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Has anyone used these on a bike?



http://www.amazon.com/Philips-12820W.../dp/B005DX6BRK




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LED lights are great for being seen, I use them all the time, and they draw next to no power from the bike or generate any noticeable heat.
The drawback is they will not light up the road ahead of you at night very well at all. Very bright to be seen but pathetic at throwing that light ahead of you. For this reason I have two sets of driving lights, one for the daytime, and a second for night time riding.

Note that it is illegal to use both at the same time, only four white lights are permitted on a vehicle at one time on the roads.

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LED lights are great for being seen, I use them all the time, and they draw next to no power from the bike or generate any noticeable heat.
The drawback is they will not light up the road ahead of you at night very well at all. Very bright to be seen but pathetic at throwing that light ahead of you. For this reason I have two sets of driving lights, one for the daytime, and a second for night time riding.

Note that it is illegal to use both at the same time, only four white lights are permitted on a vehicle at one time on the roads.
Ok, that is what I was looking for. I was wondering if led lights could be useful for extra lighting ahead of me.......

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LED headlights.... Well they are here and being used more and more.
I mounted a Hi-intensity LED in each front caster cover on my powerchair. Built a simple voltage regulator with clip leads to clip on one of the batteries and just added a remote micro switch under the control head for the chair.
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If you think led's cannot light up the road, you are mistaken. Check these out...

https://www.rigidindustries.com/

I have these... on the


I am here to tell you, I had to be careful how to aim them so I could see what I wanted to see without blinding the oncoming...

These are a fantastic product. Great wiring harness, focus uptions (flood, hybrid, spot, diffused)...

Give them a look...


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UBAR, Those look pretty cool. I have been considering a couple of these.



http://www.truck-lite.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10001&a mp;productId=74556&langId=-1

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If you think led's cannot light up the road, you are mistaken. Check these out...

https://www.rigidindustries.com/

I have these... on the


I am here to tell you, I had to be careful how to aim them so I could see what I wanted to see without blinding the oncoming...

These are a fantastic product. Great wiring harness, focus uptions (flood, hybrid, spot, diffused)...

Give them a look...
So what do you use the Flood or the Spot?

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I have one of the Trucklites in a flood and have experimented with it. I think that I would order the spots. I have heard of some guys that will use a flood on the right and a spot on the left. they illuminate the shoulder and ditch with the flood on the right and aim the left hand spot down the road just low enough to not blindoncomming traffic.

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If you think led's cannot light up the road, you are mistaken. Check these out...

https://www.rigidindustries.com/

I have these... on the


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These are a fantastic product. Great wiring harness, focus uptions (flood, hybrid, spot, diffused)...

Give them a look...
So what do you use the Flood or the Spot?
I bought the hybrid flood. Since they sit tight to each other, I have them pointed outwards a bit, to minimize the overlap. The net affect is that an oncoming driver only gets one lite at a time. I have had them for several months, and not one complaint.

I have had, however, a number of folks comment on how visible they are... lolz


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