Dynamo lights

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by fatboy67, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. fatboy67

    fatboy67 Member

    Hi all when I did some searching and reading about lights. It is said that the dynamo generator will burnout. Ok besides it burning out the one i looked at Elephant brand it says 12volt 6W. I had a look at my dolphin torch/Flashlight it has a 6volts 3.3W globe. That torch/flashlight is fairly bright.
    So 12volt 6W that sounds bright to me, but from memory/old School days these things were not bright at all. Can I have some feed back from others about this? I was thinking of modifying the generator so it may not burnout.
    I figure that it's the constant high speed that's burning out the generator, so if I can modify it to slow it down. BUT if it isn't bright enough than it's not worth it. I also have read that some have brought a dynamo kit and thrown the generator away and put a 7.5volt 3W globe in it and run it off the white wire.

  2. BSA

    BSA Guest

    Moved to motored biking accessories section.

  3. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    I think Sturmey Archer Hub Dynamo is a key to start researching many options. Look to see if they have a capacitor type yet, this allows the lights to stay on for a while when stopped at traffic lights, etc.
  4. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    The lights with a capacitor (LED bulbs) are also called "Stand" lights. (Because they still produce light while you're standing...)