How many lights are too much.

edited September 2012 in Legacy Products
Ok it's getting time that the sun is setting earlier than what it used to. So was wondering if 6 lights were too much 5 on the trike itself and on on me. I ride in the streets of Springfield all the tme when I have my trike. Have a joke about being an unidentified rolling object.

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  • Well, I have two 'superflash' lights on the back, one small blinky hanging from my flag, one small blinky at the back of my rack, and one (to be seen) headlight, so that make five that I have.

    I want to get a headlight to see with as well, but nice ones are spendy.
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    Peter_C
    TerraTrike Rover W/N360 by NuVinci
    http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g475/Peter_CC/Peter_C Trike Album/
    
    (copy and paste into your browser) to see ---> My Trike Photos
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  • This is too many -
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    Anything less is enough... ;)
  • :D So 5 aint too much that's 2 on the front and 3 on the back. Can you fit a tail light on the headrest. That's where I'll put my 3rd tail light. Two on the back right one on the back left and one in the head rest. Of course 2 on the accessory mount al flashing so the dear sweet drivers can see me.
  • Sounds great - will we get pictures? - We LOVE pictures here you know... :D
  • Ok how do I put pictures on here would have to send them directly from my phone. Does this board have an email address or what? :?:
  • Peter_C wrote:
    Well, I have two 'superflash' lights on the back, one small blinky hanging from my flag, one small blinky at the back of my rack, and one (to be seen) headlight, so that make five that I have.

    I want to get a headlight to see with as well, but nice ones are spendy.


    JUST bite the bullet and spend the money for the good lite! U will be happy when u r going down the road, and u can see that pot hole u could not c before. Then u u will be glad u bought the light that saved u a flat and a bent rim!!!!
  • Well - I have yet to ride at night. Mostly the lights are to be seen with when riding at dusk. You're right, a great light up front will be wonderful, and I am saving up for my dream light - rechargeable, simple, bright, and good battery life.

    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/b&m.asp The "IXON IQ" light, $148.00 with everything~!

    b&m192q.jpg

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    Full power setting (14 lux) gives a 6 hour run time. Low power gives about 13 hours. Run times are for fully charged NiMH batteries. Full power is adequate as a standalone headlight for most cyclists in most situations up to about 20mph. Low power is more than adequate for low speed riding, up to perhaps 10 mph on dark roads or bike paths. For urban cycling with overhead street lights, the low power setting is perfect. These are my estimates based on my own experience using this light. Everyone's night vision is different!
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    Peter_C
    TerraTrike Rover W/N360 by NuVinci
    http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g475/Peter_CC/Peter_C Trike Album/
    
    (copy and paste into your browser) to see ---> My Trike Photos
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  • Since I'm moving down the road about the same speed as a big green Deere I might as well look like one too.
    Actually, having motorists mistake me for a hard, rusty tractor with lots of sharp protrusions instead of something soft and squishy might be kinda nice.

    Thanks for making me laugh. I haven't been able to ride for almost a week, so I needed some cheering up.
  • On the back I have a Rav X and a Bell lumia that's the tail light and for now have a single head light when I get paid I'm going to add a second if not 3rd head light. May even get another helmet light.
  • Since I'm moving down the road about the same speed as a big green Deere I might as well look like one too.
    Actually, having motorists mistake me for a hard, rusty tractor with lots of sharp protrusions instead of something soft and squishy might be kinda nice.


    You're soft and squishy??~!
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    Peter_C
    TerraTrike Rover W/N360 by NuVinci
    http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g475/Peter_CC/Peter_C Trike Album/
    
    (copy and paste into your browser) to see ---> My Trike Photos
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  • :D Did anyone say WAL-MART. Pete I'm sure they have cheap lights. That's where I got mine that you saw. At least the 2 that are stuck on there by Allen wrench bolts anything else won't stay on.
  • Peter_C wrote:
    Well - I have yet to ride at night. Mostly the lights are to be seen with when riding at dusk. You're right, a great light up front will be wonderful, and I am saving up for my dream light - rechargeable, simple, bright, and good battery life.

    http://www.niceledlights.com The "IXON IQ" light, $148.00 with everything~!

    b&m192q.jpg

    <snip
    Full power setting (14 lux) gives a 6 hour run time. Low power gives about 13 hours. Run times are for fully charged NiMH batteries. Full power is adequate as a standalone headlight for most cyclists in most situations up to about 20mph. Low power is more than adequate for low speed riding, up to perhaps 10 mph on dark roads or bike paths. For urban cycling with overhead street lights, the low power setting is perfect. These are my estimates based on my own experience using this light. Everyone's night vision is different!
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    You got to use brighter lights to be safe especially when you are riding at dusk.
  • Umm - this *is* a 'to see' light.

    A 'to be seen light' can be a cheapie on blink mode, but when you actually need to see at night, this light is about the brightest light you can buy that does not need an external battery. I suspect, that you simply read the post, and did not go to the link, or read up on the light I posted.

    There is one other factor besides actual brightness of a light, and that is whether or not it is a *focused* beam. Most of the lights you see for sale are *not* a 'focused' beam - meaning, their light goes every which way, besides where you need it. But a focused beam (like a car headlight) creates a beam on the road - where you need it.

    Perhaps you may wish to read a bit more about this light before saying you need more at dusk?
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    Peter_C
    TerraTrike Rover W/N360 by NuVinci
    http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g475/Peter_CC/Peter_C Trike Album/
    
    (copy and paste into your browser) to see ---> My Trike Photos
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  • euhero987 wrote:
    Peter_C wrote:
    Well - I have yet to ride at night. Mostly the lights are to be seen with when riding at dusk. You're right, a great light up front will be wonderful, and I am saving up for my dream light - rechargeable, simple, bright, and good battery life.

    http://www.niceledlights.com The "IXON IQ" light, $148.00 with everything~!

    b&m192q.jpg

    You got to use brighter lights to be safe especially when you are riding at dusk.

    FYI - personally, I find it tacky to be quoted, and then have my quote modified without stating you changed it. The link in your post, is *NOT* the link I gave. My link goes to the fine "Peter White" website, and shows the light in the image.

    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/b&m.asp
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    Peter_C
    TerraTrike Rover W/N360 by NuVinci
    http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g475/Peter_CC/Peter_C Trike Album/
    
    (copy and paste into your browser) to see ---> My Trike Photos
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  • :D Have stopped at an even number 4 just hope I can have all 4 flashing at one time. You all may see an URO. Unidentified Rolling Object in October.
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