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Sunday, February 12
wiring

this was also stressful, a bit. quadruple check on the wiring, and then shove the board inside the cylinder without snapping off the little electronic bits. the end caps just press fit on, again with some heat. hope i got everything right. i'll find out when i plug it in...
10 Comments:
Blogger debaser said...
Besides saving some bucks, why else did you go this stressful route? Burn time? Brightness?

Blogger mw said...
they offer it as a complete deal. i was just up for another electronic challenge to get my spirits up to trouble shoot my previous project which is collecting dust.

anyways, we'll see on the brightness but the run time is stellar. 9hrs on high. 90 on low.

Blogger Chaybo said...
impressive wills


what wattage are these led bulbs equivilant to ?

Blogger John Parker said...
I have one of those. . . which is now broken and needs to be soldered back together

each led is 3watts, the finished product is about as bright as a niteride 12w but a nicer white light.

Blogger debaser said...
Sounds about right for heading accross Iowa - bright enough to see what's right in front of you and nothing else.

How heavy?

Blogger bdiddy said...
I'm not sure if this is the same light i was looking into at one time? I believe it comes with three different deflectors flood,spot, and somewhere inbetween? Could be wrong. Haven't checked the website to cloesly. I was kinda giving me a headache!

Blogger mw said...
each LED is spose to kick out 85 lumens. and the whole thing shouldn't be more then 1lb with the battery... we'll see. i'll post my comments once i get it all set up and run.

Blogger John Parker said...
You inspired me, I got mine working again yesterday. Now I just need to come up with a good helmet mount. . .

Blogger mw said...
my kit came with a piece of that velcro like stuff to be adhered to a helmet. would that be enough to keep it on tho? or would some strap be necessary?

Blogger John Parker said...
I think I'm going to use some of that stuff (3m dual lock I think its called) and a strap in combination for security. It would kind of suck if your light fell off your helmet and got sucked into the front wheel in the middle of the woods. . .

I made a bracket that straddles the middle vent of the helmet so I can have two strips of dual lock to hold it down, one on either side of the vent. Don't know if it works, I haven't fited it yet.

I was thinking of just designating a night riding helmet and making a permanent attachment out of a couple of reflector mounts too.