Bike powered light show
Combined with all advanced optical and electronic technology of RAVEMEN lights, PR1600 is your best choice for trail riding, road cycling and bike travel. It is the best bike light you could ever find in the market. The wireless remote switch gives you easy control of the light for various riding environments. With battery runtime extension, the light is also ready for any long-distance bike racing.
Standard USB output port
Used as a power bank to charge other USB-powered digital devices when in emergency
DuaLens optical low beam, providing broad flood light with cut-off line for commuting, no dazzle and glare for oncoming riders and pedestrians 2. Dual LEDs for HiLo beam system, providing illuminating light similar to automotive headlight with far reaching high beam and low beam 3. LED real-time display to show remaining runtime in each brightness level 4. Wireless remote switch with instant max output and brightness adjustment buttons to control the light easily 5. Extending battery runtime with external power source 6. USB output to charge portable digital devices 7. Intelligent memory circuit remembers the last used brightness level and mode when turned on again 8. Quick release design for easily slide in and out 9. Compatible with 31.8mm and 35mm round handlebar
LED: 2high-efficiency white LEDs Battery: 6000mAh/3.7V rechargeable Lithium-ion battery Dimensions (Headlight): 100mm (L)48mm (W)27mm (H) Weight (Headlight): 220g Materials: The front and main body is made by aluminum with Mil Type III Hard Coat Anodizing; the rear part and the handlebar mount are made by durable plastic Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Best overall bike light
1,200, 800, 400, 150 lumens | 55 minutes on high, 7 hours on low | USB rechargeable
This was Alaska fat-bike rider and racer John White’s front bike light for years, and it’s our pick for the best overall thanks to its combination of reasonable price, durability, brightness options, availability, and battery life. White ended up switching to the NiteRider Lumina Dual 1800 (which we list below) for more visibility on fast downhills, but for battery life and all-around usefulness, this one is tough to beat. This light will work for road bikers, gravel bikers, in traffic, and trail users. It holds up in the cold, and at 172 grams, it can be worn on a helmet without feeling clunky.
Best (less expensive) bike light
80, 40 lumens | 3.5 hours on high, 10 hours on low | USB rechargeable
This incredibly affordable bike-light set might have a low sticker price, but the longevity of the bulbs and the convenient mounting make it a great option for casual commutes or even cyclists taking off on a longer trip who need to be seen on the road. At just 80 lumens for the headlight, it’s not bright enough for riders who need to see the road or trail after dark, but for riding in traffic — where you need to remind vehicles of your presence — it’s a great option with three flashing modes in addition to the static mode. It’s simple to use with one top button to turn on and off and easy silicone mounting straps for the front and rear that don’t use hardware. Strategist managing editor Kelsie Schrader has owned the Ascher set for two years. “I figured maybe I’d upgrade after a few months, but I haven’t had a need to,” she says. “I do a lot of 4:30 a.m. or 5 a.m. rides all over” New York City, and she says she feels “safe as long as I’ve got these on my bike.”
Best value front-and-rear set
600 lumens (medium and low specs not listed) | 1 hour on high, 10 hours on low | USB rechargeable
For under 100, you get this all-in-one package of a 600-lumen headlight and a 50-lumen taillight, ideal for riding in traffic along with moderate road and gravel. Like myself, cyclist Laryssa Rote is training for the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, and she likes these lights for the bulb longevity and the rechargeable style as it’s “easier and more ecofriendly to carry a power pack than a bunch of batteries.” These lights have ports along the side for the “be seen” aspect of bike lights as well as a flashing option that will last days without needing a charge. These are among the lighter options out there as well with the front light weighing just 96 grams and the rear light weighing 28 grams.
Step 5: Assemble the Parts
Attach the base to the exercise bike frame. If you attached wheels, make sure the base is level when attached to the frame.
Attach the generator cradle to the base. Insert a hard sheet of plastic such as Plexiglass or clear acetate between the base and the cradle. This will help the cradle slide easier for adjustment. Lay the generator in the cradle and insert the 1×8 pipe section through the base. Insert the 18 pipe strap through the slots, around the pipe and around the generator. Tighten the strap to hold the generator to the cradle. Insert a 5/16 by 1 T-bolt through the slot into the T-nut.
You may find you need to cut a piece of angle iron or strap and attach it between the base and the axle for the flywheel to make the assembly more rigid. (See the second picture).
Place the link belt around the flywheel and around the 1-1/2 pulley on the generator. Add or remove links as necessary to get the length correct. Slide the cradle assembly back until the belt is tight. If you reach the end of the adjustment slot, take another link out of the belt.
Attach the 12V power jack (a regular out let is recommended if using a 120V generator). Radio ShackRadio Shack catalog # 270-1556 is shown in the picture.
Step 6: Build a Meter and Light Display
This display has 3 switched light sockets, a switched outlet, and two meters. It is 24 tall, 8 wide, and 5 deep. Use 1/4 birch plywood to build the box with 3/4 x 3/4 pine for the internal frame. Drill holes for the sockets, switches, and meters.
I used 3/4 x 5 pine for the top and bottom with holes drilled for a 1-1/2 PVC pipe. After installing and wiring the meters, switches and sockets, install the pipe. After the pipe is in place, the top piece of 1/4 plywood is installed. Drill a 1-3/8 hole in the bottom plywood and attach. This will hold the PVC pipe captive.
Step 7: Start Pedaling Power!
With the meter display plugged in, starting to pedal should start to deflect the volt meter. If the meter moves the wrong way (negative), reverse the leads connecting the generator to the 12V socket. Screw in an incandescent and a compact fluorescent.
If you’re using a 12V generator, you’ll need to use 12V rated bulbs. These are available at most RV centers. If you use a 120V generator, you’ll need to use resistive loads or appliances with magnets in the motors. Many compact fluorescents will work on 120Vdc, but not all.
If you find that you have to pedal to slow or too fast to get the desired voltage, change the size of the pulley on the generator. A larger pulley will turn the generator more slowly and generate a lower voltage for a given pedal speed.
I added a smaller handlebar for smaller kids. An 8-year-old on frost sugar pops can crank out an amazing amount of energy, over 200 Watts!
Have fun pedaling different DC appliances. Read a book with pedal-powered lights. Hook a 12V TV to the Energy Bike. Make your kids pedal if they want to watch TV. They can rest during the commercials. If you have a laser engraver, make a side plate with a picture of an Energy Bike cranking out lighting bolts!