When my old daytime running lights (that costed me about €1,50,-) broke when the cables came loose from the housing, I was thinking about buying some cheap aux lights.
I came up on the video from CagerOnTwoWheels (Cheap Aux Lights!) and they seemed interesting, although I wanted to buy some that didn’t have the 3 modes on it.
I went to search online for the CREE U5 led’s, which are ofcourse made in China.
Being a fan of buying things on AliExpress, I quickly became overwhelmed with these U5 style LED’s.
After searching for a while, I’ve seen that the Hans Bo type is a bestseller on AliExpress,
so I ordered a set of two.
Here’s a link for anyone who wants to buy these: Hans Bo CREE U5 125W (They have 3 modes!)
They were delivered at my doorstep in about 5-6 days, which is incredibly fast for Chinese products.
– 2 Aux Lights
– 2 switches
– Mounting hardware
– 2 allen/hex keys.
Installing was easy using this schematic.
After installing, I’ve seen that the lights aren’t in the same mode, which justifies the need of 2 switches. One was also not working, so I’ve sent a message to the seller.
It took 2 days till I got the message that they are going to send a new one!
That’s what I call customer service.
I’ve recently received my replacement LED light within 10 days, and this is the result:
The lights have a “Cold White” color, which in fact look a bit cheap, but should be more noticable on the road.
I couldn’t find the secondary switch to regulate both lights, but they are now in phase with eachother.
I’m quite happy with the results considering the low price of just under 24€ or for the US readers out there 26USD.
Don’t bother removing the 3 modes using the U2 chip removal, this just makes the light unusable. Just buy a “High-Beam Only” light.
Anyways, thanks for reading this post.
If you have questions, just ask!