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Old 15-11-2016
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24hr lights

Gday guys just wondering what lights people are using these days for the 24hr? Last time I had a go was in 1998 on a xr600 with a Betta Bikes twin 100-55w haligan Stanley driving lights.
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Hi mate, I have been running a twin rectangle set up. Top one is a 100W H4 halogen globe (to allow low and high beam to comply with regs) bottom one is a HID it's 35w from memory. However, a mate is now running a LED H4 globe for hi and low and a LED light bar. I'm thinking of doing the same by replacing the halogen with a LED globe and take out the whole HID spot out and fit a LED light bar in it's place.
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Gday Kipo, that's the same looking twin light set up I have already.
Is the led light bar a spot or flood light?
What is the power draw for the led halogen globe and light bar?
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As far as I know you can get both spot and flood LED light bars and some have a combo of both. I'll be looking at flood to give more spread as the road trial sections are usually tight stuff and as I'm not that fast I don't need a long distant light I rather a spread. Wattage varies but the ones I've seen are 30W. As for the LED H4 globes same, different wattage but I've seen 80w ones.
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I have one of those GS Moto light assemblies I got cheap without lamps. I measured up a light bar I came across and it was too long (didn't look too hard). I'd be interested to hear if you find one around the correct length.
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I did some googling and found some good looking sealed beam LED Hi-Lo 7" headlights for $300-$500. I was thinking of using a single light because its lighter, smaller and simpler.
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I did some googling and found some good looking sealed beam LED Hi-Lo 7" headlights for $300-$500. I was thinking of using a single light because its lighter.
Would a dual system be too light??
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This is my current setup, HID HI/LOW in the rectangular and using an ARB AR21 Led spot light. It gives out great distance down the roads on transports and its awsome in the trees (except when its dusty as it shows all the dust particles.

This year at the 24, i ran a GS moto setup with an LED hi/Low globe and HID spot globe. I didnt like the light output of the LED, its definetly bright but doesnt give enough coverage down the road, I ended up changing it out and putting a standard halogen in and instantly became more comfortable at night

At Mallala i borrowed a bike that had single rectangular and a round spot setup done by ........... that used LED globes in both. After the section section at night, i changed the LED out of both lights and put halogens in, there just wasnt enough light output, even though they are bright. The setup was good in the really tight tree section but that was it.

As im not a place getter, I dont really notice the weight of my big light setup compared to others, i just notice that i can see the hairs on the back of wombats stick up when they see me totally out of shape at night.
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Thanks TPRTEL, something for me to think about.
One of the 7" LED sealed beam lights I looked at was rated at 500mts, i'll try to find a link.
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My experience with LEDs on bike (minimal) and trials with industrial flood lighting as an electrician has LED me to believe that LED look really bright and white, but for whatever reason they seem to lack depth. We trialled quite a few on winery tank catwalks and the illumination made it difficult to see to do your job, kind of two dimensional. I found this on the bike also.
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