Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets HRM, GPS, MP3, HID. Whether it's got an acronym or not, here's where you'll find discussions on all sorts of tools, toys and gadgets.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-24-13, 12:07 PM   #1
sknhgy 
Dirt Bomb
Thread Starter
 
sknhgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Illinois
Bikes:
Posts: 2,621
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 76 Post(s)
What to do with my Dinotte?

I got one of the older 200L lights that runs off 4 AA's. Nowadays you can get a 250 lumen flashlight at the hardware store for $40.

Dinotte said they could convert it to a red taillight for about 50 bucks.

Maybe put it on my helmet?

Oh yea. I wanted to ask. Is there a replacement battery PACK that can replace the 4 AA's that are a pita to remove from the holder, and put in the charger, then return to the holder, then re-attach the holder................................You get the idea.

Thanks
__________________
more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.
sknhgy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-13, 01:04 PM   #2
ItsJustMe
Seņior Member
 
ItsJustMe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Michigan
Bikes: Windsor Fens, Giant Seek 0 (2014, Alfine 8 + discs)
Posts: 12,973
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Back when I had that same Dinotte, I emailed them about me possibly using a different battery pack, and they wrote back in no uncertain terms that if I used anything but the pack they shipped it with, I would undoubtedly destroy the light and they wouldn't fix it. This despite me saying that I'd be perfectly OK with using a voltage AND current regulator (even though the light certainly already has a current regulator built in).

My choice of what to do with my AA 200L was ebay. If you can get an equivalent light for $25 now (IMO, you can. If you put a AA 200L and a $25 "1600 lumen" light on the table and said pick one, I'd grab the ebay light every time) then the 200L is worth $25, doesn't matter if you spent $150 on it. Hopefully you got your use out of it.
__________________
Work: the 8 hours that separates bike rides.
ItsJustMe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-13, 08:16 PM   #3
Athens80
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
How do you like it as a front blinkie? The optics and build quality are just as good now as they ever were.
Athens80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-13, 05:36 AM   #4
ItsJustMe
Seņior Member
 
ItsJustMe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Michigan
Bikes: Windsor Fens, Giant Seek 0 (2014, Alfine 8 + discs)
Posts: 12,973
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
As a front blinkie it would be fine, if by that you mean a strobe to go along with a steady front. Or converting it to red for the back would be fine too. I don't know that I'd pay Dinotte $50 to convert it - for that money I could get a Serfas Shield, a Knog Blinder 4V or others that I think would be about as effective and a lot more convenient than a light with a split battery pack, and perhaps have money left over.
__________________
Work: the 8 hours that separates bike rides.
ItsJustMe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-13, 07:08 AM   #5
Richard Cranium
Senior Member
 
Richard Cranium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Deep in the Shawnee Forest
Bikes: LeMond - Gunnar
Posts: 2,825
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm using a 200AA as a helmet light and daytime blinky. I've got a number of battery packs - including a six cell AA pack that has not "blown it up" yet...... (use only NiMh) ....
Richard Cranium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-13, 08:09 AM   #6
mrbubbles
?
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 2,776
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'd buy something new from fasttech.com or lightmalls.com, AA batteries are pita. The older 200 are using older inefficient leds compared to what's out there today for $40.
mrbubbles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-13, 09:37 AM   #7
tarwheel 
Senior Member
 
tarwheel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Raleigh, NC
Bikes: Waterford RST-22, Bob Jackson World Tour, Ritchey Breakaway Cross, Soma Saga, De Bernardi SL, Specialized Sequoia
Posts: 8,411
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
When I have parts I no longer use or would rather replace with something newer/better, I put them up for sale on eBay. I am usually surprised by how much people will pay for used parts on eBay. Regarding lights, I sold an old Cygolite NiCad light w/battery, a Light & Motion Stella 300 and a Magicshine light and battery on eBay for much more than I expected -- and used the money to buy an updated more powerful lighting system.
tarwheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:53 AM.