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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 05-04-2008, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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LED Driving Lights w/picts

Here's some picts of cheap LED driving lights I mounted this weekend. They aren't as bright as I'd like, but they were only $15 on ebay. I don't really like the look, but if they add some visibility w/o drawing the extra amps, I can deal with it.


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A little extra light - Can you see me now?

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You've mounted your new LEDs in the same locations as I have my 35-watt (each) driving lights.

It would be interesting to see a pic or two of your lights in action after dark.

Who's the actual vendor/mftr--do you know?

Good thinking!!!..... LEDs and HIDs are definitely the wave of the future for better lighting and better safety.

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I would like to add some driving lights. I have heard that are bikes don't allow for alot of extra add ons. If I wanted to put lights on what type of watts would I want to look for.
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Looks good, just wonder what they would look like if you mountesd them vertical along the fork?
That is a great way to get more light outh there even if it is only so people can see you better.

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I would like to add some driving lights. I have heard that are bikes don't allow for alot of extra add ons. If I wanted to put lights on what type of watts would I want to look for.
I sold a light bar that used two 20w halogen lights (40w total) :
http://tinyurl.com/2mr3u9

and have not heard of anyone having a problem with . Some even used 35w bulbs (70w total) which I believe is the limit you would want to go if you are not running any other electrical equipment.

Do note that it is a good idea if you are stuck in stop and go traffic to turn them off, as you bike does not charge well at idle speeds....but other than that I would suggest sticking with the 20w bulbs. They do put quite a bit of light out...(see photos) and do make you more noticable durring the day also.



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Knifemaker, do you still make/sell them?

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Knifemaker, do you still make/sell them?
Nope, but I could talk you through making your own if your intrested. Cost would be around 35 for all the parts and the lights. There are easier options..........

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Thanks for the offer. I'll think about it.

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knifemaker, where did you get the lights from. I would like to try and make one.
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knifemaker, where did you get the lights from. I would like to try and make one.
They are Optronics QH7CC driving lights. JC Whitney sells them for around 15 bucks, but you can get them cheaper if you order them directly from Optronics...
http://www.optronicsinc.com/

You can buy the 20w bulbs at Lowes...

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