Re: [rootsradicals] Speaking of wet electronics
- Waterproof costs money. You can purchase bike lights that are water resistant, but they cost more. Most utility cyclists are notoriously cheap.FatRob
From: Cara Lin Bridgman <shokulan@...>
To: rootsradicals <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sat, May 7, 2011 9:37 pm
Subject: Re: [rootsradicals] Speaking of wet electronics
What I don't understand is why bike electronics (i.e. lights) aren't
made waterproof. Over the past 10 years I've wasted a lot of money on
headlights that whack out after the first downpour. Taillights tend to
do much better.
David Chase wrote:
> I've just determined "empirically" that a RavX tail-light, when wet, will spontaneously turn itself on, and intermittently cycle through its various blinking modes.
- Yep, that's been my latest and hopefully last solution: a 'mag'
flashlight with the new LED 'bulb' and a rechargable battery. It has
all metal housing, rubber gaskets, and three light settings: BRIGHT!!,
not so bright, and blink. It's supposed to last about 4 hours. The
problem is the housing that attaches it to the bike is still on the
privative side--needs a quick release. This thing really turns night
into day! It has to be as annoying for oncoming traffic as those
stinking halogen car headlights.
> While it has the same problem as some headlights with beams hitting other in the eyes, normal flashlights are cost effective waterproof (and often crashproof too) solutions. I use the twofish block to attach mine to the handlebar.
> Also very handy to have a proper flashlight at home or when travelling. Bike lights are usually not very handy due to their shape.