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Old 09-07-08, 05:01 PM   #1
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Picture of my Fenix light rack mount setup

Figured out a great way to mount my Fenix lights. This is perfect if you have lots of space on your front rack.

I found some foam "tubes" at a local surplus store. Then I slit the bottoms so they would fit around the bars. Then I built up the rear by wrapping a couple pieces of old tire tube around one of the beams so the lights would be angled slightly down. Then I used blue electrical tape to tape them down. Blue tape works best. They are secured by two O-rings per flashlight, with an additional large O-ring for redundancy because yes, I know, the Space Shuttle blew up because of an O-ring failure. They are still adjustable by adding shims if you need to. Popsicle stick or something, little twig maybe, works fine.



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Old 09-07-08, 05:07 PM   #2
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Nice setup. How do the lights look at that level?
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Old 09-07-08, 05:11 PM   #3
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Nice setup. How do the lights look at that level?
Fantastic. The brightest darn two little dots I've ever seen in my life. They're like automobile lights!
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Fantastic. The brightest darn two little dots I've ever seen in my life. They're like automobile lights!
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Old 09-07-08, 10:56 PM   #5
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how about a picture o we can see?
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Very nice. Would you mind saying where you got the lights and how much they cost? Thanks
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You can also put them under if you need the space on top for something.
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Here are some pictures taken with a better camera. I can't figure out how to get a good nighttime shot so if anyone has any tips please let me know. The lights are pointed pretty low in the one early morning shot.







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Very nice. Would you mind saying where you got the lights and how much they cost? Thanks
These are Fenix L2D Premium flashlights with a claimed maximum output of 180 lumens on turbo mode. They were $62.50 each and I got an 8% discount using coupon code cpf8.
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I just hung mine off the aerobars:



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I too use Fenix L2D as a bicycle headlight and can attest to that model's brightness. It is very nice to have a high-quality, long burning flashlight that uses only 2 AA batteries. On bright the light runs for over 2 hours, on low it burns for 50+ hours. If you camp, this light is great and if used the the diffuser it serves well as a general area light too.
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These are Fenix L2D Premium flashlights with a claimed maximum output of 180 lumens on turbo mode. They were $62.50 each and I got an 8% discount using coupon code cpf8.
Thanks. I got the discount too, thanks to you. Thanks for that.
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Does anyone know what the alkaline burn time is for a Fenix L2D in STROBE mode?
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