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01-13-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,063
Posted By Recumbentracer

Just some clarification and different...

Just some clarification and different perspective...



Not necessarily...DesignShine and Dinotte make the most power taillights in existence and both have quick-release options. The DS-500 uses...
01-12-16, 05:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,063
Posted By Recumbentracer

Go with the focused beam in the day, and the...

Go with the focused beam in the day, and the diffused (omnidirectional) at night. Effective on/off flash pattern for day, ON/Pulse for night. IMO
01-12-16, 01:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,063
Posted By Recumbentracer

Yes! Absolutely, the sooner drivers can become...

Yes! Absolutely, the sooner drivers can become aware of you, the better. Don't expect much (if any) noticeable increase in intensity between the 50 and 80, when viewing them from the same distance...
01-12-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,063
Posted By Recumbentracer

True, if your light is very intense and can alert...

True, if your light is very intense and can alert a driver to your presence from 500 ft back, the angle from drivers eyes to your light is around 2.7 degrees and the wide angle issue is less...
01-11-16, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,231
Posted By Recumbentracer

Hey Namida, I'd recommend my lights (DS-1300...

Hey Namida,
I'd recommend my lights (DS-1300 (http://store.designshinelighting.com/product-p/ds1300v4.htm)) if I had any more since they have a low-profile under bar mount option, but you might also...
01-11-16, 12:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,063
Posted By Recumbentracer

This is certainly not bad idea, but there are...

This is certainly not bad idea, but there are some considerations when using multiple, low-power lights. Using two, aimed right/left, does improve your off-angle visibility, BUT, unless the focused...
01-11-16, 01:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,063
Posted By Recumbentracer

Definitely two tiers of lights here... Tier 1:...

Definitely two tiers of lights here...
Tier 1: 3W and less. Usually all plastic housing (the old Magicshine being one notable exception), and self-contained batteries. Most have traditionally...
01-28-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,740
Posted By Recumbentracer

Yes, very difficult to even touch with your...

Yes, very difficult to even touch with your thighs on a seatpost mount.



Yes, it accomplishes the same thing (i.e. translates 90 degrees). Love your 3D printing idea!
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Forum: Commuting
11-22-14, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By Recumbentracer

Yes, the rack mount can be a bit tricky with the...

Yes, the rack mount can be a bit tricky with the variety of different styles out there. Some have very thin sheet metal "tangs"...
11-21-14, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,740
Posted By Recumbentracer

Looking good on the LiteSpeed! Yes, the...

Looking good on the LiteSpeed!
Yes, the "standby" current draw with the battery connected is in the very low micro-amp range. Essentially no drain on the battery.

And per the earlier response,...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-14, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By Recumbentracer

We're making more, even now... another 100...

We're making more, even now... another 100 housings at the anodizers this week. Hope you enjoy it!
12-16-12, 10:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,658
Posted By Recumbentracer

Thanks Leonard! It was a couple of years ago now...

Thanks Leonard! It was a couple of years ago now when I was trying to come up with a catchy name for the "brand" and lamenting the fact that I couldn't even start cutting a piece of metal for the...
04-10-12, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,519
Posted By Recumbentracer

Yes.... but sorry to say, completely pre-sold for...

Yes.... but sorry to say, completely pre-sold for build #2. Impossible to keep up with demand with a light like this. Cheers.
01-18-12, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,355
Posted By Recumbentracer

Can you provide some info on the vertical bar on...

Can you provide some info on the vertical bar on the rear of the rack that you're using for mounting?

Also, be aware that the MS taillight is prone to failure. The power wires as they are...
01-09-12, 10:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,029
Posted By Recumbentracer

Clarification

Sorry guys, no tease intended. I should have been more clear that these lights are more like the "experimental aircraft" version of bike lights. Very high quality, lots of attention to detail, but...
01-09-12, 03:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,029
Posted By Recumbentracer

DesignShine

Sorry I couldn't reply to your PM (not enough posts yet, apparently), but I would definitely put the DesignShine Lights out there for consideration for daytime running lights. The taillight really...
12-30-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,445
Posted By Recumbentracer

Sorry about that... I went back and edited my...

Sorry about that... I went back and edited my previous post for clarification. Since we were just talking about the headlight, I only listed the price of the headlight. I just mentioned the fact...
12-29-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,445
Posted By Recumbentracer

Just to summarize the DesignShine (DS-1300)...

Just to summarize the DesignShine (DS-1300) highlights in one place...
Dual lens (spot + wide) for optimal beam pattern (https://sites.google.com/site/designshinelighting/beamshot-comparisons). ...
09-19-11, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,275
Posted By Recumbentracer

>> At night the, higher power of the MS taillight...

>> At night the, higher power of the MS taillight is just about right, but you'd probably do just as well with some of the new 2 watt flashers.

I would prefer to pay less, but I don't want to...
09-19-11, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,275
Posted By Recumbentracer

OH yes, it get's much brighter with 5+ hours run...

OH yes, it get's much brighter with 5+ hours run time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVisFnaKjso

But really, this is only beneficial during the day. At night, any ol' 1watt flasher will do.
09-17-11, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By Recumbentracer

Yes, they're a dime a dozen coming out of the...

Yes, they're a dime a dozen coming out of the Chinese factory...
Here's the manufacturer's link from alibaba
http://magicshine.en.alibaba.com/productgrouplist-200924486/Bike_Light.html#products
...
09-13-11, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By Recumbentracer

Hey Tim. I've got a supply of the extension...

