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Offline vela

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LED lights
« on: 25 June, 2020, 05:30:59 PM »
anyone fitted these at all? seen the other posts but these are angel eye, seem a bit cheap just wondering if they work, will be mounted on crash bars

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01IP8H39O/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?smid=A3U9QB12URS191&psc=1

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Re: LED lights
« Reply #1 on: 26 June, 2020, 12:45:08 AM »
Be worth it for one CREE LED alone - that's if they're genuine CREE. Gotta wonder at that price.

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Re: LED lights
« Reply #2 on: 26 June, 2020, 05:05:16 PM »
Several people have fitted them, but they're meant to be for off-road use only - there's no CE marking so not approved for use on roads (even UK ones!).

Problem is that there is no focusing section in the glass, so they simply throw out a lot of light in a cone, and can be dangerously dazzling to oncoming drivers at night. Only thing to do is to make sure you point them sufficiently down, or have them only on main beam.

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Re: LED lights
« Reply #3 on: 14 July, 2020, 11:01:28 PM »
Fit them on a relay switched through the main beam. I did this on a Viffer I had. worked a treat.

I'm still looking for a neat solution to fit something like this to the tiger.


P.S. what does CREE stand for
I never touched it, you can't blame me, it went off when I was cleaning it.

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Re: LED lights
« Reply #4 on: 14 July, 2020, 11:54:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by Woodie [+]
Fit them on a relay switched through the main beam. I did this on a Viffer I had. worked a treat.

I'm still looking for a neat solution to fit something like this to the tiger.


P.S. what does CREE stand for
I'd use a separate switch. That way you have no problems at MOT time.
Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

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Re: LED lights
« Reply #5 on: 15 July, 2020, 02:14:01 AM »
*Originally Posted by seangee [+]
I'd use a separate switch. That way you have no problems at MOT time.

"relay switched through the main beam"

Perhaps i should have been clearer. on a Relay to connect the live only when on High Beam, Switch on handle bar for driving in Street lights or back of beyond, rural Berkshire leafy dark lanes at night..
« Last Edit: 15 July, 2020, 02:17:21 AM by Woodie »
I never touched it, you can't blame me, it went off when I was cleaning it.

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Re: LED lights
« Reply #6 on: 15 July, 2020, 08:51:47 AM »
*Originally Posted by Woodie [+]
"relay switched through the main beam"

Perhaps i should have been clearer. on a Relay to connect the live only when on High Beam, Switch on handle bar for driving in Street lights or back of beyond, rural Berkshire leafy dark lanes at night..
Fair enough. Just FYI I tend to use low beam with mine (different type) in rural Berkshire leafy dark lanes at night. The beam from the aux lights reaches further than the high beam and "drowns it out" even when aimed low enough not to upset oncoming drivers, and I get the benefit of the low beams closer to  my wheel. Also means I have the option of turning them on when filtering on motorways, mine are aimed low enough not to blind drivers in their mirrors. I have 10W LEDs with a simple on/off switch and that is more than enough.
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Re: LED lights
« Reply #7 on: 15 July, 2020, 10:27:53 PM »
 :462:   I've done exactly the same.