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Auxiliary LED Lights

Auxiliary LED lights for Motorcycles

Reviewed by Mark Robbins

 

I bought my first set of auxiliary LED motorcycle lights some 15 months ago, and was so impressed by the product, I have bought the latest most powerful version too.

The standard headlights on my bike were so poor, it was actually dangerous to ride at night. Converting the headlights to HID helped a lot with the brightness, but the light pattern was still poor, and the HID takes a few seconds to reach full power.

LED lights were a good solution for me as they were compact at just 2.15 inches (55mm) in diameter, use less power than Halogen or HID (between 12 watts and 30 watts each depending on the power you require), the light comes on instantly like a normal Halogen spotlight, the colour of the light is crisp pure white (very similar to my 4,300k HID colour) and I found a supplier with an excellent reputation for supplying quality items quickly and at a good price compared to some American and European made versions.

Using my bike all year round in the UK, it is exposed to more rain and grime than most other countries, and it gets used throughout winter, therefore adding cold damp and roads treated with salt into the mix. The finish of the lights has been unaffected – a squirt of bike cleaner, a wipe and a polish is all they need to come back to brand new looking (unlike some areas of the rest of the bike).

There are three products available at the moment: (click underlined text in blue to visit the vendor’s site):

780 Lumens (12 watts power consumption each. Ideal for use as running lights to supplement the standard low beam. It helps you get noticed more in traffic).
1600 Lumens (20 watts power consumption each. Ideal as a supplement to your full beam headlights. Can be used to improve the field of light from your standard motorcycle headlights if too narrow).
3,000 Lumens (30 watts power consumption each. Ideal as a boost for your full beam headlights. It will improve visibility in the distance and improve your spread of light).
A wireless remote dimmer is available for the 1,600 and 3,000 lumens LED lights.

All lights have the same body and construction:-
(although I have heard that a new housing may be in process of being developed)

55mm (2.15″) diameter x 66mm (2.6″) in length
Anodised black 6063 aluminium alloy light body
304 stainless steel “L” bracket for flat surface mount
LED life span over 50000 hours

You can view and order Komy Kwan’s LED lights on eBay by clicking here: Komy’s eBay page.

Komy ships aftermarket auxiliary LED motorcycle lights all over the world, and because the product comes from Hong Kong and not North America, there is no import duty for pairs of lights (it falls below the current duty threshold).

(Click any of the below three images to increase its size)

 

3000 lumens should light things up

3000 lumens should light things up

 

 

 

1600 and 3000 lumen pair LED's from Komy

1600 and 3000 lumen pair LED’s from Komy Kwan mounted

 

 

 

Four LED and two HID lights on Mark Robbins's Triumph Tiger 1050SE

Farkles for safety, this Triumph Tiger’s LED and HID lights far exceed the manufacturer’s stock lighting performance

 

Click here to go to Komy’s page on eBay to order your motorcycle LED lighting from Komy Kwan today!

Thanks to Mark Robbins from the United Kingdom for sharing his expertise with these very affordable high performance auxiliary LED motorcycle lights.  Would you like to submit an article to Farkle My Ride and share your knowledge with bikers around the world?  Click here to learn how to submit your reviews, articles, photos and videos to Farkle My Ride.

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    • Komy Kwan on June 10, 2012 at 07:05
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    Wow! Very accurate description and detail report of the lights. Sure will help more riders decide what is the best for their riding. Thanks Mark.

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    • facebook on July 5, 2012 at 14:53
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  2. Loved your article so much that i’m thinking of installing led lights on my Kawasaki as well. You gave me a great idea. Do you think i can get those led lights in other colors as well? And most important : won’t they bother the other people in traffic (being too bright and all)?

  3. Well Mark you were very correct in your assessment of these lights. I’ve just had mine on for two days. On full bright they light up the road like nothing I’ve seen on a motorcycle or on a car for that matter. What is so incredible is that the size of these lights are so small considering the output. I will be putting up a follow up video and article on the site soon to show the difference between the stock lighting and a 35 HID low beam or ‘dipped’ beam as they call it over there, with the Komy 3000 lumen lights added. Thanks again for this submission.

    • Christian on March 29, 2015 at 00:15
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    hello, where do you buy the brackets for the lights? i have the same bike. thanks.

    1. Hello Christian,

      I ordered the part through a local dealer which is from SW-Motech. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-auxiliary-light-mount-triumph-tiger-1050 is a link to the exact part I used from Twisted Throttle in the USA. Depending where you live you may find a better price going through your local dealer. I hope this helps you. Cheers, Mark DT

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