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    Vetta tsl-c hack?

    I have 2 Vettas and love them. However, as many people have pointed out, while they are extremely bright and well priced they have a painfully slow flash rate that uses the "low" output level.

    Can anyone think of a way to add an external flasher to speed things up? Perhaps one could just leave the light on high and use some kind of capacitor/resistor/flasher contraption between the battery pack and light? I am not electronically inclined, so some kind of off-the-shelf part that works with the 6V requirement of the light would be ideal.

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    You should consider posting this question in the candle power forums. There are some very tech savvy folks over there that may have already done it.
    Flying an airplane is really very simple...Push the stick forward, the house gets big. Pull the stick back, the house gets small. Keep holding the stick back, the house gets big again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T Waldo View Post
    I have 2 Vettas and love them. However, as many people have pointed out, while they are extremely bright and well priced they have a painfully slow flash rate that uses the "low" output level.

    Can anyone think of a way to add an external flasher to speed things up? Perhaps one could just leave the light on high and use some kind of capacitor/resistor/flasher contraption between the battery pack and light? I am not electronically inclined, so some kind of off-the-shelf part that works with the 6V requirement of the light would be ideal.
    I personally like the slow flash. I ride in rural areas mostly and want drivers to think I am a large, slow moving farm vehicle. I believe strongly in redundancy so the other tail light is flashing faster. The Vetta is only for it's brightness. I am considering leaving it on solid since that is recommended instead of flashing. Solid is supposed to give drivers better depth perception and improve their ability to judge their distance from a cyclist. Flashing gets their attention better, but it does no good if they hit you anyway because of a lesser ability to judge distance from you.
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