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post #21 of 44 Old 03-23-2019, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the input and advice. The consensus opinion on orientation seems to be vertical, which is good because that's the way I was leaning.

I'll probably just use the Posi-lock connectors + shrink tube for now and see how they hold up.

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I vote Vertical as well.
Is the beam pattern of the floodlight variety- spraying photons up-down-left-right more or less equally? Or are they designed to spread light like the headlight -more horizontally and forward than vertically?

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Is the beam pattern of the floodlight variety- spraying photons up-down-left-right more or less equally? Or are they designed to spread light like the headlight -more horizontally and forward than vertically?
Thatís a good question, and one I was wondering about as well. I havenít had a chance to mess with mine enough to determine that, but Iím a little concerned that a vertical orientation will tend to project light upward, which I donít want.

I hope to finish this job up this weekend, and the we shall see.
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I used waterproof connectors because they were cheap and wanted something easy to disconnect from the lights when I need to take the crash bars off.

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- there are plenty of options for handlebar-mounted switches on from Stromtrooper vendors or Amazon.
Can you provide links or names please? I would love to patronize my fellow forum members. Thanks in advance.
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Since I have the Saito heated grips, the heat controller left very little space on the left side for a aux lights switch. Finally found this one on AliExpress and it solved the problem .

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Link to AliExpress for the switch

Ä 7,14 | 1 piece Bosmaa Motorcycle Switch ON-OFF Handlebar Adjustable Mount Waterproof Switches Button DC12V Headlight
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Question How well do they work?

I am curious just how well these "cheap" led aux lights work.

Maybe ScottKY will take some pictures on a really dark road when he gets them installed. One picture with just the bike's high beam then the other with the aux lights on as well...

Just curious if these cheaps lights are worth the effort install them.

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I didn't read every post but as always mount the lights so the crash bars protect them if the bike is laid over.

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From what I saw most of the LED lights designed to work on most bikes or crash bars were well over $200
for a set. Yes they are nice. I get that. Mine even though they came from Yitamotor on ebay they
were $20 total harness, switch, fuse holder, Relay. The only thing I had to reinvent was the mounts.
So I can replace these 10 times for the same cost as some of the other sets from parts houses.
I have an identical pair on my monte carlo and they are 2 years old and still work great.

This guys stuff is decent unlike some others I have purchased from on ebay.
My 2000 Altima has a bigger set than this on the front end and they came from the same
vendor and they are at least a year old and are like brand new, no issues at all.
And they are exposed to all the elements.

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