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Baja Diego 11-29-2011 12:52 PM

New Baja Designs Squadron LED Motorcycle Light
 
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Our Squadron motorcycle light is the next generation of LED lighting. The Squadron is designed specifically for aggressive night-time riding by combining amazing distance projection, wide [COLOR=#22229c !important][COLOR=#22229c !important]peripheral[/COLOR][/COLOR] spread and a smooth light pattern. This light utilizes four CREE XML LEDs - the brightest, most efficient LEDs on the market to give you a blinding 3600 lumens. Not only is the Squadron the brightest LED light on the market, but it also only draws 3.6 amps. If you’re looking for the ultimate in LED lighting for your motorcycle the Baja Designs Squadron is your answer!

Features & Specifications:

Waterproof, submersible to 3 meters
Hard-coated, polycarbonate lens
Lifetime warranty
Total lumens: 3600
Housing: billet-machined housing with stainless steel fasteners and mounts
Front Lens: hard-coated polycarbonate
[COLOR=#22229c !important][COLOR=#22229c !important]Power [COLOR=#22229c !important]consumption[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]: 44 watts
Uses four T6 bin CREE XML LEDs at 5000K
25,000 hour LED life expectancy
3.069in x 3.313in x 2.765in light fixture dimensions
24oz net weight (light fixture, headlight shell, mount kit combined)

subybaja 11-29-2011 07:43 PM

Got a link (that works), a price, or an ADV discount?

How about an action shot?

74C5 11-29-2011 09:07 PM

http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...on-Led-Driving

MKJ 11-29-2011 10:19 PM

I'll be adding one of these to my KTM 525

traveltoad 11-30-2011 06:38 AM

This link is to the correct product.

BogeyMan 11-30-2011 09:54 AM

Wow. $350. For ONE light. :eek1

That's a bit rich for me. I'm sure they're good. But $350 for a product that houses 4 $15 LEDs plus some electronics? Yes, you can buy those LEDs for less than $15 a piece (here). Don't get me wrong, someone spent a bunch of time designing the circuitry and the housing to make all this work and then of course there's the manufacturing costs.

For now I'll stick with my candle-bright stock headlamp for the once-in-a-blue-moon time when I'm out after dark on the dirt bike. For others, I'm sure they'll see this as a good deal...

subybaja 11-30-2011 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by BogeyMan (Post 17412203)
Wow. $350. For ONE light. :eek1

That's a bit rich for me. I'm sure they're good. But $350 for a product that houses 4 $15 LEDs plus some electronics? Yes, you can buy those LEDs for less than $15 a piece (here). Don't get me wrong, someone spent a bunch of time designing the circuitry and the housing to make all this work and then of course there's the manufacturing costs.

For now I'll stick with my candle-bright stock headlamp for the once-in-a-blue-moon time when I'm out after dark on the dirt bike. For others, I'm sure they'll see this as a good deal...

That is a bit rich, BUT....

1) If you're so smart, why aint you rich? Feel free to whip up some competition with those $15 LEDs, your CNC mill, and an injection molding machine. And an EE and board manufacturer.

2) Those $15 LEDs list 260lm output. 260 x 4 ≠ 3600.

Personally, I'll stick with the $100 imports sold elsewhere on this site, but I can't fault someone selling high-end cutting-edge products for asking an appropriate price.

BogeyMan 11-30-2011 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by subybaja (Post 17414871)
That is a bit rich, BUT....

Well, we agree on something :1drink

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Originally Posted by subybaja (Post 17414871)
1) If you're so smart, why aint you rich?

Never claimed that (the smart bit). Not rich either - definitely one of the 99% :cry

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Originally Posted by subybaja (Post 17414871)
Feel free to whip up some competition with those $15 LEDs, your CNC mill, and an injection molding machine. And an EE and board manufacturer.

If you re-read my posting - I'll help you out here:
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Originally Posted by BogeyMan (Post 17412203)
Don't get me wrong, someone spent a bunch of time designing the circuitry and the housing to make all this work and then of course there's the manufacturing costs.

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Originally Posted by subybaja (Post 17414871)
2) Those $15 LEDs list 260lm output. 260 x 4 ≠ 3600.

Claimed. The spec says they use the CREE XM-L LEDs and the referenced URL shows the highest output LEDs available from CREE is 280lm. So either there's other CREE LEDs that are of higher output being used (likely), or their numbers are sales-speak and not based on anything real-world.

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Originally Posted by subybaja (Post 17414871)
Personally, I'll stick with the $100 imports sold elsewhere on this site, but I can't fault someone selling high-end cutting-edge products for asking an appropriate price.

And I don't either. BUT, I can comment on it, can't I :D

subybaja 11-30-2011 05:47 PM

I think we both basically agree: I wish I could justify that kind of dough for a great light! :beer Sorry I sounded snarky.
That's almost twice the output of the cheap ones...

I still want to see a down-the-road pic! 3600lm is 3x the stock headlight on my KLR!

Baja Diego 12-01-2011 11:28 AM

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Here is a night shot of the light lit up!

tijuana 12-01-2011 11:37 AM

Wow, I need that!
 
My XR650R "stock Baja Designs" lamp is going oUT and this new B.D. lamp is needed. I am always commuting,day and night.

traveltoad 12-01-2011 12:34 PM

This light looks SWEET!

ORDERED!

Baja Diego 12-01-2011 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by traveltoad (Post 17421453)
This light looks SWEET!

ORDERED!

traveltoad if you're interested in ordering one feel free to call me at the shop 760-560-2252 Ext 122 and i'll give you a ADV Rider discount

traveltoad 12-01-2011 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Baja Diego (Post 17421609)
traveltoad if you're interested in ordering one feel free to call me at the shop 760-560-2252 Ext 122 and i'll give you a ADV Rider discount

Thank you!!

Baja Trent 12-01-2011 01:11 PM

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Hey Guys,

The pictures of our new squadron motorcycle light were taken on my personal 2008 RMZ450 and I must say I was absolutely shocked at how bright this light really is. Here is a link to a short video I made with the squadron light (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsBgISkvyrc). Sorry about the quality. I was holding a flip hd camera in my left hand and steering with my right. Plus it was 10:00pm and I didn't want to upset by neighbors too much.

If anyone has any questions about the visibility of the light or technical questions please feel free to ask. Also this is the same Squadron 3"x3" that All German Motorsports is running on their trophy truck. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>


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