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    This might sound crazy … BUT! … LQQKING 4 Insane Bicycle light!

    Listen. I know this thread might blow up, but let’s all confess, we have all been here before, and we all have it in us. I think you know what I am talking about. We want something bigger or better than the next guy.

    So let’s not get into the Drama of this [It will happen anyways] and let’s just get to Brass Tax.

    Call me a jerk or whatever. I just need another jerk to help another jerk out. All you fun loving I don’t want to be a rude person. Try to save your comments for another thread but hey if you can’t resist please by all means comment anyway.

    Now to the meat of the thread:

    I WANT THE ABSOLUTE SICKEST NASTIEST BRIGHTEST DUAL LIGHT COMBO ON A BIKE THAT IS HUMANLY POSSIBLE IN A RESPECTABLE SELF CONTAINED SOLUTION.

    I just went on a bike ride early in the morning before the Sun came out and we have a private trail that goes on for miles.

    I AM SICK IN TIRED OF THOSE OTHERS RIDERS THAT HAVE THESE INSANE BRIGHTEST LIGHTS ON THE TRAIL.

    *I am actually not sick I secretly enjoy it and am like damn I want that light and am envious. Its like the elephant in the room. No one wants to talk about it but you know its damn cool. If you can beat them join them.

    AND I SO WANT TO JOIN THEM.

    That being said for you to know how crazy I want to do this and how much I am willing to spend here is what I am thinking.

    Dual [Yes I mean two]

    Niwalker Nova MM15 5233 Lumen

    I know this sounds insane and crazy, and I might be. But if I could find a custom bike might for these babies I would be in Heaven.

    I would put one on the left and one on the right and put them both and strobe and go bike for miles watching people falling all over the place from being blinded from my bike lights.

    I want to blind the dude that has the brightest light on the trail. I want my light to make his light look like a Toy’s R US light.
    So here’s the deal. I know you are going to blow this up. Both for the Jerks out there that secretly have this passion that I have. Please help me.

    If this setup is to unrealistic to mount up, what is the next best thing?

    How can I be sure that I have absolutely the brightest light on the trail that is so blinding it will blind the other guy that thinks he has the brightest light on the trail.

    Looking forward to yours suggestions.

    P.S. Here are some photos from another thread on here that is kind of what I am talking about. I just want to do this but take it to a whole another insane level.

    Also what flashlight is in this Photo? Does seem really bright.

    Note I would have posted the photo's but I cannot post photo's yet so here is the Link:

    Anyone made bike mount for large flashlight? (eg, fenix tk41)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astrongtower View Post
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    How can I be sure that I have absolutely the brightest light on the trail that is so blinding it will blind the other guy that thinks he has the brightest light on the trail.

    Looking forward to yours suggestions.
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    Carry the generator on the BOB Yak trailer to power the bat-signal. Probably pretty bright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.C. Koto View Post
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    Carry the generator on the BOB Yak trailer to power the bat-signal. Probably pretty bright.
    I love where your mind is going with this. I would actually do that if I could pull that with my bike no joke.

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    To be honest the Lupine Betty R14 lights are the current brightest bike lights I'm familiar with. They "only" claim 4500 lumens though. Here's a recent thread.

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    There's a guy that used to be here, might still be, that had a couple of Mercedes HID headlights mounted on his bikes with a large LiIon pack to power them.

    You're probably better off going with Lupine though. If you've got $1100 or so to spare on this project, that is.
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    The Night-Nemesis X12 is three times brighter than........a car headlamp. Twelve (12!!!) Cree LEDs. None of this wimpy MagicShine two Cree LEDs. I understand that the Night-Nemesis X12 can also melt ice from the trail during the winter months. I think the mount is a swivel so that you can teach the oncoming riders a lesson but be careful the damage could be permanent. Better yet, get two of these babies. One to melt the snow and ice. Position it just in front of the wheel. The second could be the Alpha Wolf light, just make sure it is aimed high enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.C. Koto View Post
    To be honest the Lupine Betty R14 lights are the current brightest bike lights I'm familiar with. They "only" claim 4500 lumens though. Here's a recent thread.
    Thank you so much for the link. I am checking those out but do they have mounts for them? They all seem to be head light mounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by ItsJustMe View Post
    There's a guy that used to be here, might still be, that had a couple of Mercedes HID headlights mounted on his bikes with a large LiIon pack to power them.

    You're probably better off going with Lupine though. If you've got $1100 or so to spare on this project, that is.
    I think I can find a cheaper light and get two with more lumens then the Lupine. Is Lupine a special thing or is it just a name?

    Quote Originally Posted by RR3 View Post
    The Night-Nemesis X12 is three times brighter than........a car headlamp. Twelve (12!!!) Cree LEDs. None of this wimpy MagicShine two Cree LEDs. I understand that the Night-Nemesis X12 can also melt ice from the trail during the winter months. I think the mount is a swivel so that you can teach the oncoming riders a lesson but be careful the damage could be permanent. Better yet, get two of these babies. One to melt the snow and ice. Position it just in front of the wheel. The second could be the Alpha Wolf light, just make sure it is aimed high enough.
    This is so what I am talking about. We are thinking so much a like. lol. I did see that light before but I can't find anyone selling it. Do you have any links?

    Do you think it is as bright as it says?

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    UPDATE! 911!

    Alright everyone here it comes.

    I can’t decide between these two but maybe you can help.

