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Another use for those Harbor Freight work lights! Just wanted to share this idea!

Old 07-28-19, 02:48 PM
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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!
Gotta love those Harbor Freight coupons!
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A flashing red light is often the legal requirement for the rear at night.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
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.
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I thought you meant these Harbor Freight work lights:

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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.
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I use those in my tent camping
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
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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