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Old 01-30-2008, 02:56 PM   #1
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Who uses LED driving/fog lights?

Got my Blue Seas fuse box today, now I can shop around for a set of aux lights. I am leaning towards LED's to keep power consumption low. Just wondering if anyone here has LED lights, or regular lights with LED bulbs. (photos would be nice too)

The best deal I can find so far is on ebay, blinglights has a set of 3" round ones for $45....thing is, I think it may be better to get a set of regular lights and special order some LED bulbs instead.

My Wee's stock lights are more than bright enough, I want Aux lights so I can be seen better.

Comments appreciated, thanks.
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:10 PM   #2
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have a look at Hyperwhites made by the Hyperlights guys....
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:35 PM   #3
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for driving lights you're looking for high output...the dollor cost for something like this is a LOT more than the equ. incadescent. that's assumeing that such a high output could even be found ina led. now for fog lights you probably could find leds since they require a lot less light. a lot of people seem to think that fog and driving lights are the same....they'r not
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:09 PM   #4
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Why not HID?

I agree with Waldo, LED driving lights may not be what you are looking for. Even though LED lights can be very bright, they don't project light very well for driving lights (but work well for brake/tail lights).

Just curious, have you looked into some HID kits? They are brighter and use less power than stock. They are a bit more complicated to install (more than just a bulb replacement) and a bit pricey but the light is awesome! Tons of HID options out there, but here is one for starters
http://www.hid50.com
http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/hidxenon.html


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for driving lights you're looking for high output...the dollor cost for something like this is a LOT more than the equ. incadescent. that's assumeing that such a high output could even be found ina led. now for fog lights you probably could find leds since they require a lot less light. a lot of people seem to think that fog and driving lights are the same....they'r not
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:19 PM   #5
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My intention is to be seen, not to see better. I am basically looking to create the "triangle effect". I've looked at some cheap HID light kits at the local stores, but they still require 55 watts each.
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:21 PM   #6
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I put a couple of amber Whelen TIR3s on my forks for daylight conspicuity, and some Optilux 1500s for aux lights. The Whelens are super bright to oncoming eyes, but they are not fog or driving lights.

There is a very good post with lots of pics from someone who modified his aux lights with leds, on a KLR650.
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:47 PM   #7
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for driving lights you're looking for high output...the dollor cost for something like this is a LOT more than the equ. incadescent. that's assumeing that such a high output could even be found ina led. now for fog lights you probably could find leds since they require a lot less light. a lot of people seem to think that fog and driving lights are the same....they'r not
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:03 PM   #8
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I have white Whelen LIN 3's (wide angle beam) mounted like djg. Purely for that triangle. They do fill in the shadows right in front of the wheel but that is it for seeing.

HID headlight conversion for me seeing.
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:20 PM   #9
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These guys have a lot of LED products:

http://www.customdynamics.com/motorcycle_lights.htm

Here's a great resource:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/lights/


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Old 01-31-2008, 09:36 AM   #10
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try this site...rallylights.com...or google optilux. $20 for the lower lights in the picture above. optilux 1500's. they come with 65w and you can order 35. work great
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Old 01-31-2008, 12:06 PM   #11
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I bought these Optilux lights off of the Rallylights website for $20. They are great for daytime visibility.

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Old 01-31-2008, 02:47 PM   #12
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LED running lights

Here's the LED running lights I was trying to find; $69.00 a pair.

http://www.harrisonspecialties.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc






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Old 01-31-2008, 04:34 PM   #13
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Here's the LED running lights I was trying to find; $69.00 a pair.

http://www.harrisonspecialties.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc






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PERFECT!!!! That would be exactly what I am looking for!!! Many thanks, and many thanks to everyone who responded.

I was very surprised at how little current these things draw....
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:27 PM   #14
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Fog lights,..

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Old 02-01-2008, 12:52 PM   #15
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What wattage would you suggest for fog lights (really for fog -- not running lights)? 2x55W amber optilux would be ideal, but it is a fair ammount of draw. Ideas?

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