Accessory light color choices - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Maintenance, Tech and Products. Maintenance questions, how to threads and product information/reviews.

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Yarz1
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 04-15-2019, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Vermont
Posts: 280
After seeing a Beemer with yellow accessory lights in city traffic I decided I wanted the same, because of how noticeable it was. Clearwater Glendinas were my first choice but out of stock for the past six months. I have a sneaking suspicion this was intentional as they undercut their own products at half the price to their next cheapest alternative. So I ditched them for a Chinese product, Goldrunway lights, at around $120. Only problem: they have a greenish tint with the yellow lens cover! Probably due to the fact that white LED light is originally blue and the blue component being still present, mixed with yellow makes green! Now Clearwater comes out with new lens covers that make the light “intentionally” look “lime green”.

To me the green tint looks cheap, something a 20 year old would have on a modded Honda Civic, no offense to anyone here who fits the description, but not my age bracket. I’d prefer real yellow. What do you think? Second picture from Clearwater with their new lens covers.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 8E602EF7-FF3F-4B5B-8640-67B43CA591F4_1555368610432.jpg (555.1 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg F511F85D-B796-417F-8AE8-6980BFFC0DD9_1555369001959.jpg (288.8 KB, 8 views)
Hogges is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 04-15-2019, 08:12 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: western PA
Posts: 284
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hogges View Post
Clearwater Glendinas were my first choice but out of stock .... a Chinese product, Goldrunway lights, at around $120. Only problem: they have a greenish tint ..... Now Clearwater comes out with new lens covers that make the light “intentionally” look “lime green”.

To me the green tint looks cheap, I’d prefer real yellow. What do you think? Second picture from Clearwater with their new lens covers.
From the photos, being daylight, the color doesn't look too bad. Conspicuous, which is what you said you were after. Any possibility of a night shot to see color intensity? My guess is, the yellow or yellow/greenish will both get attention from unsuspecting drivers. I too went with a cheaper Chinese yellow light. Inspired by this thread https://www.stromtrooper.com/5213770-post1.html I have white LEDs cross the top and yellows across the bottom.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN7171.jpg (348.5 KB, 4 views)
Spec likes this.
Yarz1 is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 04-15-2019, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Vermont
Posts: 280
Like your warm yellow better. Also wonder whether blue or green tinted lights might make one more likely to get pulled over by the cops.

I ordered an LED specific warming gel filter for studio lighting. Will see what that does.
Hogges is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 Old 04-15-2019, 11:45 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
blaustrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: north east, Buffalo NY area
Posts: 2,188
When you get the filter and had a chance to test it, can you please share which version you got and if it's "yellow". I have been pondering the same but not done anything. Thanks!

Blau1 2004 DL650-sold
Blau2 2014 DL1000A
blaustrom is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 04-15-2019, 11:57 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
tucsonray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Tucson AZ
Posts: 146
Garage
I saw a BMW with green lights just like that a few weeks back. It got my attention unlike any other moto light I have ever seen! I don't think it looks cheap. Maybe its a bit less "good looking" than the yellow lights, but extremely effective at getting other motorists to see you, and that's the point right?

I say keep em the way they are! Just my opinion of course
tucsonray is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 04-16-2019, 01:18 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
SteadyHorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Oregon
Posts: 24
Garage
I'm not sure I like the green, but since this is a safety issue I might go with them. Definitely an attention getter, and that's really the whole point. I'd avoid blue, they'd look cool but should be for cops only IMHO.

1982 YZ 125 (sold)
1982 Seca 550 (sold)
1986 Kawasaki Concours (sold)
1982 Seca 750 (sold)
2003 SV650--FOR SALE!!
2012 GleeStrom
SteadyHorse is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 04-17-2019, 11:22 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Bay City, MI
Posts: 299
Garage
That is just weird but I kind of like it. I would keep it. kfh000. Put up a poll, keep or not.
kfh000 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2012 to 2016 DL650 Light Bar richlandrick AdventureTech LLC 27 05-06-2018 03:16 PM
ABS Warning light. ABS non-Functioning V-Tom DL650A - 2012-2016 77 02-08-2017 01:37 PM
LED Tail Light (No eBay links allowed) garandman V-Strom Modifications and Performance 47 06-12-2013 10:49 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome