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    Smile Here's my latest attempt....

    I bought these at a local auto parts store. They came with a button for the store demonstration mode. I removed that and added a toggle switch for continuous operation.

    There are six LED's on each strip and, when on, are quite bright. But, if that's too much the can be cut in the middle of the strip for 3 working lights.

    The toggle doesn't look the greatest they way it's mounted now but it does work. I'll be trying to make it look a little better. That's just for aesthetic appearances though.

    I'll be heading back to the same place to get red for the rear and make an attempt at adding a flasher to those.

    Since these are currently operating on a small stack of watch batteries in a small box I am going to try a 9-volt when those wear down. That SHOULD be enough voltage to operate and still be bright enough to make a difference.

    These are a lot cheaper than some of the stuff I have seen on Ebay and around the net. Only about 14 bucks for the whole thing.

    Anyone else try this? Also, suggestions are more than welcome!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hbrogan57
    Only about 14 bucks for the whole thing.
    Is this for commuting or you use it as DRL?

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    Are they intended for nominal 12 volt automotive lighting?

    Are they intended to be protected behind lens/covers?

    Are they supposedly OK with water?

    Do they affect your night vision any?

    Pics of day and night at different distances so we can see what a driver or pedestrian or other cyclist would see? Beamshots do not apply here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klynk
    Is this for commuting or you use it as DRL?
    This is my everyday commuter. I prefer fat tires as they stand up better to the roads I often have to ride. Basically, fewer flats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc
    Are they intended for nominal 12 volt automotive lighting?

    Are they intended to be protected behind lens/covers?

    Are they supposedly OK with water?

    Do they affect your night vision any?

    Pics of day and night at different distances so we can see what a driver or pedestrian or other cyclist would see? Beamshots do not apply here.
    They ARE intended for 12 volt automotive use. I simply kept them wired for "demonstration" and added a toggle instead of the push-button.

    They do not have to be behind a protective lens as there is already a covering over them.

    They are waterproof.

    I have not noticed any adverse effects with my vision.

    Photos of night-time are forth-coming. I know the beam shot kind of sucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hbrogan57
    This is my everyday commuter.
    It's ok for commuting, I think. Otherwise, XML or double-XPG would be a better choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klynk
    It's ok for commuting, I think. Otherwise, XML or double-XPG would be a better choice.
    I agree. If I was doing any other type of riding I am sure that things would be different. As it is though, I have to go with something that makes me a bit easier to see. There are a LOT of idiot drivers out here that think they completely own the road. And not enough bike paths to go around.

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    If you get a flashing modification set up for a rear light, you might consider it for the front as well. A flashing "be seen" light is IMO far more eyecatching than a constant light.

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