Glutton for Punishment
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: San Leandro, CA
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A couple more dynamo set questions
My shiny, new old-stock Onward light set arrived the other day. It works okay, but compared to the Union lamp and dynamo on my wife's Raleigh, it's not so hot. Some of the differences I know nothing can be done about; the Union dynamo ramps up to full brightness at a much lower speed than the Onward, and the Union lamp with its Fresnel lens is a lot more effective than the Onward's faceted reflector. But on to my questions:
Would a halogen bulb be appreciably brighter than the stock bulb?
The wiring that comes with sets like these is about 22 AWG. At the moment, my bike is wired with 18 AWG. Could the heavier wire be impeding the headlamp output through increased resistance?
Lastly, how can I steal my wife's Union lightset and make her think she got the better end of the bargain?