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I vote for the LED fron sanjoh , cheap and very powerfull and they draw little watt , better that the fella 50 watt I had on my bike before. to answer an other question , I agree that riding at night is npt the best things to do in some countries but if you have to do it you better have great lights ,plus if my main light break I can use the aux lights , I also use them sometime in day light when I want to be seen (fog or other bad viz ) they have to be strong waterproof ,small enought to do not bather the bike shape )big hella are easy to brake sometime )
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Here are the pics and they use less power than indicators. They may not be to everyones taste but I can confirm they are very strong, as they took a knock whilst green laneing, when I had them lower on the forks.
Hi Pirate,

Do you have any night time shots with the light patern against a wall?

Also I assume as they are LED that the start up time is virtually instantaneous? Please confirm. This should also mean that OFF then ON again will be more or less instantaneous as well?

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Hi Pirate,

Do you have any night time shots with the light patern against a wall?

Also I assume as they are LED that the start up time is virtually instantaneous? Please confirm. This should also mean that OFF then ON again will be more or less instantaneous as well?

Thanks for the feedback.
Rigid Industries LED Aux lights 'Dually' White

If you scoll down the page on the link above there is a video of them in action
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Hi Pirate,

Do you have any night time shots with the light patern against a wall?

Also I assume as they are LED that the start up time is virtually instantaneous? Please confirm. This should also mean that OFF then ON again will be more or less instantaneous as well?

Thanks for the feedback.
I can confirm that they are instantaneous with the on/off switch. Have not yet used them at night (due to working nights). I will try to sort something out in the next couple of days and post the picture.
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LED spotlights KLE 500

Hi Guys

I've attached pictures of some LED spotlights that I've fitted to my bike.

I bought them off eBay. I also bought the LED dimmer from the same seller on ebay - 2allbuyer. Here's the link:

20W 12V 1600LM CREE LED Light Rally Ranger 4x4 Dirt ATV | eBay

and here's a report by a guy who took them apart and know's about electronics and LED's:

LED Auxiliary Lights - Page 21 - ADVrider

I wired up the lights with the dimmer and two 5 pin relays. They run through the dimmer when headlight is on low beam. When on high beam the relays switch to bypass the dimmer and the spots run full power. The dimmer is adjusted by means of a remote keyfob, and can also be switched off.

The lights really make the bike stand out in the day. Haven't tried them at night - will have to wait until the days get shorter. When I flash the brights at a sign though in the daytime, it really lights up.

I'm very happy with these spots and would recommend them.
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I had a pair of the Rigid Industries lights on a previous bike and I noticed that the powder coated ally bodies ha developed a few chips and flakes.
Taking them out of storage to put on another bike today, the powder coat is peeling off wholesale. A bit of a disappointment considering the cost.
Great lights, but once bitten, twice shy!
It looks like the Cree light's bodies are anodised which should be a lot more durable.
Are they good as additional night time illumination? I'm not interested in them just as day time running lights. Cheers.
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Pleased to report that Zen Overland have offered to take back my Rigid Industries lights and get them replaced or refurbed. That's good service for something I bought 2 1/2 years ago.
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I've attached pictures of some LED spotlights that I've fitted to my bike.

I bought them off eBay. I also bought the LED dimmer from the same seller on ebay - 2allbuyer. Here's the link:

20W 12V 1600LM CREE LED Light Rally Ranger 4x4 Dirt ATV | eBay
I use more or less the same setup for Enduro but they are 30W and 3200 Lumen. One is mounted on the bike and one on the helmet.
Raid Designs AB - LED 30W >3200lm

I have no switch on my setup and when I tested them at night the oncomming cars stopped and the drivers hold their hand in front of their eyes.

The beam is a bit short for high-speed driving (>100 km/h) but for offroad they are very nice!
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