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Hey gang, Raffy at "Just Ride It Accessories" (on our Vendors List Forum) has added these LED bulbs to his list of products and these lights are great! I purchased a set from him at CCR and rode them back home by way of Texas and Calif, and they really do add illumination at night as well as attention getting during the day. We ended up doing some night riding in Arizona and I was happy they were there! I feel that they illuminate the sides as well as the factory Moto-Light bulbs did, but are much brighter!

And if you check them out, day or night, they are as white as my HID headlight, rather than the yellow appearance that the older bulbs had!

They may appear expensive, but are really a great investment considering the life of LED's. And they do add a lot to your conspicuity (sp?) during the daytime.

One real happy customer, no connection to the retailer, just feel folks should know what a great product this is.

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Re: Moto-Lights LED Option

Yup... You deal with a first class guy when you deal with Raffy...

My only concern was the 40 degree spread. I contacted him and they do have a 25 degree spread lamp... I did the 25's... like them a bit better than the 40's.

So you do have a choice... Several things I liked? You can grab them after they have been on awhile and they are cooler to the touch than the 55w lamps and the alternator does not have to grunt so hard when they are running. Hey at 6w, can you complain?

If you need a lamp, do the LED's... They are bright and GET NOTICED...

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Re: Moto-Lights LED Option

So you have 6 watts, but how does the brightness compare to the std motolight?

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Re: Moto-Lights LED Option

Thanks John and Mark.

They are 6 watts (3 LED bulbs x 2 watts) total per each per unit. Total draw is 12 watts (2 x 6) compared to 110 (2 x 55). They are high intensity so they are brighter than a standard 55 watt Motolight bulb.

Those who want a wide spread beam, should go with the 40 degree pattern. Those who want a more focused beam, should go with 25 degree pattern.



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Thanks John and Mark.

They are 6 watts (3 LED bulbs x 2 watts) total per each per unit. Total draw is 12 watts (2 x 6) compared to 110 (2 x 55). They are high intensity so they are brighter than a standard 55 watt Motolight bulb.

Those who want a wide spread beam, should go with the 40 degree pattern. Those who want a more focused beam, should go with 25 degree pattern.
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+1 for the LED's as well. Much brighter than the stock bulbs. A clean "white" light that matches the HID's!

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Re: Moto-Lights LED Option

Raffy, do you have the original Moto Lights on your website? I have looked but can't seem to find them. Maybe I'm not looking in the right place?

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Yup... You deal with a first class guy when you deal with Raffy...

My only concern was the 40 degree spread. I contacted him and they do have a 25 degree spread lamp... I did the 25's... like them a bit better than the 40's.

So you do have a choice... Several things I liked? You can grab them after they have been on awhile and they are cooler to the touch than the 55w lamps and the alternator does not have to grunt so hard when they are running. Hey at 6w, can you complain?

If you need a lamp, do the LED's... They are bright and GET NOTICED...

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My riding buddy Jim and I now both have the LED Moto-Lights installed.. The lights are clean, cool and BRIGHT !! exactly what you would want. And with only 12 watts total instead of 70-100 depending on the lamps, there is more power for heated gear this fall !! Riding now with the high beam modulator and HID Low beams.. we look like "Lite Trains" coming down the road.. I know on a motorcycle I consider myself invisible.. but even a blind person would have a hard time missing me on the road.. and YES.. I wear a super bright yellow-green Hi-Vis jacket as well.. Hey.. you cant have too much visibility. Thanks Raffy !! Great addition !

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Re: Moto-Lights LED Option

Hello. The lights mentioned in earlier threads don't seem to be available from this vendor.

Does anyone know where you can find some LED bulbs that do the job for Motolights without spending a fortune? I know you can get them from Motolights, but I'm looking for a less-expensive option.

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Hello. The lights mentioned in earlier threads don't seem to be available from this vendor.

Does anyone know where you can find some LED bulbs that do the job for Motolights without spending a fortune? I know you can get them from Motolights, but I'm looking for a less-expensive option.

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Hello. The lights mentioned in earlier threads don't seem to be available from this vendor.

Does anyone know where you can find some LED bulbs that do the job for Motolights without spending a fortune? I know you can get them from Motolights, but I'm looking for a less-expensive option.

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Motolights now have their own LED lights they sell pre-packaged. I'm sure you can get the bulbs from them also.

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I installed the LEDs from Moto-Lights to replace the 55W bulbs. They have a 10 degree spread. They are, as everyone has said, extremely visible from ahead and well worth the cost IMHO. With that narrow spread (and properly adjusted HIDs in my 09 RT, I rarely get flashed at night but have great night time lighting and daytime visibility.

It would be neat if there was a 25 degree spread to the sides but a 10 degree cut-off on top like the low beam headlights.

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I also installed the LED amber bulbs a couple of weeks ago. The connector on the left side was brittle and broken. Motolights sent me a new one with no questions asked. The only problem that I am noticing is that if I stall the bike and restart it, the lights do not come back on. I need to turn the Motolight switch off then on again. I can also replicate this when I turn the switch off and on fast. I do not know if it could be a bad relay? Any suggestions on the possible cause is appreciated. Something I will eventually check. Motolight said that they should come back on instantly.

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