Each Drop of Sweat Counts
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Iwakuni Japan
Bikes: MASI Speciale Road, Specialized Rockhopper 29'er, Dahon Jetstream XP, Dahon Speed P8, Dahon Speed TR, Dahon Speed TT, Ignio Folding bike
Adventure Lights - Guardian
Decided I wanted to get a cheap blinkie of some sort without breaking the bank and came across Adventure Lights - The Guardian.
I have used Adventure Lights equipment at work for military applications. We use the VIPIR lighting system. So it's not the Guardian and I have no experience with the Guardian but I do have experience with the company and find them to be top notch.
So I order one and get it in the mail today. Pretty small but it has a decent intensity and I don't want to open the door to "my lights better than your light". Again I'm looking for a small, cheap light that won't break the bank and I won't cry if it gets stolen or broken.
It comes with a belt style clip that attaches firmly to the light housing.
Then the question becomes "How do I attach this to my bike or (preferably) my arc light rack on my Dahons?"
I try a variety of things with the clip and without and with zip ties......and I like none of it.
Then I put the clip on and I notice that it'll slide from the edge right over the light mount on the arc light rack. The clearance is perfect and prevents the light from bouncing up and even better bouncing off.
Then the problem becomes, what to do with side to side movement. I stuck a zip tie on there and didn't like it. Then I grabbed a short screw and nut and Voila'. Perfection. Light doesn't budge not a millimeter. Very secure and if somebody wants to steal it they need a screwdriver and a crescent wrench and 30 seconds or so. But nobody really steals anything in Japan not much anyway.
You may love it, you may hate it, but I just wanted to share my blinky solution on the cheap. I'd prefer it to be centered and have a solution or two for doing that but it involves drilling the plastic clip which is something I wouldn't hesitate to do but you know what? This is good to go.