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post #21 of 57 Old 11-01-2019, 12:10 PM
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Well there is such a thing as too much light. When you shine really bright lights in someone's eyes they may not be able to see you. You actually are camouflaging yourself.

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Personally every head/driving light I have every driven behind is not aimed up towards peoples eyes but rather projected onto the road surface ahead of me where i can see what ahead of me. There are standards for how you lights are to be aimed.
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Following the link from RealShelby, I like the Photon Blasters just for being seen. Inexpensive, easy mounting with sensible hardware, low power draw. If this was plugged into the factory heated grips plug I could just leave them on all the time, right? DD
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Yes you could but it's always a good idea to have a switch that allows you to turn them off if need be.

For example when doing a group ride I always ask all but the last (the sweep rider) to turn off their aux lights. Makes it much easier to account for the group with a quick glance in the mirror.
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I also use a skeen flicker modulator, very effective and amazing that it's a legal device. People I ride with tell me to turn it off so it does not bother them all the time in the mirror. So if in a group I turn the flicker off unless I am leading.

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Following the link from RealShelby, I like the Photon Blasters just for being seen. Inexpensive, easy mounting with sensible hardware, low power draw. If this was plugged into the factory heated grips plug I could just leave them on all the time, right? DD
Yes, that would work fine.

Mine are not switched. On with the key circuit. Off when bike is turned off. I want them on ALL of the time. Again, they cannot blind anyone. But for some reason you cannot help but notice them.

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No, but it's rigid film and I placed it on the inside of the light lens cover. Don't go anywhere. Not sure how UV resistant the foil is over time, it may fade. Time will tell.

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I'd be okay with the switch to turn them off if need be. Do I understand correctly that you can turn off just the flicker and still have the lights on? Or, it looks like the lights are pretty bright without the flicker module. I'm thinking if those handle the conspicuity issue I could mount one good LED spot below the headlight and switch it with the high beam.

This is a great discussion. Thanks for all the ideas. Best, DD
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I have another question. How do you know the difference between good quality LED panels and crappy ones? There is such a difference in price. Are all of them waterproof? Do people just assemble these things from parts? I'm asking about the 8 and 16 light type, not the enclosures like Denali sells. But for that matter, what is the difference between Denalis and the less expensive ones? Richlandrick, what do you think?
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Crappy LED are $25 on Amazon. Good LED's are $800 for Clear Waters. The questions is are Clear Water's worth 32x the cost and do they perform that much better?
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