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Front, rear, and side lighting for your bike as well as helmet lights. Incandescent and LED lights. Dynamo hubs, rechargeable batteries, and step-down circuits from ebike batteries are also included as long as they result in the production of light.

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How to tell if this light's bulb is blown? And what kind of light is it?

See photo. Is this a normal LED? I'm trying to troubleshoot it and can't tell if the bulb\diode is fine.
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Front light that “pulses”

I'm planning to start using my bicycle again for commuting and need to get a new front light (I'm in Australia, so it's dark early in the evenings at the moment). I've seen a few in use by other ...
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Is there a route-planning tool that clearly indicates tunnels?

I'm planning a ride (Strava route) in the Alps, and I know there are some tunnels in the area. Coincidentally by taking the old road I'm planning to avoid the ones I know about. I'd like to have a ...
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AC dyno light on battery pack?

I'm running a Supernova E3 PRO 2 of my dynohub. However I would like to use my non-dynohub front-wheel whilst still being able to use the same lights on battery power. The lights have an internal AC/...
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Is it legal for cyclists to use amber bike flashers for visibility (in BC, Canada)?

Amber bike lights can improve daytime visibility. This makes sense because white light looks similar to sunlight and amber light stands out more clearly. Being seen sooner means that drivers have more ...
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Using head light as bar light?

Lately I have been using a head lamp, installed on my helmet, while commuting to work. For improving safety, and considering that I have a bar fixture for a handlebar bag which is unused for my ...
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Lighted ankle straps

I read an article in the Wall Street Journal about a recent study that concluded that motion-based lighting is the most effective technique for drawing motorists' attention. I believe the recommended ...
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Single switch light system?

Is there a headlight/taillight system that can be turned on with one switch, rather than turning on 2-4 lights each individually?
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Charging mobile phone using the battery of a rechargeable bike light?

Most rechargeable bike light are charged via USB port. I wonder if is it possible to use them as a power bank for your mobile phone as well? Or only a subset of them can be use as a mobile phone ...
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I need an StVZO compliant bike light. Any recommendations?

I tried to buy one from Amazon but after testing it today the beam is clearly symmetrical and has no advantages over a normal bike light. I live in the UK so the StVZO regulation is not one which I ...
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Using an LED torch as a helmet light, will I blind oncoming drivers?

I'm planning on buying this LED Torch with this helmet mount. Could I blind oncoming drivers?
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Attaching LED strips to bike

I'm interested in attaching LED strip(s) onto the frame of my bike. Are there features of LED strips that I should be looking for when making my decision of which one to get? What's the best way to ...
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dynamo powered lighting for bike and trailer

Is there wiring diagrams i can look at to get an idea on how to wire up this bottleneck dynamo to my bike and maby trailer. I've been through pages of internet blah but found nothing yet help please?
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Mounting light on handlebar with bag installed

On my bike I have installed an handlebar bag (the Ortlieb Ultimate 5). Since I am also considering installing lights on the handlebar, I am afraid they will be simply shielded by the bag. The clerk ...
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What are your country's rules or regulations for the colors of reflectors or lights?

Many countries have rules or regulations that specify what color your lights (headlights or rear lights) or reflectors must be. What are they? In your answer, please note the country (and state, if ...
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Tips for dexterously handling bike lights with winter gloves

I've got some battery-powered LED lights which are mounted using the typical "click-in" bike mounts somewhat like the one pictured below: Unfortunately, I've got the fine motor skill of an elephant. ...
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Why doesn't my (battery-powered) light work in the cold?

I've got a cheap LED lamp running on three AAA NiMH batteries which stops working when exposed to near-freezing temperatures; is there a likely reason for this? The lamp has been dropped a number of ...
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Does anyone make a dynamo light buffer battery that will keep it going at full power?

I have a nice SP dynamo hub and an old Supernova E3 Triple dyanamo light. However, the dynamo light isn't very bright when I'm starting my ride, as my ride has a long hill at the very start, so I don'...
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How do you switch the Raleigh RX10 rear light to flashing instead of constant

Sorry for the ludicrously specific question, but I just cannot work it out! Mostly when I turn on my rear Raleigh RX10 USB rechargeable rear light it has a constant beam. Pressing the power button ...
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Shimano Hub LED lights working sporadically

My Shimano hub lights are not working correctly. All help greatly appreciated. First time I've had a bike with lights like this. Specifically, the rear works all the time. But the front is ...
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Polite way to ride in the dark

Sometimes I ride in the park which has no light. There always are dog walkers, runners and other cyclists. So, when I ride towards someone I have two options: dim my light and slow down (since I can'...
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Rear light with failure warning

It is a thing that I noticed even on cars it is missing: when rear lights fail, the driver does not realize it. In bicycles it is much more worse it happens, as the cyclist's own life is more exposed....
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Is there a spoke light that is ultrabright? [closed]

I love the setup this guy demos here as it is attention-grabbing and is visible from all directions, however I'm wondering what options I have with ultrabright spoke lights. The description says they ...
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Magicshine MJ-872 disassembly

My light doesn't seem to work well, after 15 minutes of work it starts to switch to lower settings and shutting down. My guess is that I need to add the thermal paste that might be quite old (3+ years)...
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Making my dream bike come true [closed]

my name is Benjamin and for quite some time now i have been riding my bicycle to college and other places. The bike i have now is only very simple but has saved as a great alternative for transport ...
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How to replace a bottle dynamo with batteries

I have a bike using a bottle dynamo. It works ok but I just use the light when it's absolutely needed because the dynamo really slows down the bike. I would like to make the bike run with batteries, ...
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Is it worth wearing a headlamp when cycling as well as having a bar mounted light? [duplicate]

Most bike lights seem to be the bar / seatpost mounted variety. Is it worth also having a headlamp for riding? I go cycle touring, ride in the city and do mountain bike xc trail riding. I've got a ...
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Which front and rear lights can run while charging?

