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post #1 of 15 Old 08-25-2017, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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I bought a set of lights

Looked at LED lights at the dealer and they're marked at over 300 US so I looked on Ebay and found these:

2pcs 4INCH 18W CREE LED WORK LIGHT BAR FLOOD BEAM DRIVING SUV ATV UTE JEEP TRUCK | eBay

For 10 bucks I expected junk but they've been running them on the Versys 1000 a couple of thousand miles now with no problems. Very bright. Wired to high beam through a relay with a separate switch so I can kill them if needed. Once the wife saw them on my bike I had to buy a set for hers.

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post #2 of 15 Old 08-25-2017, 11:55 AM
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CREE is one of the only LED builders. Others use CREE and place there name on them for the $ effect. You did good.
I put a 14' bar on my truck and have been happy with them. Just wish they had a lighted switch in the kit. Had to go elsewhere at the time.
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CREE is one of the only LED builders. Others use CREE and place there name on them for the $ effect. You did good.
I put a 14' bar on my truck and have been happy with them. Just wish they had a lighted switch in the kit. Had to go elsewhere at the time.
Wow! A 14 foot light bar on a 7' wide truck, haha.

Squidly, I did get a kinda' cool, tiny little trac-phone pic of the "Sun-Rise from the NW" on Monday the 21st, eclipse day.
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Wow! A 14 foot light bar on a 7' wide truck, haha. .........
I guess he just stays on the "main road" or it's mounted "front to back" and he uses mirrors to reflect the light forward. .
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CREE is one of the only LED builders. Others use CREE and place there name on them for the $ effect. You did good.........
That's good news. They've been on there a while now without an issue. I did buy an extra set (in case one failed) to keep in the motorcycle cabinet since I have them on both bikes. The switch cost me twice as much as the lights did. LOL.

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He must be running a "WIDE LOAD" sign also.
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He must be running a "WIDE LOAD" sign also.
We're coming off like assholes but that's why I still check in here.

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Thanks for the tip. Just ordered a set! I've had cheap cree light bars on the jeep for years ,didn't think about it for the bike till now.
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2 sets in my shopping cart!
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Looked at LED lights at the dealer and they're marked at over 300 US so I looked on Ebay and found these:

2pcs 4INCH 18W CREE LED WORK LIGHT BAR FLOOD BEAM DRIVING SUV ATV UTE JEEP TRUCK | eBay

For 10 bucks I expected junk but they've been running them on the Versys 1000 a couple of thousand miles now with no problems. Very bright. Wired to high beam through a relay with a separate switch so I can kill them if needed. Once the wife saw them on my bike I had to buy a set for hers.
How about a pix of your mounting?
Maybe a pix of the beam pattern. Showing beam looking down the road in front of the bike, and one with beam projected on a wall, or garage door.

Would these lights blind other drivers?

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