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Old 12-02-07, 09:21 PM   #1
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Opinions on lighting purchase please.

Hi guys, I am planning to buy this lighting system combination:


http://www.batteryspace.com/index.as...OD&ProdID=2850

And this battery pack:

http://www.batteryspace.com/index.as...OD&ProdID=2887

So what do you guys think, good deal or not? Would you suggest using a different bulb or perhaps different set up?

I would greatly appreciate your opinions.

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Old 12-02-07, 09:52 PM   #2
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What kind of riding are you doing? What kind of road and ambient light conditions?

I'd also give some thought to using an MR16 bulb setup. Unless you have a particular reason for using the smaller MR11 bulb...

Just my opinions though.
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Well I mostly ride on city street that are fairly well lit and some bike trails that are poorly lit. I just want a lot of light and I see any MR16 systems out there besides the DIY ones.
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15 watts is a reasonable light. It can fill in the dark spaces between street lights and would be adequate for an unlit bike path if you are not going too fast. If you find you are having problems with side street traffic cutting you off or on-coming traffic turning left in front of you you might want more power.
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Well the thing is I am going to over volt it with 14.4V battery and plan to use either a 20 or 35watt, 12v flood light.
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