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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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Beam Shots of the Recumbent Lights

Here are some beam shots for those interested. The garage door is approx 2m away. These shots will have to do until the weather clears up and I can take it for a ride. The images are taken in the … Continue reading

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The finished product

Well its all finished! You can click on the images in the gallery below for more info I ended up using a small section of the black anodized Aluminium to house the switches and brightness pot. I also included the … Continue reading

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Handle bar mounted recumbent lights.

I may have solved my problem of how to mount the handlebar lights to the recumbent. I have found a commercial bike bike mount that I should be able to adapt for this project. Its durable enough according to some reviews, has a … Continue reading

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345 Lumen Sub $US20 Trail Light

Apart from the recumbent trike I also dabble in mountain bikes. So with my new found obsession in all things bright and dazzling (no thanks to the guys over at CPF forums) i’m also going to have a go at a helmet light for … Continue reading

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Optics.

Undoubtedly the optics used for the trike lights will be one of the most important components. So I spent my spare time today hunting around to find something that is compatible with the XR-E, rugged, small and within budget. With that I … Continue reading

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