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post #1 of 20 Old 07-12-2013, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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CustomLED or concurent?

Hello! (first I apologize for my bad English....)

I just discover other company do similar Tailight/turn system. Customled is not the only one... They don't all do 919 TailLight but it lead me to question CustomLED choice... I know cheaper price often mean cheaper quality... But do you know other good option for taillight/Turn signal? What do you think of those systems?

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Radiantz seem doing some but not for 919 Radiantz LED Lighting.

Motodynamic does some http://www.motodynamic.com/

MotoLumé for 919 http://stores.motolume.com/-strse-22...+919&nval=38_1

On eBay there is few others for CB919...

here
Integrated Signal LED Tail Light Clear Honda CB600 2003 2006 CB900 2002 2007 | eBay

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2002 2007 Honda CB599 CB919 Integrated Tail Light | eBay

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LED Turn Signal Tail Light Honda CB900F Hornet 900 919 2002 2007 02 07 Clear | eBay
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post #2 of 20 Old 07-12-2013, 10:07 PM
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I'd go with custom LED man. I have never seen a better integrated tail light. you won't regret it

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I'd go with custom LED man. I have never seen a better integrated tail light. you won't regret it
+1.

A lot of what you see on ebay now is the discontinued/bought out Clear Alternatives unit (complete and total garbage). Yes, you really do get what you pay for. If you want an led and/or integrated unit, CUSTOMLED is the way to go. Otherwise stay stock.

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LED used to be very expensive, the controllers for these and the lights themselves are VERY cheap and mass produced. Some may use cheap parts and get a crappy product, others might use great parts at a better price.
It's really hard to tell without looking close at the build quality, but I can tell you they can be made pretty cheap.

They even make full blown computers that can control these for about $30 called Raspberry PI and that other one from Italy.

Raspberry Pi controlled LED cube 8x8x8 - first demo - YouTube

Not to mention you also get WIFI, HDMI out, you could hook up an HDMI rear veiw cam for dirt cheap.

This isn't a bash of one product over another, just saying, if you wanted to, you could build a EFI controller, custom leds, WIFI web browser, HD rear view cam, video recorder, alarm system with email alerts, .... for dirt cheap if you cared to.

Just saying...

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Thank You for the ClearA Alternative info. I just found what you mean : Custom LED Integrated Tail Lights vs. Clear Alternatives Tail Light - YouTube.

And MotoLumé? They seem producing their home one... Anyone ever try???

For now CustomLED have the lead...

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+1.

A lot of what you see on ebay now is the discontinued/bought out Clear Alternatives unit (complete and total garbage). Yes, you really do get what you pay for. If you want an led and/or integrated unit, CUSTOMLED is the way to go. Otherwise stay stock.
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I have a clear alternatives light with a smoked lens and it is very bright and works great. I even asked my diabetic friend who can't see worth a shit if he could see it well in direct sunlight while we were just riding and he said yes. If it were any brighter it would prob blind people at night with glare

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I'm pretty sure mine is a clear alternatives... And/or cheapo eBay light, I got it off a classified ad on here... It's really bright if you're in just the right spot behind it, but if you're too high/low/left/right it's pretty dim...

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I'm pretty sure mine is a clear alternatives... And/or cheapo eBay light, I got it off a classified ad on here... It's really bright if you're in just the right spot behind it, but if you're too high/low/left/right it's pretty dim...
That's weird I have never had any such complaints. I'm going to ask more people I ride with and see what they say about it. Maybe I need to upgrade dunno

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I'm gonna try to file the corners of my LEDs to make the light diffuse a little more.

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I'm gonna try to file the corners of my LEDs to make the light diffuse a little more.
What lens do you have on yours? Mine is smoked buy very lightly

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I have a clear alternatives light with a smoked lens and it is very bright and works great. I even asked my diabetic friend who can't see worth a shit if he could see it well in direct sunlight while we were just riding and he said yes. If it were any brighter it would prob blind people at night with glare
I wish that was the case, but not so. Stock set up is brighter than the CA unit. The CA unit looks bright looking directly at it (as does any LED), but it severely lacks light diffusion and spread. The CUSTOMLED is the way to go if you want an led unit. Otherwise stay stock.

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^my experience exactly... And I have the stock red lens... Haven't been able to find a clear or smoke and I'm not sure if I'd like it or not

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I've definitely looked into the custom led unit, but it's hard to justify 125 bucks for one when I paid 15 for what I got...

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I see what you guys mean about it being brightest looking at it from straight ahead now. But I ride ALOT..... Lol and haven't had issue yet. I might just go ahead and get the custom just to be safe. Btw the smoke looks pretty good

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I've definitely looked into the custom led unit, but it's hard to justify 125 bucks for one when I paid 15 for what I got...
Trust me, the safety of the CUSTOMLED unit is well worth the $125 expense. Even in a red lens (which is what I use). I know $125 is a lot, but when it comes to being seen and making clear your intentions, you can't put a price on that as people are stupid.

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True... I was thinking about trying to make the flasher my self for braking, and possibly adding secondary turn signals... But that pretty much defeats the whole point... I am finally getting some money from when I got hit on my old bike, and it's only mostly spoken for... $

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I have a clear alternatives light with a smoked lens and it is very bright and works great. I even asked my diabetic friend who can't see worth a shit if he could see it well in direct sunlight while we were just riding and he said yes. If it were any brighter it would prob blind people at night with glare
Riders might be at that head on angle. Cars, hell no. It would look dim.


Hell, I bought a CA led kit just to have the clear lens. Clear plus Custom led is straight up awesome.

As for price, when I contacted him, it was something like $800 for a one off project. It was the group buy that allowed him to "mass" produce them to get them down to that price. It may be pricey, but it is the best for our bike

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Thank You all for the feedback. I will keep my money for a CustomLED.
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I would buy a custom LED. They look pretty awesome.

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post #20 of 20 Old 07-18-2013, 12:07 PM
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I just repainted my yzf 750 orange & black, and I'm looking to wire in some orange led power strips in the side farrings. Do you have any idea what kind of heat the light stips can hold up to with out melting?
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