Unknown running light


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dtrider
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Unknown running light

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Does anybody recognize this running light? The previous owner of my bike had installed it and I have no documentation for it and there doesn't seem to be any manufacturer markings on it. The upper bank of lights do not light up any more and would like to see if I could fix it or replaced it.

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Re: Unknown running light

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That looks like an early design of a DRL. 2 rows lighted for sunny days.
I see screws on the lenses, maybe info is inside but more than likely it's not available anymore.
Once inside those LEDS wire might be disconnected, cheap chinese connections don't last long. :|
If you like how they look, LEDS might be replaceable.
Look at emergency vehicle LEDS or bar LEDS. Prices are coming down as cheap quality rises.
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Re: Unknown running light

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I don't know how bright they are. I assume there are 2 of them, left and right. In the world of LEDs, anything over a couple of years is probably outdated technology, whose brightness is now surpassed by a product of half the cost. I use 2 of these out front. 10W each of actual current draw. Very bright, and focused as well as anything I've seen available. I doubt yours are worth repairing or replacing with the same.

Make sure they have a 10 or 15 degree beam for getting light down the road.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2X10W-INTENSITY ... 488bacee63
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Re: Unknown running light

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100 watt cobs are looking promising with a focusing lens.
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Re: Unknown running light

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I pulled them apart as far as I could, including pulling the lens covers off. No manufacturer info anywhere.

I don't know that I like or dislike these. Like I said, they were just on the bike when I got it. They are pretty bright even during daylight, and even with the one bank out they are still pretty good. Cheap SOB that I am I would always prefer to repair them if I could, but I'm not totally adverse to just replacing them completely. Maybe I'll start looking for replacements so that if/when I lose another bank I'll be ready to go then.

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Re: Unknown running light

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Here's a pair of 18 watts, 1" x 6" wide, 6 LED lights.
Currently $6

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2Pcs-18W-Cree-L ... Sp&vxp=mtr


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