Advice for a new type of bike light

classic33

Legendary Member
I got it. Bluetooth bike lights controlled from your phone. There could be an app on the phone, and when the accelerometer in the phone senses you've had a crash the lights can blink SOS in Morse code.
see.sense ?
 

Mike_P

Veteran
Location
Harrogate
Re the lights that you can keep on the bike, all they need to be are ones with Go Pro mountings attached, fitted to a bolted on Go Pro mount and the Go Pro fixing bolt replaced with a bolt and locking nut, that way as secure as the rest of the bits of the bike unless attacked by Allen keys. Halfords do such a front light while for ebikes their is the Light and Motion set.
 

andrew_s

Guru
Location
Gloucester
I miss my old Schmidt E6. Ok, it needed a new bulb occasionally and the beam was so pencil-thin that tight bends were terrifying, but it didn't half throw light a long way down the road.
I've still got mine somewhere. It was pretty good as one half of a twin headlight setup, paired with a Lumotec Oval aimed a bit shorter.
The wider beam of the Lumotec avoided the problem of going into a bend unable to see anything other than a small square patch of hedge on the outside of the bend.

It did prompt me into considering the design of a swiveling mount, that would aim the light further left as you steered left.
Maybe the OP would like to consider that rather than a light - he could sell it to all the people who've already got a light.
 

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Location
On Air Force One
How about lights that are powered by the motion of the bicycle? Something like a car alternator, but smaller and with a lower output, could be used to harness the rotation of the wheels and generate electricity for thr lights. We could call them Alternator Lights.
 

davidphilips

Über Member
Location
Onabike
Heres an idea, make a self contained led light that is usb rechargeable, same as the whats made by Lezyne, Moon etc but have a battery that can be replaced, know i am fed up with replacing lights when its just the battery wont hold charge any more or lights that have sat unused for a wile and batterys done.
 
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