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ADVMonster LED Lights Is seven years long enough to accurately assess a product or group of products?  Or just an excuse for a long (long) overdue review? Use of many ADVmonster LED products over this extended period has proven many things, including the fact that while appearing deceptively lightweight and (thus) fragile, they really aren’t and, their …

LED Headlamp Flashlight My garage has three big windows and a combination lighting scheme that includes overhead incandescent, fluorescent and halogen lamps.  But I never seem to have enough light when I’m working on a bike. Now it could be because I’m getting old and my eyesight isn’t quite as sharp as it was, say, 20 …

Our Experts Have Been Brightening Lives by Reviewing Aftermarket Motorcycle Lights For Over 20 Years Welcome to the webBikeWorld Motorcycle Lighting Reviews index! This is the directory of motorcycle lighting and auxiliary light reviews. It also includes motorcycle LED light reviews, motorcycle headlight reviews, motorcycle brake light reviews. Also reviews of headlight modulators, LED brake lights, …

LED Motorcycle Light Reviews Auxiliary Rear Lights for Motorcycles By “D.A.P.” for webBikeWorld.com I’ve recently installed additional lighting on the rear of both my wife’s and my motorcycles (Honda Shadow Spirit 750) and I thought I’d let you know how it all worked out. I installed a pair of Lifebrites and a six inch Signal Dynamics …

PIAA “High-Intensity” LED Lights Installation   Editor’s Note In Part 1 of our saga, we challenged our readers to propose a use for the PIAA LED light kit. Several of you responded, but Brett Borza’s proposal included a $50.00 bill, and purely by coincidence, his proposal was chosen. Just kidding, of course. But Brett’s idea to install …

Morimoto Bi-Xenon Headlight Conversion for the BMW Scooter I just received these photos from “A.Z.”, who sent the info and photos of the Malossi Variator for the BMW Scooter that I posted on the blog. This time, A.Z. ripped out the stock BMW headlights and replaced them with a pair of MorimotoBi-Xenon lights! How cool is that?! I …

Motorcycle Headlight Modulators Print or save this .pdf version (or keep it on your smartphone) to take with you on your motorcycle in case you get stopped by the police. This Federal law supersedes all state laws and makes motorcycle headlight modulators legal in all 50 states. Here is the US Government Printing Office web page with …

Part 1: Clearwater Lights CANopener and the BMW CAN Bus The Clearwater Lights CANopener system is an innovative auxiliary lighting management system like nothing else available. The CANopener is compatible with the BMW R1200GSW, GSAW and RTW (W for water cooled) and the K1600GT+ models. The system provides owners with an integrated programmable system for Clearwater …

A CAN Bus Accessory Connection Manager The HEX ezCAN acts as an interface to easily connect accessories to a motorcycle with a CAN bus system. Accessories such as lights, horns, brake lights and other devices are connected to the four “channels” or output circuits in the ezCAN. The user can then program the output of …

Motorcycle Headlight Relay Review Ready-made wiring harness and relay kit makes it easy to add relays to a motorcycle headlight. Adding a relay can improve headlight output, reduce load on switches and allow higher wattage bulbs to be used with reduced fear of overloads. Eastern Beaver also has relay kits for dual H4 bulbs and …

Hyper Lite Motorcycle LED Lights Anyone that has spent time on two wheels — either on a bicycle or a motorcycle — knows what a never-ending battle we have as far as our safety is concerned out there on the highways. Other highway users (i.e., everyone else) seem to have taken the term “multi-tasking” to …

Installing a Headlight Modulator Mounting a motorcycle headlight modulator is an easy procedure that may help increase the visibility of your motorcycle to oncoming traffic. Motorcycle headlight modulators rapidly flash the motorcycle’s headlight at 240 (plus or minus 40) cycles per minute. This is designed to attract the attention of oncoming drivers. Headlight modulators for …

Dual Headlight Modulator See Below:  Unique new Comagination dual headlight modulator includes a solid-state relay! Give me some metal and a few tools and I’ll build anything.  But when it comes to electricity, I’m dumbstruck. I’m not sure why actually, although I stuck my finger into way too many outlets as a toddler, so perhaps it’s a Pavlovian …

