Smoke, Colored, and Tinted Tail Lights for Motorcycles
Since our founding in 2003, Custom LED has continued to make safety and visibility our primary goal when designing our products.
We design our products with the intent for them to be the absolute best and most visible tail light available for your motorcycle. As part of that commitment, we had never before produced smoked, colored or tinted tail lights because we felt this would take away from the visibility of the tail light.
As we continually evolved our product over the years, we have now achieved such an incredibly high level of brightness in our Blaster-X tail lights, that we now feel it's appropriate for us to start offering select Blaster-X Tail Lights with a smoked-lens option. Our tail lights have always been the brightest on the market, but with continual technological improvement, our Blaster-X Tail Lights have gotten so bright that we now feel we can offer this smoked lens option to our customers while still maintaining our superior brightness!
New for 2020, Custom LED is now producing select Blaster-X Tail Lights in both a clear lens option, and a smoked lens option!
In general, our opinion of smoked or tinted lenses has been that: they may certainly look good (when off), but the loss in performance, visibility and safety due to the reduced light throughput is not worth the slightly more aesthetic appearance.
There is no question that adding a tint to the tail light lens makes the tail light less visible to observers and following motorists. The tint literally absorbs some of the light passing through it. The darker the tint, more light is absorbed. This means not only does it absorb ambient light from the surrounding environment (making it look tinted) but it also absorbs the light generated inside the tail light, which is intended to be seen by following motorists!
Our approach has always been something we call "Stealth."
ALL of our Blaster-X Integrated LED Tail Lights feature black "Stealth" electronics and rear bucket assembly for a smoked look.
The tail light on the left has a lens that is optically clear, yet has a smoked appearance compared to standard integrated LED tail lights simply by incorporating dark components inside of the tail light housing. This allows for the virtual appearance of a lightly smoked tail light lens, without sacrificing any performance or safety that smoked tail light lenses certainly lose.
So now for 2020, we are rolling out the option for a clear lens, or a lightly smoked (tinted) lens. We feel that the light tint, combined with the "Stealth" approach, is the perfect compromise for safety and aesthetics for those who feel they prefer the look of a smoked tail light.
If you do not see a smoked-lens option for your motorcycle:
You may use a "Spray Tint" product to tint our tail light lenses. This will give you full control of the level of tint, and color, and will NOT void your Custom LED Warranty!
We have not tested enough spray tint products to make recommendations, but there are many available online. Try searching on Google.
(Please note that you take full responsibility for the changes you make to the tail light, and once tinted or modified in any way, our tail lights can not be returned for any reason.)
Your Warranty will still be valid after tinting!
Thank you for choosing Custom LED.