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andy_k

Member since Jul 2010 • Last active Sep 2020

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    Using the Revo between two mountain bikes. Wanted a fit'n'forget solution, mounted on the fork-crown, for road/audax stuff.

    Did try the Revo mounted lower down, but found the beam pattern wasn't that great. You either get a lot of light immediately infront of you, or it throws it really far/high. Would go back to it if I was mounting it on the bars, but trying to avoid that for now.

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    With the redeye I'm used to having a big pool of light on the ground behind me. Nice and easy to see the light is on/nice and visible, not pointing directly back at other cars/other riders. The SON just seemed a bit feeble in comparison. I know it'll be different for a driver, than me looking at it on the bike. Maybe I'll just find someone to reassure me that it's more visible than it seems...

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    I've emailed Sinewave (as they've solved this problem with their light) and Exposure to see if I can get some more details. I'll get round to contacting SON in a few days.

    If that all comes to nothing I'll break out the big multimeter and go ride down some hills...

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    I am trying to track down the output rating for the Edelux II.

    From the SON rear light instructions mention:

    The 6V-3W hub dynamo-powered SON rear light (K 920) is made for use with a 6V-2.4 W-LED-headlight or 6 Volt DC supply.

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    I can't find any specific accounts of people using a Edelux+Redeye, but given other combinations of rear light and advice from Sinewave about using the Beacon+Redeye, I'm assuming that with a resistor and some soldering it should work.

    Hadn't considered the standlight feature. Given you can run a redeye from an exposure battery pack, I'd guess whacking a big ol' capacitor in the right place would solve that problem. I'll do a bit more reading before digging the soldering iron out...

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    I did consider that briefly, but assumed the SON wouldn't actually be so underwhelming. Time to find out if you can wire a RedEye to a Edelux II...

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    I've heard a bit about that too ;)

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    Has anyone come across light tests for SON rear lights? Ideally in-the-dark photos, similar to what you get to show front-light beam patterns/throw etc.

    I'm using the SON seatpost light and am a bit dissapointed with the output. It's angled correctly and such, but doesn't really cast much light on the road compared to the Exposure Redeye I've used previously.

    Obviously the beam shape is going to be different but the SON just seems underwhelming. Trying to understand if it's just a bit pants, or not designed to throw light down, as well directly back from the light. Figured I'd start by looking for something online before asking random drivers "is this bright enough"...

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    Peregrine

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    What's the go-to synthetic bag these days? Ideally comfort around 0.

    Or, maybe, what's the go-to light synthetic bag I could boost a bit with summer weight primaloft quilt/winterlite mat underneath?

    I know I should just make/buy an apex quilt, but I've run out of time to get my shit together for a few things later this month/early next.

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