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    LED Headlight, anyone found a Good one?

    Its getting darker earlier now and i have been looking to get a headlight to mount on my bars and power it from my 52volt battery, I cant seem to find lights that will take that voltage. do i need to install a voltage converter first? has anyone put a light on their bike using 52volts?

    #2
    Ebikes.ca has some. Go with StVZO Compliant optics if you want the best beam pattern for street riding.
    Alan B

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      #3
      luna cycles has two. I got the smaller one and it blasts plenty of light. I think the bigger one is to bright for oncoming traffic. they run on 52v and have a fuse in them. get the tailight to. 52v with fuse also. I ran the headlight wire to the tailight ,soldered together, then down to the motor to battery connector. works with the motor turned on or off. happy motoring, e-rod

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        #4
        Originally posted by e-rod View Post
        luna cycles has two. I got the smaller one and it blasts plenty of light. I think the bigger one is to bright for oncoming traffic. they run on 52v and have a fuse in them. get the tailight to. 52v with fuse also. I ran the headlight wire to the tailight ,soldered together, then down to the motor to battery connector. works with the motor turned on or off. happy motoring, e-rod
        You mean this headlight e-rod?

        http://lunacycle.com/x1-stvzo-wireless-front-headlight/

        Seems like a pretty good price @ $25, anyone know how many lumens it is? I am not familiar with LUX so 34 LUX doesn't mean much to me, no point of reference.

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        • e-rod
          e-rod commented
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          no, it's a cyclops, the smaller one. the big one is too bright for traffic. The small one, 37$ is plenty! e-rod

        #5
        Karl at Electric-Fatbike.com recommended this one. I now have 2 of them that have been working fine for over a year. At 52 volts they are crazy bright.
        https://electricbike-blog.com/2015/0...ght-from-ebay/

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          #6
          I use this one. Good for 12 - 80V without any converter. Works very, very well...
          https://www.aliexpress.com/item/High...8.0.104.X8whFD

          And some nifty switches if you need one.
          https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-...08.0.80.X8whFD

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            #7
            I guess lunacycles does not now have the headlights I bought earlier in the year. Sorry . These other suggestions look good. e-rod

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              #8
              I guess ill wait until a higher quality light comes out that can handle 52 volts. I ride in the woods and need something durable and reliable. I picked up this night rider 600 lumen OLED display light for $60. and its works great, It has one 18650 battery inside and charges up quick..on its brightest mode it lights up the trail plenty. It also has a oled display that tells you exactly how many minutes are left before the battery dies. i get about 3 hours on med 300lumens and 1.5 hours on high 600lumens.

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                #9
                This might be overkill but it is only 36V
                https://youtu.be/-vgNh3fLxJc

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                  #10
                  The ones I mentioned in my post above all handle 52V,... 12 - 80V, actually.

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                    #11
                    Originally posted by Reddy_Kilowatt View Post
                    This might be overkill but it is only 36V
                    https://youtu.be/-vgNh3fLxJc
                    That light is INSANE! >:D

                    I had to link it to a friend who loves bright flashlights, man, I would never have thought someone would be so creative as to make a light that is so powerful you need a liquid cooling system from a PC! I do however think I would rather have a light that is NOT going to rival the power needs of my E-Bike motor ;-p

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                      #12
                      Originally posted by wklatt View Post
                      I use this one. Good for 12 - 80V without any converter. Works very, very well...
                      https://www.aliexpress.com/item/High...8.0.104.X8whFD

                      And some nifty switches if you need one.
                      https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-...08.0.80.X8whFD
                      http://www.ebay.com/itm/3W-DC12-100V...-/371722345796 would be even cheaper.

                      Or the one mentioned above: http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_kw...ight+Lamp+Gold

                      You'd want to fuse this if attached to your main battery. And would need an on/off switch

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                        #13
                        Thanks to Eric's generosity I have ordered a headlight, taillight and leather grips. I am sick and tired of my sticky rubber ones. I ordered this light: http://lunacycle.com/x1-stvzo-wireless-front-headlight/

                        x1_front_headlight-5__99956.1473458265.1280.1280.jpg

                        I will do a quick review when I get it. I can charge it from the color display.

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                        • g725s
                          g725s commented
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                          I've looked the Chinese lights over that I posted a link to above, and can't shake the feeling that you probably will get what you pay.
                          There are probably a few that might be value and might hold up. But it is a crap shoot really.

                          I am sure the guys at Luna have been through a few different types and the one you bought looks tempting.
                          Interested in hearing your review. Luna should research and carry a few flashlight holders. I like the idea of a flashlight up front and you can take off and use as a flashlight if you need to check something out on your bike at night too. And I like the idea of using my own rechargeable batteries, be it AA or AAA.

                        #14
                        Here is a DIY light you'll like. PVC mount and removable 2800 lumen light that has 18650 rechargeable battery. Yes it's bright! You can see over 200 yards at night. Be cautious though, you can temporarily blind people at will! I shine it at the road about 20 yards in front of me, and run it on half power so I don't blind people!

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                          #15

                          This is what I use on the CH-RM e3 at present. I knew I'd be changing it for a more robust light so it's based on 2 single cheapy single led flashlights and a single Cree, Quality, Hi-Power lens adjustable, FL from Home Depot that was about 24$, I don't remember the specs. My routes at night are mostly by rail trail, that is pretty well lit and lightly used after dark, to catch a commuter train and I only ride at night a few short miles a few time a month. I've been satasfied with the triple option of one, two or plus higher power with all three. Most of my route only requires minimal lighting.

                          This is what will ultimately take its place. It's the original headlight housing from my 82 Suzuki GS1100EZ and removed to install a cafe fairing and 7" headlight, way back when. The original bulb, in the 11" housing, is replaced with a triple CREE LED H-4 high output bulb. 2500 lumens.

                          https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

                          i plan for a dedicated li-Ion pack, in the housing. Procedures & Surgeries for myself; eyelid and cataract and, femoral head ostectomy, for one of my Border Collies have put the headligh on the back burner due to funding.
                          Last edited by Reddy_Kilowatt; 09-22-2016, 11:53 AM.

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