Motorcycle LED Sign
by Rick K. for webBikeWorld.com
Discovering a new, unique and interesting
motorcycle-related product is always a thrill, and this LED
sign definitely meets that criteria.
I learned about them purely by chance in a
motorcycle forum thread that just happened to catch my
The signs are made in Quebec by Rene Wollin,
who also runs
a manufacturing company that makes "specialty microwave
telecommunications circuitry from high frequency
Rene is also a Moto Guzzi fan and a connoisseur of
classic motorcycles. Check out
photos of a Moto Guzzi 850T he completely restored
-- it's absolutely stunning, and the images of the
restored Guzzi V-Twin sitting on the workbench are
Rene decided he needed a cool night light one day,
and he also wanted to test a new CNC router and milling
machine that he built by himself, believe it or not.
So he came up with the idea for this LED motorcycle
sign, which has to be the most high-tech night light
I've ever seen!
The black anodized base is machined from 6061-T6
aluminum, and the sign has 3 LED lights that illuminate
the edges and the logo, which is engraved by a CNC
milling machine. The edge of the acrylic and the
motorcycle logo are deliberately made to have a slightly
rough finish to create a nice glow when illuminated
by the LED lights.
By the way, Rene also designed and whipped up a batch
of custom circuit boards to carry the LED lights, and
the lights and batteries. He uses AutoCAD to
create the designs and machines everything on his custom
CNC mill. If you want one with the super-overkill
aluminum base, get it quick, because this obviously is
not a cost-effective way to make a night light.
The lights will eventually be supplied with an extruded
aluminum base, which should give an even smoother look.
The LED lights are very bright, so Rene may
end up adding a DC electric plug to save the 3 AA
batteries (supplied with the light). The light has
a recessed switch on one side; see the photos below.
Rene currently makes the motorcycle signs with logos
for BMW, BSA, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Honda, Indian,
Kawasaki, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Norton, Suzuki,
Triumph, Yamaha. He'll custom-make other
motorcycle or company logos also.
The LED motorcycle signs cost $75.00 each plus $14.00
CAD or $18.00 USD for shipping. For more
information and to order a sign, visit
Bottom of sign showing base and recessed switch.
Machined aluminum base has a brushed and anodized
Recessed on/off switch on side of base.
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