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LED spotlights

Post by steve » Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:56 pm

Hi folks , I'm planning on adding a couple of led mini spotlights to the front of my bike to increase my visibility to cage drivers etc , as bike electrics Isn't my fav thing in the world to deal with I was hoping you kind folks might be able to advise me as to the best way to connect them to the bikes loom , they have 3 wires in them , red black an white ,

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Re: LED spotlights

Post by al » Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:44 am

Hi Steve,

Do you have any details of the spot lights to confirm that the third wire is?

I am guessing that two of the wires will be for ground and +12 volts. The third wire will either be to switch them on and off completely or, as I have on my car, it could be a "sense" wire that is designed to be used on the likes of a car so that when you switch your normal lights on the LED running lights dim so as not to dazzle people during the day.

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Re: LED spotlights

Post by steve » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:06 am

Not much info about the light apart from 12v and 10w , I was hoping to hard wire them into my sidelights or headlights , I'm going to consult the sparky at my work to see what he thinks

Thanks for your help tho :2up

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Re: LED spotlights

Post by steve » Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:13 am

Well after a chat with a sparky at my work I tried touching the wires onto the bikes battery terminals , black and red had the light constantly flashing , black and white made the light flash 3 or 5 times before the light went on an stayed on , not sure if the flashing can be avoided or not

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