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Question 4 auxiliary led lights?

I was looking on ebay, and there is a set of 4 led lights at 10W each that I was considering getting.

what I want to do is have all four mounted on my bike(two on the sw-motech light mounts, and two on the lower front fender bolts) and have the two lower ones on with the low beams. then when the high beam goes on, have the ones that are mounted in the sw mounts turn on too, for a total of 6 lights up front.

these are the lights, but 4 of them.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-x-2-Off-Ro...c1abe5&vxp=mtr

will this be too much draw on the stator?

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Should be ok, but 4 of those will not be good. They are really only usable during the day, they are too bright and as my buddy said very distracting, he was in front of me on his 'wing
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10 wts each is the power of the light out put,, or the britness of the led .
Look at the specs to get the amps draw for the LED light`s, most LED`s use very low amps compaired to the H7 bulbs. My riged LED lights draw less than 4.5 amps and they total 8 LED`s for two lamps.
If you have a DC amp meter you can see for your slef.
yes i use mine at nite, but ONLY when there is no trafic on the road
LED`s are not street legal
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maybe i'll just get two and link them to my high beam switch then, so they only come on when there are no cars around. they look like they throw light pretty far by this video below.

skip to 4:30 for the lights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNGUA8IxMhY

looks like its worth the $20 to me.

I already ordered a xentec h7 4300k hid for the high beam, we'll see how well it works out. im kinda disappointed in the distance that the light is thrown from the high beam on this bike, it only lights up the road about 10-15 feet more than the low beam does, however, it lights up the signs and hills quite good.

my low beam is aimed perfectly, if not just a touch high. would lowering the aim make the high beam light up the road a bit further? im going to try this tonight.

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Sounds kinda ghetto.
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sorry I cant afford denali's right now......

so what would you suggest waltermitty?

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What is your purpose? What kind of riding do you do? Have you tried adjusting your headlight. Mine is one of the best I've had on any bike and I have had a few.
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my purpose would be to get lighting out further than the stock high beam. If I ride on a twisty back country road, then the pace will be quite brisk, so I need a headlight that I wont out run at 55-60 mph around a corner, if I happen to be riding at night.

I don't often ride at night, but when I do, I want to be able to see clearly. but maybe im just spoiled by my car's headlights. my sonic has 4 round headlight housings, and when the high beams are turned on, all 4 lights are on and illuminating the road.

I have hid's on my grizzly and know how much brighter they illuminate the trails at night. I know that the cutoff will not be as sharp as with a halogen, but that's why im only putting an hid in the high beam spot.

low beam will still be a halogen and not blind people, while the high beam hid will be turned on when there are no cars around. the same idea for the auxiliary led lighting, only to turn on when the high beam is on for more light at night.

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The lights you are looking at don't throw usable light very far.

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Sounds like you don't have your headlight adjust properly. I ride briskly occasionally at night and don't have a problem with the lights. Most auxiliary light are just for looks.

If I were looking for more light I would probably go for a led conversion.
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the lights are ok when going straight, but its when im cornering that is the issue. normally, the low beam illuminates the sides of the road great, but when the bike is leaned over, its then illuminating the road more in line with the bike than off to the side. this is what im trying to fix, the blind spot in the lighting when the bike is leaned over in a corner.

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This is where you switch to high beam.
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To light up the road while leaning into corners, u need to position your aux lights directed at least 45-degrees to the sides, and have it pointing at least 25-30-degrees up from horizontal.

This setup is useles while riding on straights, basically it shines on nothing. But in the twisties, it is a very much welcome help. Dont ask me how i know.

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You can go to the Rigid web site and see the diferent paterns of light spread with the add on lights,, Spot light, Drivind light, Fog light, ect ect.
then you can decide on the type of lights that will help you the most.
Just stay with the 4 LED`s per fixture , so you can get lower amp draw
also WallMart sell`s LED lights for a verry low price.
from what you are saying you may look at 1 spot and 1 driving light
if you decide on more power full lights you may need to get a battery with more CCA`s or Amp hrs to take the load off of the electrical system,, but those are $$$$$$
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These are meant for real night riding plus my headlight are HID converted.
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I went with 2 of the same Cree's on my V. I've been very happy with them. Low draw and lots of light.

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