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Hyper-Lites

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:09 pm



Has anyone used these lights for additional brake lighting ?
I bought a couple for my son-in-law's VTX1800, and tested them in the garage. They are very bright, but I noticed they have a VERY narrow angle of view, in terms of the brightest part of the light beam. In use, is this an issue for anyone ? Or, is the projected beam of light adequate for their intended use ?




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Re: Hyper-Lites

Postby Happytrails » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:17 pm

Have seen videos of people using these for additional brake lights. They were super bright like maybe annoying to people following. I really didn't pick up on how directional they looked. They seem really good though. :D
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Re: Hyper-Lites

Postby MikeB » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:41 am

They are a real attention getter. I first saw them on a GL1500 in 2000. I had to have them. I put them on my '99 and then later on my '98 after I sold my '99. Just about everyone that rides behind me comments on them and asks where they can get some for their bikes.
The person you want to get the attention of is the person that is right behind you and the light beam is right in their field of vision. It DOES work. I recommend them.
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Re: Hyper-Lites

Postby Happytrails » Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:54 pm

Where did you mount them? Next to your license plate?

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Re: Hyper-Lites

Postby MikeB » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:26 pm

Just above the antenna mounting points on the trunk molding.
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Re: Hyper-Lites

Postby 2008retiredplb » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:14 am

I have them on my 2009 Gl1800 and mounted them on the back of the passenger arm rests. Mine are the run/brake 8 LED red lights. They are very bright and noticeable to anyone behind you, I believe they are brighter and give off more light than all the rest of my brake lights combined. I even added a set to my trailer I pull behind the bike. It gets the attention of people behind you. I don't want anyone to plow into me while setting at a stop sign or stop light. The more lights the better. In the photo you can see the 16 LED Hyper lights in the upper corners of the trailer just above the Rivco stickers.

They flash for 5 seconds and then go solid. That way they are legal in all states. If they continue to flash they may not be legal in some states, like California.
If I were to ever get new bike I would get the Hyper lights that have the turn signal (amber lights) on them along with the brake lights. They have a number of different types, some with 8 LED lights in three different colors, red, amber and white. Or 16 LED lights that can be all red, all amber or 8 red and 8 amber, some have red running lights with the brake and or turn signal lights. Check out the Hyper light web page http://hyperlites.com/index.html.
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Re: Hyper-Lites

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:33 pm

I have seen them on bikes, as well as played with them in an enclosed area for testing. The field of view is narrow close up, but for anyone following you, they are well within the field of view of the lights, and they appear very, very bright - they are a tremendous attention-getter.

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Re: Hyper-Lites

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:10 pm

Thanks for the replies, guys. We're gonna give it a go, and see what happens. Will try to post some useful, real life photos, particularly in broad daylight, where they would be most important.

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Re: Hyper-Lites

Postby Uncle Fester » Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:36 am

I saw a wing with a set of these, I assume, firing down from the underside of his trunk, lit up the whole backside of his white wing strobing red when he hit the brakes. . . . Often wondered how that would work on a blue or _____ bike .
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Re: Hyper-Lites

Postby jeffmd2 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:34 pm

I have them on my 1500 mounted in the same place as MikeB has shown in his picture above. They are great and I notice cars stop way back from me to stay out of the blinding light from them. Angle them so they are aiming at the height of the eyes of the drivers in back of you and they will not get close to your rear end. I have the turn signal - brake light ones. CycleMax is the place to get them.

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Re: Hyper-Lites

Postby FM-USA » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:24 pm

Those extra brake lights look interesting, might have to look into it.

On a similar note...
What do you do or think when you're behind someone and you suddenly see a turn signal flash once, then the other side once, back & forth, etc. etc..

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Re: Hyper-Lites

Postby 2008retiredplb » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:00 pm

FM-USA wrote:Those extra brake lights look interesting, might have to look into it.

On a similar note...
What do you do or think when you're behind someone and you suddenly see a turn signal flash once, then the other side once, back & forth, etc. etc..

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If drivers can't see the Hyper-Lites, they shouldn't be driving. Extremely bright and with the 3 second flashing and then solid I don't know how anyone could miss them.

As far as the turn signals flashing back and forth, I think that may be illegal in many states. With the 3 second flashing and then solid, like the hyper-lites, that is legal everywhere that I know of. If they don't go to a solid light they can be illegal in some states.
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Re: Hyper-Lites

Postby FM-USA » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:28 pm

2008retiredplb wrote:As far as the turn signals flashing back and forth, I think that may be illegal in many states. With the 3 second flashing and then solid, like the hyper-lites, that is legal everywhere that I know of. If they don't go to a solid light they can be illegal in some states.

Somehow that sounds contradicting :shock: but it' snot.

Anyway, my point was finding of ways of getting the attention of someone behind.
I see SO many drivers with phones at their ears yack'n away.. .. .. :roll:

One thing I am trying to get in the habit of, flashing my brake lights 2 - 3 times before actually using them. Again attention get'r.
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Re: Hyper-Lites

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:42 pm

I have them on the mighty ST 1300, the set up high are turn and stop lights the set on the bags are running lights. I still wasn't happy with the amount of light on the rear so I had a friend add the led strips and put them on a switch
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