Auxiliary Lights


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Auxiliary Lights

Postby spookytooth » Sun May 04, 2014 5:24 pm



So I've got these halogen driving lights on a light bar on my bike. When I have them on my volt meter slowly sinks. The stator doesn't seem to provide quite enough juice..



I know you guys with your full fairings and such love putting lights all over your bikes. What would be a good solution that looks very similar to what I've got? I'd like to go with LED driving lights but they are all seemingly as ugly as possible. I would like a set of three inch chrome LED driving lights and so far the interwebz tells me they don't exist...



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Re: Auxiliary Lights

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 04, 2014 9:47 pm

These look similar to what you have, and I can personally attest to how well they work:

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=18676

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Re: Auxiliary Lights

Postby spookytooth » Sun May 04, 2014 10:37 pm

Hey! Looks like they may sell a replacement led bulb for my existing lights!

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Re: Auxiliary Lights

Postby spookytooth » Fri May 16, 2014 8:31 pm

Follow up! Got me a pair of these...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051S ... UTF8&psc=1

and with a slight modification to my housings they were an almost but not quite direct replacement for the 50 watt halogens pulling only 4 watts! They do give a bluish LED beam but actually seem brighter than the 50 watt halogens.

Yippee!

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Re: Auxiliary Lights

Postby virgilmobile » Fri May 16, 2014 8:51 pm

As a point of interest (maybe) a State Trooper once read to me the state law that my gl1000 with the 2 driving lights turned on was enough to satisfy the law about my bike having a white light foreword....
The law was not specific about what light it had to be...
Also easily set back for the brake tag inspection of original equipment.

I could legally turn off my power hungry headlight and just have the driving lights on....
I wired them to the high beam circuit and disabled the high beam element in the headlight.
This increased my load by only 50 Watts and the low beam stayed intact.

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Re: Auxiliary Lights

Postby spookytooth » Sun May 18, 2014 9:45 pm

Follow up follow up! Holy cow these things are bright! During the day they have a yellow hue like a fog light but at night they are a brilliant white, not blue. They are actually brighter than my headlight. I'm ordering a half-dozen of them for backups.

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Re: Auxiliary Lights

Postby KenoshaGoldwing » Mon May 19, 2014 7:09 pm

superbrightleds.com has worked well for me for automotive applications. Redid the entire dash in my Jeep in red. (Great for night vision)

Their bulbs are all plug and play, built to replace standard OEM fittings.
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Re: Auxiliary Lights

Postby spookytooth » Tue May 20, 2014 8:37 pm

At least they should be able to see me. Should.


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Re: Auxiliary Lights

Postby Fred Camper » Tue May 20, 2014 10:02 pm

spookytooth wrote:Hey! Looks like they may sell a replacement led bulb for my existing lights!


So what were your existing lights? The bulb looks great, just need to find a housing for them.

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Re: Auxiliary Lights

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