Let's hear it for LEDs. They last longer and draw less electricity than traditional incandescent bulbs, so you can add auxiliary lighting without worrying about overloading your motorcycle's charging system. And as long as the most common phrase after a car-motorcycle crash is, "But officer, I never saw the motorcycle," we all have good reason to add additional lighting for increased visibility. And this is in addition to the benefits to our own ability to see the road when riding after dark.
Adventure Designs' selection of LED lights include Clearwater Lights like the incredibly bright Clearwater DARLA light kit that puts out an impressively bright 2000-plus lumens, even though the light housing is just 2 inches in diameter. Their small size and multiple mounting options mean they're easy to install. To make the installation process go even smoother we even have a special kit designed to work with the CANBUS electrical system found on newer BMWs, which is not compatible with all aftermarket lights. For a slightly less expensive option, consider the Clearwater Glenda light set, which puts out almost as much light as the DARLA. These Clearwater lights come with the same dimmer control and offer you a choice of five bezel colors to complement your ride. Clearwater also offers the Krista High Powered LED Lights that simply plug in and replace the optional fog lights on BMW R1200GSAs. Like the other Clearwater lights, they're also dimmable and the housings are made of the same aircraft-grade aluminum.
Yet another way to take advantage of the power-saving brightness of Clearwater Lights is to upgrade your brake signal with the Billie Brake Light. Compatible with specific BMW bikes, the Clearwater Lights Billie Brake Light is an intelligent design brake system that utilizes sensor data carried on the CAN bus system. Using this information, the Billie can determine how hard the bike is braking and output a light signal that matches the brake level.
Your BMW isn't the only one who can benefit from LED technology. Also see our Clearwater Lights LED flashlights, LED safety flare and even a tiny light that fits on the end of a 9-volt battery for the ultimate in portable lighting.