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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:05 pm 
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I know, we've done this every year so far but its that time of year again, Unfortunately.

Night riding will soon be well and truly upon us! So, what lights are we all using this year then? Anyone got any revelations or 'must haves'?

Anyone seen any bargains in the sales?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:59 pm 
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I've been using these Electron 5W/10W twin lights from ChainReaction which have been great last winter, and cheap at £40. But those new Hope lights look great. I'm thinking that LED's gonna be eclipsing the HID lights though. Just gotta save the £200 for the Hope LED's.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:58 pm 
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HOME BREW LEDS


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:11 pm 
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Work 2 weeks on 2 weeks off in the North Sea.
Night riding, Pah! Just go out mid week in the day when everyone else is at work!

What do you mean I am gloating... There have to be some advantages to being away! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:43 pm 
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Kneedowndean wrote:
I've been using these Electron 5W/10W twin lights from ChainReaction which have been great last winter, and cheap at £40. But those new Hope lights look great. I'm thinking that LED's gonna be eclipsing the HID lights though. Just gotta save the £200 for the Hope LED's.


Hmmm, my 'modern' bike has a Hope stem and I'm sort of leaning towards their system as I can just bolt it on the front and I like that. Pricey though.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:51 pm 
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I've got the hope leds, brilliant bit of kit. They don't have a lot of depth to the beam, but i mainly use them on the singlespeed, so speed isn't really an issue. I do like the idea of bodging the homebrew system, but it would be halogen, led is still a bit complex for a simple man like me. Should be able to build a set for around£50, that will be 20-35 watt with good run time.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:17 pm 
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you posted the right topic! someone has already said

homemade led!

ill post mine later


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:52 pm 
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leds are easy to build just take your time building them


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:46 pm 
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Can somebody post a breakdown of the parts needed, where to get them and a 'how to' then of DIY LED systems?

Would be really handy :)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:12 pm 
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if someone dosnt beat me too it ill post all the info you asked for

but i got some stuff to do so ill do it later

oh and ill post some nice piccys of mine

Alex


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