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    Brake lights

    Hi,
    Just started ordering BBSHD parts for a build on my wife's Specialized Ruze midfat bike. I searched both lights and brakes but got too many results, so if this topic is covered i apologise.
    What are people using as a brake light and how is it being activated? I would prefer a light that is powered from the main battery.
    Let me know what is recommended.
    Thanks
    Terry

    #2
    B and M have some cool lights www.bumm.de
    however I am afraid the ekstra light intensity, when aplying the brake, is because the lower dynamo output is registered by the light. It is on the one I got for myself anyway. Dynamos nowadays rock.
    If you find a brakelight not dependent on a dynamo you will need a dc/dc converter so you get the 6v output, it is small and cheap.

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      #3
      Brake lights on ebikes are very rare. Flashing or steady rear LEDs are the norm, either separate battery or high voltage. Lunacycle.com has a high voltage rear light up to 70V, and Ebikes.ca has a higher voltage unit up to 100V.
      Alan B

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        #4
        I have headlight, brake and running lights powered by a dynamo. Really work well and are really bright. Put a dynamo powered taillight on my Bob trailer, which is also very bright.

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          #5
          While a cool concept, I don't see much utility in brake lights on a bike, taillights are a necessity if you're going to ride in traffic, the brighter the better. Everyone I know who has been hit by a car from behind was either hit intentionally, by a distracted or drunk driver, not because they had their brakes on.

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            #6
            The statistics are probably in your favor but cars, motorcycles and mopeds all have brake lights. In Denmark you are required by law to signal stop, on a bicycle, by raising your hand in an upright posistion (as if taking an oath). Yes you feel stupid.
            Of course this is a location with a lot of other bicyclist pedaling on the same road as you, and signaling one way or the other that you are slowing down brings awareness to your posistion and maneurvers.

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              #7
              Riding ebikes in pairs, the 2nd rider usually wishes the first rider has brake lights. Especially in the dark. My experience. No, I don't have brake lights but the wife wants me to add them.
              Fabrication is fun! Build something today. Show someone. Let them help. Inspire and share. Spread the desire.

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                #8
                See AZguy… people are waiting for that braking circuit! ;-)

                http://electricbike.com/forum/forum/...-i-want-to-try
                See my completed Magic Pie V5 rear hub motor E-Bike build HERE.

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