sangesf wrote: (LEDs just don't seem bright enough for me.. Or at least not as bright as a 100w Halogen or Xenon.).
hillzofvalp wrote:I have a new 100W bmw e30 (late 80s early 90s) headlamp laying around.
hillzofvalp wrote:No.. the e30s had separate housings for the high beams. 100W Lows. Looks so good, but would drain almost 5-10% of pack capacity. I wish I could run some cheap 35W HIDs... but I can't seem to find a single bulb with a single ballast for it.. I would have to get a complete conversion kit. Edit: actually amazon has some universal ballasts and single bulbs.. bringing in total to under $30. Another 7 A123 cells at $6/cell would do the same thing, and I could run it at 100W. Or I can just run it at 55W with a cheap incandescent replacement and forget about it.
sangesf wrote:Most states (I think you're in Indiana..which is one of those "most states") just want your front light to be able to be seen from at least 500' away.. So, if your light can be, it's legal.. There are no "lumen laws" that I've ever seen.. LOL.
Alan B wrote:sangesf wrote:Most states (I think you're in Indiana..which is one of those "most states") just want your front light to be able to be seen from at least 500' away.. So, if your light can be, it's legal.. There are no "lumen laws" that I've ever seen.. LOL.
Really? There are DOT approvals for car lights. Lots of aftermarket
lights are illegal. And European standards are quite different.
Alan B wrote:Car lights are too heavy and power hungry and designed for 60 mph plus.
Alan B wrote:We were talking lights made for cars.
On a bike use a good bright LED or two. A couple of 900+ lumen LEDs work wonders. Car lights are too heavy and power hungry and designed for 60 mph plus.
veloman wrote:I use a $30 "900 lumen" flashlight
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/spiderfire ... 8650-19767
I was on multiuse path and a guy walking with his gf said to her he thought a car was passing them.
My thread: http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... flashlight
It's good for 30mph. If you're going 50 in complete darkness, then you will want more.
Alan B wrote:The older LEDs have been about 70 lumens per watt, the newer ones are about 100 lumens per watt. Halogens are about 15 lumens per watt. Your choice.
sangesf wrote:Alan B wrote:The older LEDs have been about 70 lumens per watt, the newer ones are about 100 lumens per watt. Halogens are about 15 lumens per watt. Your choice.
That's not exactly true...
Halogen bulbs have a MIN of 35 lumens / watt..
NEWER - LEDs white.. Have never had more than 70 lumens / watt and those are EXPENSIVE ones... (the ones that put out the same as Xenon HiD (~110lm/watt) are REALLY expensive..)
Every single one of those normal costing LED flashlights say 900 Lumens and are $30...
My Halogen bulb is $18/pr or $9 each (actually replacement bulb is only $5) AND are double the lumens of those LED flashlights...
I have seen a $35 1200 lumen LED light, BUT it uses 12v - 2000mah.. So ok, my halogen uses 12v - 4000mah to produce 18-1900 lumens and that LED one will do 2400 lumens for the same power but it's 4 times the price and only gets 500 lumens more..
A xenon hid Kit with (electric) balasts are about $25 and give 3,200 lumen output!
Yes, of course, LEDs CAN last a LOT longer, but I've never had any luck with regular LEDs, either the control board or the actual LEDs burn out!
But like I said..
Halogen/Xenon for the price can't be beat..
UNLESS you can show me an LED Headlight/lamp for a bicycle (or a car) that puts out 1900 lumens, full spectrum White Light for less than $10 AND THEN I'LL BUY IT.
Florida Bicycle Bicycle 60 mph 5,000 W No 10 No
sangesf wrote:Your first mistake is using Wikipedia as a reference..
Case and point..
Here is what Wikipedia says about the Florida electric bicycle laws..Florida Bicycle Bicycle 60 mph 5,000 W No 10 No
According to Wikipedia, as long as I'm at least 10 y/o and my electric bicycle goes slower than 60mph and is <5,000w it is still only a bicycle?!?
Don't use Wikipedia.. LOL..
You still have yet to show me a decent LED headlight at a better price / better lumen output than my Halogen. You keep putting that off AND talk about how much I've spent on the rest of my bike, instead..
Also, you are right.. It was a TYPO.. (P.S. I edited the post) It was supposed to say 2000mA..
SHEESH, is the ONLY way, you can win a discussion, is by TRYING to belittle the other person? LOL... Try Again. Maybe try being a bit of a sesquipedalianist, that might work instead.. LOL
P.P.S. When did being "PC" become so ingrained into text input on the Internet..
FYI, The CAPS are for EMPHASIS, and NOT yelling.. (I know there is a bold HTML tag, but it's such a PITA to use, because I use my iPhone to post and I honestly, don't want to waste time and energy BOLDING everything I want to emphasize. -- LOL)
Racer_X wrote:The Topic here is Your Creation's Before & After Pics
This discussion is off topic here, There are already threads on ebike lights. Can you guys move your discussion to one of those?
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