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post #1 of 12 Old 04-27-2015, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
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Water in my auxillary lights. Need waterproofing tips or recommend better product.

I've had two different aux. lighting products that were recommended. Both were killed by water getting inside the housing. I ride in all weather, so it's bound to happen without some extra effort on my part to waterproof.

Is there an aux. light that is guaranteed waterproof? It might be worth the money to upgrade.

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post #2 of 12 Old 05-23-2015, 10:17 AM
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I bought relatively expensive Givi LED light and these were also full of water after a drive in the rain. I've got new on warranty and bought waterproof Cases for photo lenses. These are neoprene and fits perfectly. Glued the stitching on them since they were cheap and from ebay. Hoping that this will be waterproof enough. Should preferably have lights on when it rained, but does not seem that they are intended for use in the rain unfortunately
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ADVMONSTER lights- I've never had these leak in the rain and I too ride in all weather. I owned these even before I lived in SOCAL and have NEVER had water intrusion in years of use and many rain storms.

The cheap units off of amazon which I'll link to below. Have been mounted on my Jeep for over a year now no covers, crappy weather and power washes after the desert runs or after going though mud. Infact I just power washed them today. Great lights. The ones I run are floods since I use them on the Jeep as surround lighting on the roof rack but they come in SPOT configurations as well.

Amazon.com: 27W Round LED Work Light Lamp Off Road High Power ATV Jeep 4x4 Tractor 30 Degree Spot Light: Automotive

http://www.amazon.com/SHANREN-Light-...xgy_263_text_y

If you feel like it you can buy a tube of black RTV that should assist with your weather proofing needs. I use black RTV on some of my cheap handheld HAM radios to help seal them up a bit better.
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I got some cheaper eBay ones.

One got some water in them and started flickering, but I'm unsure if the water was the cause, or whether it was my connector wiring. It ony lights back up when I move the wires around a certain way. I have them disassembled down to the board, and will be water proofing them. I'll post up when I figure something out.
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I cannot say enough good things about these lights, and yes they have been working as advertised.

http://www.amazon.com/Gizmo-Light-Ha...B7YBQJ3JK91V2R

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I cannot say enough good things about these lights, and yes they have been working as advertised.

Amazon.com: OC Gizmo Off Road 10W LED Work Light Lamp Harley Dually D2 Bike Motorcycle Spot Beam 2.5": Automotive
Would it be alright to ask for a photo of the pattern the lights throw? Might just replace mine.
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I used rattle can lids and weatherproofing strip. Probably cheaper.

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Would it be alright to ask for a photo of the pattern the lights throw? Might just replace mine.
They are the spots I believe, they spread the light out nice and evenly.......they are VERY BRIGHT.

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