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post #5 of (permalink) Old 11-13-2008, 01:47 AM
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with a bit of prudence the 1200 will handle extra lighting etc. it pays though, to put them through a relay, this will help take the load off the 1200's electrical system.

also install a switch which will give you more control, should you need it.

for driving lights, from what I have read, 50 watt halogens may be a bit too much,
but 30 watt are fine.

Recently, I installed marker lights, from cyclemax that had 50 watt halogens, but as I was looking more to be seen, than more light at night, I changed the bulbs to led, which give a white light, equivalent to 25 watt halogens each, with a draw rate of 3.6watt per bulb.

boy they are bright, but dont show a lot of light on the road at night, maybe a little, just around the front tire.

the extra draw on my voltmeter, is so small, its not worth mentioning.

good luck,


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