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post #1 of 39 Old 06-09-2018, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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LED brake lights

I've looked on forum, but I'm curious what others gave used that work. I have brightasslights on my Harley as well as custom dynamics. Is anyone using them ?

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post #2 of 39 Old 06-09-2018, 11:12 PM
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After a bump from behind by a less-than-attentive pickup driver, I bought AdMore lights for my Givi V47. They operate as run/turn/brake lights with a few options: "ping" mode, disable run function (so turn and brake only.) The kit is working well.

An alternative I have seen is to use an LIN3 from Whelen Engineering in place of the rear reflector. Hit the stop pedal and even God's own self will know you are electing to whoa up.
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I bought cheap led bulbs off Amazon, I wasn't looking for brightness just to lower the draw of amps.
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I have admore lights on my e55 but I don't think they are bright enough, I have a small led warning light for trailers wired into my brake light circuit and bracketed under my top box rack, it works great, it's got 10 different flash patterns too but I just picked one I thought would be most eye catching,
I find it great if I'm sitting waiting to turn right on a 2 lane road, if I'm holding the brake on this light is flashing as well as the indicator.
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I have Hyperlites. The 3 way combo. I swear that vehicles stop 10-15ft further back than without them.

3way all in one running light brake light turn signals
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I am pleased with how this works. I have a tendency to buy what appears to be the best. Usually means fewer disappointments and wasted money.

AdMore Lighting High Output Premium LED Light Bar | Running, Brake, Progressive Turn Signals & Smart Brake Technology - TwistedThrottle.ca
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I have Hyperlites. The 3 way combo. I swear that vehicles stop 10-15ft further back than without them.

3way all in one running light brake light turn signals


This is in part what I have. I did run a LED strip behind the red reflector on my trunk (bench test pictured ) to work with the hyperlites and tail lights all 3 run through a "back-off" switch. The hyperlites pictured have now been swapped out to the 8 count vs. the four count. I'm always watching my 6 while stopped at a light or sign and it does seem cages do stop a ways back when I engage the brake.
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I have a givi simply II top box.
I went to my local electronics supply house and picked up some red leds I built it so I had a brighter running light and a brighter and larger brake light.
Total cost was about $12 and it took me about an two hours not including design time.
I put the leds under the red lens of the top box and had to wire the top box, I used a automotive trailer flat four pin SAE connector to do the work.
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I have replaced all my 1156 & 1157's with JDM AStar led bulbs and am extremely happy with them. They are something like 1200 lumens. Doubt the people behind me like them but I don't have any problems being seen.


With all LED bulbs (minus the license plate light) and LED H4's I can run two 90W heated jacket liners at full blast and keep my battery above 13.25V. This was tested at idle so should be more while cruising.
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I have replaced all my 1156 & 1157's with JDM AStar led bulbs and am extremely happy with them. They are something like 1200 lumens. Doubt the people behind me like them but I don't have any problems being seen.


With all LED bulbs (minus the license plate light) and LED H4's I can run two 90W heated jacket liners at full blast and keep my battery above 13.25V. This was tested at idle so should be more while cruising.
Running heated gear is important to me. What year and model bike do you have?
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