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Hyper-Lites

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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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Post by Happytrails » Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:54 pm

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

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Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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

Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 2008retiredplb » Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:05 pm

detdrbuzzard wrote: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
I agree, the rear lighting can use all the help you can give it. Looks good to me.
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Post by racer311 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:59 am

I used to work in a BMW/ Triumph dealership and we installed Hyper Lights on bikes all the time. The brake lights/tail lights are super bright and very effective and for extra lighting up front we used the Hyper White lights. They are super bright and can be used in inconspicuous areas to minimalize the overkill look that accessory lighting often creates. Also they have a very small amp draw on the electrical system.

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Re: Hyper-Lites

Post by Nando » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:26 pm

I wanna put P3 Skene tail lights. As soon as I can find someone who install them for me

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Post by spiralout » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:38 am

Nando wrote:I wanna put P3 Skene tail lights. As soon as I can find someone who install them for me
Good choice. I just installed a set of Skene Photon Blasters on the forks of a guy's bike and they're unbelievably attention getting. It was about the highest quality kit I've seen yet. When his Back Off dies, he's planning on getting the P3s. Too pricey for me, but if I could afford it, I'd get Skenes.

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Post by Bluewaterhooker0 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:56 pm

After having installed a set of those Hyper Lights on my son-in-laws bike, I have to say, I'm less than impressed. I suppose they might have been state of the art at some point, but are lacking, compared to the LED fixtures and lights I see on the road these days. They are way too narrow on the beam of light they throw, and the intensity just isn't there. I had started this thread over a year ago, and thought I'd post my findings. Look elsewhere for a truly attention getting LED taillight or bulbs.

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Re: Hyper-Lites

Post by FM-USA » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:05 pm

IT SEEMS cops are just not bothering giving out tickets to Bright Lights drivers.
SO with that in mind, other than HID, what lights are even brighter than HIDs?

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Post by spiralout » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:44 am

FM-USA wrote:IT SEEMS cops are just not bothering giving out tickets to Bright Lights drivers.
SO with that in mind, other than HID, what lights are even brighter than HIDs?
Maybe where you're at but around here, that's just an excuse for more revenue generation and Fourth Amendment violations after the stop ;)
As far as what's brighter than HIDs? It doesn't have to be aircraft lights. Any modern LED in the right reflector has more lumens and candela output. This Chinese made 3x Cree XM-L2 running 3x 3.7v 18650 lithiums stuck out the window of my car reaches probably 1.5x as far as my high beams do while lighting up both ditches next to you. Plus, it makes a good head knocker like the old 4D Maglites did. Hmm. I bet I can modify this to run on switched Goldwing voltage and rig up some crashbar mounts for two of them...



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Re: Hyper-Lites

Post by FM-USA » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:06 am

I do look at those flashlights couple times a year but those claimed Lumens seem so fictitious. Some at a flea market, I tested one similar to yours and it was less bright than the MagLights. Even a 3 ft bar of LEDS failed being (SUPER/ULTIMATE/BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN) bright. Kinda leaves a bad taste in one's mouth. Way to many import sellers Hyper their claims.

Currently I'm looking at 10 or 20 '10 watt' LED CHIPS and installing in the lower corner lights. BUT until I get a set to test, I'm on hold or someone has something installed I can "See for myself".


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