Originally Posted by nunyabidness
I was wondering what you used for the reflector in your headlight but didn't see it mentioned then you say it doesn't illuminate the road very well. That's why, no reflecting surface behind the bulb to throw the light to the front.
All you need is a good reflecting surface. Last nights snowfall here in town gave a very nice reflecting surface for all the lights here. I could see very well outside last night because all of the snow reflecting the street lights and peoples porch lights.
If nothing else try putting a small mirror behind your bulb and see if that gives you better road illumination.
well i guess i owe you a couple pics
this lighting system is kinda a prototype for my next build (coming along very slowly) im not too concerned with lighting up the road im more concerned with cagers being able to see me and its a bright light so they see me well but the beam is 30 degrees so it has no focus doesnt light up the road more than 20 ft
im just experimenting really and enjoy making my own lights its fun to do
i dont really see a way to put reflective material behind the light and im sure the bulb has some already
now dont judge me if my battery connection looks weak i put this entire lighting system together in about 30 minutes before work it was a hussle