LED Auxiliary Lights

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

  1. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    New model has 3 levels of dimming built in. Based on the 24watt version, the dimming is controled by cycling power (on/off) for less than 2 seconds. Each power cycle reduces the light output, goes back to full power after the last power cycle.

    Use full power when needed

    Dim the lights so retinas are saved:evil


    Cost (shipped in conus)
    Pair spot - $100
    Pair spot/flood - $115
    Pair Flood Beam - $125
    Pair 3 mode 24 watt flood - $160

    Payments via paypal, please contact me for stock status prior to payment.

    Previous purchasers, thanks for your business, contact me for a deal on the new light model.
  2. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Farto Motografist

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    Did the exterior appearance or anything else change on the new model with the built in dimmer?

    Is this dimmer feature part of the Spot and the Flood model?
    I really want something I can leave on for day riding to be more visible, and also have a night mode where they can stay on without frying the car ahead of me, perhaps the combination of the dimmer feature and tipping them down just a bit would be good.
  3. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    No external changes, 24 watt flood only.

    The dimming feature will meet your needs.
  4. JamesK

    JamesK Been here awhile

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    My friend and I are going with the separate Dimmer switch option. This will be wired in series with the lights.
    So an On/Off switch to control the whole thing, thus keeping the previously set brightness level and the 6Amp dimmer switch from eBay to enable 0%-100% brightness level adjustment for the lights.

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  5. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    D'oh! Bad timing, I guess. So I presume that the dimming module can't be sold as a retrofit option? These are a whole new set of lights?
  6. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    A new set of lights with no external changes.

    No retrofit options at this time.

    Now you have reason to buy a second set:D
  7. JDLuke

    JDLuke Ravening for delight

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    And to think. I just got my non-dimming floods yesterday. :cry

    Since my bike was already wired for a single driving light (which I removed when I lost my old mounting points from a fork swap), I hooked up one of the LEDs last night. I would have done more, but I was getting eaten alive by 'skeeters. In fact, I'm spending as much time scratching as typing right now.

    That fooker is BRIGHT.
  8. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Sounds like you need another bike to mount some dimming lights on:D.
  9. JDLuke

    JDLuke Ravening for delight

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    Here are some results.

    I recently had to downgrade my headlight from an HID that went south, so I am using a standard halogen bulb for this series of images.

    First off, I was able to take advantage of a convenient mounting point on which I would never have hung a heavier light. To my mind, with a quick wet finger in the air comparison, these pods are just on the upper edge of light enough to mount on the side of the F650GS (single) beak. It was nothing more than a matter of removing a screw and installing the part. I used a bit of loctite just to hold everything still against vibration.

    Now for some results.

    With just the headlight on, I get this:

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    With the single flood light added, and the handlebars centered, I get this:

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    With the mount point on the beak, which moves with the handlebars, I also get adaptive lighting effects:

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  10. Kieffer4

    Kieffer4 Somebody stop me!

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    I just got mine in the mail and plan to mount them this weekend. The mounts are pretty thick. I think they should be more than solid enough. The lights arent very big and they are not heavy......
  11. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    How about a pic showing where you mounted them? I'm about to add a pair to my Dakar.
  12. JDLuke

    JDLuke Ravening for delight

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    I did not take any this morning, but since I had to go out to the bike a little while ago I snapped some pictures. This just shows one of the lights, but it's pretty obvious where I'll put the other, once I do some wiring updates.

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  13. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Farto Motografist

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    I think the lights would be great on an ATV as well- perhaps one pointing forward, and one pointing rearward on a switch, for those times when you need a tech light to light up your behind- when stuck and you need "lumination" for pulling winch cables, skinning deer, or ?

    PM sent. I am ordering a set for my KLR today!
  14. zilla

    zilla Long timer

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    Probably a dumb question, but is what would be the reasoning for using a spot and a flood light together?
  15. JDLuke

    JDLuke Ravening for delight

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    A spot can act as a long-throw driving light, while a flood provides 'fill' light in a wider area near you.
  16. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Farto Motografist

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    I actually considered it, I think the thought would be you would have a narrow-longer beam for "distant" lighting, perhaps when you are alone on the dark road, and you could leave the wider beam on all the time to assist and also to be SEEN, without blinding the oncoming cars. I would guess you would run them from two switches to be selective.

    Sounds like the spot is too intense to have on if approaching cars- but I think the flood could stay on, perhaps if tipped down a tad.

    Just my 2 cents- I bet that's the thinking.
  17. zilla

    zilla Long timer

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    Thanks. I just started looking into putting extra lights on my Tiger. The stock lights leave a lot to be desired at night.
  18. cooter69

    cooter69 Smells Bad

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    I got these installed on the st1100 yesterday. The bolts under the headlight are in to the upper fairing stay. I just put a a 10 in bar between the with some rubber washers for vibes and bolted the lights to the bar.
    All I can say is WOW. I have installed silverstars as headlights which are bright but these leds out throw the silverstars with less than half the power draw. Additionally there is no weird hot spots/dim spots that really anoy you.

    If any animals jump out now the will be vaperized. On the down side I do think my bat hitting count might go up. Caught another last night on the shake down run making 11 this year(23 2009) luckily I had my visor down this time....last time got it in the left eye.

    I try to get some beam patterns and mount pics soon

    Thanks for the deal and quick service sanjoh!!!!!You rock
  19. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Farto Motografist

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    Bats?

    And I thought those little splats were night flying sparrows....

    ewe.

    There goes all hope of night riding.

    yuk.

    :eek1
  20. GHO100

    GHO100 Crazy George

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    Sent some money for lights tuesday afternoon, and had the box waiting for me at home on Thursday, just in time to pack them up for my weekend trip.

    I did say pack them up...going to meet a bunch of riders, but we mostly like dicking around in the garage, so I'll be able to put them on there with plenty of installation pics. Might help some on the list to show the assembly of the wire connector.

    I'm impressed so far, the construction is solid, and they're smaller than I thought. They fit in the palm of my hand, roughly the size of a clementine/plum.

    I'm currently running 4x HID lights on the VStrom, so this will be total overkill, but then again, I will be driving up to Maine from NYC this afternoon, hopefully not in the hurricane, and hopefully arriving before 2am. Those "Danger...Moose Crossing" signs have had me wanting more light than the sun.