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Old 04-19-2009, 07:15 PM
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Location: Atlanta, Georgia
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Default Re: What wattage headlight to use?

I have recently installed a 12volt system on my bike, and after many hours of searching for the right headlight, I ended up at WalMarts and
bought a tractor headlamp for $11.95. It's really bright and has a rectangular shape with a tough plastic housing. The lamp does draw
about 35-40 watts, so I made a battery box from a aluminum box
sold at Fry's or R-Shack. I used a 4.5 amp 12volt battery and so far it
has lasted 1hour and 42 minutes before It had to be recharged.It's
great and VERY bright. I just hook it up to my trickle charger in the
evening and she's ready to go!
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