Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Francisco
Bikes: Lynskey R210, Miyata 610, Anchor PCD3
Originally Posted by gadgetadam
I thought about it but I'm too lazy. Much easier to mount the entire flashlight to the handlebars and switch out batteries. Looking at the light head there are 3 points you need to connect to.
1. The middle pad is where you would connect +3volts just like the batteries do.
2. The body of the flashlight is where you would connect - because - gets to the head of the flashlight that way
3. The pad on the circuit board that is near but not touching the body of the flashlight is how it knows to go into turbo mode ( - )(twisting the light head connects that - to that part of the board).
Let me or let us now how it goes. I use my flashlights for camping and around the house so I don't want a dedicated bike light.
Thanks for the specs. Not sure about what the best option would be, I am thinking mounting the head right off the stem under the handlebar would be discrete but still usable, with the body underneath the saddle and a wire carrying it back.
Ideally, Fenix would come out with a screw on attachment that did this sort of thing, preserving the original function of the flashlight if need be.
At the same time, maybe it would just be easier to just use an L1D which isn't as long and carry an extra battery or two.
I suppose the reality is I like the DiNotte form factor, but the cost is too high without a good sale.