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cycleheimer 07-28-19 02:48 PM

Another use for those Harbor Freight work lights! Just wanted to share this idea!
 
A coupon for 20% off, and a coupon for a free mini work light. What's not to like? Use the light's hook, and some velcro to really secure things up, and you have a super bright headlight for your bike. Store it in your handlebar bag when it's not needed, or use it elsewhere!https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...38ac1f84f3.jpg
Gotta love those Harbor Freight coupons!

SurferRosa 07-28-19 03:04 PM

A flashing red light is often the legal requirement for the rear at night.

cycleheimer 07-28-19 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by SurferRosa (Post 21048769)
A flashing red light is often the legal requirement for the rear at night.

Clip-on red tail lights are nice to have on hand.

Andy_K 07-28-19 04:47 PM

I thought you meant these Harbor Freight work lights:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...bdbced85_c.jpg

madpogue 07-28-19 05:27 PM

Velcro and/or hook would make for a LOT of movement. Doesn't light the road like it should, will annoy oncoming traffic, and tickles the edge of legality. I did mod one of those same lights for bike use a few years ago, when I was "light poor". Popped off the magnet, drilled a hole in the cover where the magnet had been, and screwed it into an old Cateye (or maybe a Planet Bike) halogen mount. I even rigged it so I could point the big 24-LED array forward, or the little 3-LED array, for "twilight" use. Solid and stable, but the light pattern is awful. Lately I've just been finding decent purpose-made LED lights at yard and thrift sales for $1-5.

dedhed 07-28-19 06:03 PM

I use those in my tent camping

ollo_ollo 07-28-19 06:07 PM


Originally Posted by madpogue (Post 21048920)
Doesn't light the road like it should, will annoy oncoming traffic, and tickles the edge of legality

Sounds like the perfect addition to a commuter bike! Don


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