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katschamne
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PostSubject: Accent lights   Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:33 am

I work second shift. When I ride my Swing  to work, the routes I take home are really dark. The new Swing is a 2013 so its black. Well my husband wanted me to be seen more. He added lights on his bike and decided to add them to my Swing. In Illinois you aren't allowed to have blue, red and white but I can have other colors. I would post a picture or a video but I don't know how to do it. You can check out my album and see the pictures. Although my husband will ride in any weather, it has been too cold for me to ride much. I don't like to ride at night when it's still getting down around 40°.

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PostSubject: Re: Accent lights   Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:40 am

I've added front driving lights to help me when driving. It gets me noticed in the daylight hours and adds additional light for me to see the road ahead.
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PostSubject: Re: Accent lights   Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:57 am

Quite a few people now run after market front spot lights over here, especially the adventure brigade but it spreading. The idea been to be more visable.
You do need to consider that other folks won't see you indicators (turn signals) because the front lights out dazzle them, so extra caution on the turns.
Also remember motion camouflage still applies regardless of how many lights you have.
Bright rear lights are of course a suicidal idea,. Other road users initially assume you have your brakes on then don't notice the difference when you do hit the brakes.
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PostSubject: Re: Accent lights   Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:37 am

Last year a friend gave me a Dennis B light bracket & a pair of LED 'daytime running lights' Smile After fitting I was not sure at all how to aim them, after much deliberation (many cups of tea  Wink) I got my wife to sit in her car (Vauxhall Corsa/ Chevvy Bolt) & positioned the scooter where I would normally follow at 40mph, then kept lowering the beam until the lights were visible in the driving mirror but not dazzleing her.
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PostSubject: Re: Accent lights   Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:55 am

When I had my 74 Honda CB750 I had driving lights on it. I got them from a friend and don't remember what brand they were. My normal headlight had a flat top beam something like laying a 1/2 moon on its side. I'd only use the driving lights on the highway at night because they were so bright. I ran with the headlight on high beam but I had to adjust the headlight down so it wouldn't shine in car windows. The top of the beam would come up to almost the top of a car trunk but wouldn't blind anyone. The reason I did this was because at night the driving lights were so bright that if/when I turned them off it would take a couple of seconds for me to see that the headlight was even on. With it on hight beam I could at least see it. The driving lights would light the road up at least a 1/4 mile ahead of me. I adjusted them out just a bit to shine into the ditch on each side. You can see the driving lights on the roll bars in this photo.

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PostSubject: Re: Accent lights   Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:47 pm

Dale N. wrote:
When I had my 74 Honda CB750 I had driving lights on it. I got them from a friend and don't remember what brand they were. My normal headlight had a flat top beam something like laying a 1/2 moon on its side. I'd only use the driving lights on the highway at night because they were so bright. I ran with the headlight on high beam but I had to adjust the headlight down so it wouldn't shine in car windows. The top of the beam would come up to almost the top of a car trunk but wouldn't blind anyone. The reason I did this was because at night the driving lights were so bright that if/when I turned them off it would take a couple of seconds for me to see that the headlight was even on. With it on hight beam I could at least see it. The driving lights would light the road up at least a 1/4 mile ahead of me. I adjusted them out just a bit to shine into the ditch on each side. You can see the driving lights on the roll bars in this photo.


Ditch on each side seems really good application for those lights, increase in safety for anticipating deer, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Accent lights   Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:35 pm

The lights I have on, are on the bottom of the body panels on the sides of the scooter and by the front wheel. There are none that would interfere with seeing the turn signals or the head light. In the back I have the back up modual that are tied into my brake lights. Again the accent LEDs are not in the rear of the scooter. They light up the ground so that I will be seen better. I can't figure out how to post a picture but if you go to my album you can see 2 colors.
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PostSubject: Re: Accent lights   Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:04 am

katschamne wrote:
 I can't figure out how to post a picture but if you go to my album you can see 2 colors.

Took me a while to work out, but here goes ....

From your album, under the picture, copy the first line of code & paste into a post for little picture (clickable to the original) ...



Or for bigger picture (also clicable) copy & paste second line of code ....

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PostSubject: Re: Accent lights   Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:45 pm

Thank you so much. Maybe I was having an issue since I'm on my phone instead of the computer. Don't mind the messy garage. I had a video too but that didn't upload at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Accent lights   Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:16 am

Happy Holiday  no prob's Happy Holiday
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PostSubject: Re: Accent lights   Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:41 pm

I bought Philips Xtreme Vision 360 Led tail bulbs and https://www.amazon.com/Philips-Xtreme-Vision-X-tremeUltinon-4000K/dp/B00OYT11RE and Philips Racing Vision H7 +150% https://www.ebay.com/itm/H7-Philips-RacingVision-150-12972RVS2-Racing-Vision-X-Treme-/172337538638 for my SW and also moded 3rd brake light. Those H7 bulbs are amazing.
Better visible from front and back and safer also.

I bought to my daughter Honda Vision 50 scooter and I do the same modification for her scooter.

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PostSubject: Re: Accent lights   Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:41 pm

Accent lights, puddle lights, and various other names for LED lighting are a great way to be seen by traffic going in the same direction more than the opposite direction, because other drivers are often creeping up on you, or vice versa, and it gives the perception that you are a larger object than your actual bike does.
Many of these systems offer color choice, rotating colors and patterns etc. If you intend to use these
systems while riding, check the local laws for restriction on color, flashing, pulsating, etc.
Most police will not ticket you for trying to be noticed, as long as you are not being perceived as an emergency vehicle, but better to know the laws in your area than make assumptions.

Dan
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PostSubject: Re: Accent lights   Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:10 pm

The ones I have are from Joe Florida lights. They have multicolored and a remote to turn them off if I need to. In Illinois you can run any colors except red, blue & white. Other states either you can't run them or only certain colors like amber. I can have them flashing but I think that would drive me nuts. I just want to he seem. I've already have been rear ended from behind in broad daylight.

Arskal thanks for the links for the head lights and tail lights. I will look into them. I would like to have brighter taillights and headlights.
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PostSubject: Re: Accent lights   Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:54 pm

arskal wrote:
I bought Philips Xtreme Vision 360 Led tail bulbs and https://www.amazon.com/Philips-Xtreme-Vision-X-tremeUltinon-4000K/dp/B00OYT11RE and Philips Racing Vision H7 +150% https://www.ebay.com/itm/H7-Philips-RacingVision-150-12972RVS2-Racing-Vision-X-Treme-/172337538638 for my SW and also moded 3rd brake light. Those H7 bulbs are amazing.
Better visible from front and back and safer also.

I bought to my daughter Honda Vision 50 scooter and I do the same modification for her scooter.


Your link to Amazon for the tail light bulbs shows single filament T10 w5w 5 watt led bulbs.  The Silver Wing uses a double filament 21/5 watt bulb.
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PostSubject: Re: Accent lights   Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:33 pm

katschamne

I also use the Joe Florida system. Its expandable, flexible, and the app is good.
You went for the Rolls Royce of led lighting. Looks awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Accent lights   Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:49 pm

I add no lights to bikes or scooters. Just something else to go wrong on trips. My take, old eyes, dark nites=slow down. Or in case of SilverWing, old design----get something new with newer/state of the art lighting.

And of course, look over windshield!!
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PostSubject: Re: Accent lights   Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:43 pm

Here is two pictures about Philips H7 +150% and W5W LED tail/parking light and 3rd brake light.

Philips H7 +150% and 360 W5W LED tail/parking light

Moded 3rd brake light
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