New Long Range LED Aux Lights

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Off Road Ryder, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. obnoxious2

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    Thanks for the pics srad! I am also planning on running two 20 degrees but as my only driving lights (for road use). After looking at the pics I'm not as sure as I once was. I know the 20 degrees will still throw lights a good fair distance down the road but now I'm not sure I'll get enough fill closer to the bike. Do you think two 20 degrees would be enough?

    Any other suggestion for lights then Darryl?
  2. srad600

    srad600 Been here awhile

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    I think it depends on:
    1) how you mount them
    2) how you aim them

    I would think that a stacked configuration (Dakar style) with one aimed down-ish as a low beam and the other aimed level as a high beam would work out brilliant.

    I kinda wish other folks who've bought the same lights would post some photos, becuase I think mine are a bit deceiving due to my positioning and my iphone cam. I definitly would not base your decision only on my crappy iphotos though. If you're anywhere near me you're welcome to come out for a ride and check them out in person.
  3. Off Road Ryder

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    Thanks, I just want to make sure yourself and every other customer is completely satisfied. I run my light mounts snug but not real tight, that allows me to adjust on the fly with no tools, The rubber mounts in the u cradle make that easy to do.

    I think two 20's aimed correctly is a good setup. Far more light than an HID stuck in a halogen bucket. It is very tough to get realistic night shots. I dont know if that is possible with a cell phone cam. The 610/615/630 light bar or a set of the 310 lights provides more light at a closer distance, good for about 300ft.
    I think you will be happy with either two 20"s or a 20 and a 10 degree.
    There is a major difference in the 10 to 20 degree in terms of distance capability.
  4. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Appreciate the effort but the lights really need to be aimed up to show us their capability, even if it's just temporarily with that 13 mm wrench... :wink:
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    I don't have a bone in this one, no affiliation - even purchased and mounted Clearwaters on my RT a while back - down at the brake caliper level. Incredible conspicuity lights but that's it. I am guessing Cyclops addressed this with the lumen understanding - lots of bright from my Clearwaters butt it's not going anywhere.

    What I have seen tells me either a pair of the 10deg set up with proper aiming would do one a lot of good for distance, or perhaps one of the 10's and one of the 20's. Real pleased to see the USofA represented here and at a decent price. Keep up the good work. :clap
  6. obnoxious2

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    Just placed my order. Hopefully they will be what I'm looking for, for my application. Can't wait to get them. Will post up pics after the install. Darryl was even nice enough to offer to cut my harness to my specifications!
  7. Off Road Ryder

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    Thank You. We do custom setups quite often.
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    ilbiker Been here awhile

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    I'm looking at your 20 degree cyclops long range but also looking at the ridged driving lights as I ride through a lot of forests and back roads. Lots of deer running through and other critters. Do you have something that throws that type of light towards the side also?
  9. Off Road Ryder

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    Thanks for considering quality lights. We Have a lot of deer here in WA as well, I find the the 10 and 20 both work well for deer spotting.
    I would recommend a combo set with the 20 deg on the right side, you can aim the lights slightly outward for more illumination to the side of the bike, and still benefit from the long range capability. We do have a 60 degree light in the same case available, however the distance is compromised significantly.
  10. ilbiker

    ilbiker Been here awhile

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    I can't seem to locate them on your web site. Can you direct me to them?
  11. Off Road Ryder

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    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    That beam looks too narrow for the way you're using them to me. I'd switch those on with the high beam and use them to spot on either side of the high beam I think. On the low beam you could put a set of flood pattern or similar to fill out the low beam a bit and provide more visibility to cars and such....

