Re: [rootsradicals] Re: Bright bike lights
- My choice, is home-made.
Taillight (just a picture):
And I deal with the lights-in-eyes (of non-drivers) with low-beams, which are amber, constructed like the tail-light, but with a mirrored hat, mounted low on the forks. The headlight blog entry shows the location of the hi/lo switch.
Understand, this does require a supply that does current limits.
- Phil,The person whose bike the Dinotte is mounted to doesn't have a problem. It's the people coming up from the rear and/or coming the other way who get blinded by these powerful symmetric beam lights.safe riding,On 2011-02-19, at 4:57 PM, poppamando wrote:
I have no experience with the Ix IQ, so I can't say what's worth it or not. I can say that I've never had any problem with my Dinottes and that they're easy to refocus as needed. Also, I would never run a strobe light only for front lighting unless it was during the day.
I would like to see some different lenses for beam variation available for the Dinottes.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Vik Banerjee <threeohm@...> wrote:
> The only trouble with Dinotte's is their symmetric beam patterns that throws the majority of their light up into the sky and unfortunately other folks' eyes:
> For less $ the B&M Ixon IQ is a much better light:
> safe riding,
> Vik Banerjee
> On 2011-02-19, at 10:38 AM, poppamando wrote:
> > Stacey - though not "cheap," Dinotte "Pro Series" lights have been fantastic lights for our family. They produce very bright beams that are very commuter friendly and operate on 4 AA batteries (rechargeable recommended). I've used them for years and absolutely love them. They have been an excellent value for us.
> > Their tail lights are also very bright and, on flash mode, blow away just about anything else. I've had coworkers see me in the pre-dawn darkness and tell me they thought I was an Emergency Response vehicle.
> > Their "Endurance Series" use rechargeable lithium batteries and are much more powerful (and, of course, expensive).
> > Do a bit of research and you'll find almost nothing but "glowing" reviews.
> > http://www.dinottelighting.com/
> > -Phil
> > (have no financial interest in this company)
> > --- In email@example.com, "Stacey" <staceylmelis@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi all,
> > > I'm looking for suggestions to make myself ultra-visible on my bike at night. I've seen folks riding with some really bright front/rear/flashing/solid lights, but I'm not sure where to start looking.
> > > Budget-friendly, rechargeable, compact are preferred.
> > > Thanks for your expertise!
> > > Stacey
> > >