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Are LED's better? Why? Why not?

The bikeshop have both available, i'm not sure which one to get. Do the non-led's really pull too much power from the battery, making them go flat?

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From my personal opinion, better go for LED's. They last longer and draw less juice from the batteries.

If you use conventional spot lights, they pull quite a lot of power. There are cases in my country whereby the electric coils get burnt prematurely and so on.

God knows what else is placed on the bike like a marine socket and so on, so any thing to lessen the strain on the electrical system is good. LED for me....
 

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I have the Piaa 1100 LED motorcycle lamp kit on my bike, these lights just plain rock. When you actually receive them and feel the weight of them in your hand you know you bought quality lights!! Best part is Piaa stands behind there stuff with a life time warranty on everything except bulbs, LEDs carry a 2 year warranty. Just plain awesome.
 

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Do some search, plenty of light threads around, you'll get to see some sample pics and find one you'll like to fit your use.

Anyway LEDs are the way to go nowadays, lightweight and draw less power as compared to conventionals but to each his own. Both has its unique strength and weaknesses.
 

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I can recommend these:

I got them for US$29 each at www.dx.com
http://dx.com/p/10w-950lm-cree-xml-t6-white-led-30-degrees-spot-beam-round-work-light-10-30v-207945

There are 2 types of aux lamps, flood and spot. 30 degrees angle and lower is considered spot type. My first LED lamps were flood type, they don't shoot too far away. The spot beams are concentrated on its light intensity and shoots a lot further away (which is what I have now)






Check it out more here and how it is installed.
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/showpost.php?p=434930&postcount=146
 

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i helped a friend to buy a pair of the exact same lights as 2damax's but from ebay, for only 50usd shipped.

Look for ebay item # 230980726726

it is for a 30degree spot beam. Check out his other listings if you are looking for flood beam.
 

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I can recommend these:

I got them for US$29 each at www.dx.com
http://dx.com/p/10w-950lm-cree-xml-t6-white-led-30-degrees-spot-beam-round-work-light-10-30v-207945

There are 2 types of aux lamps, flood and spot. 30 degrees angle and lower is considered spot type. My first LED lamps were flood type, they don't shoot too far away. The spot beams are concentrated on its light intensity and shoots a lot further away (which is what I have now)

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/RM1ONE/BikeLED1_zpsd16342fa.jpg
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/RM1ONE/BikeLED2_zps8814a6f2.jpg


Check it out more here and how it is installed.
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/showpost.php?p=434930&postcount=146
Hi
I'm really interested in these lights led
I often achette on DX.com
lights illuminate far enough?
relative to the original beacon?
 

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It does shoots pretty far away, though I can't really tell you exactly how far it goes. If it helps, it is brighter than the standard head lamp when shone on a wall, located a few feet in front.

The housing is Aluminum metal, and is not plastic. It does feel warm; the heat sink doing its work dissipating 10 Watts of energy.
 

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okay thx,
i already got 3100LM (4led) from avdmonster
they good, but i didnt notice the "flood beam" (noob 1st shop xD)
well they are perfect for rinding in moutain road form night, they light very well on side, but not far enough
thread with pitures on kawette.net (french board) here :
http://www.kawette.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=48919&start=225#p1306294
got only pitures form underground garage, need to take some form night
if it can help someone to choose

thx for all
i think they will be on my next buylist
with same mounting than you :D
 

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okay thx,
i already got 3100LM (4led) from avdmonster
they good, but i didnt notice the "flood beam" (noob 1st shop xD)
well they are perfect for rinding in moutain road form night, they light very well on side, but not far enough
thread with pitures on kawette.net (french board) here :
http://www.kawette.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=48919&start=225#p1306294
got only pitures form underground garage, need to take some form night
if it can help someone to choose

thx for all
i think they will be on my next buylist
with same mounting than you :D
Dont worry, that 3100lm light will be more than enough. Adjust your highbeam headlamp for distance lighting.
 

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these led lights greatly improve night vision, and do not discharge the battery



 

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Hi
I'm really interested in these lights led
I often achette on DX.com
lights illuminate far enough?
relative to the original beacon?
I know this no longer matter since u have bought another but just for future reader's comparison, here it is.



The row of house across the street is about 15 metres (about 45feet) away. In the after pic, u can see the wall being lit up clearly with a notspot in centre of beam. No clear cut off though.
 

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I use Denali D2 lights. Not cheap, not cheap at all. But you're paying for the quality and name. I love them! Dual intensity wired into my low and hi beams.
 
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