New Baja Designs Squadron LED Motorcycle Light

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Baja Diego, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Baja Diego

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    Our Squadron motorcycle light is the next generation of LED lighting. The Squadron is designed specifically for aggressive night-time riding by combining amazing distance projection, wide [COLOR=#22229c !important][FONT=inherit !important][COLOR=#22229c !important][FONT=inherit !important]peripheral[/FONT][/FONT][/COLOR][/COLOR] spread and a smooth light pattern. This light utilizes four CREE XML LEDs - the brightest, most efficient LEDs on the market to give you a blinding 3600 lumens. Not only is the Squadron the brightest LED light on the market, but it also only draws 3.6 amps. If youÂ’re looking for the ultimate in LED lighting for your motorcycle the Baja Designs Squadron is your answer!

    Features & Specifications:

    Waterproof, submersible to 3 meters
    Hard-coated, polycarbonate lens
    Lifetime warranty
    Total lumens: 3600
    Housing: billet-machined housing with stainless steel fasteners and mounts
    Front Lens: hard-coated polycarbonate
    [COLOR=#22229c !important][FONT=inherit !important][COLOR=#22229c !important][FONT=inherit !important]Power [/FONT][COLOR=#22229c !important][FONT=inherit !important]consumption[/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][/COLOR]: 44 watts
    Uses four T6 bin CREE XML LEDs at 5000K
    25,000 hour LED life expectancy
    3.069in x 3.313in x 2.765in light fixture dimensions
    24oz net weight (light fixture, headlight shell, mount kit combined)

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  2. subybaja

    subybaja Long timer

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    Got a link (that works), a price, or an ADV discount?

    How about an action shot?
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  3. 74C5

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  4. MKJ

    MKJ Married w/ Children

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    I'll be adding one of these to my KTM 525
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  5. traveltoad

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    This link is to the correct product.
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  6. BogeyMan

    BogeyMan Been here awhile

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    Wow. $350. For ONE light. :eek1

    That's a bit rich for me. I'm sure they're good. But $350 for a product that houses 4 $15 LEDs plus some electronics? Yes, you can buy those LEDs for less than $15 a piece (here). Don't get me wrong, someone spent a bunch of time designing the circuitry and the housing to make all this work and then of course there's the manufacturing costs.

    For now I'll stick with my candle-bright stock headlamp for the once-in-a-blue-moon time when I'm out after dark on the dirt bike. For others, I'm sure they'll see this as a good deal...
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  7. subybaja

    subybaja Long timer

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    That is a bit rich, BUT....

    1) If you're so smart, why aint you rich? Feel free to whip up some competition with those $15 LEDs, your CNC mill, and an injection molding machine. And an EE and board manufacturer.

    2) Those $15 LEDs list 260lm output. 260 x 4 ≠ 3600.

    Personally, I'll stick with the $100 imports sold elsewhere on this site, but I can't fault someone selling high-end cutting-edge products for asking an appropriate price.
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  8. BogeyMan

    BogeyMan Been here awhile

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    Well, we agree on something :1drink

    Never claimed that (the smart bit). Not rich either - definitely one of the 99% :cry

    If you re-read my posting - I'll help you out here:
    Claimed. The spec says they use the CREE XM-L LEDs and the referenced URL shows the highest output LEDs available from CREE is 280lm. So either there's other CREE LEDs that are of higher output being used (likely), or their numbers are sales-speak and not based on anything real-world.

    And I don't either. BUT, I can comment on it, can't I :D
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  9. subybaja

    subybaja Long timer

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    I think we both basically agree: I wish I could justify that kind of dough for a great light! :beer Sorry I sounded snarky.
    That's almost twice the output of the cheap ones...

    I still want to see a down-the-road pic! 3600lm is 3x the stock headlight on my KLR!
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  10. Baja Diego

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    Here is a night shot of the light lit up!

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  11. tijuana

    tijuana Farkling Around

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    My XR650R "stock Baja Designs" lamp is going oUT and this new B.D. lamp is needed. I am always commuting,day and night.
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  12. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    This light looks SWEET!

    ORDERED!
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  13. Baja Diego

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    traveltoad if you're interested in ordering one feel free to call me at the shop 760-560-2252 Ext 122 and i'll give you a ADV Rider discount
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    Thank you!!
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  15. Baja Trent

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    Hey Guys,

    The pictures of our new squadron motorcycle light were taken on my personal 2008 RMZ450 and I must say I was absolutely shocked at how bright this light really is. Here is a link to a short video I made with the squadron light (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsBgISkvyrc). Sorry about the quality. I was holding a flip hd camera in my left hand and steering with my right. Plus it was 10:00pm and I didn't want to upset by neighbors too much.

    If anyone has any questions about the visibility of the light or technical questions please feel free to ask. Also this is the same Squadron 3"x3" that All German Motorsports is running on their trophy truck. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

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  16. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Tell the truth... you were drinking when you took that video! :lol3:rofl
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  17. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    How about some pictures of the back side of the light and of how they mount to the bike.

    Thanks
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  18. Baja Trent

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    Here is an image of the backside of the Squadron Motorcycle light.

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  19. traveltoad

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    I can't wait...
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  20. MJS

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    Got any photometric charts on this light? I'd be real interested in one to replace the stocker on my Husky 310. I'm just not convinced that the LED is equal to an 8" race light.

    Lots of LED light manufacturers claim high lumen output but lumens don't tell the whole story. Lumens are only a measure of the total brightness of a lamp or emitter. They do not tell us anything about beam shape or distribution of the light out of the fixture. The light could be coming out the back of the fixture and the lumens would still count :eek1. And cameras tend to auto adjust to the available light level so I'm not convinced by a picture either. Pictures looking into a light are even worse (as lots of LED vendors seem to do). Call me skeptical. I would love to see light manufacturers include candlepower distribution curves or something along the lines of ANSI E9.1 so we could make some comparisons between fixtures of all types.

    I know LEDs are getting better and better every day. I deal with lighting manufacturers in the architectural and entertainment business. They are all trying to develop a LED spotlight that has good throw distance and has a controlled beam pattern. Wash lights (wide flood pattern) are out there but not a good, usable working spot. So convince me that you have something that a company like Phillips has not yet achieved. I want to believe. And I would buy one if I was convinced.

    PS, I have a lot more faith in BD than those no-name, big hype vendors.

    PPS, this would be awesome with a PWM dimmer to run as a high/low setup.

    Cheers,
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