (a month ago). Dang it! :baldy
  13. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    When I ordered mine, they were in stock.. then they were sold out.. so when they came back in stock, they were shipped to me. Fantastic lights, and I like the 3 way dimming feature.
  14. Yossarian™

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    I used a 9V battery (standard consumer style) to bench test the lights. Even on a small underpowered source like that they light up very nicely.
  15. rinconrider

    rinconrider Sir Crash-a-lot

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    waiting, waiting, waiting... ordered photoblasters in the mean time for conspicuity. (BF sale!)
  16. heilong

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    Yep, I waited for 3 weeks, then they've become available recently and were sold out again in several days. Selling better than hot cakes, it seems :)
    I've registered on John's website (advmonster.com), and got an e-mail notification as soon as these came in stock.
  17. Catskill

    Catskill tree hugger

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    ...trying to order for the black friday sale but I keep getting

    "
    The following fields are required or are invalid:
    24 watt LED off road flood light with 3 mode dimming (0 Available)"


    When I try to add an item to my cart...


    Anyone else having issues?
  18. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    That is what we are talking about. They are out of stock, and have been. I'll be keeping an eye to ebay too...but would have preferred to give a FF some cash :deal
  19. Catskill

    Catskill tree hugger

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    Ok. thanks. Sandjoh just got back to me. Talk about lighting fast customer service.:huh It was the "following fields are invalid" part I did not understand and thought that pointed to a technical error with the site as opposed to the normal "out of stock" label we are all used to seeing on most sights.
  20. emreturkeli

    emreturkeli "Ruzgarin Tersine"

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    I have the 3 mode dimmable LEDs, the prduct is amazing, but there is a slight problem... It's practically not possible to remember the state of the LEDs while riding, and it's certainly not possible to understand it while riding, especially during daytime. I started to think that it's a problem... :eek1

    Before I say my opinion, let me clarify that I allready have the 3 mode, so I can't send them back and change to 24W Single mode floods, which means can't implement the dimmer option also, so that's out of options.

    Here's my idea, is it possible to add some sort of visual meter, to the wiring system of the LEDs, such that we can understand the mode of the LED from the current draw? actually it doesn't even have to be a vue meter or something, if it's possible, a resistor, or capacitor, or something that will work in a way that when the lights are working on full power, it will let the current pass to turn on a small LED on the dashboard. that way we will be notified that we're running on the full power.

    As long as we're sure when we're on the full power, we can count the cycle for the other modes :clap

    Please tell me that it's possible? Am ok to try it either ways.. (with just a led, or by installing a meter sort of thing)