Hey Tim. I've got a supply of the extension cables and Y-cables as well (same thickness cable as the extensions, not the thin version). I can make an extension of whatever length you need with a...
09-10-11, 06:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,312
Posted By Recumbentracer

Just as point of information, which I'm sure most...

Just as point of information, which I'm sure most are already aware of, the MS lights lumen ratings (as well as a LOT of flashlights) are "bit" overstated, especially for the P7 emitter. More like...
09-09-11, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,509
Posted By Recumbentracer

Couldn't agree with you more. However, it's a...

Couldn't agree with you more. However, it's a very difficult, if not impossible thing to achieve on a small scale. Really need to have the LED firing rearward into a reflector, but then heat...
09-09-11, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,312
Posted By Recumbentracer

Great post. Safety and/or quality concerns with...

Great post. Safety and/or quality concerns with the MagicShine product are certainly not unmerited. What really bother's me though is that GeoMan went out and had their own batteries made (very...
09-09-11, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,509
Posted By Recumbentracer

Except for the shaped beam requirement, I think...

Except for the shaped beam requirement, I think "Exposure" lights meet most of your other wishes... albeit quite expensive. Some of the German made lights have shaped beams, but are again very...
09-09-11, 10:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,432
Posted By Recumbentracer

I like the Dual Eyes... It's the only low-power...

I like the Dual Eyes... It's the only low-power flasher out there similar in design to the DS-500 almost like the little cousin, and I'm sure it works very well at night.

You could always use...
09-06-11, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,850
Posted By Recumbentracer

One of my customers had a BikeRay IV literally...

One of my customers had a BikeRay IV literally fill up with water and fail during use in the rain, which is why my lights (DesignShine) got "waterboarded" over on MTBR (link posted earlier). If it...
09-06-11, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,386
Posted By Recumbentracer

Actually they do sell all their small parts...

Actually they do sell all their small parts separately. Inexpensive and very nice quality. Recently lowered shipping rates. Great service from their small parts department. The H-27 spacer and...
09-03-11, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,386
Posted By Recumbentracer

The mounting system was something that I really...

The mounting system was something that I really wanted to address with the DesignShine lights. I added a custom part or two, but the functionality of the Cateye mounts being able to lock down the...
08-31-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,850
Posted By Recumbentracer

Most any light at 1 watt or better is acceptably...

Most any light at 1 watt or better is acceptably bright at night. The distinguishing factors at night are more concerned with how the light is focused and what mode you're running it. I always...
08-30-11, 08:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,253
Posted By Recumbentracer

Ah... well, it's not a production light. ...

Ah... well, it's not a production light. "DS-500" stands for DesignShine-500 lumens. It's a custom design. First 30 lights were kind of a market test. The idea for future production of a larger...
08-30-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,253
Posted By Recumbentracer

Here you go Rekmeyata, this video is just for...

Here you go Rekmeyata, this video is just for you... side light capability of the DS-500 vs. the Dinotte 400R.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7MLxEF9kRQ
08-30-11, 01:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,432
Posted By Recumbentracer

Just to clarify some of the questions here: 1. ...

Just to clarify some of the questions here:
1. The YouTube video was made with the light on it's highest power level, just to showcase the extreme power (I probably ought to do a low power vid)....
08-30-11, 12:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,850
Posted By Recumbentracer

When cost is no object... (OK, maybe not the most...

When cost is no object... (OK, maybe not the most important object)... you won't get any brighter than the DesignShine DS-500. I build these lights EXACTLY for the reasons you've laid out here,...
08-30-11, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,850
Posted By Recumbentracer

Not that I can actually build you one right now...

Not that I can actually build you one right now (sold out)... but I've been building high performance lights that are very waterproof, including the batteries. Also, not that I recommend you do this...
08-12-11, 03:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,136
Posted By Recumbentracer

Not knocking the ay ups... they're great lights,...

Not knocking the ay ups... they're great lights, but
Just for information's sake:

400 lumen cool white + red_filter

does NOT equal 400 red lumens. Probably more like 120 to 180 red lumens,...
08-12-11, 12:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,432
Posted By Recumbentracer

How goes your efforts with this? It's certainly...

How goes your efforts with this? It's certainly NOT an easy or inexpensive task to undertake. I found that getting the light to the point of marketability is a whole other level of complexity and...
08-12-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,136
Posted By Recumbentracer

Exactly. Just FYI, the light is being driven by...

Exactly. Just FYI, the light is being driven by the very capable MaxFlex controller and has 5 selectable power levels. It's SUPER efficient at the low power levels. Same intensity as the...
08-11-11, 01:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,136
Posted By Recumbentracer

Daytime Visible Taillights Very enjoyable...

Daytime Visible Taillights

Very enjoyable forum here...lots of good info. Here's my two cents worth after spending the last year researching, designing, building, and testing daytime visible...
04-18-11, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,293
Posted By Recumbentracer

I did look at that class of lighting for adapting...

I did look at that class of lighting for adapting to the upright bike, but in the end there were a number of limitations:
1. The optics on the BULL are for a horizontally mounted light (realize...
04-15-11, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,293
Posted By Recumbentracer

Realizing this is an old thread, but probably the...

Realizing this is an old thread, but probably the best place to mention the disclaimer up front... the DesignShine is my own creation (and yes, it's a play off of the MagicShine name). When I went...
Forum: Recumbent
12-02-10, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,828
Posted By Recumbentracer

More power Scotty...

My experience is that if you want to catch a driver's eye (which you do), you want to do it from as far away as possible. The PlanetBike flasher is just in no way capable of doing this at high noon....
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