So shorter days have come. I rather enjoyed the "right after the commute" bike ride. But in my neighborhood that's asking to become street pizza.
I had just built a LED taillight for my motorcycle. That inspired me. Why not build a LED headlight?
That night I hopped on ebay, and went digging for a good deal on white LED's. I found a hundred 13,000mcd white leds for $9. Shipped.
I don't like the look of big headlights hanging off my bars. Not to mention I have narrow bars and don't have a whole lot of space to spare. My goal is to make a 90 LED headlight, that's no taller than the thickness of the handlebars. From the front it will look like I have a 8-10" wide bar of light. From the side, with the lights off, it should be hidden by the handlebars.
I'm making the circut board this week. I'm planning on running it off of a nimh pack.