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30W LED Driving lights/fog lights

Post by wing rider 2012 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:59 am



I just finished up installing a couple of 30W LED driving lights/fog lights. The install was pretty easy, I used an external switch with a relay to power the lights. I got the lights from Ali-Express and they were shipped from China. After inspecting the LED lights it seems they are well constructed and housed in an aluminum housing, no plastic. After looking on line for LED lights I found that most of the cycle suppliers price for these light are in the neighborhood of 170.00 and up and these are 15W LED lights. I found the site Ali-Express and they had 30W LED lights for 50.00 to 99.00.

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Re: 30W LED Driving lights/fog lights

Post by Metal Mangler » Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:12 am

Looks great. I had the bling lights. They both have busted. I think it is because of rain I see no abrasion where a rock would have hit them. I went to the site you recommended did not see them. Do you have a part number? Thanks
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Re: 30W LED Driving lights/fog lights

Post by wing rider 2012 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:50 am

Here is the link to their site, these are shipped from China so allow about 2 weeks for delivery. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/DRL-ligh ... 93320.html
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Re: 30W LED Driving lights/fog lights

Post by Metal Mangler » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:31 am

hello I ordered a set of these lights. And I only got one light. I've got a dispute going on did you get two lights with yours for $50? Thanks
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Re: 30W LED Driving lights/fog lights

Post by wing rider 2012 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:21 am

marvincshepard wrote:hello I ordered a set of these lights. And I only got one light. I've got a dispute going on did you get two lights with yours for $50? Thanks
Yes, I received two lights with my order.
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Re: 30W LED Driving lights/fog lights

Post by Metal Mangler » Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:20 pm

Still trying to get them to send the other light. I guess I can Kiss the fifty four dollars goodbye. So I installed the extra bling lights I purchased. I cut out a lexan cover for the opening to see if that would keep the water from causing a thermal shock. Glued it in with a glue gun for now if it works and the lights don't melt the lexan I will use something more permanent. I don't think the lexan will melt there are approx a inch of gap between the light and cover.
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Re: 30W LED Driving lights/fog lights

Post by wing rider 2012 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:07 pm

Sorry to hear about your problem with your order. Mine came two in a box just like the picture shows, it would be very deceiving to show 2 to a box and then only send you one item.

I used lexan to cover my lens, so far no problem.
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Re: 30W LED Driving lights/fog lights

Post by flash1942 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:15 pm

If you look on Ebay you will find lots of these and similar ones for a lot less money and they all seem to use the Cree chips. Some already have a mounting system ready to clamp on crash bars or engine guards. Construction looks to be metal and well made. They are 30 watt rating too. Has anyone tried these?
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Re: 30W LED Driving lights/fog lights

Post by flash1942 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:18 pm

marvincshepard wrote:Still trying to get them to send the other light. I guess I can Kiss the fifty four dollars goodbye. So I installed the extra bling lights I purchased. I cut out a lexan cover for the opening to see if that would keep the water from causing a thermal shock. Glued it in with a glue gun for now if it works and the lights don't melt the lexan I will use something more permanent. I don't think the lexan will melt there are approx a inch of gap between the light and cover.
I wouldn't think you would have thermal shock at 15w power consumption. But stranger things have happened.

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Re: 30W LED Driving lights/fog lights

Post by Metal Mangler » Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:31 pm

Your right. But they do get hot. I have put some lexan on the cowl in front of the light to see if that helps. If any more bust I will just purchase some led fog lights and quit trying to save money.


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Re: 30W LED Driving lights/fog lights

Post by SlowTyper » Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:42 pm

I purchased similar inexpensive LED lights months ago, but don't recall if I got them on eBay or not. The LEDs I bought were rated at 27 watts, but only consume 24 watts. Thus, a relay may not be required, since many switches will handle 6 amps. I did pick a model with a wide coverage pattern, since my goal was to light up ditches at night and be more visible by day.

When buying lights like these, note the lumens of brightness and the color temp, as it can vary considerably. In particular, do you want blue lights? How much does brightness matter to you? Do you want a narrow beam pattern, or wide?

One 'hack' I did make was to feed power to my LED lights through a resistor from the ignition circuit buss (rather than ACC), and then bypassed that resistor when my high beam was on. (This scheme did require a relay.) Thus, the LEDs are always on somewhat dimly, except when I flip on my high beam they become killer bright. I chose the value of resistor based on how bright I wanted the LEDs to be normally. (I think it was around 5 ohms, 20 watt rating.)



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