Customer Testimonial: DIY Motorcycle LED Mod

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The latest in a long line of creative Flexfire LEDs customers, Nick Hopkins wanted to complete a DRL (“Daytime Running Lights”) modification on his 2004 Suzuki GSX-R motorcycle. After some research, he decided to use our UltraBright™ Design series Bright White LED strip lights for this distinctive DIY motorcycle LED mod.

To install the lights, he started by cutting the LED strips to size. He then soldered the strips together and set them in a plastic fiberglass casing he made himself. As a finishing touch, he plastidipped the fiberglass casing in black to match the color of his bike. The 12v DC lights were then wired to the battery (which also runs at 12v DC) so they would come on every time Nick starts the engine.

Daytime Running Lights are generally installed for safety reasons. Once installed, DRLs automatically switch on whenever the engine is engaged, increasing a rider’s visibility on the road. For a number of reasons, Flexfire LEDs strip lights are the best solution for motorcycle DRLs. First, they’re highly energy efficient, so they won’t tax your bike’s battery; also, they’re made of top quality components, meaning you can rely on them to function years into the future. Finally, they’re incredibly bright, making them a safer option than other low quality alternatives.

Our high quality LED strip lights are the brightest on the market, built to the quality standard you’d expect and trust. They are rated to last for 50,000 hours of continual use, meaning they’re likely going to last for the entire lifetime of your bike.

In Mr. Hopkins’s case, he was so pleased with the results that he shared a picture on our Facebook page. “Everyone can’t believe how bright they are,” he commented.

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Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

We’d like to thank Nick for trusting Flexfire LEDs with his DRL mod, and for sharing the photo and information on how he did it. If you have any more questions about installing LEDs (including automotive installations, and/or residential, industrial or commercial projects) please give us a call at 1-844-FLEXFIRE (353-9347) or send us an email at

We wish you good luck and a great ride!

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