Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets - Helmet light mount, with tilt, for 2.2 cm / .9 in light?
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04-03-12, 02:00 AM
Iíve searched all over for a flashlight helmet mount that letís me tilt the light up or down. Also want to remove the light easily and leave the mount on my helmet Ė some sort of fast or quick-release. The Lockblock type looks good, but no tilt.
My light setup will probably a flashlight or two on the bars with some way to leave the mount on the bike always and only remove the lights. These wonít require a tilt and there are plenty to choose from, so thatís not a problem.
I can mod a couple units together, but prefer not to build one.
04-03-12, 07:34 PM
The LockBlock works, I think. :) This is what I did.. First off, I got the Two Fish knock offs which are exactly the same. I ordered a lot of them so could experiment.
At first when mounted the LockBlock on my helmet, the tilt of the flashlight was two forward. This is what I did. First on the bottom, I cut off some off the bottom. That made the mount closer to the helmet as not to have the torch way up in the air. I put a piece of rubber that comes with other rear lights in front where the flashlight lays. That made the front of the torch highe.The aiming of my helmet light is perfect. However, to take it off, takes a couple minutes, and to put it back on and put the rubber spacers back in the same place takes a couple minutes. IMO, that is the only downfall. It is okay with me.. In fact, I am getting ready to go out in a few, got two torches on my helmet.. Yeah, badazz!! ;) I got a mini torch connect with it belt clip to part of the mount aiming backwards. It will hold, but I put a rubber band around it to hold it a little more.
That means, just on my helmet, I got 1600 so-call lums facing forward, and 300 so-called lums facing backward. Untested, but getting ready to do it now. Something else is untested too. My Nikon D5100 in movie mode.. Going to set it up for movie mode that way the manual states, give it to my wife to aim it at me while I make two short passes. Also, I told my wife that if she drops the Nikon to keep right on going. :D
Going to see how all this works...;)
04-03-12, 09:46 PM
Some folks uses a Twofish and a homemade wedge made of Styrofoam, wood or foam and wedge it under the light to get the angle right.
There are helmet mount that tilt but it adds extra height between the flashlight and the top of the helmet. I made one that can be easily remove either by an Oring or by a unlocking the spacer that is between the light and the mount just like most bike light are removed.
First off you will need to get a Cateye helmet mount (http://www.shopcateye.com/products.php?product=Helmet-Mount), Cateye H27 spacer (http://www.shopcateye.com/products.php?product=H%252d27-spacer), and an Oring mount (http://www.action-led-lights.com/collections/accessories/products/replacement-mount). Attach the Oring mount 90 degree to the H27 spacer. The spacer with the Oring mount should look like this (http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l622/Colleenlc/cateye%20Helmet%20mount%20and%20H27%20spacer/DSCN2331.jpg). Attached the helmet mount to your helmet. Slide the H27 spacer to the helmet mount. You can remove it simply by unlocking it and sliding it off or by removing the Oring.
If all is done right, it should look like this (http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l622/Colleenlc/cateye%20Helmet%20mount%20and%20H27%20spacer/DSCN2332.jpg).
04-04-12, 02:29 AM
Thanks Colleen - that setup should work well as a quick-release adjustable helmet mound for a S Mini!
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