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Old 06-15-2010, 04:53 PM
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Who else is making small high output LED modules like HyperLites? I need to buy a few and want something else since I've had 3 HyperLite modules partially fail.

I do intend to call HyperLites about the failures, but I'm looking for alternatives.

EDIT: HyperLites is replacing the bad modules at no charge.
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I made my own - the electronic circuit is really easy, I'm not much good at making plastic housings though.

The one I made is for my topbox - one big thing, with 30 high brightness red LED's (and indicators built in as well). The flash rate and time is adjustable, but at the moment I just have it go on or off (got sick of the flashing). Total cost - $18 Australian dollars......
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I made my own - the electronic circuit is really easy, I'm not much good at making plastic housings though.

The one I made is for my topbox - one big thing, with 30 high brightness red LED's (and indicators built in as well). The flash rate and time is adjustable, but at the moment I just have it go on or off (got sick of the flashing). Total cost - $18 Australian dollars......
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Who else is making small high output LED modules like HyperLites? I need to buy a few and want something else since I've had 3 HyperLite modules partially fail.
On the Wee I decided to install P3 lights from Skene Design.

http://www.skenedesign.com/lights/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGxOwCOY9lA

Now these are interesting. I had Hyperlights on my previoius ST1100, but the P3's are relatively new and have received great reviews on-line and in the motorcycle press. The P3's have a unique feature that gives them an advantage over the Hyperlights. When they are in the running mode, there is a very subtle but distinct flicker to them that definitely catches your eye. This greatly increases the conspicuity of the lights (and hence, the ass end of your bike), even when the brakes are not engaged. Like the Hyperlights, they are programmable for various flashing sequences. i think they are an upgrade over the Hyperlights for motorcycle LED safety lights.
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Good for you that you are an electrician. I can't make my own circuits without a drawing or picture or something. Sorry.
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I made my own - the electronic circuit is really easy, I'm not much good at making plastic housings though.

The one I made is for my topbox - one big thing, with 30 high brightness red LED's (and indicators built in as well). The flash rate and time is adjustable, but at the moment I just have it go on or off (got sick of the flashing). Total cost - $18 Australian dollars......
Yeah, I know I can buy some Cree LEDs and I'm an electronic tech, so putting it all together is a no-brainer. I''d just rather see what's available (and weatherproof) off the shelf first.
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On the Wee I decided to install P3 lights from Skene Design.
Thanks. I'm just looking for the LEDs and don't care to pay for a controller because I won't be using it.
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I used a pair of these guys:



Whelen TIR, used by emergency vehicles. Fully encased in epoxy, and SUPER bright.

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Whelen TIR, used by emergency vehicles. Fully encased in epoxy, and SUPER bright.
Oooooo, nice! I'm kinda taken by the helicopter products catalog!
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