    First things first, you need the mount which is here:

    Two of these:

    Arkon Camera Bike Motorcycle Handlebar Mount Holder for Sony PowerShot Samsung NX1100 Smart Panasonic LUMIX Nikon COOLPIX

    Then you need the light:

    2 of either of these:

    Niwalker Nova MM15 4 x 18650 CREE MT-G2 P0 5233 Lumen LED Flashlight + GoingGear LED Keychain Light

    Or

    NITECORE Tiny Monster TM26 QuadRay 3500 Lumen Quad CREE XM-L LED Flashlight / Searchlight with 4 X Nitecore NL186 2600mAh 18650 rechargeable batteries, 8 X EdisonBright CR123A Lithium Batteries and Smith & Wesson Red Carabeamer Clip Light Package

    Now whats crazy is that both of these lights have the threaded screen hold for a tripod. I can just hang these upside down below my handle bars and let it rip.

    I was able to check both out and let me tell you they are blinding.

    Here is what I have found out.

    Niwalker is a flood light so its much much wider but to me does not seem really that much brighter. But it is more natural light. The strobe setting is bright but the SOS and Beacon settings are on a much lower brightness and cannot be adjusted. This might play a big part but I am unsure at this point.

    However

    The Nitecore to me is insane bright but has more direct flow. Not as wide but seems brighter and has the led cool look to it.

    The features of the nitecore blow away the niwalker but it is 150 dollars more as well. The features are so nice though it has a display, you can recharge the batters in the unit, and most importantly all the display settings are on high, Beacon, Strobe, Sos.

    Well guys you have discovered my solution. If I decide to do the Niwalker I can get two with two mounts and be under 500 dollars.

    For 500 bucks to burn a few eye balls on the trail and get a few chuckles is worth the money. Getting those other bicyclist out there a taste of their own light.

    Naw I’m just joking I just don’t want to get hit by a car.

    Let me know what you guys think!

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    I would suggest a bike light, cause you know, its for your bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by znomit View Post
    I would suggest a bike light, cause you know, its for your bike.
    You mean this?

    Betty R 14 Bike Light

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    I can feel the heat from my single led light when it shines on my hand from a few feet, these will just be too hot.

    Don't do it. The novelty will wear off quickly. The Lupine Betty lights are over a grand??? That's just crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacster View Post
    ...Don't do it. The novelty will wear off quickly.
    Indeed, this is the best advice I've heard yet. Yeah, it's be cool to have a super bright bike light but if you're really into riding trails at night you will quickly discover that anything over 1500 lumen ( for a single lamp ) is pretty much over-kill. Once you realize that it then boils down to whether you really want to lug that heavy lamp and big a** battery around every time you go for a night bike ride. Even with the very small duel XM-L2 lamp that I own rarely do I use full power.

    On the other issue of purposefully trying to blind other riders; sorry but I can't relate to that. On the other hand if was to blind motor vehicles with super bright head lights THAT I might relate to.

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    Getting down to brass tacks, I hope you are an attorney, have an attorney in the family, or have a friend who's an attorney, because I have a feeling that you'll wind up causing injury by blinding someone coming towards you enough so they either wreck into an object or possibly even run headlong into you, and you'll wind up in court. If I would ever pay that price for a headlight, unless there's going to be a car behind it, not my bicycle!
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    Using a laser, there will be no evidence. A bit more high tech but you would have two options. Firstly, you could disable the mamby pamby poser Magicshines bulbs pumping out a mere 2500 light units. Secondly, you could vaporize the entire approaching light pimple. The laser would probably be custom. I bet the kids at MIT would love this kind of project with all the Townies crawling out of Charlestown and Somerville. Just an idea.

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    Dx extreme site Fandyfire 99 4 levels of light & strobe

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    Lupine A.jpgI personally own 2 of the Lupine Betty Lamps and if you want a legit "GENUINE AND TRUE LUMENS" Then you purchase the top of the food chain and the best.. These are the ultimate in Bike Headlamps and they are just not a name or gimmick..The best...They also make a 4500 Lumen Flashlight and i own it also. You can mount a betty r14 on your helmet and 2 on your handlebars and you will be the light king..
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    There's plenty of evidence for intention to cause harm. Any competent lawyer is going to find this thread and it'll be used against OP, guaranteed, if it goes to court.
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    I know I can't speak for others but if I was riding a paved bike path or trail and someone was approaching me with an INSANE amount of light going I'd probably be forced to stop and turn my head. Yeah, it would piss me off but really, what are you gonna do. I have the same thing happen almost every night when I'm driving. I suppose if I can deal with it behind the wheel I can deal with it on the bike.

    To me it just sounds like the OP is blowing smoke. He's ticked because some bikers have lamps that blind him. He want's to give them a taste of their own medicine. That said I doubt the offending people are really using "overly bright lights". Regardless the better way to deal with it is to just look away from the approaching bright light. I'm not saying the OP shouldn't get a bike lamp. He should get one and use it responsibly.

    I see people do stupid things everyday that annoy me. Even so I don't try to retaliate and invoke my own pay-back by being more a jerk than the offending people. That would just make me more an A**h*** than the others. There are people like that though and I see them everyday. When I encounter them all I do is shake my head and pity them for their ignorance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsJustMe View Post
    There's plenty of evidence for intention to cause harm. Any competent lawyer is going to find this thread and it'll be used against OP, guaranteed, if it goes to court.
    Francis.......

    It is called sarcasm.....do you really think mounting a Starwars like Raygun on a bike is possible.

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    if you just want to get someone to dim their lights, nothing beats a good helmet light. Doesn't have to be particularly high output. I get cars to dim using my 45 lumen helmet light -- shine it straight at the driver and they get the message

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    The us military just made a laser turret that can shoot down drones. Its kinda big and uses an insane amount of power. You might want a gas turbine or a nuclear reactor on a trailer....

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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
    if you just want to get someone to dim their lights, nothing beats a good helmet light...
    Like this one?
    25K+ Lumens helmet mounted light

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