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post #1 of 2 Old 02-04-2014, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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LED driving lights

Ive searched and found old threads.
Id like to tap into the collective here again.
What is a good wattage LED driving light for a KLR? I know Rigid has $300 ones that look exactly as the $50 ones on eBay.So obviously they are resellers.
10 Watt? 16?
Spot or flood?
I ride a little at night maybe more if I could see better but Id like to be seen too. Maybe get a Silver star H4 too?
How about some observations or opinions and pics so we all can benefit.

(whatever you do dont get the cheapos I posted about on the other thread)


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post #2 of 2 Old 02-07-2014, 07:56 AM
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Since LEDs advance pretty quickly, shopping by wattage can get different brightnesses and light spreads. If you can compare LEDs on lumens + angle or compare them on candlepower you'll get a better idea of how bright they are.

I used these 70-lumen, 1.5W LEDs from SuperBrightLeds. They worked as marker lights, but I decided that little dots can look like big circles that are far away.


http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...watt-led/1141/


I rode a bit with this fellow and liked the lights. It's the only picture I have of these lights turned on.


They are the Rigid spot lights, 1,500 or so lumens each at 5W each. They are heavy though, 1.5# each. I bought them directly from Rigid and one of mine came without the internal lens. It took a few weeks and a few calls to get a correct light. Then the brackets they sell with them broke -- the first one before I even got off smooth gravel. With the weight and the need for a sturdy bracket I probably wouldn't choose these again even if they were a decent company.

I have one spot and one flood. (The picture is two spots.) The light from the Rigids is the only thing I like about them.

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