LED Light for Motorcycles EDs are just about the perfect motorcycle lighting solution.  LED lights use very little power, they’re not affected by vibration, they don’t get hot and the LED itself is virtually waterproof. They’re also available in an array of colors and they can be grouped together to provide many different shapes and …

Ducati Multistrada LED Brake Lights Brake light and tail light improvements are usually first on the agenda for any new motorcycle that enters my garage, and the Multistrada 620 is the latest victim. Since this is 2007, “improvements” usually means either replacing the incandescent bulbs with an LED equivalent, or adding some lumens in the …

The Signal Dynamics LED Motorcycle Brake Light Bar Improving the brake light visibility of motorcycle brake lights is important. I recently installed a “Signal Dynamics” LED motorcycle brake light bar on my BMW K75. And I also added a pair of “Life Brite” LED motorcycle brake light flashers above the license plate at the rear. …

Motorcycle LED Brake Light Replacement In my never-ending search for perfect motorcycle visibility, I happened to come across the website for LEDtronics, a Torrance, California based firm that makes LED’s (light emitting diodes) in just about every shape and size anyone would ever need.  I was mulling over the idea of buying a handful of LED’s …

LED Brake Lights  – LED Tail Lights LED light bulbs, auxiliary LED light bars and other lighting accessories have been popular with webBikeWorld visitors over the last few years.  These devices are used to help improve motorcycle visibility for both the front and rear of the motorcycle (for more information, visit the wBW Motorcycle Lighting page). We have probably received …

HeavyCycles LED Brake Light LED lights have improved dramatically over the last year or so, and LED retrofits are becoming very popular for motorcycle brake lights, tail lights, turn signals and courtesy lights. There are a couple of good reasons for this: LEDs are unaffected by the vibrations that are prevalent in a bike’s nether regions …

SpiderLite X2 Folding LED Brake Light Review The SpiderLite folding LED light hits all the hot buttons: it’s cool, it’s unique, it’s interesting, it’s useful and on top of all that, it pumps out a lot of light. Worthy of a webBikeWorld review, for sure. There’s just one problem: this review is going to take …

An LED Dimmer Feasibility Study The concept: find a COTS* motorcycle LED light dimmer that can be spliced into an auxiliary LED light array to vary the light output. We found this “Rotary LED Dimmer”, made by ADVmonster and designed primarily for their auxiliary lights. We then customized the dimmer’s wiring harness and spliced it …

Replacing the V-Strom 1000 ABS Headlight Bulb With a Nokya Hyper Yellow H7 Productske helmet safety and high-viz clothing, there’s no real proof that it works. But it just seems to make sense that anything that gives the bike a different appearance might also help it to become more visible. A yellow headlight bulb on …

DR650 HID Headlight Conversion The “Bikemaster” brand HID headlight kit is available in several different bulb types. We installed the H4 kit on the Suzuki DR650 (blog) but the steps are the same for every bike. The HID bulb posed no difficulties; it is a direct replacement for the H4. Locating a suitable mounting position for the …

Heavycycles LED Brake Light Several years ago, we reviewed a prototype LED replacement brake light, custom made for us by Heavycycles. It was the first of its kind — an LED “system” light that completely replaced the original reflector and bulb. It was an engineering marvel, because Heavycycles used the entire plastic tail light housing, purchased …

Ducati GT 1000 Brake Light Bulb Replacement I like the GT1000’s simple round brake light.  It adds to the bike’s retro looks and its balanced proportions bring a touch of class to the rear of the bike.  Too bad the entire housing is made from plastic though… I’ll bet that a Ducati designer studied a …

The Ohmics MotoBrakeBT Bluetooth Programmable Deceleration and Brake Light The MotoBrakeBT is a “Deceleration Sensing MotoBrakeBT Light With Bluetooth Connectivity”. It’s an evolution of the original Ohmics MotoBrake we reviewed in 2015. While not the only auxiliary deceleration-sensing (dynamic) brake light system on the market at that time, the MotoBrake arguably had the best combination of features, …

