• 12-13-2012
    marpilli
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    I ended up using two Ledil C11347 REGINA reflectors instead of the stock optics.

    I snipped off the three standoffs on the base of each reflector. Then I used incrementing drill bits (by hand) to widen the hole until it just fit over the XML LED base. They fit perfectly in the light head so no further modification was necessary (big plus on my list).

    Control:

    Attachment 744803

    High (aimed at fence):

    Attachment 744804

    Medium (aimed at fence):

    Attachment 744805

    High (aimed at driveway):

    Attachment 744806

    Medium (aimed at driveway):

    Attachment 744807


    I'm considering this one done, also. I have to do a bit of work on my bike and then it's off to test them out in the woods. :thumbsup:

    Thanks to everyone for all the help. I'm really pleased with how both sets of lights turned out.
  • 12-13-2012
    marpilli
    2 Attachment(s)
    Here's a comparison of the stock optic (on high) against the Regina (on high).

    Attachment 744809 Attachment 744810

    The Regina blows the stock optic away...
  • 12-16-2012
    mattthemuppet
    neat, I'm glad you liked the Reginas and they seem to make a huge difference compared to the stock optics. Not bad for $5 or so :)
  • 12-17-2012
    HomeGrownSS
    what driver is that in the switch box?
    that little project enclosure is perfect!
  • 12-17-2012
    marpilli
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mattthemuppet View Post
    neat, I'm glad you liked the Reginas and they seem to make a huge difference compared to the stock optics. Not bad for $5 or so :)

    Yes, it is a huge difference and worth more than what I paid. ;) Thank you.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by HomeGrownSS View Post
    what driver is that in the switch box?
    that little project enclosure is perfect!

    Thank you. The driver is a Kaidomain 8x7135 V2 LED Driver 3040mA 17mm. I removed the spring by cutting it close to the board and then using a soldering gun (not enough wattage in the pencil iron) to heat it up and remove it. As others have said, only the High and Medium modes on this driver are useful for biking. I left the Low in place on this board because it seemed like it might be useful for a bikepacking trip I'm planning for next year.

    The box did work out great. But, if I were to build it again I'd have used the box that's slightly taller as it really was a very tight fit. DigiKey stocks a few of the Hammond 1551FL series boxes (flanged). I ordered a small variety of them for this and other projects. I think this link will show the DigiKey inventory for them: Boxes, Enclosures, Racks | Boxes | DigiKey