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recommend LED aux lights?
« on: May 31, 2014, 10:37:39 pm »
I have a set of Cree lights and one stopped lighting. I switched lights to see if it was the wiring or the light. It was the light. I am having a hard time finding the kit and/or just one light. The box says DRL LED04.
So if anyone knows where I can find that, or recommend another, that'd be great. I want it bright enough, where if I ever have an issue with my HID, then at least I could still see.
The ones I have are round with 4 elements each.
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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2014, 11:51:02 pm »
I'd start with a Google search for DRL LED04. Not knowing the brand, or even a description, it's a random guess.

Here's what i came up with from a Google search:

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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2014, 11:56:34 pm »
Yep, those are the ones. I did find these these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/301175427390?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
I thought "awesome!" so I bought them. Good price, I figured and my situation would be solved. So they came today and they do look exactly like mine, but plastic housing. Mine are alloy. I hooked one up to compare with the one that works and the output is significantly less. So I am back to square one.
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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2014, 11:59:25 pm »
I'll keep looking to see if I can buy just one if that is possible.
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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2014, 12:02:51 am »
Here is the set, same box too, for less than 1/2 what I paid. I 'spose I could just order this.
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shipping-High-power-Multi-Function-LED-04-Car-LED-DRL-Car-LED-Daytime-Running-Light/703831040.html
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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2014, 02:02:48 am »
This is what I'm planning on getting for my Connie: http://stores.advmonster.com/f11-fog-light-pair/
Much brighter and has the proper cut-off for road use. I'm planning on mounting them to my roll-over bars. They have mounting brackets on the same site.
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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2014, 05:55:46 am »
Here's what I'm running with mounted on these brackets...




http://www.clearwaterlights.com/infopg_darla.html

and I'm in the process of installing these...


http://www.clearwaterlights.com/infopg_erica.html

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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2014, 12:42:06 pm »
I am reluctant to give my visa to the folks in China selling the DRL's. They do not take paypal. Nice options you guys. I might go with Paul's ADV Monsters. Thanks for the tips.
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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2014, 01:14:15 pm »
Paul, do you need to buy their rotary dimmer or use some other dimmer switch? Or just run them full power?
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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2014, 01:31:07 pm »
There's also these: MondoMotos - LED Lighting and lots more, and I believe they are a COG Industry Member too.
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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2014, 01:35:54 pm »
Here's what I'm running with mounted on these brackets...



and I'm in the process of installing these...

http://www.clearwaterlights.com/infopg_erica.html


E-gads... 850 for the large lights and 500 for the small? Seriously?
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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2014, 01:38:59 pm »
I know. I saw that too... yowza!
Thx Willy, your suggestion looks great.
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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2014, 04:43:26 pm »
I haven't committed to buying aux lights yet, so I don't know if I will need to dim the ADVMonster lights or not. Since they are designed to be used as fog lights and have a proper cut-off (like your headlights so as not to blind oncoming traffic), I'm thinking that I won't need a dimmer.
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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2014, 03:50:09 pm »
I just bought the F11 ADV's. Thx Paul for the tip. I talked to John over there. He said it'll hook up just fine with my existing wiring from the crappy Chinese kit. I also bought that flashlight. Charge once a year!? Cool.
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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2014, 12:57:50 am »
Todd, let us know what you think of the lights when you get them installed. I see you live in Eagan. I work there. Maybe we can get together some day after work so that I can see how they look.
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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2014, 01:02:01 am »
Wow! Small world! I'll keep you posted.
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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2014, 01:15:47 pm »
Sounds good Todd. I'm sure we'll have a good time comparing farkles.  :rotflmao:
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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2014, 12:14:43 am »
I have them installed. I like 'em. I haven't ridden at night yet though.
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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2014, 11:56:03 pm »
I know this thread is a bit dated, but I just bought the model 90s from advmonster.com



I like them a lot, but they are way bright. This is during the day, on one of the lowest dimmer settings.....

I paid 225ish or so, found a coupon code that saved me 10 or 15 percent.
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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2014, 09:13:11 pm »
I know this thread is a bit dated, but I just bought the model 90s from advmonster.com



I like them a lot, but they are way bright. This is during the day, on one of the lowest dimmer settings.....

I paid 225ish or so, found a coupon code that saved me 10 or 15 percent.


Do you have a link to that model 90 light? I went to the advmonster site and couldn't find a model 90. I'm looking for a less expensive set of lights for a friend and these might be the ticket.

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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2014, 09:32:16 pm »
The F11's were a lot less.
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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2014, 11:23:15 pm »
No only are the F11's less expensive, they don't require a dimmer because they have the proper cut-off to prevent blinding oncoming traffic. I too could not find a model 90, or anything else in that price range. As far as I can tell, all the the other lights they sell are for off-road use, whereas the F11's are intended for use on the road.
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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2014, 05:18:22 pm »
My fault..they are actually 60's..

http://stores.advmonster.com/model-60-led-off-road-flood-light/

The F11's have 1/3 of the lumens, thats why I liked the dimmer....in addition, I've got them aimed low enough that they are very effective, but not blinding to oncoming traffic...
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Re: recommend LED aux lights?
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2014, 06:00:07 pm »
Here's a shot of what they look like on my Conk. The mounts were made and powdercoated by Snarf. I hooked the F11's to my existing wiring from the cheap chinese kit. It's great. I have a dash switch, but the lights will not come on until you click the starter, like the headlight.


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