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BMW Gets Into the Flashing Brake Light Game July 3, 2015 (Press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) – Braking and being seen by the traffic behind is of essential importance for motorcycle riders. That is why BMW Motorrad said they have developed the Dynamic Brake Light system as a component of their Strategy “Safety 360°”. The …

The Ohmics Programmable Deceleration/Brake Light The Ohmics brake light is a palm-sized module with integrated sensors and a microprocessor. It has a bright eye-catching 40-LED output screen and it is programmable by the owner to display various LED light patterns. The user-definable programs include different light patterns for deceleration and braking or brake or deceleration-only …

Slip-on Light Covers for the Darla and Erica Lights The Clearwater Lights slip-on clear and amber lens covers fit the Clearwater Krista lights (review), the Clearwater Erica lights (review),the Clearwater Glenda lights (review) and the Clearwater Darla lights (review). They provide added protection, an alternate output option for inclement weather and…peace of mind. The strong rubber slip-on housings include easily-inserted …

Your Ticket to Ride the BMW CAN Bus The mystery of adding LED lights to a modern BMW with CAN Bus (Controller Area Network) electrical system is easy to resolve. The “smart” CAN Bus smells a rat when you pop in an LED brake light or turn signal. The LED will work, but you’ll get …

Part 4: The Clearwater LED Brake/Tail Light and Conclusion This Clearwater LED brake light prototype is the latest LED product that will be added to the CANopener system architecture. Thus, the CANopener now provides management of front and rear-facing auxiliary lights. Unless otherwise programmed (see below), the auxiliary LED tail light is always on, with …

A $246.00 LED Replacement for Four $1.81 Bulbs? Why Not?! Warning: this has to be the craziest, most ridiculous way to burn money that you’ve ever seen. But what the heck — nothing’s too expensive for Acolytes of the Temple of the Farkleization Nation! So all of you cheap BMW Airhead guys who visit a …

Lights for Dark Nights: Denali D4 vs. DR1 Decisions, decisions…so many lights, but which to choose? The Denali DR1 lights have the classic spot light pattern that throws a pencil-sharp beam for high-speed night adventures. Or you can have a set of flood or fog lights with their shorter but wider beam. Wait — why …

Installing an HID Motorcycle Headlight High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting does not use the filament that is commonly found in normal automotive or motorcycle light bulbs. Instead, the bulb is filled with Xenon gas. The gas is ignited and creates an arc of light from the high voltage. The amount of light output is claimed …

Clearwater “Erica” LED Lights Review The new Clearwater Erica lights are extremely powerful, with an incredible amount of light output. In fact, if you need more light than this, then you better wait for noon on a sunny day. We’d probably label the Erica lights as “For off-road use only”. That’s because even at their …

Radiantz Flexible LED Turn Signal Accessory Lights Roll your own custom LED lights. These lights will wrap around forks or they can be arranged on saddlebags, turn signal stalks, anywhere! They’re the best thing since … LEDs! How would you like to improve the visibility of your motorcycle AND have a ton of fun doing …

Clearwater “Darla” LED Lights Review The high-quality Clearwater Darla light kit is indicative of the latest in LED technology and also reflects the best of what Clearwater Lights brings to motorcyclists. The Darla lights have nearly the same perceived brightness as the more powerful Clearwater Krista Lights (review) but with the small form factor of the Clearwater Glenda …

Cyclops “Optimus LED Prime” Light Kit Excellent quality, ruggedized, lightweight, superb output are key descriptors for the Cyclops Adventure Sports Long Range Optimus Prime LED Light Kit. This kit has two lights, one with a 10 degree and one with a 20 degree lens. Mix and match is available. Both provide a distinctive and extremely …

Denali DM1 “Micro” LED Light Kit Review The Denali DM1 Micro LED lights are a smaller version of the popular Denali LED auxiliary lights (review). The DM1 Micro lights put out a fairly amazing amount of light, considering their size. Rugged and waterproof with high-quality connectors and several available mounting kits, the Denali DM1 Micro LED …

