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Old 12-15-2014, 06:25 PM
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Default Lets talk head lights

What do you guy recommend for a bike head light.Do they run
off a battery pack & if so for how long.I,m new to all this & counting
on you folks help.

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Old 12-15-2014, 08:30 PM
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What do you guy recommend for a bike head light.Do they run
off a battery pack & if so for how long.I,m new to all this & counting
on you folks help.

Fly
This is what I use, these are super bright and the 8.4volt rechargeable battery pack last for a good while, they have low beam, high beam and strobe flash.

Only thing I have found that using the strong L.E.D. lights due that is a slight pain is that my digital speedometer are rendered useless as long as the light is on, maybe I just have them to close together, but there is some kind of interference that the light puts off that wacks out the wireless or wired digital speedos I have, other than that they are excellent and will really light things up, best bang for the buck in lights I have found and you can get higher MAh batteries fairly cheap, here is one that is twice the capacity almost as the standard 6400mah battery, the claim is that the headlight will last 4-6 hours with this 12,000 mah battery.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/18650-Rechar...item258744f848

I dont have one yet but I also plan to get the red taillight version that uses the same batteries. here are a couple links to what I'm talking about.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Zoomable-160...item462e230ffe

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MagicShine-M...3D281067506059

Hope this helps out a bit Flyman

Oh by the way the headlight comes with a method to mount on bike bars or it can just be worn as a head lamp so when you turn your head you will always have light where you're looking, I kinda like using them that way at times, battery will strap onto belt loop and its an easy set up that I can use no matter which bike a decide to ride since I have four of them.

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Old 12-15-2014, 08:44 PM
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Here is a link to different batteries and chargers for these headlights.

For anyone interested

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...ttery&_sacat=0
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:52 PM
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Man 4 to 6 hours is longer than I thought would be available.

I thank you guys Fly
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:58 PM
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Man 4 to 6 hours is longer than I thought would be available.

I thank you guys Fly
You're very welcome, I think a standard 6400mah battery pk will run around an hour on bright and maybe close to 2 hours on low beam, I haven't actually ever tested it to see for sure but I havent ever had it run down on me either and that was on a 40-45 minute night ride on high beam the entire time.

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Old 12-15-2014, 10:29 PM
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Default Re: Lets talk head lights

I use these.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They're plenty bright.

I use two of them. Not so much for the light. One gives plenty. But I run two in case one of them ever goes bad by surprise.

I've never used up the battery. I have a feeling I can get 6 hours or so on low setting.

My only complaint is that the mount is a bit squirrely. But it wasn't hard to fasten a different mount.
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:21 AM
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I tend to prefer a DIY approach

http://youtu.be/wXC3vDpBfuw

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Old 12-18-2014, 11:37 AM
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I took a standard bicycle bullet light & modded it myself with 5mm blue/white LEDs from LED Warehouse (.com). Now they are very bright, from my driveway to the corner(1/4 mile away) it will luminess the reflective material on the stop sign, and I'm told that I am easy to see even during daylight on a sunny, cloudless day.
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I don't ride at night that often so I got two of these headlights. They are very bright and with 2 of them they light up the road very well. You can adjust the narrowness of the beam and they run on 3 AAA batteries. What I like about them is that the mounts fit all the way around the lights so my china girl won't vibrate them loose. Also, it's handy to be able to easily remove one of them to use as a flashlight on the side of the road at night if needed. These are pretty cheap and does not fit if you are going for a more classic bicycle look.
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I'm a newbie here and still haven't even completed my first build yet, but if my memory serves me correctly the ChinaGirl engines have an extra 6 volt wire coming from them that is unused and which should allow you to use one of any kind 6 volt light of your choice (depending on wattage ect). I dont know if they make 6 volt LED lights but one of the old 6 volt generator set up lights like these ought to be able to be direct wired to the motor if you so choose.........



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