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    Each Drop of Sweat Counts
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    Planet Bike Dynamo Blaze on Dahon Speed P8 Photo

    Got my Planet Bike in today and hooked to my generator hub. Nice clean install.

    What a light! If this sucker won't get the drivers attention I don't know what will.

    John


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    Is it brighter than the 1 Watt? In other words does it have a different bulb that can utilize the 2.4 - 3 watts that the dynamo generates?

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    Each Drop of Sweat Counts
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    It's a one watt. I haven't seen either the schematic for the hub or the light and not sure where or how the regulation occurs but It's never a great idea to pull a full load on a regulator.

    On the lighting circuits I work on (airport stuff) we max load regulators to 85% capacity.

    But this is an apples and oranges thing maybe.

    John

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    I'm not good with electronics, but the Busch and Müller lights do use 2.4 or 3 Watt bulbs. I'm guessing that the hubs produce more wattage than that.

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    Now that LED lights are so bright and run so long (my batteries last me several months of commuting 5 days a week), why choose the expense and complication of a generator? Is there another benefit to them that I'm missing?

    The only one I can think of is the dead-battery thing, but that's why I run 2 fronts and 2 rears - so I have a fallback.

    Nice setup, BTW. I dimly remember when my Dahon Mu P8 looked that clean.

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    What is that mount? I want to mount a light in front of a Curve to replace the reflector. Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joako View Post
    What is that mount? I want to mount a light in front of a Curve to replace the reflector. Thanks in advance.
    Ditto, that mount is pretty sweet.
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    You don't need to dress up like a spandex super hero to ride your bike.

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    I bought the mount at a Japanese LBS and got home a promptly threw away the cardboard backing it was zip tied to. No clue what it is. Next time I go there (likely this weekend) I'll check and post back.

    It was 630 yen, I remember that or roughly 6 or 7 US dollars.

    John

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    I just looked at the part itself real close and it says "DLight" on it however google turns up nothing.

    John

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