My lights are too white.
I have a Trout Spider eyes on my lid, and a MS816 on my bars. They give me plenty of light, but I often find it too “White”, and it reflects harshly off the ground, especially if there is any dew.
Is there any way of making the light less white?
I also read about the Four4th light with green LED’s, which seemed to solve this issue, but their website suggested “not compatible with your existing white LED’s” which suggests riding in a group with other riders on white lights is a non-starter.
Any Thoughts?Posted 4 years agoMartynSSubscriber
I quite like the daylight LEDs…
However if you want I can send you a couple of bits of different orange gels to see what you get on with.
I’ve found some of these LEDs white balance very high, I have one that comes out at about 9k so even with a full orange it only comes down to 6k which is still very white light…
Mail me if you wantPosted 4 years ago
Powerful helmet lights wash out the track surface.
Try mounting a set of lights really low. That would be a good place for a coloured light because of the contrast shadows it would create.
That’s how we used to be able to ride when the best we could get was a 3watt bulb in an Everready bike light.Posted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
As above, helmet lights do weird things if they aren’t dimmer than your bar ones – to my eyes at least.
Whiteness can be useful though. I used to have two similar lights, one with old fashioned LEDs (ie not cree types with drivers) a good few years ago, and one with a halogen bulb. Both were similar brightness, not really enough to see by. I used to use the LED one fine, but one day I took the halogen one and I suddenly got people pulling out in front of me all over the place.
The halogens were the same colour as everyone’s car headlights, but the white LEDs were much more noticeable.Posted 4 years agooffthebrakesSubscriber
Yes I’ve got the Four4th green LEDs. They really reduce the reflected glare, and I find they work much better than white LEDs in twilight conditions too.
No problem if other people are riding with white LEDs. What the website means is, don’t use a green bar light with a white helmet light, or vice versa.
Demo versions are available if you want to try, although it may depend where you are (Four4th are in Farnham, Surrey) drop them an email and find out.Posted 4 years ago
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