    Just my 'pinion of course. :freaky
  13. Off Road Ryder

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    I'm not sure I understand your post. Why would you need more lights?
    These LEDs are made for long distance forward lighting, with the combo setup and common sense aiming, you can get a good amount of fill and distance from the same setup. Personally,I would not run floods on my bike under any circumstance. I do know that others could think different than I do, We have Flood patterned lights for those applications. This light is also available in a 60 Degree lens as well. Any interest in that?
    I primarily ride with my LEDs using High/low and leave the headlight on low, It is really pretty much useless when compared to the Long Range LEDs. I also have reason to want my LEDs and headlight to be operated completely separately and independent of each other.
    The 10 degree light produces a main beam about 15/20ft wide at approx 100ft, there is also light spill out from the main beam focus.I will attempt to take an exact measurement.
    a set more than covers the entire roadway, of course how you have them angled plays into that quite a bit. For deer avoidance I think the Combo 10/20 degree works well
    While out riding Saturday during the day light hrs, I had at least 4 other riders comment on how well they could see my bike in daylight, I was pretty happy about that. Beam angle isn't going to have much of an affect during the day, but when it gets dark thats a whole different ball game.
    Beam angle doesn't mean much during the day.
    I dint know of a single other light in the 50 other LED lights we carry,that would be as versatile as a combo beam setup, you get long range with a good amount of fill.

    Would some photos of lights aimed lower help riders get a better Idea?
    here is a set of 10 degree lights aimed for distance and fill, Note the light starts almost at the point of generation, both pointed to be a continuous beam.
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    Same 10 degree lights aimed a bit farther out and up a bit for longer range. The light path is probably close to 50 ft wide.
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    Are there other Photos that you guys would like to see?
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    Well hell, since you asked, I'd like to see a photo of those lights on my bike. :1drink I'll have to wait a bit though.
  15. Off Road Ryder

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    :clap I would love to see that as well. Thanks.
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    I will hit you up Darryl when some funds free up. I have PIAA 510 ATP on there now and actually like them. As I don't ride much after dark they are more for daytime visibility. I do think they would come in handy soon as the driveway/road combo is mostly melted but really muddy. Maybe when I get back from FL and some beach time I can then start this season off with some riding again. On a F800GS and will probably keep them separate from regular light switch as I am too much of a goober to make that work. I'll just follow the PIAA lines and mirror them to a successful hookup.
  17. twinrider

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    How far is it to the furthest flag?
  18. Off Road Ryder

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    Thank You. I also liked my Piaas on my older GS, Enjoy the beach!! We should have mounts and a plug and play kit for the GS800n here shortly. However,Using the piaa stuff wont be an issue

    The flags are at 100ft intervals, tree line at 350 ft.
    There is not another LED aux light that can achieve that distance.
  19. Off Road Ryder

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    I have been getting lots of PM's and calls about the dimmer setup.
    Hopefully I can clear some common Q's up here.

    1.We can offer a single pole (on/off)handle bar mounted switch, dimming via your high beam switch. If you want this, please let me know with a pm, call or email when placing your order.

    2. You can run no switch at all,That would require that the Aux lights are always on with the headlight, dimming here would be threw the factory switch.

    3. The full dimable harness comes with a multi function switch. This switch controls on/off and high/low operation. With this switch you can also do one of the above options.


    I like my Aux lights to be completely independent of factory headlights, since the Long Range is far more powerful than your headlight, I usuallly ride with my headlight on low and use the LEDs dimming function for high/low operation.
    In this case All LED functions are controlled by the Handle bar mounted switch, No key fob shenanigans, or trying to figure out how to mount a box on your bike.
    This switch also has the capacity to power other equipment on your bike, It has a momentary switch and another port that is off on low beam and on during high beam operation, You can run another set of lights, push to pass, kill buttons, horns,grip heaters etc. If you don't want those functions simply don't use them.
    Here is a photo of the switch mounted on the mule.
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  20. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    I have hesitated to post in this thread since we are not completed in our testing but will point out a few things.

    I have two of his lights, the 10w long range and a 6LED light bar. I also have lights from Grody, ANZO and several other vendors to compare them against.

    The 10W long range really do put out a decent light for the wattage and the range is well over 500'.

    The light bar basically floods the area out in front of the bike to 100+'

    For my application which is more slow speed technical riding I found the flood effect I get from the light bar is much better suited. If I were looking for a more high speed application where range was needed to prevent myself for overriding my lights then the long range would be the ticket.

    With that said either product is very well suited to its intended task and the quality of the light output is superior to the lesser brand tested.

    Below are two pictures just for reference. The wall in the back yard is 75' from the lights. All pictures were taken from same spot and the lights were also mounted in the same location as well.

    10W single LED

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    Light Bar 8" long

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    This is what the ANZO light put out. A lot more yellow and dim and that is with 6 LEDS in their light.

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