I recently had the Glenda LED Clearwater Lights mounted on my DL1000. As you cannot have too much light at night, I also had the new, larger, more powerful Krista's mounted also. I have read the posts from a fellow vstrom-er who mounted just the Glenda's on his 650. I second his opinion.....these lights are amazing. The dimmer allows me to dim both the smaller Glendas and the larger Kristas. An auxiliary switch allows me to turn the Kristas on or off. Both sets are wired to the low/high beam switch, when the Kristas are on and I switch to high beam, both sets go to full brightness and yes, I do own the night! I cannot say enough about the quality of these lights...... waterproof CNC machined housings, high spec wiring harnesses, and very cool looking. The lights are not inexpensive, but I believe I will never have to buy any other lights due to the long life of LED's and the build quality of these lights. I have Soltek Fuegos on my FJR1300, and at $800 a pair, they are more expensive than the Glendas at $475 and the Kristas ast $649. They are great lights, however they are not dimmable and take several seconds to come up to full power, unlike LED's that are "instant on". Check out the pics. I will add more detailed specs, pics taken with the lights on at night soon. Bottom line is that these are excellent lights, and I can ride much more confidently at night and be seen much better during the day. Check out www.clearwaterlights.com
. Also here is a link to a review of Clearwater Lights by webBikeWorld: http://www.webbikeworld.com/lights/m...ghts/#comments
Here is some information on clearwater lights which I have copied from their website with permission from the owner, Glenn Stassky:
Clearwater Lights are compact, easy to mount and simple to install. In order to maximize the full potential of HPLEDs, Clearwater uses advanced microprocessor controlled circuits to keep light output constant at a wide range of voltages. Because we use programmable circuits to control the power, we can even remotely adjust brightness!
What Are HPLEDs?
High Power LEDs (HPLEDs) are a new generation technology ideally suited for the unique demands of today’s motorcycles. Providing higher output with lower power consumption – dramatically increasing your level of safety and reliability. The Clearwater Lights HPLED revolution is here! Clearwater HPLEDs Easily Surpass Halogen for Output and Efficiency.
Why Control Brightness?
The unique brightness control circuit uses a rotary volume control to digitally change brightness in a wide range of intensity. The soft rubber knob is easily adjusted, even with gloves. It conveniently mounts on a handlebar or in a faring.
Clearwater Lights let the rider easily adjust the light output to the needs of changing road conditions. Because they don’t need to be turned off, safety is never compromised.
Auxiliary lights are often avoided because of the added glare imposed on oncoming traffic – they’re just too bright. But turning off these lights decreases the rider’s visible “signature” for oncoming drivers, increasing the danger to the rider.
How Strong are These Lights?
Each light is either CNC machined or forged from billet. Brackets are machined from 6061 series aluminum and use durable stainless steel hardware. The internal circuit boards are actually bonded to an additional aluminum plate for strength and heat management. Surface treatments consist of BOTH hard anodize and powder coating on certain models.
Can I Install it Myself?
Yes, you can! Clearwater has a long history of designing and manufacturing quality products that are consumer-friendly. Instructions and owners’ manuals are written with the home consumer in mind. On site installation is available at our Rancho Cordova, CA facility.