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Plow13 01-22-12 08:47 PM

Attach this to helmet?
 
is there anyway to attach this to a helmet securely? https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-h...283%252529.JPG

10 Wheels 01-22-12 08:51 PM

Whats the rest of it look like?

Plow13 01-22-12 08:53 PM

its a elastic headband

10 Wheels 01-22-12 08:57 PM

Three of these riders used the elastic band...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNL16...eature=related

Plow13 01-22-12 09:26 PM

i dont see how they keep it from slipping

10 Wheels 01-22-12 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Plow13 (Post 13754097)
i dont see how they keep it from slipping

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ptec-us...ls/5622247072/

EXCALIBUR 01-23-12 02:25 AM

I've been considering a Princeton Tec Remix for use on my bike helmet. Does anyone use the light or have experience with it? Please advise. Thanks.

cyccommute 01-23-12 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Plow13 (Post 13753913)
is there anyway to attach this to a helmet securely? [

If you just wrap the elastic around the helmet, it probably won't hold. But if you put stickyback velcro loopies on the light and velcro hookies on the helmet with some more hookies on the back of the helmet, it might stay put. Just make sure you put the loopies on the light. Hookies are a little uncomfortable if you want to wear it without the helmet.

irishbill76 01-23-12 09:48 AM

You could cut the headband, route it through the helmets air vents and tie a knot on the outside of the helmet. a bit of hot melt glue would stop it slipping around also.

cehowardGS 01-23-12 09:55 AM

A couple zip ties through the vent holds in the helmet. Then clamp on to the zip ties.

I have zip ties running through the rear vents. One long one and two short ones. That gives enough for the light to clamp on. I can remove the light just like I do on a regular clamp.

BTW, I am talking about the REAR LIGHT!! Front light has a PB beamer with it own helmet mount.

http://www.cehoward.net/cheapo2.jpg

bicycleflyer 01-23-12 01:02 PM

Any headlamp can be attached to a helmet. just slide the headband out (there are slots for this) and replace with double-sided Velcro. Run that through the vents and your set.

I don't have the remix, but I have a similar model called the Byte. It's an good headlamp, but my big concern is there is not even an O-ring in the battery door. So questionable how it will perform in the rain. But I use my Byte mostly in an airplane, so rain has not been an issue.

I do have a Princeton Tec "EOS-Bike" Comes with a headband, a handlebar mount and a Helmet mount. As I said above, any headlamp can be affixed to a helmet, but the PT EOS-Bike just makes it easier. It's also waterproof to IPX8 standards and I have ridden mine in heavy rain. It's bright enough that once when my main bar-mounted headlight failed, the EOS got me home.

I highly recommend you look at the EOS.

mechBgon 01-23-12 01:33 PM

Alternately, you could consider a 1AAA light like this one: http://www.shiningbeam.com/servlet/t...OS-Cree/Detail

9 grams plus a AAA. I zip-tied mine to my helmet facing rather downwards towards my bars, since my main use for it is to use the LOW mode to read my computer at night. If your goal is to be seen with it, then the larger lens area of the Princeton Tec will probably make it more "observable."

One other note, and you may already be aware of this: the one in the first post emits red light.

EXCALIBUR 01-23-12 03:48 PM

bicycleflyer and mechBgon,

I currently use a Fenix L1D for my helmet light. I got interested in the Princeton Tec Remix from reading this thread. The Princeton Tec EOS - Bike sounds interesting in that it is a bike specific headlamp and appears more water resistant than the Princeton Tec Remix. Both lights appear to have the same 70 lumen rating. Is the Remix lighter than the EOS - Bike? Please advise. Thank you.

bicycleflyer 01-23-12 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by EXCALIBUR (Post 13757333)
bicycleflyer and mechBgon,

I currently use a Fenix L1D for my helmet light. I got interested in the Princeton Tec Remix from reading this thread. The Princeton Tec EOS - Bike sounds interesting in that it is a bike specific headlamp and appears more water resistant than the Princeton Tec Remix. Both lights appear to have the same 70 lumen rating. Is the Remix lighter than the EOS - Bike? Please advise. Thank you.

The Remix is the lighter of the two, but the EOS is the most waterproof. Not that the EOS is really that heavy. If you read the candlepower forums, the EOS is highly regarded.

Burton 01-23-12 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by bicycleflyer (Post 13756506)
Any headlamp can be attached to a helmet. just slide the headband out (there are slots for this) and replace with double-sided Velcro. Run that through the vents and your set.

Agree completely with this poster. I've attached several different models like this.


But alternatively, a few models are so small that they don't need to be helmet mounted. They are so small that they can be worn with the elastic strap that comes with the light and the helmet is put on afterwards. The light actually sits on the forehead. Looks like this light could be worn like that too.

EXCALIBUR 01-23-12 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by bicycleflyer (Post 13757873)
The Remix is the lighter of the two, but the EOS is the most waterproof. Not that the EOS is really that heavy. If you read the candlepower forums, the EOS is highly regarded.

Thanks for your reply. I had been bidding on a Remix on *bay, but now my interest is shifting to the EOS - Bike. I get caught riding in the rain at night sometimes, and I want to make sure my helmet light works.

socalrider 01-23-12 10:15 PM

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Here is my best bang for the buck helmet light.. let it be known the actual output is closer to 70 lumens.. I use these running and they work great.. The light has high - low and slow flashing (about 90 pulses per minute) If this is be seen light - use the flashing mode.

