Why is it that OEM lighting too often seems subpar? That’s not to say every brand or model on the road these days has a headlight that comes up short, but in my experience, on two wheels or four, manufacturers rarely put an emphasis on their vehicle’s ability to provide ample lighting. Thankfully, there are a handful of companies out there making great auxiliary lighting options for motorcycles. Some are new, and some have been well-tested over time in rigorous conditions. If you’re looking to add some lumens to your stock setup, here are some of the best LED lights for motorcycles. 

Baja Designs Squadron Sport

Speaking of tried and tested lights, Baja Designs, “The Scientists of Lighting”, have been making auxiliary lighting (and headlight replacements by way of dual-sport kits) for more than 25 years, with its first LED unit hitting the market in 2004. In our review of the Baja Designs Squadron Sport, we noted that every professional and amateur motorcycle and ATV winner for the last 15 years has used Baja Designs products. Pretty impressive. What we like about the Squadron Sport lights is the versatility, quality, and performance of these lights. The powder-coated aluminum housing uses a hard-coated polycarbonate lens keeping the units lightweight and robust. The four LEDs in each lamp crank out 3,150 lumens. The lenses are also interchangeable to provide different light spreading capabilities for different purposes. These lights come with a 30-day money-back guarantee and a limited lifetime warranty. 

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Denali D4 2.0 TriOptic LED

The Denali D4s claim a blinding 4,375 lumens out of each lamp. These powerful lights also come with three beam options for spot, spot-hybrid, and True-Hybrid light spreads. The lights are also compatible with Denali’s DataDim controller that will automatically switch the lights between half and full intensity with your vehicle’s original high beam switch. The lights, switches, and wiring harness are water and weatherproof while the Impact PC polycarbonate bezels are designed to be robust and prevent corrosion and fading. LiveActive thermal management keep the LEDs cool preventing the loss of light output from overheating. Denali makes a wide range of lighting for different applications.

JW Speaker 6045

Designed to replace four-inch fog lights found on many cruiser models, the JW Speaker 6045 can be had with chrome or black inner bezels. Each lamp cranks out 750 lumens. The 6045 is sold in pairs and comes with a wiring harness making installation a cinch. The Model 6045 is said to outperform bulb-based fog lights with superior visibility, extreme durability, and unmatched longevity and are made right here in the U.S. of A.

PIAA 530 LED Driving Light

A staple in automotive and two-wheel lighting, PIAA was established in 1963. The new PIAA LED Fog light kit offers the beam control of a halogen light with the low power consumption and durability of an LED light. Unlike most LED lights currently on the market that position the LED aimed straight out forward, the LP530 Lights aim the LEDs at the reflector. PIAA claims the orientation of the light source allows for far better beam control and output than the conventional layout. Each light uses two 3W LEDs producing a very white beam with a color temperature of 6000 Kelvin. LEDs with a computer designed multi-surface reflector gives a true high-performance fog pattern in a lightweight, durable light that uses a fraction of the power required by comparable halogen lights.

Rizoma LED Fog Auxiliary Light

Simple and sleek, that’s how Rizoma does it. These small LED fog lights are no different. Whether on a back road adventure or dicing through the urban sprawl, the Rizoma Fog Lights provide a combined 818 lumens. These lights are sold in pairs and come with a switch, wiring harness, and mounting hardware. Corrosion-resistant high-quality projector lenses are used to keep light pointed where it’s intended without spreading. Made in Italy. 

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