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Old 07-16-2009, 09:26 PM   #31
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Sweet. Gonna order some tomarrow. thx for the pics.
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:44 AM   #32
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thanks FRTZL

great pics with the lights in the dark. i definately need a set of euro's
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:30 AM   #33
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:30 AM   #34
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Thanks for the install, test, and pics. That's a lot of light for such little power draw. I've looked at other VisionX products for a Vstrom 650 which has very little (75 watts), electrical power to spare. The ones I looked at have 4 leds, 6 leds, and 8 leds. I'm guessing their light output would be considerably more.

My goal is to have enough light to melt some deer.....

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Old 07-17-2009, 09:10 AM   #35
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My goal is to have enough light to melt some deer.....
That'll be much too much light don't you think?

I want just enough lumens to get 'em a little medium/well, then I'll make some mittens out of the hide.

Thanks for the photos-lumens per watt is outrageous with these things!

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Old 07-17-2009, 09:20 AM   #36
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Thanks for the write up Fritz. I hope your fan club didn't bother you to much about it. We are just...umm...enthusiastic.

I know you showed us a pic of your switch previously...could you perhaps tell us what it is and where you got it from?

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Old 07-18-2009, 11:38 AM   #37
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Interesting.

I have been a big proponent of LEDs for signaling lights because they work real well for that and they are a lot more dependable than incancesdents. I knew there was some work going on towards using them for lighting but I have not seen any powerful enough to serve that purpose - until now.

The key to the pics (at least for me) is not so much whether they are brighter (I think overall the halogens are maybe brighter, but with lights it is hard to tell, even if you take measurements because you are illuminating an area, not a spot, so you have to take the whole area *and* brightness into account), but rather the fact that with the aux. lights you can see things you can't see with the standard lights alone. This is probably due to the fact that the aux. lights can be aimed as you please and switched off when running in traffic.

I have seen results that make me think that HID aux. lights would be better for illumination, but for a dirt bike small lightweight lights that consume the least amount of power would be a good thing, especially if they are more durable and can serve as a backup to the main lights.

This said, I rarely ride at night - I don't have that much use for aux. lights.
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:16 PM   #38
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Mine should be here tomorrow (yay Amazon prime free 2-day shipping)!
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:12 AM   #39
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got mine yesterday. Holy crap these little LED's are BRIGHT!

For 10 watts of draw on one light it seems that light output is at least equal to if not brighter than a 55W halogen headlight. Two lights only draw 1.5 A! You could easily ride with just the LED's alone if your main headlight took a dump, easily.....

Also, these lights are very well made, all metal construction and quite heavy. They should hold up well, and did I mention that the light output is incredible?

I'll post some pics when I get them mounted up.
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:17 PM   #40
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A few weeks on and the lights are still impressing me. If my main bulbs were to go out, I am sure that I could manage on LED lights alone with the only loss being near-field illumination. No fog yet, but I am planning to head for Canada in a month and expect a mix of weather and will report after 3000 miles of cross country and slab.

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Old 08-14-2009, 10:12 PM   #41
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I installed one Vision X Solo Euro Beam on KTM 950 SE as a driving light. It's connected to my high beam via a relay. So far it looks like a great light. I have not had a chance to actually ride w/it at night, but did take a couple of comparison shots out the back of the garage.

KTM 950 SE low beam only:





KTM 950 SE High beam only ( sorry for the pic quality):




KTM 950 SE High beam and one Vision X Solo Euro Beam:



Look at the difference in the trees in the far background! Not bad for a low power light.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:57 PM   #42
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I picked these up thanks to this thread, but forgot to link to a video I shot right after I got em. I mostly ride at night, and while I've since tweaked the angles again, I am happy with them, and am buying one for my mountain bike as well (they make a lithium battery pack that plugs right in for 2-hrs runtime as well, and it can power two as well but for less time obviously).

Almost wondering if I should get TWO more since they link together, and I could just take one off a quad-setup on the V-Strom to borrow on the bicycle when needed.

Skip to 3:37 to see em in action.

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Old 08-20-2009, 07:40 PM   #43
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:02 AM   #44
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anyone else have any new information on these lights? i'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a set.
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:12 AM   #45
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anyone else have any new information on these lights? i'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a set.
I now have nearly 5000mi with these mounted, have ridden in fog and rain that should really have made me stop, and have done a few hundred miles of rough gravel road in Northern Canada and have found them to be bright and reliable (even when my main bulb packed it in).

One thing to be sure of: locktite the screw that holds the lamp to the "peg" mount.

Both of my lights vibrated off the mounts (at different times) on my trip. I did field expedient fixes with zip ties that worked remarkably well, but they weren't well aimed with that solution. VisionX was very helpful and has hooked me up with replacement screws (now gooped with blue locktite), but a bit of preparation would have prevented the hassle.

I don't think you can go wrong with these unless you really do plan on driving 100mph through Baja. If those are your plans... have your sponsors buy you some HIDs.



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