Long-range auxiliary lighting suggestions?

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  1. SSHardball22

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    Hi Tribe,
    I've already upgraded my 2016 Vintage, Bella, to LED headlight and running lights. But I'm still looking for some long-range lighting to mount on my front highway bars for those long, dark stretches of nothingness that are between Phoenix to San Diego. Even with the LED's, and only going the posted 75mph, I still feel as though I'm close to overdriving my lighting, much less not seeing any possible animals on the sides of the road who are intent on committing hara-kiri-by-bike. The product below was suggested to me, and it looks like it's perfect for my needs, but I'm not thrilled about the look. Any suggestions?
    Grazie.

    Long Range Optimus LED Auxiliary light Round
     
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    I would recommend Fork mounted Clearwater Darla. They will not disappoint you for what you want. As a bonus you will get get daytime visibility by others because of the 3 point lighting. IMG_1533.JPG IMG_1592.JPG


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    Thanks, @deserttan, for the suggestion. I checked a few reviews, but I thought I would ask you what you think about the Darla's long distance throw? That's what I'm looking for the most in a second set of auxiliary lights. Any info is appreciated!
    Grazie,
    Steve
     
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    Search for posts by toddhollander. He has some extensive info on this. I'm waiting for my vision x headlight to arrive but I'm sure I will be adding a couple bar or fork mounted lights also
     
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    I like the looks of those. Do you you have them switched separately or integrated with your high/low beam switch?
     
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    When you switch to high beams the Darla’s with go to 100% brightness and you will feel like you have aircraft landing lights on your bike. It is truly amazing how bright and effective they are at turning night into day and lighting up the road. On low beam they fill the void your normal lights have and give you much more confidence that you can see what you need. Daytime they really make you noticeable. I am confident you will not be disappointed.


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    They are inter graded but are adjustable on low beam to adjust the intensity for daytime and nighttime. On high beam they automatically change to 100% intensity, photo shows the adjustment dial on top. IMG_1879.JPG


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    Yo, check aviation lights! Got some nice choices.
     
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    Hi PL,
    I struck out on my search. If you run across a link on his info, please forward it to me. Thank you.
     
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    Hi DG,

    Yes, there's quite a few, but I didn't see any that looked to be on the smaller-yet-bright side.
     
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    Hi again @deserttan,
    Yes, I checked a few links regarding the Darla's....they do seem to make it bright, but how is their long-distance throw? I don't want to overrun my headlights at 75mph. I really like their smaller size. What they lack in size, however, they make up for in price! I definitely won't let a few hundred dollars keep me from getting what I need, though. Thanks again.
     
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    Not sure how to link to it but the thread is called Headlight Question.
     
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    There's only three responses on that thread....oh well. Thanks for checking.
     
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    Here are a few quotes from the thread that might've help you.
     
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    Thank you for tracking down the thread....much appreciated.
     

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