Category Archives: Low cost lights.

Key chain XP-G… sort of.

I did end up making a mini XP-G keychain light.  However, due to lack of time and interest I only got as far as coupling 2 100mAh LiPo cells in series too two current limiting IC’s for a total output … Continue reading

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XP-G Keyring Light

Recently I have been watching  my poor old keyring light slowly die on me and have begun to wonder what I could replace it with.. Well the obvious answer of course is a Lithium Polymer powered XP-G keyring mod! So this is … Continue reading

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Low cost bike light – Finished.

Here is the finished ‘low cost’ helmet light for my bike. Estimated output on high is 270lumen. The general overview. The LED, driver, optics and rotary switch assembly are mounted inside a 20mm diameter square aluminium tube. The LED is a single Cree XP-G mounted … Continue reading

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Low Cost Bike Light Construction

Found some time today to finally get started on a head lamp for my helmet. Its a fairly simple build this one with most of the parts being unmodified. Below you can see the 8xAA battery holder (4 on top, … Continue reading

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Picked up parts for work light and low cost light.

Well today I stopped by a factory estate close to my Uni and picked up the pats for the sub $US20 bike light and work light project. I got 4 new MCPCB mounted XP-G LED’s (Q5 bin) and a single … Continue reading

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Taking the trike lights for a test drive.

I placed the recumbent handle bar lights on my mountain bike this afternoon to take for a test run at night. Once on my mountain bike they looked a little odd to say the least.. However once on the recumbent … Continue reading

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Its here!

The LED’s and drivers finally arrived yesterday. Like a kid a xmas I got to work modifying the drivers so that they are able to be dimmed and testing out the LED’s. The black block they are mounted on is a heat sink used just for … Continue reading

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