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Old 12-03-19, 06:31 PM
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Reflectalite lights

Evening gents!
I have a few vintage bikes that still use bottle generators (my choice) for their primary lighting (small town, ample light). I have noticed that the Reflectalite website has been down for a few weeks now. They had a good selection of led lamps that worked well with these old light sets, I have bought a few rear led lamps from Compass bikes, now called Rene Herse Cycles, but they do not have a supply of the front lights or the voltage regulators that Reflectalite had. Most of my other bikes have modern lighting, but I would like to keep these few as they are. Anyone know of a supplier I haven't found yet for these E-10 based led lamps?
Thank you in advance!
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Old 12-03-19, 08:44 PM
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Evening gents!
Are you not interested in suggestions from ladies?
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Old 12-03-19, 09:23 PM
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Are you not interested in suggestions from ladies?
Touché. I stand thoroughly chastised.
please include the ladies too.
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Some similar bulb replacements are available here: https://www.thetorchsite.co.uk/Universal_led_upgrades.html.
(UK-based, but take international orders.) I use these, but only with battery lamps.
It is a smaller selection, but the "non-polarity" ones might work directly from a dynamo.
However, I think Reflecalite used to have dynamo-specific versions, but did not say what was different,
so there could be a problem. I think the regulators could be fairly easily made up from Zener diodes and
heat-shrink tubing.

Note: the link above is correct as it appears, but bad if clicked. Copying into another browser tab does work.

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Old 12-08-19, 06:56 PM
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Some similar bulb replacements are available here: https://www.thetorchsite.co.uk/Universal_led_upgrades.html.
(UK-based, but take international orders.) I think the regulators could be fairly easily made up from Zener diodes.
Thank you Gilesa, I bookmarked that site, and will peruse it tomorrow.
I am no electrician, My dad has tried to explain it to me many times in the past, but I only have a rudimentary grasp of the nuts and bolts of it. I will ask someone with more smarts than I to make a rectifier when the time comes. Again, thank you for this information. Have a good evening!
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Union and Reflectalite regulator

I have a Union bottle dynamo connected to a Reflectalite Zener diode, lamps, brackets and bulbs (not LED) for sale for £5. Postage possible. Message me on 07941 581890 for pics. Cheers me dears.
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Old 07-14-20, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Iron Horse View Post
Touché. I stand thoroughly chastised.
please include the ladies too.

You could have said "guys", because evidently that's now gender neutral.
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Old 07-15-20, 01:46 AM
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Oh, I see. It doesn't rhyme with 'cheers' though.
Ciao for now.
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Old 07-15-20, 01:48 AM
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Oh, the dynamo etc have now sold.
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Old 07-16-20, 03:35 PM
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As a fan of the aesthetics of the old lights, I was happy that Reflectalight provided bulbs that worked in these classy lights. Sorry that they aren't available now.

As an electrical engineer, I've made some LED dynamo lights, and thought about ways to retrofit LEDs into my few older lights. I've got some ideas rattling around the brain, but haven't tried any out.
Has anyone ever torn apart the Reflectalight bulbs and figured out what is inside them?? That info might make it possible to hack together something similar.

good luck with the search!

Steve in Peoria
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these guys ? REFLECTALITE LIGHT BULB FINDER ?
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Lightbulb Those Were the Days...

Because bottle dynamos slip in the rain , & hub dynamos don't, and the shaped beam Of Bush& Muller headlights work so well ,

I've left my old flange base Union headlights in a box.. along with the Sanyo BB dynamo .. & on the mudguard tail light I had wired up..

last use was a Battery pack.. the 2 lights drew what they needed & my Halogen headlight bulb came from radio shack ..
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Cool From the Goondocks.

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You could have said "guys", because evidently that's now gender neutral.
Particularly on 'the Goonies'.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goonies
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