For raising awareness of the driving safety, daytime running lights (DRL) have become mandatory safety equipment in many countries.
Even though motorcycles illuminate the road with DRL earlier than motors; however, sedan designers seem do a better job to make DRL a fancy subtle-done artwork. That's why we bikers need a pair of LED mirrors to beat those sedan DRL.
Rear-view mirrors are the start point of customizing a bike because of the simplicity of installing. Also, its position make every little change becomes an obvious customization (not even mention the bling bling LED lights).
The rear-view mirrors were designed for bikers to see what happens in the back while riding, yet the mirrors are more stylish and colorful nowadays. In modern fashionable mirrors, the LED rear-view mirrors are particularly popular. The LED lights are bright so it draws surrounding drivers' attention; in other words, they can make you be spotted in real time, which helps avoid accidents caused by not keeping a safe distance when turning.
Speaking of customizing a motorcycle, the first thing comes in many people's mind is usually the paint, the seat, the wheel, or the grips. The problem is those options are too difficult (and too expensive) for a newbie to start their customization. Changing grips might not be a problem, however, will not noticeable enough. For the above reasons the LED rear-view mirrors is our best choice for its conspicuousness, diversity in types, and simplicity to be installed.
The greatest advantage of the LED rear-view mirrors from others is the variability. The LEDs can be set as daytime running lights or blinkers. Some with two LEDs can function both lights. Some has several types of flashes allow you to choose. Riding with LED integrated mirrors is no doubt a glamorous way to show off your bike, yet what makes your bike shine is not the LED light but your creativity and determination of building a unique bike.
Let's see how we install a new set of LED motorcycle rear-view mirrors.
[LED as indicators]
- Figure out which one is the indicators wire.
- Connect the positive wire of LED mirrors to the positive end of the indicators.
PS. Connect the positive wire of the LED mirrors to the positive end of the head light or ignition switch to use LED as a daytime running light.
- Connect the negative wire (usually black) to ground or the negative electrode.
- Connect the copper core with soldering iron, and then wrap the wires with electrical tape or heat shrink.
The purpose of the simple instruction we've prepared is to help you get the basic idea about fitting a set of LED rear-view mirrors. It might be different between models of bikes, mirrors types, or mirrors brands, but all differences built upon the main concept.