I have a 52V battery pack on my krampus, which I use for commuting to work. I plan on buying a DC-DC converter with two USB outputs to run headlight and taillight. So my requirements are mostly to ...
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How to give away lights to cyclists without lights?

My objective is simple enough... I want people to be safe when out riding. Too often on my way to work I often see cyclists in the dark and rain without lights. When I see them I try and offer them ...
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Lamp holder for bicycle stem

Is there any lamp holder for the bicycle stem? The normal 360º degrees spinning lamp holders do not work, because the stem is slightly top-wards inclined. Bike stem Normal lamp holder
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Dynamo Lighting Systems

I'm thinking about ways to put a tail light on my trailer (a B.o.B Yak). Our primary use for the trailer is carrying dogs and running errands around town – so I really like the idea of having lights ...
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Trailer Lighting Using a Dynamo Hub [closed]

I have a B.o.B. Yak trailer which uses a ISO 305 mm BSD rim. I'd like to build up a wheel for the trailer using a dynamo hub (perhaps a Sanyo H27) so that I could have lights on the trailer. I know I ...
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Pedal-powered head/tail lights

I'm planning to get a pair of pedal-powered head & tail lights to get my husband as a gift. He commutes ~11mi roundtrip every day to/from work. In summer, he rides a Cannondale touring bike. In ...
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How should I configure my tail-lights?

I currently own a Cygolite Hotshot which I use with a rack mount in flashing mode. I also have a PDW The red planet which I keep on steady burn. I wanted something brighter than TRP so I ordered a ...
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Computer Light For Nighttime Riding

I use a Wahoo RFLKT+ computer. It has a built in backlight for night riding, but to conserve the battery the light times out after a while (30 second default). Since I have a hub generator, I'd like ...
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Bottle dynamo wiring a headlight and taillight on 1980s bike

I'm restoring a 1980 DBS Winner bicycle, and I'm having trouble wiring the dynamo to the headlight and taillight. As a disclaimer, I know very little about electricity and wiring. The dynamo has two ...
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How durable are the lights on a Vanmoof?

Can anyone report on how durable the philips lights built into the frame of a Vanmoof city bike are? I can't tell if being (partially) inside the top tube will protect them, or make them more ...
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Is my VIS 180 the 50 Lumen or 70 Lumen Version?

So, I bought a Light and Motion Vis 180 off of Ebay. The seller had a great rating and claimed it was in "new" condition, so I thought I'd go ahead and take a risk on it. What I got was a Vis 180 -...
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Why are brake lights not common? [closed]

I spent a fair bit of time riding in the lane, in traffic. In this situation, it seems that a brake light would be very useful: It's not always obvious when the vehicle ahead of you is slowing down, ...
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How much light is enough for year round commuting?

I used a Cateye Single Shot for 5 years until it died. Now I use a Cateye Single Shot Plus that I picked up on Ebay for $50. It's noticeably brighter than the Single Shot, but with my new commute I'm ...
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Lighting for xtracycle hooptie

Does anyone have any lighting suggestions for our Xtracycle hooptie? We'd like to keep it very visible (precious cargo in there) especially when viewed from the side. Was thinking about an options ...
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Does it make you safer to use lights during the day?

My bike light, the Cygolite Metro 360, has a "Daylighting" mode which flashes very brightly and is intended to be used during the day. Similarly, many tail lights have flashing modes. Obviously one ...
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How to correctly align “be seen” lights

My "be seen" bicycle light is bar mounted and has to be reattached every time I jump on the bicycle, due to theft risk. How do I determine when it is correctly aligned? In particular how are "be ...
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How to correctly align “to see” bicycle lights?

My "to see" bicycle light shifts out of position. While I need to fix it (fork bridge mounted dynamo), how do I determine when it is correctly aligned? In particular how are "to see" lights ...
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Is this a good bike light? And should I give these people my money?

I was was checking out this bike light. It looks good enough for me. I (rarely) get lost on trails around dusk, but more importantly I commute - a lot by bike. I really just want to be seen. What ...
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Turn signal lights for bikes

I am interested in buying turn signal lights for bicycles. I read something about here and in other websites, but I did not find answers for the following questions: For the point of view of a driver,...
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How to securely connect cable to AXA Quattro dynamo?

See the image: How do I securely attach the cable to the dynamo? I tried the obvious, threaded the cable through one of the holes in the plastic cover, and pressed the cover snugly onto the socket. ...
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Are there Dynamo powered, rear flashing lights? [closed]

I run a SON hub dynamo and have recently upgraded my front light (the old light and the dynamo are ~10 years old). The new one is much brighter than the old and has a USB outlet for charging stuff, so ...
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Why do consumer battery powered LED lights fail mid ride

I've had consumer battery powered LED bicycle lights fail mid ride without the battery being at fault. This has been spread across brands, weather conditions, ride lengths. The most recent failure ...
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Lights wiring polarity and wire marking

I am re-wiring my bike lights to add a smartphone charger and improve the connections. Wires are going in pairs, one wire in a pair being marked with a white stripe. Since I am using LED lights, ...