10133Re: [rootsradicals] Lighting: in praise of the Down Low Glow!
- Nov 5, 2009On Nov 5, 2009, at 1:44 PM, dianedouglas8 wrote:
Hello Roots Radicals,
After last weekend's time shift backward off daylight savings, many of us are commuting home from jobs during a much darker time of the day. Although I've seen threads supporting this blinky vs. that front strobe; I wanted to give a personal shout out to my favorite new light system, the Down Low Glow from Rock the Bike.
Commuting around town in DC, I can say that this thing really works! Not only do people now see me, they stop and stare at the lovely blue glow beneath my BD.
I don't have much experience with rechargeable battery based light systems, but I'll try to give everyone updates as I use it.
I had a couple of questions I wanted to pose to the group:
Considering the effect cold weather has on rechargeable batteries, do others remove their battery at night? (Particularly if you store your Xtras in an unheated area.)I keep mine indoors, so can't say.
Should I be concerned with charge memory effects on the batteries?Like any battery, a full discharge is a no-no. A dual tube setup lasts 2-hours roughly, so, keep it at that or under and you should be fine. 3-hour for a single tube I think.
What's the best way to keep my glow bright and long-lasting?Keep the tube clean and scratch free.
(..Who's praying he doesn't run over a tea-bagger on the way home!)Rick "Rockin' the Dual Tube DLG" PickettOakland, CA
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