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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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    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!
    Last edited by Two Buck Chuck; 12-11-06 at 08:58 AM.

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Two Buck Chuck
    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


    Zero_Enigma

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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.
    Last edited by Bolo Grubb; 12-10-06 at 08:45 AM.

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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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    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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    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.
    tomg

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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.
    Mike

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