Anybody used these LED lights on the bike?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Happy Snapper, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. gateman

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    Interesting point about the horn OC if one thinks about circumstance when this would work.
    As for power to drive a mob of lights, remember these LED's main sails advantage is the lower power draw for the massive output ( some as low as 3w to produce 770 lumen.) Aligned incorrectly they will have a detrimental effect so its more than possible to mount say a light bar of 3700Lmn and some "work lamps" of a spread beam at say 170lmn each on an 80% spread and run the maximum H4/H7 halogen and still come in under a stress level of lots and lots of duel sport and compact tour bikes.
    Go put that stuff and more on a Rhino and there remain room to run a hot suit and your FLR and more lights..
    Mate of mine has FLR set up on his ST. Bowling along one night out the top end of WA and rounds a bend. FLR lights up hundreds of humped up bright" things". Hits the skids and then works out those things are....ant beds .

    I suspect the 4 driving lights actually means the four forward facing lights.

    Have you noticed how as the road side singage has improved the night wission with good lights has develpoed into the black hole. Typical is at each end of bridges.
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    Yes, signage is sometimes a problem. I'm in the habit of dropping my lights even if it is just the spots when signs are going to bite back, but even low is sometimes too bright. I prefer DOT type stepped cut-off or an international flat cut-off instead of ECE 45deg cut-off for this reason.

    I'm sure the referenced driving lights are 4 auxiliary lights (not including DRLs and fogs) operating in conjunction with and in addition to the ADR headlights. I couldn't find any specific references to 6 forward facing lights, only internet stories. Maybe I didn't look hard enough, but I'm thinking now that the limit of 6 is an interpretation of the aggregated 430,000cd rule. Modern lights could easily exceed this.

    By high power, I'm talking at least 160W LED or 200W HID plus up to 4 headlights, ie 350W+. A couple of my bikes with 700W +/- alternators will handle that with heated gear, but the rest won't.

    Regarding FLIR. I've heard similar stories of false positives when sending camera output directly to a screen without any in-line processing. I rode with FLIR on the Victoria Highway which is a good place for ant's nests and wasn't inundated. I don't really know enough about the subject to comment further other than it has a lot of potential for us.
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  3. LOFTYBOB

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    Mine just arrived, these are very well made considering they were only $149 Aussie Pesso's
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  4. Achar

    Achar Been here awhile

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    Which one is that and where from? link please.
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  5. LOFTYBOB

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  7. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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    All fitted up and working a treat

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  9. davorallyfan

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    My brilliant reply

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    Can't wait for it to get dark!

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    As charming as the warm 1 candle power light is... I get sick of putting my hand in front of it at night to see if it is on.

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  10. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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    I just complimented my 6" light bar with a pair of Givi fog lights as when I turned the light bar off, it was like a black out. Now the fog lights come on (lowered) when the light bar goes off, so the change isn't so dramatic.
    They are awesome, and for the price, a must do for any night rider.
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  11. Happy Snapper

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    Love your S10 mate. Looks good!
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  12. DRjoe

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    A good tip if your running an led aux lighting on high beam is to fit the whiter halogen bulbs so that theres not such a big colour difference when you switch to low beam
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  13. XRman

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    Do they come with idiot proof instructions?
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  14. MODNROD

    MODNROD Pawn of Petty Tyrants

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    Most of them have a "easy-fit" wiring loom with instructions. You need to run wires to the battery (most are fused and ready), then run a wire to the high beam cct, then the rest is plug and play. At least it was with the Aurora I bought, and it is with the STEDI lightbar I just bought for my tintop.
    It doesn't fit itself, but it's not difficult.
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  15. LOFTYBOB

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    Yep, easy as
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  16. DRjoe

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    A customer sent me some baja s2 sport edition led spot lights to fit to his fairing kit.

    Fuck a duck there impressive, not sure I could ever afford them but shit I can see why there so popular.
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  17. GSXR

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    well, you should be in the shed fitting them
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  18. Precis

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    How many watts do they draw? I've got a brace of 11w LEDs going cheap....
    How do you think he knows they're impressive?
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  19. davorallyfan

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    Mine was $70.00 for the light only, but a trip to jaycar (wire, terminal, thingos heat shrink thingies and a switch) and a bit of soldering and head scratching. But I discovered silicon tape - wow what a great idea.
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  20. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Silicone tape is good stuff eh. But I digress. Wot are your new LED's like Davo? Spread, penetration, all the intimate details if you could please.
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