IMHO....one can't have too many lights

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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby ichbinbier » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:48 pm

54vintage wrote:My Hellas are tied into the high beam also.....my LEDs are not.....but that can be changed. It would be nice to have them all blast on at once when you hit the high beam. Hmmmm me thinks we'll do that!


My top Hella 500s are tapped into the high beam line to a relay in the sidecar. The lower Hellas are tapped into the low beam line into a separate relay in the sidecar.
So they work just like the regular light with the high/low beam switch but when I hit the “Flash to Pass” all of the Hellas come one, top and bottom.
This is handy if I have to ride at night down a dirt road.
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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby 54vintage » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:28 am

ichbinbier wrote:
54vintage wrote:My Hellas are tied into the high beam also.....my LEDs are not.....but that can be changed. It would be nice to have them all blast on at once when you hit the high beam. Hmmmm me thinks we'll do that!


My top Hella 500s are tapped into the high beam line to a relay in the sidecar. The lower Hellas are tapped into the low beam line into a separate relay in the sidecar.
So they work just like the regular light with the high/low beam switch but when I hit the “Flash to Pass” all of the Hellas come one, top and bottom.
This is handy if I have to ride at night down a dirt road.


Do you find it a bit annoying to have to hold the flash to pass switch to power up all your lights?
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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby ichbinbier » Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:26 am

54vintage wrote:Do you find it a bit annoying to have to hold the flash to pass switch to power up all your lights?


Yes and no. I don't really travel a lot down dirt roads at night. I have no problem travelling along highways or in the city at night but do try to stay away from roads where I might find large animals at night.
So far just holding the switch has been enough if I have to go down a dirt road at night.
That being said I do have plans to add a switch that will allow all lights or just the high beams/large Hellas.
I have future trip plans that will take me along hundreds of kilometres of dirt roads up north and if I get caught out at night I don't want to be holding the switch that long
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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby 54vintage » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:07 pm

ichbinbier wrote:
54vintage wrote:Do you find it a bit annoying to have to hold the flash to pass switch to power up all your lights?


Yes and no. I don't really travel a lot down dirt roads at night. I have no problem travelling along highways or in the city at night but do try to stay away from roads where I might find large animals at night.
So far just holding the switch has been enough if I have to go down a dirt road at night.
That being said I do have plans to add a switch that will allow all lights or just the high beams/large Hellas.
I have future trip plans that will take me along hundreds of kilometres of dirt roads up north and if I get caught out at night I don't want to be holding the switch that long


We're in the same boat.....don't like to ride too much at night.....those denizens of the dark are unpleasent to come across. After these conversations with you I'm for sure going to set up a switch that powers up the relays that run all the lights....thinking I'll also hook up a relay to run the spotlight on the tub.....that would make for 6 lights paving the way through the dark :)
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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby siberman1 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:45 pm

54vintage wrote:In keeping with my Oregon outback mods on the Gear Up, I stuck the Hellas on the headlight.....waiting on a relay w/wiring harness to get them lit up....should do a good job lighting up those dark desert nights.


so yeah, I guess so.... :lol:
Imagine how many lights, horns, and mirrors could be on a sidecar by your truly dedicated follower??? :lol:

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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby 54vintage » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:00 pm

siberman1 wrote:
54vintage wrote:In keeping with my Oregon outback mods on the Gear Up, I stuck the Hellas on the headlight.....waiting on a relay w/wiring harness to get them lit up....should do a good job lighting up those dark desert nights.


so yeah, I guess so.... :lol:
Imagine how many lights, horns, and mirrors could be on a sidecar by your truly dedicated follower??? :lol:

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My understanding is that he mounted a alternator from a Mack truck it power those up :wink:
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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby Gunship1 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:55 pm

I have the one light bar connected through a relay for my highbeam circuit along with a ditch light. It gives me the heads up when deer are coming at me. It also allows me to set the machine somewhat sideways on a trail while cutting trees for moving other obstacles
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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby 54vintage » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:42 pm

Gunship1 wrote:I have the one light bar connected through a relay for my highbeam circuit along with a ditch light. It gives me the heads up when deer are coming at me. It also allows me to set the machine somewhat sideways on a trail while cutting trees for moving other obstacles


Nice!!
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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby Burt1713 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:37 pm

Here is a question for all of the kings of candle power and lords of lumens. How much does having a passenger in the tub vs an empty tub, change the aim of sidecar bumper mounted lights?
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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby 54vintage » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:22 pm

Burt1713 wrote:Here is a question for all of the kings of candle power and lords of lumens. How much does having a passenger in the tub vs an empty tub, change the aim of sidecar bumper mounted lights?


I like the way you put that :) I can't tell any difference......oncoming trafic might (although I dim for oncoming trafic)....the beams are so wide it pretty much light up everything out there when you have em on full blast.
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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby Burt1713 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:22 pm

I'm working on joining the Candlepower Corps or the Lumen Legion. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby 54vintage » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:08 pm

Burt1713 wrote:I'm working on joining the Candlepower Corps or the Lumen Legion. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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New Hella 90mm driving lights on the bumper and a Cyclops 3800 lumen H4 headlight bulb. :boogie:


Yes!!....Let there be light :)
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