1156 LED Bulb Replacement Choices 1156 incandescent bulbs work just fine, thank you. But for the inveterate farkler, everything and anything can and should be improved, changed or customized. That’s where the 18 LED “Tower” style LED bulb replacements come in. It’s a ridiculously expensive modification that is also completely unnecessary and, as we learned, …

BikeVis Bullets V2 LED Running Lights The new BikeVis Bullets V2 are claimed to be twice as bright as the originals. And the original BikeVis Bullets LED running lights are still one of our favorite motorcycle accessories. The V2 Bullets are the same size as the originals, but an upgraded LED light and a tweaked …

1157 LED Brake Light Bulb Replacement for Motorcycles   Background It’s been quite a while since we posted a review of LED brake lights for motorcycles. Not that we haven’t covered this topic more ways than anyone can imagine… At last count, there were something like 15 different LED brake and tail light related reviews …

1157 LED Brake Light Bulb Replacement for Motorcycles It’s been quite a while since we posted a review of LED brake lights for motorcycles. Not that we haven’t covered this topic more ways than anyone can imagine… At last count, there were something like 15 different LED brake and tail light related reviews and articles …

Trail Tech Equinox LED Lights Review A little sunshine with a little rain (actually a lot) describes my ongoing experience with the Trail Tech Equinox LED 35 mm lights. This auxiliary lighting kit is simple to install, easy to use and affordable, but the jury is still out on the functionality aspect… Wet weather took …

Ultra-Powerful Road Blasters! The Clearwater Krista lights use the latest generation of LEDs for retina-melting power at minimum draw. The light output can be varied by turning a rotating dial or the lights can be turned off completely. The quality of construction, mounting hardware and the light output are outstanding. In the 12 or so …

Blue BikeVis Bullet LED Lights Blue version of the BikeVis Bullets, small LED accent lights that that are amazingly bright for their size and can help improve motorcycle visibility. We installed a pair of the original white-colored BikeVis Bullets (review) on a Ducati Multistrada 620 a couple of years ago and they’ve been going strong ever since …

Warn HID Lights and XT15 Winch Who knew Warn Industries made motorcycle lights? Not me. There are usually dozens of ATV displays at the Powersports Dealer Expo each year; after all, the word “Powersports” is shorthand for ATVs, snowmobiles and “jet skis”, aka PWCs or “Personal Watercraft”. I usually don’t pay much attention to the …

Rigid Industries “Dually” and “Dually D2” LED Lights Rigid Industries makes LED and HID lights for the military, police, off-roaders and motorcycle use. They had on display a very interesting LED light called the “Dually”, along with its near-twin, the “Dually D2”. These are heavy-duty aluminum housings that measure approximately 3 inches by 3 inches …

PowerFlare LED Emergency Light Review Not really a motorcycle product, but pretty cool nonetheless. The PowerFlare is a high-tech LED electronic safety beacon that replaces those nasty old (and dangerous) wax-covered emergency flares. It’s super rugged, highly visible and with 10 different LED light patterns, the PowerFlare is an interesting device…but it’s not cheap. I can’t …

HealTech Gear Indicator Pro With Advanced Timing Retard Eliminator When I bought my latest motorcycle, a Cagiva Raptor, it was a jump up going from a 600cc in-line four to a litre V-Twin and the completely different engine characteristics often left me wondering what gear I was in. This tended to manifest itself in my search …

Denali D1 LED Lighting Kit Review ven base product has been turned into an excellent accessory lighting kit for motorcycle use. Fully ruggedized and tested to survive the wear, tear and shock of typical motorcycle use, the Denali LED D1 light modules are the real deal. For anyone concerned about power draw, effectiveness, on/off transition …

BikeVis PodMod LED “Twinkler” The PodMod is a modulator for the BikeVis Bullets LED accent lights. The modulator causes a “twinkling” effect which enhances the visibility of the BikeVis LED lights. The BikeVis “Bullets” LED accent lights (review) that we added to the Multistrada put out a lot of light for their tiny size and they definitely …

