Best LED Aux Driving Lights (at a reasonable price)?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by JimVonBaden, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. thirdofthree

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  2. Bigbugberg

    Bigbugberg De oppresso liber Supporter

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    I was looking for lights and did some research. Here is a screen shot of retail prices for popular LED models. I understand lenses make a huge difference in the amount of light but that isn't measurable from spec data off websites. Make your own conclusions. Also, LED Rider has no lights in stock.

    I have some ADVMonster 30s that came with a bike. I also have some Baja Designs Squadron Sports I won in a La, Barstow to Vegas raffle. The quality of the Baja Designs is far superior to the ADVMonsters. BD have thick lexan lenses and heavy aluminum bodies whereas the ADVMonsters have glass lenses ($10 replacements, DMHIK) and thin bodies with a screw off back end heat sink.
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    Wow!

    Looks like you really do get what you pay for.

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  4. djfoell

    djfoell Old enough to know better. Young enough to try.

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    That chart is really interesting. It shows in hard numbers that spending more does not get you more light. Now, it certainly doesn’t include all the facts necessary to do a true apples to apples comparison across the board, but it does allow you to compare a handful of metrics between the one or two lights a person might be considering.

    Thanks for running these numbers. They reveal a lot.
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  5. margavi

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    Where is the comparison on pictures??
  6. margavi

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    $100+ cyclops led head light bulb low beam

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    $400+ Chinese led head light low beam

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    $950+ clear water Ericas 100% Brightness

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  7. margavi

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    The led rider LD5 is a spot light
    The clear water Ericas are flood
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  10. margavi

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  11. margavi

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    Yes plug and play, it took me less than 5 min to install. Just make sure u adjust the light level right at night preferably on a wall. First day i felt like i was bird hunting, lighting up the tree tops. This head light even change the looks of the bike and i love it.
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    Linky no worky :cry
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    Just go to amazon or ebay .type F700GS LED headlight , it should pop out. Make sure u get the new one with the moisture vent.
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  14. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Been here awhile

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    The Rigid site https://www.rigidindustries.com/d-series-pro-d-series.html lists 80 variants for the D Series Pro. There are more important metrics than just price / lumens.
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    HYLYNDYR naewittyshitepostedere

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    Do you smf’s read the thread title ? Is reading comprehension too much for you ? All the Clearwater and Rigid
    fan boys should STFU or start their own thread.
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    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    But “you get what you over pay for” remember!!?!
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  17. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Smoove, Smoove like velvet.

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    Yeah, if you ponied up for clearwaters, sure. :lol3
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  18. GreatWhiteNorth

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    No kidding! I guess everyone has a different idea about what a "reasonable price" is. I don't ride much at night, but when I do, I want to SEE. Lots of deer here, bit scary actually seeing how many along the edge of the road, ready to panic and run in front of you, ruin your ride. I run a LED light during the day to be seen. You don't really need a high power LED aux light for that. I recently bought three of these to play with. They are surprisingly bright, only cost $20:

    https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/2-in-mini-work-light/A-p8789422e

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    Inniswhe Been here awhile

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    These look good. Was considering the cyclops pegasus in amber for visibility but the price on these looks very attractive
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  20. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Smoove, Smoove like velvet.

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    Cyclops is a bit pricey.

    They justify it in awesome customer service. I recommend them highly.

    Case in point, I snapped the bracket for my TPMS system.....called them and asked to buy a replacement and they told me don't worry about it its in the mail.

    .....so I bought a headlight for my Super Duke also.