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I just bought this battery pack. What kind of DIY light can I build with it?

Old 11-06-08, 10:41 PM
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I just bought this battery pack. What kind of DIY light can I build with it?

Impulse buy on Amazon the other day: Black & Decker 10 Watt Power To Go Cordless Compact AC/USB Power Supply (It's about $9 now, but it was on sale for under $6 when I bought). It's basically a 700mAh NIMH battery pack connected to an AC inverter. You can plug in a (< 10 watt, 110VAC) device into the AC outlet. There's also a USB charging port. The device is small and light; should fit in my water bottle cage.

Despite the name, it's rated for only 5 minutes @ 10W, but it claims 1 hour @ 8W. I have not tested this claim yet. I'd like to find a good light (LED or CFL?) that I can connect to this pack and run for my hour commute home. Also a socket, cord, and mounting device. Any ideas, or should I just stick to running Romisen flashlights?
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Old 11-07-08, 10:17 AM
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for extensive diy lighting, search (when this function is working) for username=cyccommute in bf. cyccommute seems to be the most knowledgable/helpful re diy lighting.
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thanks , will check it out
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