Not using dazzling lights in traffic…
My exposure strada has a slightly more suitable road beam, it’s kinda squared off and on high it’s just a brighter spot.Posted 4 years ago
Joystick on the head used to pin those drivers at junctions as the start to edge out, never fails to stop them as I think they struggle to judge/understand the speed some cyclists can go.pdwMember
The beam pattern on that Philips looks great but even with your boosted electronics I don’t fancy trying to spot a black extendable dog lead stretched across a pitch black unlit path
I find that it does about as good a job of lighting up the road as my 1,700 (real) lumen “main beam” light. The downside is that it *only* lights up the road. When there’s no one around, I turn this one on:
The photos don’t really do either light justice. Suffice to say that with the main beam on, most oncoming cars dip their lights before they can actually see me.Posted 4 years agopdwMember
As standard, the Philips light uses NiMH AA batteries, and the electronics have a stupid timer that dims the light after a fixed time, rather than at a given voltage. You can’t then get it back to full without charging, or removing the batteries.
Details of the mod here:
and the main-beam-switch-embedded-in-STI-lever hack here:
Re-reading the above, I realise that the main beam shot is out of date – that was the triple XPG @ 1A (around 1,000 lumens). It’s now a triple XM-L running at 1.5A (around 1,700 lumens). I just can’t help myself…Posted 4 years agoHoratioHufnagelMember
If the magicshine has a single LED, the best option might be some kind of “hood” zip tied to the top with some tinfoil on the underside, together with one of those horizontal diffusers.Posted 4 years agomotivforzMember
here reference to this thread I started a week ago – it’s pretty anti-social, and doesn’t really improve safety. By all means full beam on an empty country lanes, it makes drivers think there’s a car oncoming, but in traffic it’s just a distraction to drivers, and they seem to struggle enough as it is to keep us riders upright.Posted 4 years ago
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