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Old 04-18-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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New LED driving lights installed

Just got them "Made in China" driving lights last night for my vstrom (I'm in Hong Kong; would've loved to buy the real deals Rigid but paying 20% of the product price for shipping when it's 5 bucks for shipping from China kinda sealed the deal....)

The manufacturer advertises them as "work lights" but they're IP67 so should do ok in the rain on a bike. Doesn't come with a lot of mounting accessories but you get what you pay for I guess. Time will tell about the quality if it'll have a total nuclear meltdown; manufacturer says they use CREE 10watt x 4 LEDs.

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Old 04-18-2012, 07:41 PM   #2
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:48 PM   #3
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pics?
Are the pics not showing from my links? I'll link them to my fb when I get home tonight.

Or if you're asking for on/off on a dark road pics, I'll take some tonight as well.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:53 PM   #4
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Are the pics not showing from my links? I'll link them to my fb when I get home tonight.

Or if you're asking for on/off on a dark road pics, I'll take some tonight as well.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:33 PM   #5
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Ops ok, I signed up for smug mug; hope it works now!
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:55 AM   #6
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I just took some pics outside of my apartment tonight; not the best quality from my phone camera and the fact that there's a street lamp every 5 meters in Hong Kong.

The beam pattern's not that great; they told me it's "40degrees" but I had to aim them down on the road (you can see from one of the pics it's actually tilted to light up the road 3 feet in front of the bike) because the light was so scattered it'd blind every on coming car/pedesterian. Even with them pointed down, you can still see that it lights up the tree branches in one of the picture. I'm using them more as "stay in your own damn lane" warning lights to cagers here. Asked the factory if they can give me a better lens and maybe a lens in yellow colour so I can use it as fog lights.

The bad thing I can think of right now is I have a lot more incentive NOT to drop the bike otherwise it's probably toast!






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Old 04-19-2012, 09:03 AM   #7
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A 40 degree pattern would be closer to a "flood" pattern than a "driving" one. They wouldn't be the best choice for adding distance visibility to your high beams like a "euro" or a 15 or 20 degree "pencil" beam.
I use HID's for my main lamps and there probably aren't any low wattage LED's that are going to outdistance them, so I use my wide beam floods (similar pattern to yours) as "cornering lights" I point them up and out a bit so they light up the dark windy country and mountain roads as you lean the bike in the turns. With that mounting, or with a flood pattern in general, you wouldn't have them on for oncoming traffic at all.
Works for me...
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A 40 degree pattern would be closer to a "flood" pattern than a "driving" one. They wouldn't be the best choice for adding distance visibility to your high beams like a "euro" or a 15 or 20 degree "pencil" beam.
I use HID's for my main lamps and there probably aren't any low wattage LED's that are going to outdistance them, so I use my wide beam floods (similar pattern to yours) as "cornering lights" I point them up and out a bit so they light up the dark windy country and mountain roads as you lean the bike in the turns. With that mounting, or with a flood pattern in general, you wouldn't have them on for oncoming traffic at all.
Works for me...

Thanks! Damn I guess I ordered the wrong one (better go apologize after I let the factory have it over the phone yesterday lol). Serves me right on not seeking the sage advice of advrider before ordering anything!
I might post these up for sale later; they're so cheap I'm gonna order another set of euro/15/20 degree pattern!
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