Well about a year ago my friend in California had the idea of making his own LED lights for motorcycles and mountain bikes. He offered a huge discount if I were to guinea pig his first design. Why not!
We talked for a few weeks and then he went into production. The first light he produced was this little guy. Somewhere in the realm of 1600-1800 lumens of soft (normal headlight type light) LEDs. The usual clash of super blue/high temp LEDs and normal headlight light actually worsens night time vision and really kills depth perception. The "soft" or "warm" LEDs don't make you cringe when you look at them. The color is warm and neutral like a regular headlight bulb. Which makes a huge difference to me.
This was the first gen light mounted to my fightered-SV650
Now currently mounted on my Versys:
The light itself has two output modes. Which the signal wires are tapped into the stock wiring harness. Low mode (running light) is somewhere around 200-300 lumens. High mode pops on with the stock high beam switch to the full 1600-1800 lumen. The spread is unreal! It is a massive flood that extends for nearly 100 meters, if not further. It is also a great asshole warning device. I have found it to be far more effective than my Stebel horn.
But after using it for a year, and being mounted a a bunch of different bikes it was lacking something. 1: It just doesn't have a good enough "spot" pattern, great flood, but not enough pinpoint light and 2: I want more light! Why not right?
So my friend and I talked more the last few months on a new design. He recently picked up a CNC machine and had a few ideas for a "Mega Light" with 6500-7000 actual lumens (not at the "crank") on high. With a ton of "spot" light added. I was speechless of course. My little 1600 lumen light is brighter than anything I've seen produced personally. Lets go for 7000?! Ok!
I gave him the go-ahead and 3 months later here is what we have!
I won't get my grubby little hands on it for a few more months, as I am in Colorado for the winter. But I will get some pictures of it up and running here shortly for us to drool over.