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Brenden

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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2015, 03:31:50 pm »
what kind of light is your big light?

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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2015, 04:22:41 pm »
The task light is sweet and well worth the money.

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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2015, 04:44:30 pm »
what kind of light is your big light?
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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2015, 04:47:04 pm »
The helmet light washes out  most of the headlight. I feel as if I should ditch the headlight and go for an led one.
One thing I have a gut feeling is the color of the led is going to give me a headache after riding a long time. Kinda like how fluorescent office lights do
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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2015, 04:05:38 pm »
so I'm pretty sure this is the same light as the Task one.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GJZ015Y?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=ABAEIHQWJNP9P

Only it's $39.99.  but the body and lens look the same.  I'm going to get one and see how it works.
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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2015, 04:41:29 pm »
that only has a single LED, while the task has 4.  The light does work well, but I wouldn't reccomend using it as your only light.  You will need to come up with a way to mount it onto your helmet. Using Go Pro mounts works well, but you will need a way to mount the light onto a Go Pro Mount.  There are mounts available designed to attach a conventional camera, using the tri-pod screw, to a Go Pro mount.  They may work.  I machined some for myself out of aluminum, but have used them all.  If enough people want some, I can make some more.  They would be $15-$20 if 3-5 people wanted them.  Just today I made a mount that hold two lights and aims one light as a high and one as a low beam, not sure how well it will work yet.

Keep in mind, that all the extra parts needed to make that work add up.  if you don't have a very good bike mounted light, you might be better off getting a Task light that is brighter and has a longer lasting battery.

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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2015, 10:57:15 am »
Thanks, maybe I will just get the task light then or borrow one from a team mate :)  I wasn't going to ride at night initially anyway but now probably will need to.
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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2015, 10:32:03 am »
i got 2 task lights and they work extremely well, no problem riding with just the helmet lights, they are significantly better than the bright eyes lights. if i had a questionable bike light, i would spend the extra money and get the task light.

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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2015, 10:19:19 pm »
the Bright Eyes light is a much more focused beam than the Task light.  The Task light's beam is basically completely uniform and gives alot of peripheral vision.  The Bright eyes light is focused, with stray light decreasing in intensity the further it gets from the center.  At the center of the beam, the Bright Eyes light is actually far brighter than the Task light.  However, its useable beam width is not even half what the Task light gives.  The Bright Eyes light is very impressive for the money, but you need another light with a wider beam to go with it.

I have a very bright bike mounted light that throws a wide beam  The tight beam of the Bright Eyes light works well, giving me a focused beam of light where I am looking.

Marc was running a Cyclops H7 bulb with a Bright Eyes light, and was pleased with the light.

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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2015, 07:28:48 am »
I plan on a cyclops h4 so the bright eyes would be good enough?
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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2015, 08:46:24 am »
marc thought it was good enough.  does your light have a nice wide beam?

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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2015, 05:39:23 pm »
The housing does i guess, im not sure as i have not yet had the cash to order the bulb, i got to get the crf parts sold soon!
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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2015, 09:42:06 am »
I'm gonn have to go helmet lights.  My stator is weak as shit and you can't see past the end of your dick with the light it will power.

Plus it does this really cool thing where it lights variablely depending on how much throttle you're using :)
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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2015, 08:42:36 pm »
I'm gonn have to go helmet lights.  My stator is weak as shit and you can't see past the end of your dick with the light it will power.

Plus it does this really cool thing where it lights variablely depending on how much throttle you're using :)

Your bikes stock stator is more than enough to power a few LED lights.  I'm guessing that your stock incandescent bulb is something like 40 watts.  Most LEDs are around 10 watts.  Based on those numbers, you could go from your lame stock light to 4 LEDs that will blind anyone that looks their way.  All with your stock stator.

Install a battery or capacitor in line between your stator and your lights to eliminate drops in voltage due to low rpms.

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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2015, 09:00:40 pm »
You have 35 watts.  You could run a decent LED light.  You would need to convert to DC power to run an LED light, and you would need a battery too.  I would spend your money on a good helmet light instead.  A helmet light is way more important than a bike mounted light.