My Lights

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Fulltimer, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    I have a motorcycle battery mounted in the basket of my trike to power my lights. The headlight is a 55 watt off road light that I used to have on my Jeep. The back light is a 24 LED light I got at a truck stop. The LED is wired up to the brake light position on its back side. Both are very bright! The pictures were taken at about 6 car lengths.


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  2. cwucat42

    cwucat42 Guest

    You will definitely see and be seen. Nice job!
  3. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    Thanks! I want to be able to say "What do you mean you couldn't see me?"

  4. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    I certainly hope you never have cause to be saying that. Great lights, by the way.

    One more accessory I really, really strongly recommend - get an air horn! One of those canister type ones, put it in a cup holder bracket on your handlebars where you can hit it quick. One of those saved my life not very long ago - lady ignored my 50 watt headlight, but she sure heard my horn.

    A suggestion, as well. Get an 8 ft fiberglass wand antenna and a fluorescent orange flag for it - that way even the idjits behind the car right behind you will know "something is in that apparently empty spot".
  5. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    The air horn sounds pretty good! I have the orange flag but I never measured the pole. You can see it in the pictures.

  6. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Well done. A powerful headlight definitely reduces the ammount of close call with cars - day & night.
  7. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    Well, I got the air horn. Took the trike out for her first run and the top fell off the air horn. A little duct tape fixed that.