Anybody used these LED lights on the bike?

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  1. BoomerE30

    BoomerE30 Been here awhile

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    Howdy! Bringing the thread from the dead.

    How do you like these lights and what pattern is this driving/flood/combo? I've been meaning to buy the Rigid industries 6 Inch LED light but also looking for alternatives.

    I read on forums that Aurora is a solid brand.
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  2. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Rigid and Aurora are both excellent brands.
    I had a 6" Aurora on that front of the 690 Hard kit bike, fantastic.
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  4. bigborett

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    From memory the two brands were made in the same factory and shared some technology. Perhaps without Rigids permission, as they sued Aurora.

    Have had a couple of Aurora LED's and they have been top notch.
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  5. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Aurora 6” Lumens = 2950, $110

    Rigid 6” Lumens = 4750, $275

    ADV Monster 50mm round model 30 Lumens = 1500, $40

    ADV Monster 50mm round model 60 Lumens = 3600, $80

    The Aurora and Rigid are very heavy cast.

    I modified a couple of these with XHP70.2 LED’s. 4300 Lumens each for a total of 8600 Lumens.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32625866621.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dNjwzVE

    I have the Aurora 6” and im not particularly impressed with it.
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  6. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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    This is an Aurora 30w 6" lightbar with a led insert in my 690 headlight.

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    I have found it fairly good for the price.

    Fairly sure the Rigids are higher wattage also. Could be wrong.
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  7. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Lets punch some distance!

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  8. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    I've been shopping lights for the new car - have been impressed with Stedi - well priced, and look like good products

    Aside from the light bars and vehicle spotties, they make this 6.4" llight - at least one of the reviews comes from an ADV rider

    6300 lumens - 160mm diam

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  9. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Too much wasted light with light bars. The projection is all over the place.
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    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Nev 2.0 Super Moderator

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    A bit like my riding hey mate :D
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  11. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    you ride alright mate.
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  12. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    I thought the same, and have gone with LightForce spotties for the new ute

    But was surprised by how far some of the light bars have now come - Stedi's SuperDrive and ST3303 series, and UltraVision's Nitro Maxx series, in particular - both good Aust companies

    Beam from Stedi's ST3303 below - 1 lux out at 600m, and a lot in between - light itself less than $400, with a 5-year warranty

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  13. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Good light Sam. Punching up the road.

    LED’s are difficult to reflect hence why lightbars have average projection with their small reflectors. The lightbars that use higher output LED’s with larger single row reflectors are better. I have a couple of cheap 4WD Supercentre 7” LED driving lights and they arent bad for the money @ $120 a pair, still they dont punch up the road. Lean forward looking through the windscreen up in the trees and i dont need light up there. Wasted output. The two blue lights i posted earlier, compare the size of the reflector compared to the likes of the Aurora lightbar. Compare the difference in output. Better use of light out of the AliExpress lights than the Aurora.

    For those not wanting to stuff around modifying, id go with two ADV Monsters. A combined 7,200 lumens with more controlled output @ $160 for the pair compared to the Aurora @ $110 for 2,950 Lumens.

    http://stores.advmonster.com/model-60-led-off-road-flood-light/
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  14. richo360

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    Single row 40" led lightbar on the roof of the Nav 20190517_212353.jpg
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    I have thought about getting a couple led lights for the Camel. The stock headlight is 12v but even riding around at night with high beam on it barley lights up the road. 1981 technology.
    Headlights run off the generator only. Tails and indicators run on 6v. Battery is 6v. Could 2 led`s mounted just above the front indicators work from the power feed to the headlight ?
    Only asking as I know LED`s use very little power.
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  16. richo360

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    Nope.
    Depends if it's spot or spread.
    Never had an issue.
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  17. Warin

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    Short answer .. No.

    a) LEDs are very efficient, but you won't get much more light under 20 watts.

    b) The headlight probably runs off AC from the generator? LEDs require DC.

    c) How much extra power is available from the generator? This is the $64 question.

    d) You could run a torch light off the 6v dc ..ebay search on XHP70-2 torch.. fair amount of work to get that going. That assumes you don't use the indicators/stop light much when on hi beam.
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  18. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    You can get 6v drivers for LED’s so its doable. Id just get some cheap lamps off AliExpress, 6v drivers and LED’s if the lamps dont have reasonable ones.

    They arent hard to mod. Easy if you can use a soldering iron.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/330...chweb0_0,searchweb201602_1,searchweb201603_55

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/329...chweb0_0,searchweb201602_1,searchweb201603_55
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  19. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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    If you'll only be using the light for an hour or so you could just run a high powered LED torch without connecting it to the bike's system. There are some bloody powerful torches around these days that put out more light than any 'driving' lights.

    BTW I run a 4.2V LED torch converted to run from my bike's power but the power needs to be availabe.
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  20. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Sorry but its a yep.

    Refer to my comment about single against multi row.

    And no, nothing to do with spread or spot. The larger the reflector the better.
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