I'm not saying that it's not worth the cost, but certainly they're only cheap if you need a small one.
Just wanted to Update this thread, with the latest revisions. New Bulbs and a new charger:
Length 3 5/16
Width 2 5/16
Height 1 7/8
Shipping Weight (lb.) 2.0
DC Output Amps 750 mA
Absorption Voltage 14.4 V
AC Input Volts 115 V
AC Input Volts Freq. 60 Hz
Float Voltage 13.2 V
Maximum Power (+/- 3%) @ 25°C 9 W
Charge Reset: Battery Voltage Threshold12.6
Working Temperature -20 ° to 50 °C
Output Banks 1
Regulatory Approval UL/CSA/CE/
IMG_2512 by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
Bicycle Lighting System by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
ON, above , Off, for comparison, Below
Bicycle with Fairing by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
IMG_2377 by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
TOSHIBA MR16 LED Bulbs. Only 5.2 watts, but have a focused ten degree beam, so The Cyclist can see fifty feet up the road
IMG_2376 by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
Finally Bought the LED Lights I started this Thread about:
WE ARE Experiencing Technical Difficulties…
Please Stand By.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5600/...bd626c27f0.jpgElectrical Connections by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
Red and Black Alligator Clips. Red is Positive+ , Black is Negative- .
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7521/...ecfb38e1a6.jpgNew Tail Light by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
A Red Tail Light, 12 volt, milli-amp current drain. These are two and a half inch diameter, and came without mounting hardware. I had to cut a Coroplast™ Face Plate with an Xacto™ Knife, to hold the Tail Lights to the Rear Panniers.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5612/...e6bf74cc33.jpgElectrical Connections by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
A Blue Plastic Electrical Junction Box (a.k.a. a Gem Box, a.k.a. Old Work Box) To protect the connections.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3949/...f873d2bf19.jpgElectrical Connections by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
Amber LED Marker Light on the Front Fork. This required the making of some Hardware. The Board is 6mm Coroplast™, which was painstakingly cut with an Xacto™ Knife. Then the Board was Creased , Twice, along Two Lines 1.2mm apart . Using a Hammer and a Chisel. Then the assembly was bolted to the Fork with a 1" U-Bolt.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3941/...9b834ffb51.jpgTools by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
Tools for mounting a 12 volt Marker Light to a MTB Fork.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5607/...a774a4359f.jpgElectrical Connections by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
The actual Headlight. The Coroplast™ Box (a.k.a. Handlebar Basket) has a Lid made from a Polyethylene Cutting Board.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7511/...654008eaf5.jpgCoroplast™ by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
Coroplast™ Discs were left-over from cutting out holes for the Tail Lights.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7532/...d251a0cd4d.jpgElectrical Connections by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
These are the Batteries that I use.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5605/...2b6dcc781c.jpgElectrical Connections by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
These are the Connectors that I have grown fond of using. I no longer solder, Nor do I use Crimp-On Connectors. These Twist Lock Connectors are far more reliable.Unfortunately, these are Not available in Europe.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3944/...ba5fc2445f.jpgIMG_6677Electrical Connections by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
My Work Bench.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5611/...a2fdac041c.jpgElectrical Connections by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
The Wire Strippers. These have American Wire Gauge on the Left, and Millimeters on the Right.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3949/...42abc4fb99.jpgElectrical Connections by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
The Twist-Lock Connectors for the Tail Lights. Again, I must apologize that these are Not available in Europe, and are probably considered "Contraband".
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7488/...f4735a7ec5.jpg12 Hour Project by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
This Photo shows the Amber Lights on the Front Fork.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7529/...dfc875a4de.jpg12 Hour Project by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
The Headlight and the Blue White Light on the Bottom Leading Edge of the Front Coroplast™ Box. Also the Amber Light on the Fork.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5612/...8fb12e77d7.jpg12 Hour Project by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
The Tail Lights lit up. The Photographer was forced to put an orange road cone over the Headlight, as a Diffuser, otherwise the Photo would have been "washed out".
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5597/...5dcd787d87.jpg12 Hour Project by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
The LED "Driving Lights".
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3950/...cb7a767eb9.jpg12 Hour Project by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
Prior to Installation...
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7577/...5c0c3d35d5.jpg12 Hour Project by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr
The Packaging of the new LED Lights.
In Conclusion, I hope Everyone has there Lights ready for the End of Daylight Savings Time Tonight. I hope this reminder saves at least one Life.
Additional Lights have been installed. Now, the bike has three headlights, of 280 Lumens each, for a Total of 840 Lumens, And the rear has LED Tape, to accent the Triangle.
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