We are witnessing a global switch in the automotive industry from incandescent lights to LEDs. LED lights have now also found their way into the motorbike segment. With a little bit of research you would make a much better buying decision when exploring options available in the aftermarket motorcycle lighting. Electronics on bikes have come a long way in the past 20 years and much has changed over time. Unlike most of the gear, lighting takes significant effort because lights need installation. Previously a lot of soldering was done to connect together wires for the most secure installation. Today Posi-Locks have made life simpler and are commonly recommended.
When installing aftermarket lights you would discover that your motorcycle electrical system is often enough your limiting factor. Start with a simple upgrade to improve your built-it headlight output without the need for modification. Select a replacement LED headlight bulb and install. You are done. If you want extra light, your next options would be adding a set of auxiliary driving lights. Needless to mention, the more lights you add the more amperage you draw, so using LEDs is a smart idea because they draw significantly less than halogens. If you seek to cross check this fact, refer to the online motorcycle LED light reviews, motorcycle headlight reviews, motorcycle brake light reviews and more.
LED lights put out an amazing amount of light with minimal power draw designed specifically for the limited output capabilities of a motorcycle. LED light kits, accessories, auxiliary brake lights and other products are all top of the line solutions from various manufacturers. Some of the offerings you would absolutely love. Denali Electronics and Custom Dynamics for example have great replacement bulb solutions as well as custom stuff for the DIY tinkerer. Their products are available for a wide range of motorcycle brands including, but not limited to; Harley Davidson, Victory, Indian, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, and Can-Am. Likewise, SEALIGHT too has developed its own range of offerings for the motorbike segment in LED lighting.
The dimmer concept in LED lights was inspired by Clearwater Krista lights and the Clearwater Erica lights. Clearwater lights are expensive, but they are the way forward if you are serious about nuclear-style light output, outstanding build quality and an OE light dimmer. The idea is whether it’s possible to add some type of LED dimmer to other less expensive brands of LED auxiliary lights. You may try out an experiment using the Denali LED lights as an example because they are the closest type available. Like most of the brands of LED auxiliary lights, the D4’s are either on full power or off. There’s no in-between. Mount these to the crash bars of the V-Strom Adventure. The D4 lights as you may recall are unique because each light module has four 5-watt LEDs and two long-distance LEDs on the top with two wide-view LEDs at the bottom. If however the concept works, then it should apply to any LED auxiliary light set.