BikeVis Bullets Motorcycle LED Accent Lights Tiny LED lights that are amazingly bright for their size, the BikeVis Bullets add a lot of visibility and they’re relatively easy to install. The theory says that adding a “triangle of light” to the front of a motorcycle will enhance visibility. Others say that adding lights on either …

Clearwater “Glenda” LED Driving Lights High-quality motorcycle driving lights with all the benefits of LEDs add excellent visibility and surprising power for their size. Motorcycle lighting and the promise of improved visibility have been among the most popular topics for webBikeWorld reviews over the past 10 years. Check out the right-hand column on the page …

Nine Things To Consider Before Adding Auxiliary Driving Lights To Your Motorcycle Adding a set of auxiliary driving lights to a motorcycle is one of the most popular and affordable user-installed projects undertaken by the average rider to enhance the looks or safety of their bike. A few of today’s bigger cruisers and touring bikes …

Platinum Burner Driving Lights Review The Platinum Burner QH-75IT driving lights have a strong, concentrated light pattern and provide a good deal of additional light at a very reasonable price. This article details the results of an evaluation of an inexpensive motorcycle driving light kit to determine its applicability for use on a motorcycle as …

PIAA “High Intensity” LED Conspicuity Lights I feel kind of silly writing about a product that I couldn’t really find a use for. But, you never know — I’m sure some webBikeWorlders will be interested, and one of you must surely can figure out how to put these to good use? I found these PIAA …

Cee Bailey’s Motorcycle Headlight Stone Guard The Cee Bailey’s headlight guard is made from thick aircraft-grade acrylic. It mounts over the headlight to protect the lens from damage. We can’t imagine a rock penetrating these guards and coming with Cee Bailey’s customer service and attention to detail, the guards are a winner. Ever seen a …

Motorcycle HID Headlight Conversion This wasn’t my first attempt to add aftermarket HID lighting to my 2004 BMW K1200LT. Last spring I fell for a “too good to pass up” $129.99 eBay conversion kit sold by CQ Lighting (similar kits can be had for under $80 now). Ten days after making my payment, I received …

6″ SuperBrite LED Truck Light for Use on Motorcycles The subject of auxiliary and LED brake lights has been a very popular topic with webBikeWorld visitors for many years. We started reporting on LED lights before they were being used on motorcycles. This was back when LEDs were rare, expensive and not very bright — …

Motorcycle LED Tail Light Comparison: Part XV Our most recent LED light article was published in November of 2007. In that article, we compared a few of the latest motorcycle LED brake lights and tail lights. That was our 14th article on the subject, but apparently it wasn’t enough for our readers, who immediately asked for …

LED Redux: Motorcycle LED Turn Signals and Brake Lights Motorcycle LED lights have been a popular topic on webBikeWorld since we first started investigating them way back in… could it have been 7 years ago?  Wow!  Time sure flies… Seven years ago I thought for sure that, seven years hence, LED lights would have completely …

Installing HID Motorcycle Headlights Here is some information on HID light bulbs and HID light conversions from Bill Finch of SOL Lamps. SOL Lamps sells an HID headlight conversion kit that can be used on motorcycles. UPDATE:  The SOL Lamps website is not operational as of August 24, 2006. The H4 kit we sell uses …

Big Radiantz “Dogeye” LED Turn Signals The word “billet” has been used quite liberally in the world of motorcycling, mostly due to the rise in popularity of custom bikes and their builders. The word has several meanings in English, which probably has added to the confusion. For example, one definition for billet is the place …

Improving Visibility With Yellow Headlight Bulbs There are many wonderful and unique things to do and to see in France. One of the most curious for me was the use of the very distinctive yellow headlights on cars in France about 20 years ago or so. They looked so…different. Every once and a while, a …

Installing an HID Motorcycle Headlight   Background High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting does not use the filament that is commonly found in normal automotive or motorcycle light bulbs. Instead, the bulb is filled with Xenon gas. The gas is ignited and creates an arc of light from the high voltage. The amount of light output …