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Old 07-29-2013, 04:48 AM   #436
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Went on a ride with some buddies a week or so ago, and I was using the afore-mentioned twins as DRL's.

THAT was not well received by my riding buddies-- the lights are simply too bright for that, they said. I confirmed this several days later after I traded bikes & rode ahead of my own: it was like looking at an arc welder in action.

These things are seriously bright.

Interestingly enough, I've not yet had a chance to use them at night because of the long summer days.
With the exception of the Piaa 530LPs just about all the LED driving lights are too annoyingly bright to run 100 percent in daytime. I run my Piaa 1100s at 20 percent on low beam, switching to 100 percent on high beam courtesy of a Skene dimmer. When I ride with friends at night, we aim our mirrors down so we can run on high beam on dark back roads.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:11 AM   #437
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With the exception of the Piaa 530LPs just about all the LED driving lights are too annoyingly bright to run 100 percent in daytime. I run my Piaa 1100s at 20 percent on low beam, switching to 100 percent on high beam courtesy of a Skene dimmer. When I ride with friends at night, we aim our mirrors down so we can run on high beam on dark back roads.
I don't know, mine never come off 100% during day time driving.
I like to be seen and drivers don't seem to be to irritated, sometimes they do switch lanes allowing me to pass, I kind of like that
Im also finding that I never get flashed when operating the dimming feature at night.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:56 PM   #438
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Ive been asked why we use 20 amp fuses and 18 gage wire in our harnesses when the lights only draw .88 amps each.
It would cost us far less to use 22 or 24 gage wire and wimpy fuses.

In my 12 plus years of off road night racing experience, I have seen many lighting failures due to broken wires and blown fuses. Fuses can and will fail due to vibration.
What we have learned from off road racing is passed on to the Long Range and other Cyclops products wiring harnesses.

You wont be in the dark due to a broken harness wire or fuse element that has vibrated loose.

If you have an existing wire harness and don't want to change it, our lights will work on any DC harness just by changing the harness plug with the ones in the kit.
The Cyclops dimmers are unique, these lights will not run from a Skene or other dimmer setup. Or at least none that I have seen.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:27 AM   #439
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It was great talking with you today. Cleared up a lot of questions about installing them. With your harness there is several ways to set it up.
I will be doing this, PC-8, H 4 relay, Brake/Tail/Signal Adapter, Coocase. This weekend.

Then ride.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:03 PM   #440
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I don't know, mine never come off 100% during day time driving.
I like to be seen and drivers don't seem to be to irritated, sometimes they do switch lanes allowing me to pass, I kind of like that
Im also finding that I never get flashed when operating the dimming feature at night.
I've got a friend using your Optimus 10s and have seen them on in daytime at 100 percent in my mirrors. Extremely bright, like two suns searing my retinas... Maybe everyone's stoned in your neck of the woods and can't be bothered to flash you.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:57 PM   #441
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I've got a friend using your Optimus 10s and have seen them on in daytime at 100 percent in my mirrors. Extremely bright, like two suns searing my retinas... Maybe everyone's stoned in your neck of the woods and can't be bothered to flash you.
There is more truth to that than you can believe. King County home of the liberal tree huggin dope smokers in birkenstocks.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:40 PM   #442
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I've got a friend using your Optimus 10s and have seen them on in daytime at 100 percent in my mirrors. Extremely bright, like two suns searing my retinas... Maybe everyone's stoned in your neck of the woods and can't be bothered to flash you.
Ha.. they probably are
I do get comments from other riders Im with about the light in their mirrors, light reflecting from a mirror is much differnt6 than light coming at ya.
And I also run a 610 light bar.
Driver glare is one area where a well focused single emitter light is superior to multi emitter setups.

I ran video the other night while riding on and off the road, It didn't go so well as the camera just didn't pick up the light as I was seeing it, but there might be some decent sections in there somewhere.
Just have to find some time to edit it down.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:42 PM   #443
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It was great talking with you today. Cleared up a lot of questions about installing them. With your harness there is several ways to set it up.
I will be doing this, PC-8, H 4 relay, Brake/Tail/Signal Adapter, Coocase. This weekend.

Then ride.

Thanks !!

You should have your lights tomorrow.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:57 PM   #444
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How is the light output from these? Does the prime drive make them any brighter than the square pods? The long range units are just to big to put on my 450 so I was thinking about a pair of these in the 20 degree pattern wired to come on with my high beam. Is there a 10 degree beam available with those? Bike is a 2004 ktm 450 exc. Thanks!
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How is the light output from these? Does the prime drive make them any brighter than the square pods? The long range units are just to big to put on my 450 so I was thinking about a pair of these in the 20 degree pattern wired to come on with my high beam. Is there a 10 degree beam available with those? Bike is a 2004 ktm 450 exc. Thanks!
Thanks for asking.
They are quite a bit brighter than the square versions due to optics and a higher driving current to the LED.
They are available in a 10 degree beam pattern and quite a bit lighter than the squares. The 10 degree is not on our site, so please call in if that's what you want. Those are the lights we supply to Tesla electric vehicles.
We usually mount them to the Barkbusters on a dirt based bike.
You would run them from the battery on your EXC.
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:32 PM   #446
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Thanks for asking.
They are quite a bit brighter than the square versions due to optics and a higher driving current to the LED.
They are available in a 10 degree beam pattern and quite a bit lighter than the squares. The 10 degree is not on our site, so please call in if that's what you want. Those are the lights we supply to Tesla electric vehicles.
We usually mount them to the Barkbusters on a dirt based bike.
You would run them from the battery on your EXC.
Thanks for the info! Brighter and lighter is what I'm looking for. I'll get with you soon. Thanks!
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Ive been asked why we use 20 amp fuses and 18 gage wire in our harnesses when the lights only draw .88 amps each.
It would cost us far less to use 22 or 24 gage wire and wimpy fuses.

In my 12 plus years of off road night racing experience, I have seen many lighting failures due to broken wires and blown fuses. Fuses can and will fail due to vibration.
What we have learned from off road racing is passed on to the Long Range and other Cyclops products wiring harnesses.

You wont be in the dark due to a broken harness wire or fuse element that has vibrated loose.

If you have an existing wire harness and don't want to change it, our lights will work on any DC harness just by changing the harness plug with the ones in the kit.
The Cyclops dimmers are unique, these lights will not run from a Skene or other dimmer setup. Or at least none that I have seen.
I am confused, why wouldn't these lights work with a Skene dimmer unit, that unit simply controls the output of whatever is connected to it, so why not?
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I am confused, why wouldn't these lights work with a Skene dimmer unit, that unit simply controls the output of whatever is connected to it, so why not?
We use a 3 wire setup, with the main circuit board for the dimmer inside the lights.
Why? due to the fact that dimming LEDs by dropping voltage not only changes the K color of the lights, but can also lead to early LED failures.
Keeping constant voltage at the LED and using true pulse width modulation is a much more reliable way to dim the lights.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:49 PM   #449
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As Darryl knows I made an order earlier.

Why him than other companies? He took time to answer my questions gave me honest opinions and suggested alternative cheaper products to my original product wishes.

And I am saving about 1/3 on European prices. :;)

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As Darryl knows I made an order earlier.

Why him than other companies? He took time to answer my questions gave me honest opinions and suggested alternative cheaper products to my original product wishes.

And I am saving about 1/3 on European prices. :;)

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A light is not just a light. Riders want to see or be seen better, what works well for one, might not be the best choice for another.
If we do our job well, next time you or a riding buddy needs to see better, you will immediately know where to go.
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