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    New LED lamps - recommendations please

    As those who read my last ride report may be aware, I have had an unending series of failures with the current auxiliary lights I have fitted to my 1150 Adv...



    I have these fitted in two pairs, one of which comes on with the dipped bean and the other pair with main. They look great, have a good beam pattern, but are wholly unreliable - my last one lasted under a week before failing completely.

    I've been looking on eBay for possible replacements and have found the following ones - has anyone here had any experience of them and can let me know what they're like please?



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    I think numbers 4 and 5 are probably unsuitable, as they seem to have a 'flood' beam pattern rather than a spot - I need to be able to adjust the pair that come on with the dipped beam so that they don't dazzle oncoming traffic. For resilience in use, I'd refer both pairs of lamps be the same.

    Anybody got good/bad experience of any of these - or indeed of other ones?

    Many thanks,

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    I just ordered some of these as had forgotten just how pants the full beam is on my 1150. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1910133452...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    Says they are fine to wire straight into the full beam, time will tell. Not sure if I will fit both yet, maybe leave it at one lamp.
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    I've fitted these to my 1200 LC.................. Been on for 3 months/2k miles.

    Still working, and oh so cheap compared to the ones that don't work !

    Good luck.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1415862806...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gargy View Post
    I've fitted these to my 1200 LC.................. Been on for 3 months/2k miles.

    Still working, and oh so cheap compared to the ones that don't work !

    Good luck.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1415862806...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
    They're the same as my Link 2 then? Thanks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stujw70 View Post
    I just ordered some of these as had forgotten just how pants the full beam is on my 1150. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1910133452...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    Says they are fine to wire straight into the full beam, time will tell. Not sure if I will fit both yet, maybe leave it at one lamp.
    Rectangular lights on an 1150 - are you mad?
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    I had number 2 on my 1150, no problems with reliability and very well made. I originally bought 4 and they were very flimsy, cheap tat....

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    Quote Originally Posted by topcat2006 View Post
    I had number 2 on my 1150, no problems with reliability and very well made. I originally bought 4 and they were very flimsy, cheap tat....
    They're leading the field

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gargy View Post
    I've fitted these to my 1200 LC.................. Been on for 3 months/2k miles.

    Still working, and oh so cheap compared to the ones that don't work !

    Good luck.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1415862806...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
    Right - ordered two pairs of them - let's see how they do...
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    Is it the norm for the various LED lights not to come with wiring looms?
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    Denali, they are fantastic, dipping beam too ( which is illegal, but!!) they are expensive but compared to the rest, different league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otruk View Post
    Denali, they are fantastic, dipping beam too ( which is illegal, but!!) they are expensive but compared to the rest, different league.
    Well they're certainly a different league in price...
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    I have a pair of lamps that look like these on my 1200. The beam is narrow so only suitable to back up main beam. The beam is VERY long range.
    The case is billet alloy and hemispherical lens is glass. Mine came with 2mm aluminium "protective" shields which won't do much but look ok.
    I mine have a flashing mode so won't work with a dimmer so are suitable for main beam only.
    These say they have two power settings so worth a punt at £10 each.
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    Mike.

    I have been using LINK 2 LED's on my 1200RT. Fitted over last winter, now done 9,000 miles. No problems.

    They recently sent me a link to buy a pair at £17.83 including free delivery.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/281808538907?lpid=82

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr nosh View Post
    Mike.

    I have been using LINK 2 LED's on my 1200RT. Fitted over last winter, now done 9,000 miles. No problems.

    They recently sent me a link to buy a pair at £17.83 including free delivery.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/281808538907?lpid=82
    What sort of beam pattern do they throw? The description says "Spot Driving Lamp Foglight"
    Obviously it can only be one, not all. Or can you specify which you want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr nosh View Post
    Mike.

    I have been using LINK 2 LED's on my 1200RT. Fitted over last winter, now done 9,000 miles. No problems.

    They recently sent me a link to buy a pair at £17.83 including free delivery.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/281808538907?lpid=82
    That's what I've ordered
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    Quote Originally Posted by buellzebub View Post
    What sort of beam pattern do they throw? The description says "Spot Driving Lamp Foglight"
    Obviously it can only be one, not all. Or can you specify which you want?

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    Difficult to say really. They have not been used in the dark. Specifically fitted as permanent DRL's.

    You can't choose the beam pattern.

    From my limited tests I would say they are spots, but with flare on the outside. I have them mounted just above and forward of the exhaust header on my R1200RT. Quite low down really.

    They are 50mm dia, so will be limited in the beam that they can 'throw'.

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