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Sigurdd50 09-11-07 08:25 PM

Whoa! Old Vistalight NIghtstick shows the way
 
I unearthed a box o' light parts in the shop I volunteer in. It is a Vistalight NIghtstick headlight rig. Looks to be a few years old. It came with a 5, 10, and 15W halogen lights, a battery 'stick' a switch for flashing/on, and a recharger. It had been donated and abandoned.

I was skeptical, but charged up the 'stick' and ran the light. It ran for less than an hour. I charged it up again, and ran it down again, then charged it again and mounted it. oN the my ride home, on the dark part of the path, the thing blasted light like daytime! Whoo hee! I've been using little AA spots. This really floods the way.

Does this old rig ring a bell for anyone? I figure it was basically free so what's to lose. The worst part is the cable from the battery to the light is too short, so I have to improvise placement of the battery (in my front bag).

Vistalight...

Schwinnrider 09-11-07 08:48 PM


Originally Posted by Sigurdd50 (Post 5253366)
I unearthed a box o' light parts in the shop I volunteer in. It is a Vistalight NIghtstick headlight rig. Looks to be a few years old. It came with a 5, 10, and 15W halogen lights, a battery 'stick' a switch for flashing/on, and a recharger. It had been donated and abandoned.

I was skeptical, but charged up the 'stick' and ran the light. It ran for less than an hour. I charged it up again, and ran it down again, then charged it again and mounted it. oN the my ride home, on the dark part of the path, the thing blasted light like daytime! Whoo hee! I've been using little AA spots. This really floods the way.

Does this old rig ring a bell for anyone? I figure it was basically free so what's to lose. The worst part is the cable from the battery to the light is too short, so I have to improvise placement of the battery (in my front bag).

Vistalight...

I had the Vistalight Code 15. It was my first really good light. I used it until I returned home from work one day to find the lights blazing away and hot as a griddle. I'd been having some problem getting the light head to turn on, and thought they were off. In reality, the light DECIDED TO WORK after I left. I fear the light may have ignited just sitting there. That light now sits in my junk box. Very scary.

ilikebikes 09-11-07 08:57 PM

Yup, I just posted a reply about them a few days ago, not sure if it was here or the C and V that someone was asking about a good light to use, either way I didnt get any replies about it, but I know its a sweet lighht as I had one many years ago, not on ly did it work as you describe, but it worked that well for years and never let me down....well till it died from old age anyways! :lol:

Sigurdd50 09-11-07 09:27 PM

good to hear it's a keeper. It's funny; I think the thing must've been leftover from a store close out. I assume that if I use the 15W it will just run the battery down faster. So Ill use the 10W as a compromise. I'd like to rig a longer cable somehow.

gosmsgo 09-11-07 10:13 PM

I bought my set two years ago for half price at a local bike shop.

They are great lights.

If you need replacement parts go here www.webersports.com


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