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post #1 of 19 Old 04-29-2008, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Forward-facing LED running lights

Can anybody suggest a source for BRIGHT (preferably amber) LED lights to mount on the fairing? I'd like to increase frontal visibility with lights in contrasting color to the headlights, but turn signal running light conversions seem kind of a half-measure since they aren't very bright -- like a lot of cagers, in fact. I'm hoping for something that will be bright enough to be mildly annoying, and straight-ahead directional for maximum impact (umm...maybe poor choice of word there - LOL). I particularly want LEDs for their limited power draw since these lights will be wired into the headlight circuit for always-on use.

So does anyone make small, amber LED foglights or the equivalent? I guess white would work as well.
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I've used both:
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Both have decent selection and have received promptly. I use the 5w 1156 and 1157 replacement LED's from SuperBrightLEDs all around and they are brighter than stock - although not bright enough to be annoying.

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Some of the companies that make LED lights for police and such make some nice small LED lights that will fit your needs. I don't remember the companies but it may have been Whelen or Federal Signal. You might want to check Gall's or some other police equipment companies for them. I hope that helps.

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I use some Whelen LIN3 I got from Sirennet:

Here is my prior post with Pictures:

...however, I don't think there is any good location for these on the fairing, you need some sort of bracket so you can mount them horizontal and facing forward.
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Thanks for the info, guys. the LIN3s look like exactly what I want. I intend to mount them horizontally, BTW, since my Wee has undergone a side-panellectomy and I intend to mount them under the headlight nacelle on the brackets where the chin piece used to attach.
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Try these. They cdan even be set to modulate

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If you mount these fairly close to the headlights, they probably won't be seen in the headlight glare. I've been thinking about mounting some on or by the mirrors, as they'd turn when you do, and they'd be high enough and far enough from the headlights to be seen. With LED lights, I doubt the mass would be sufficient to aggravate any tendency for the handlebars to shake.
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Good points, Jimding. Maybe I'll mess around with some alternative mounting locations.
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Reviving an old thread here, since I'm looking for the same thing as the OP and found a couple I hadn't previously seen mentioned before. Either of these could be mounted with a simple bracket on the front fender bolt, and the Nova maybe could be mounted directly on the bolt.

15 LED 3" Single Face Light + Reflector -- $21/each, made for semis.

Nova WIC3 round LEDs --
$55/each, but 56 wide-angle LEDs, 4" diameter, and only 1/3 inch thick! Made for emergency vehicles, so you know they're bright. Also available as surface mount, and in red or red/amber split (think sidecase brakelight/signal).

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