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Old 12-09-06, 09:09 PM   #1
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helmet with built in lights? Or visor lights?

I saw a commuter the other day and it looks like he had 3 led lights in his helmet visor. Does anyone know of a product like this?

I was in my car at the time and was not able to ask the person I saw with this.

Thanks for any help in finding this product
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Old 12-09-06, 09:17 PM   #2
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I saw an ad during the Kona Ironman telecast today for a Giro helmet that is coming out in the spring with the lights you are referring too. Looks interesting....
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I haven't seen this particular set up in a helmet (I assume you are referring to LED headlights), but I just bought the Busch & Mueller TopFire LEDs for my helmet, which looks like a built-in system. It consists of four red LEDs designed to be mounted in the rear vents of the helmet and runs off a small CR2032 watch battery. The whole package weighs just 18g.

You can buy them at Peter White Cycles:
http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/b&m.asp
I hope this helps.

12/11/06--fixed bad link. Thanks Zero_Enigma!

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Old 12-09-06, 10:50 PM   #4
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just attach a bunch of these on your helmet, and that would work



no point of buying helmet with built in lights as you crash, you gotta replace the whole thing
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Old 12-09-06, 11:20 PM   #5
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The Bell Metropolis has several optional accessories you can buy including a rear light that fits onto a place made specifically for a light; http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...t-20/ref=nosim. You can get the helmet cheaper then this by buying just the helmet and the flasher; this price includes the mirror and rain cover. Plus the helmet has a round design instead of a tear drop shape that the racers like; the rounder shape has proven to be a better safer design.
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I haven't seen this particular set up in a helmet (I assume you are referring to LED headlights), but I just bought the Busch & Mueller TopFire LEDs for my helmet, which looks like a built-in system. It consists of four red LEDs designed to be mounted in the rear vents of the helmet and runs off a small CR2032 watch battery. The whole package weighs just 18g.

You can buy them at Peter White Cycles (http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/b&m.asp). I hope this helps.



Two Buck Chucks link did not work cause it had a " ) " in it. I fixed the link t save some people some time

Fixed link here http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/b&m.asp


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Old 12-10-06, 07:29 AM   #7
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I' guessing you were seeing something like the "Cap Light" sold at Sportsman's Guide
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Thanks guys. GCRyder I think yours is exactly what I saw. Imangine this on a helmet visor


seems like a great idea for a "too be seen" light.


I only saw the front on the helmet on the commuter I saw, but those top fire light sure do look cool.

I agree Mr Bubbles, I was mainly just curious as to what it was that I saw on the helmet.

I am thinking about getting both the cap clip on light and the top fire rear lights.

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Old 12-10-06, 06:42 PM   #9
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I have one of those cateye safty lights, the ones on a band like that other picture, wrapped between the vents of my giro pneumo. I wave it in front of my wheel magnet to turn it on and off.
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Old 12-14-06, 03:53 PM   #10
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Here is a pic of how I have mine:

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I know exactly what you saw. A Sportsman's Cap Light.
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Old 12-14-06, 08:13 PM   #12
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thanks for the pic MargoC
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check out Planet-Bike (PB) products for helmet mountable LED lights.
got my set from eBay, (PB) seems to be a very good bicycle oriented product-company!
" Planet-Bike.com " or something, about $12.00 include s/h.
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Old 12-14-06, 08:48 PM   #14
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A guy that I see on the bike path every single night has one of those - it totally blinds me coming from the opposite direction. Good for him, sucks for me. It's like using your high beams on a two lane highway.
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There is a dude in Wisconsin who patented blinkie lights in the helmet.

I know that he got it made into hard -copy sample and I think he recently licenced or sold the patent to a major helmet maker, so we should be something interesting like that coming out soon.
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