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Old 01-20-2011, 10:01 AM   #826
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I just installed my pair of 24watt lights. A 2003 Dakar. I got the water proof switch off Amazon for around 5 bucks. A lighted version of the switch is $7.

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product

The lighted version;
http://www.amazon.com/Waterproof-Min...=pd_sim_auto_2
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:46 AM   #827
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:15 AM   #828
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Am I correct in assuming that these lights are sold without any universal wiring harness and we need to assemble all switches and connectors needed.

Just curious what comes with a light purchase. I have no problem wiring things up regardless.
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:54 AM   #829
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Has anyone had any of these LED units dim or blow out over time?
They appear to be pretty high quality units. However they put out (seemingly) unbelievably high lumens for their size; just 100 less than these other high quality LED work lights which I've just purchased out of China.

http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/100461183.html

These have 8 (hela-bright) LED's instead of 3 and extensive thick aluminum cooling fins at the rear. They are a heavy duty light which I run for hours at a time without moving. They get warm, but not hot. I can't imagine what would happen by jacking the light output and reducing the cooling capacity. They are slightly bulky for moto use.

I ask because I'm considering these smaller here units for my moto but am concerned about their longevity. LED's do not tolerate heat well. They gradually dim and blow out when overheated. The high level of light and consequent heat produced for such a small form factor and body leads me to question if they can keep it up for the long haul. Seems akin to boring-out a small 98 hp four-cylider motor to get 320 hp, albiet for just a few months.


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Old 01-21-2011, 05:20 AM   #830
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Am I correct in assuming that these lights are sold without any universal wiring harness and we need to assemble all switches and connectors needed.

Just curious what comes with a light purchase. I have no problem wiring things up regardless.
Correct, they come with bare wire. I do offer waterproof connectors @ www.advmonster.com

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Has anyone had any of these LED units dim or blow out over time?
My original lights have some 14k miles (on and off road) on em without issue.


There have been a few failures that were promptly replaced under warranty.

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I think I read somewhere that they have a built in circuit which reduces light output should they be getting too hot (unlikely while riding I think).
Can somebody confirm?
Confirmed, thermal protection circuit.
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Old 01-22-2011, 05:38 AM   #831
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Friend and I tested the Vision X ones shown above against my 24w ones from Sanjoh side-by-side at night in Maine.

I won hands down.
I would expect the 24W of LED lighting power of Sanjoh's unit, to put out more light than that Vision X Solstice 10W LED unit.

I would prefer to know how the 10W of LED lighting power of Sanjoh's 'Spot' unit, compares with the Vision X Solstice 10W LED unit.

One also needs to factor in the difference in price also.
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:18 PM   #832
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shipping ?

After reading 59 pages and a few brews I have decided on what I want to order. Went to website to order and it wants to charge $14.60 for priority mail shipping with no other choice. I thought shipping inside the USA was included ???
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:29 PM   #833
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:34 PM   #834
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First night ride with these lights

Hi,

I've got the 24w dimmers mounted on the crash bars of a r1200gs, you can take a look here:

http://www.mcvoy.com/lm/lights/index.html

I mounted them to have higher vis during the day, I mostly don't ride during the night (worried about drunks, figure they don't like the light :)

Came home the other night a little late and it was dark. Holy crap, are these things bright. Like you are driving in a tunnel of light bright.

I had a pair of Trail Tech HID's and they were nothing compared to these, these completely wash out my high beam. And it's a nice white light.

I'm very happy with these, so happy I may buy some more just to have backups if these fail sometime down the road. Great product!

Oh, yeah, the dimmer on/off thing works very well at night. During the day I leave them at full blast but at night I drop them down a bit when driving behind a car just to be polite.
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:10 PM   #835
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Looks awesome IWM :). Looking forward to getting mine soon too!
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:22 AM   #836
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Looks awesome IWM :). Looking forward to getting mine soon too!
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:00 AM   #837
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After reading 59 pages and a few brews I have decided on what I want to order. Went to website to order and it wants to charge $14.60 for priority mail shipping with no other choice. I thought shipping inside the USA was included ???
dont forget the discount code.. is it "inmate" now?
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:59 AM   #838
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Shucks - just placed order few days ago and tried the older ADV discount code. It didn't work. Any chance on still getting the discount with the new code?

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Old 01-23-2011, 04:53 PM   #839
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After reading 59 pages and a few brews I have decided on what I want to order. Went to website to order and it wants to charge $14.60 for priority mail shipping with no other choice. I thought shipping inside the USA was included ???
Shipping is not included. USPS priority gets it to your door quickly.

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dont forget the discount code.. is it "inmate" now?
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Shucks - just placed order few days ago and tried the older ADV discount code. It didn't work. Any chance on still getting the discount with the new code?

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Old 01-23-2011, 10:04 PM   #840
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Question How bout on a small bike?

I'm looking for something that will help out my 450exc for nighttime trail riding but I haven't seen any examples of these installed on smaller bikes

Anyone out there that's installed these on a 'dirt' bike that can give an opinion on how they've worked out for them?
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