Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: SE AZ, Arizona, USA
Like HID's, they aren't DOT legal, and not because they aren't bright......they are plenty bright.
That said, couple of companies making them for the offroad world..........and let me tell you.......they are BRIGHT! Like HID bright, like put high output halogen's and HID's to shame bright.....with almost no draw. These lights will burn yourretinas. They are made to run at near a 100 mph in the desert.........and theyputOEM and standard halogen lights to absolute shame....not even in the samerealm.
Saw a set demo'd by a guy in Baja who had them on his XR650 he was prerunning the course with. They were set up on billet aluminumbars, each bar was about 8 inches long, and 2 inches high. The middle bar was set up with a centered, long distance focus. The top bar had a left oriented focus, with a short beam, and the bottom bar was right oriented with a short beam. The mounting bracket and designe of the bars and the LED mounts inside them were such that you could manipulate and move the focus of the individual rows of LED's as needed. The light output was sufficient for B1K, IE, running at 90+ mph offroad at night. Somewhere I've got pics and a business card.
The design intent was more light, less energy and the robustness of LED's.....IE, with HID's orHOH's, you break one or two bulbs......you're done. With the LED's.......you can breakquite a few of thedozens in the light mount and still be in the race.
Probably find the company that makes 'em or similar googling "offroad baja LED lights"