New Long Range LED Aux Lights

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

  1. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    Thanks for asking.
    We are planning on getting some new shots for all the lights including the NXG series and the NEW Long Range Extreme.
    That wont happen for a few weeks yet. Waiting on a date from the photographer.
  2. Adrian V

    Adrian V Been here awhile

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    I'm curious to see what the beam pattern would be for the 60 degree Optimus Round? I realise the 60 degree spread will compromise the distance significantly, but I'm wondering what it would be like as a low beam for roo spotting at the side of the road, with a 20 degree as the main beam.

    Cheers,

    Adrian
  3. Off Road Ryder

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    We will line all the bike mounted lights up that we have available, thanks for the interest.
    Off To MOA this AM:clap
  4. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    I like the new wiring diagram. It makes more sense.

    Darryl, I've been under the weather with the sciatic nerve issue for almost a month. I can finally ride and walk once again. I hope to get some pics of the F650GS installation in a few days.

    Tim
  5. Off Road Ryder

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    Thanks Tim
    I was hoping to see you at MOA, Wishing you a quick and complete recovery!
  6. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    Thanks to everyone who stopped by and checked out the best LED lights available at this years MOA Rally. I meet lots of great folks and had a blast:clap
    One thing that really stood out was how much misinformation is out there on lighting.:cry More on that to come.

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  7. andrewhtf

    andrewhtf Been here awhile

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    Kojack that is mightily impressive! THAT kind of lighting is what i wanted on my Versys!!!

    yeah, 6inch light is way too big to be installed on a bike it made the bike look stupidly ridiculous. But still the output is just so so so awesome!

    But then again, such brightness is definitely illegal and will get me in trouble with the local LEOs. Darn it.
  8. oz97tj

    oz97tj Been here awhile

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    I'd really like to see a set of those bigger light cannons mounted in this position. They don't look that much bigger in comparison and mounted on he engine guards they may not look horrible. Then again, maybe they will?
  9. Off Road Ryder

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    If all goes well there will be an install of the Long Range extreme on a 2013 water boxer later this week.
    Trying to work out the dimming situation on the extreme today.
    I don't think the lights are to big for a GS, after all they are smaller than the PIAA 610
  10. fluff34567

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    hi Daryl,

    I am looking for a helmet mounted light and suitable cable to run off the bike and also a set of long range and wide beam 10 and 20 degree i guess? no battery packs. i have a night based gravel road rally soon so looking at options.

    suggestions?

    you can PM me also if u prefer.
  11. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Went on a ride with some buddies a week or so ago, and I was using the afore-mentioned twins as DRL's.

    THAT was not well received by my riding buddies-- the lights are simply too bright for that, they said. I confirmed this several days later after I traded bikes & rode ahead of my own: it was like looking at an arc welder in action.

    These things are seriously bright.

    Interestingly enough, I've not yet had a chance to use them at night because of the long summer days.
  12. Off Road Ryder

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    Thanks for asking.
    Helmet mounted lights and my personal need for good Off Road lighting is what started our business.
    Our Solstice HID is king of helmet mounted lights. approx. 100 yards of powerful light that will run from the bike., options for batteries or only bike power.
    There is no better Lighting available for off road than a good helmet mounted light. LEDs just don't cut it here.
    The only down side to a helmet mounted setup is very heavy dust.
    http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/?page=products&id=121
    Ill be using mine tonight.:evil
  13. dfhepner

    dfhepner Been here awhile

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    I am looking for high power LED lights in the 2700K to 2200k color temperature. This is the light that the human eye is most sensitive to and would help a person to see animals like dear on the road or to the side.

    I find that the white LED or HID lights don't show up things other than signs much.
  14. Off Road Ryder

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    Its definitely true that lower K colors work better in dust/fog.
    We've been preaching this to the Dirt riders for over 10 years.:deal
    You wont find any Good LED under 4400K. Halogens are typ 3000 to 3500K.
    Filters do change a lights color, but also reduce light output.
    We did a 200 mile dirt ride last night and taped it with my helmet cam.
    hopefully I can get an edit done after this weekend.
    We are not selling Snake oil,
    I can tell you we see a lot more than signs with Cyclops quality lights.:wink:
  15. dfhepner

    dfhepner Been here awhile

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    The problem with the signs is that they reflect back so bright that it wipes out your night vision. It is almost like oncoming head lights.

    It would not be hard to get LEDs with lower color temperature. They just need to change the phosphor that is used. Or even use amber LEDs (which date back to just after RED). All of the white LEDs are based on ultra violet led that illuminates a phosphor coating. It is a lot like the florescent bulbs. and they make those in lower color temperatures.

    All it would take is some one with enough sales volume or group approaching the LED manufacturer with the request.

    Here is an Amber LED that you might fit in one of your products. http://www.mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?qs=vmkU9SbkviRrzxsnei10Cw%3d%3d

    Or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0XA0902066
  16. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    With the exception of the Piaa 530LPs just about all the LED driving lights are too annoyingly bright to run 100 percent in daytime. I run my Piaa 1100s at 20 percent on low beam, switching to 100 percent on high beam courtesy of a Skene dimmer. When I ride with friends at night, we aim our mirrors down so we can run on high beam on dark back roads.
  17. Off Road Ryder

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    I don't know, mine never come off 100% during day time driving.
    I like to be seen and drivers don't seem to be to irritated, sometimes they do switch lanes allowing me to pass, I kind of like that:wink:
    Im also finding that I never get flashed when operating the dimming feature at night.
  18. Off Road Ryder

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    Ive been asked why we use 20 amp fuses and 18 gage wire in our harnesses when the lights only draw .88 amps each.:ear
    It would cost us far less to use 22 or 24 gage wire and wimpy fuses.:deal

    In my 12 plus years of off road night racing experience, I have seen many lighting failures due to broken wires and blown fuses. Fuses can and will fail due to vibration.
    What we have learned from off road racing is passed on to the Long Range and other Cyclops products wiring harnesses.

    You wont be in the dark due to a broken harness wire or fuse element that has vibrated loose.:clap

    If you have an existing wire harness and don't want to change it, our lights will work on any DC harness just by changing the harness plug with the ones in the kit.
    The Cyclops dimmers are unique, these lights will not run from a Skene or other dimmer setup. Or at least none that I have seen.
  19. Dirt_Bag

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    It was great talking with you today. Cleared up a lot of questions about installing them. With your harness there is several ways to set it up.
    I will be doing this, PC-8, H 4 relay, Brake/Tail/Signal Adapter, Coocase. This weekend.

    Then ride.:clap
  20. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I've got a friend using your Optimus 10s and have seen them on in daytime at 100 percent in my mirrors. Extremely bright, like two suns searing my retinas... Maybe everyone's stoned in your neck of the woods and can't be bothered to flash you. :rofl