Night riding lights – Dont
Put your light in your backpack with the battery connected , It may switch on and the heat wont be able to escape .
Lowey from this parish did and this was the result
It was so hot it hissed when splashed with water .
The Light does have some thermal throttling and would have switched to low when it hit 60c but even on low the heat can build up in a bag .
Remarkably it still works 😀Posted 4 years agonbtMember
I’d go further an recommend you only connect the battery to the light when you;re about to start riding. I once fitted the lights then put the bikes in the car ready to head off for a night ride – came back to the carhaving collected rucksacks (and Mrs NBT) to find it filled with a stench of burning plastic – the light (an old lumicycle halogen unit) had switched on, and being face down against the tarpaulin I use to line the boot was happily melting its way through two layers of material. Thank god I got back when I did, I reckon a few minutes more and it would have been into the boot liner itselfPosted 4 years agoMrSparkleMember
Another DON’T.Posted 4 years ago
From back in the day – if you decide to make a lash up involving a Petzl headtorch, a halogen bulb and an over volting drill battery then always remember to put a fuse in the circuit. That when when you crash on snow and ice cracking your knee cap there won’t be a small fire in your Camelbak which melts the bladder depositing water all over your arse. Which then freezes…
Don’t ask how I know, ok?dannyhMember
I actually chuckled out loud at that one!
It’s bad enough being blinded by other people’s lights at night, without following what looks like a Messerschmitt 109 that is going down with smoke trailing!
Mind you, I have ridden several times after a curry the previous evening and it felt like smoke ought to have been billowing out behind me!Posted 4 years ago
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