Once you get the light, there is small screw on the side, lightly tighten, this will add tension to the ratcheting system and will keep it in place when riding.. Take the straps off, there useless.. Buy a velcro loop either 12 or 18 inches work fine.. REI has some nice ones and the velcro hold everything in place fine.. total investment, 10.00..

The pic below is more or less what it looks like, this is an older helmet light, but you get to see how I looped he velcro through the helmet.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/220798192390...84.m1439.l2649

http://www.rei.com/product/794899/re...p-package-of-2

EXCALIBUR 01-23-12 10:57 PM

socalrider,

That *bay light looks promising. What size and how many batteries does it use? What kind of runtimes do you get? Please adivse. Thank you.

socalrider 01-23-12 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by EXCALIBUR (Post 13759278)
socalrider,

That *bay light looks promising. What size and how many batteries does it use? What kind of runtimes do you get? Please adivse. Thank you.

It uses 3-aaa cells.. I use nimh duracell and have never run till exhaustion so not sure.. I would say at least 3-4 hours before I see some dimished output then I re-charge. I have bought about 6 of these lights and put them in cars for emergency lighting, they work great.. Like I said at 70 lumens more of a be seen light. This is slightly brighter than my PT Eos light but about 1/5 the price. Seller I linked takes about 7-9 days to California from HK..

mechBgon 01-24-12 12:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EXCALIBUR (Post 13757333)
bicycleflyer and mechBgon,

I currently use a Fenix L1D for my helmet light. I got interested in the Princeton Tec Remix from reading this thread. The Princeton Tec EOS - Bike sounds interesting in that it is a bike specific headlamp and appears more water resistant than the Princeton Tec Remix. Both lights appear to have the same 70 lumen rating. Is the Remix lighter than the EOS - Bike? Please advise. Thank you.

Does the Fenix L1D have some shortcomings for you? It runs 5 hours at around 55 lumens (medium) in a self-contained light that's waterproof and reliable, so I don't see a ton of benefit in encumbering your helmet with a strap-on light like those. If you need more runtime, just get an L2D body, slap on your head and tailcap, and run two AAs.

EXCALIBUR 01-24-12 12:55 AM

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Originally Posted by socalrider (Post 13759375)
It uses 3-aaa cells.. I use nimh duracell and have never run till exhaustion so not sure.. I would say at least 3-4 hours before I see some dimished output then I re-charge. I have bought about 6 of these lights and put them in cars for emergency lighting, they work great.. Like I said at 70 lumens more of a be seen light. This is slightly brighter than my PT Eos light but about 1/5 the price. Seller I linked takes about 7-9 days to California from HK..

Thanks for the update.

EXCALIBUR 01-24-12 01:03 AM

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Originally Posted by mechBgon (Post 13759504)
Does the Fenix L1D have some shortcomings for you? It runs 5 hours at around 55 lumens (medium) in a self-contained light that's waterproof and reliable, so I don't see a ton of benefit in encumbering your helmet with a strap-on light like those. If you need more runtime, just get an L2D body, slap on your head and tailcap, and run two AAs.

There is nothing wrong with my Fenix L1D. With this talk about helmet lights, I strapped my trusty Fenix L1D onto my helmet (using a Zefal Doodad) and went out for a little night ride this evening. I'm running a MagicShine clone on my handlebars and two Planet Bike Super Flashes at my six. I ran the Fenix L1D on Turbo, then switched it to strobe during my ride. I hadn't used a helmet light for a long time and forgot how useful they can be. The Princeton Tec Remix posted by the OP of this thread happened to catch my interest. I would be interested in hearing more comments from other helmet light users and what their preferences and experiences are. Thank you so much.

bicycleflyer 01-24-12 03:40 AM

@Socalrider

That looks like a clone of the old PT "Aurora" which was a good headlamp and available in a bike version as well. I'm not even sure if that model is still available. Maybe on #bay. I had an old aurora once. I don't remember it coming anywhere near the output of the older version of the EOS, which was about 35 to 40 lms as I recall. But the Aurora was a floody light, and the EOS was a tight spot beam. That could account for the difference. If there are any PT Auroras (bike or non-bike versions) still available on #bay, they probably could be had at bargain basement prices.

socalrider 01-24-12 04:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bicycleflyer (Post 13759663)
@Socalrider

That looks like a clone of the old PT "Aurora" which was a good headlamp and available in a bike version as well. I'm not even sure if that model is still available. Maybe on #bay. I had an old aurora once. I don't remember it coming anywhere near the output of the older version of the EOS, which was about 35 to 40 lms as I recall. But the Aurora was a floody light, and the EOS was a tight spot beam. That could account for the difference. If there are any PT Auroras (bike or non-bike versions) still available on #bay, they probably could be had at bargain basement prices.

The picture is just to show how to loop the straps.. It is an aurora.. The light I linked is a 1 watt luxeon, totally different light..

bicycleflyer 01-24-12 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by socalrider (Post 13759696)
The picture is just to show how to loop the straps.. It is an aurora.. The light I linked is a 1 watt luxeon, totally different light..

AHHHHH, now it all makes sense. That is interesting looking.


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