LED Light Bar??

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LED Light Bar??

Postby CPitty » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:28 pm

So I've installed a 6 in LED light bar to my XC-F 350. Before installing I checked the wiring and brightness of the light to an alkaline battery. Everything worked fine, the light was blinding! :thumbsup: When I installed the wiring to my Lithium battery on the bike and added a simple on/off switch, and wired it to a rear led tail (Phantom) everything was ok....however the light bar seems considerably less blinding. Would I have lost something through the switch, or is there a difference in the lithium battery? The bar shouldn't be drawing very much power at all. :thinking: Ideas?
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Re: LED Light Bar??

Postby downunder366 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:22 pm

Try checking the voltage with a multimeter at the light. Make sure you are getting the correct voltage. I do some night riding and my 16 350 xcf runs a 6" led no problems at all.
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Re: LED Light Bar??

Postby CPitty » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:25 pm

I got it!!! The switch I have has an accessory switch, it was almost working like a low beam. Switched the wires now it lights up like the sun! :smirk: :thumbsup:
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Re: LED Light Bar??

Postby axel99 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:46 pm

yep, you can get significant amperage drop through a switch. Its the weak point and bottleneck in most wiring design. The solution is to incorporate a relay in you design. I am surprised the switch was a issue with a LED as they are low wattage relative to halogen bulbs. You must have a really crappy switch ,a decent handlebar mounted switch suitable for a headlight should be around $25

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