Rugged and Inexpensive Work Light Without the Heat The Snap-On LED Work Light (part number 922261) puts out a claimed 2,000 lumens. It’s nicely made and it’s rugged enough for garage use. The light has 46 LEDs and the output is nice and wide with no hot spots. It’s not quite powerful enough to use …

The Weiser Ultrabrights Extreme LED Turn Signals The Weiser Ultrabrights Extreme LED “arrow head” inserts are a simple and very effective means to upgrade and significantly enhance turn signal light output. The Weiser LED kits are available for many different motorcycle makes and models. Those include Aprilia, Buell, Ducati, KTM, MV Augusta, Moto Guzzi, Triumph, …

Big, Bold, Round LED Brake Lights I had the Radiantz “Puckz” 2.25″ LED brake/running lights hanging around in the garage for years — literally. I don’t even remember why I bought them or when — could it possibly have been 10 years ago? That could very well be, because Radiantz has been making the Puckz …

Electrical Connection License Plate LED Light I installed an Electrical Connection LED brake and running light bar on the rear of the 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT (Blog) Project Bike. While I was at it, I also installed the pair of Radiantz “Puckz” (pronounced “pucks”) LEDs that Rick had listed in the webBikeWorld Garage Sale. The Puckz have …

Programmable LED Brake Lights The Skene Design P3 LED brake lights are small but powerful. They come with brackets for mounting on the license plate bolts. You can buy the lights separately or with a programmable controller. The IQ-260 controller has 10 different programming modes, accessible at any time. Flash the brake lights 4 times …

Cheap Conspicuity for Motorcycles Let’s face it, the motorcycle manufacturers are way, way behind the curve when it comes to adding conspicuity to our bikes. I’m getting really steamed lately seeing the new cars that are loaded with high-powered LED daytime running lights. And meanwhile, motorcyclists are left out in the cold, while we’re the …

2016 BikeVis Bullets in Amber and White BikeVis Bullets are our favorite motorcycle conspicuity lights. They’re easy to install and connect and they use very little juice. But the design ensures that they’re very bright. And you can add a BikeVis PodMod Modulator (review) “twinkler” for each pair of lights for even more conspicuity. We’ve reviewed BikeVis …

Another Look at the Clearwater Voltage Sentry We first reviewed the original Clearwater Voltage Sentry in September 2011. It was installed on the Suzuki DR650SE (Blog), which was the webBikeWorld Project Bike that year in the “Budget Adventure Touring” series. Since the, a Clearwater Voltage Sentry (aka CVS) has been installed on every new Project Bike and recent …

Cheap LED Lights With Big Power The OZ LED Mini Trail Light set is cheap as chips at $49.50. The 10W LEDs put out an amazing amount of light for the price; more light than we imagined. The only problem is the mounts. There’s just one word for them: awful. We finally got it to …

LED Light Strips for Visibility The AdMore Amber LED Array kit consists of a pair of 115 mm long by 9.5 mm wide stick-on LED light strips. They were originally designed to fit in the matching groove on the front of the Barkbusters Storm hand guards (review). The AdMore LEDs can be used as always-on conspicuity lights, as …

The Vololights “Brakeless Deceleration Indicator” The Vololights Brakeless Deceleration Indicator is an LED that provides attention-getting visual warnings to following traffic when the motorcycle decelerates. The Vololights consists of a stylish license plate surround, which houses the Vololights system. This includes two high-output LEDs and the electronics are integrated into the top and bottom centre …

LED Lights for Conspicuity and Visibility Bright, low power consumption, lighting kit that improves visibility for the rider at night as well as visibility of the rider during the day. The lights are a bit large and well suited for adventure and similar style motorcycles that have ample space and locations for mounting. The importance …

The Brightest LED Turn Signal Replacement? InertiaLED is a new company that makes LED light towers that work with the BMW, KTM and other CAN bus systems. No additional CAN bus load resistor (review)is required, as it is for other types of LEDs on CAN bus motorcycles. So far, the company makes an LED tower that …

Powerful Motorcycle LED Visibility Lights The Skene Design Photon Blaster LED lights are sort of like a pumped-up version of the BikeVis Bullets (review). Their white or amber light can make any motorcycle more visible to oncoming traffic. They’re fairly easy to install — especially if you can use one of the Skene Design brackets or …