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    Kapton tape for snow at night

    just a little review here

    I have various cool white LED lights and high-CRI too

    and riding snow at night I prefer high-cri light it is much
    easier on the eyes than bright white


    well I started riding with cool white LED and kapton tape as
    a filter, making a pure yellow beam. just covered up the front of the light and trimmed the excess

    wow

    a) I can find my way around the trails just as well as no filter, in fact I think I am a better snow rider as a result

    b) I can stay out staring at that reflection and my eyes friggin love it,
    no more strain from staring at too bright snow, especially for long rides....



    so, just an idea. if you did not already know, kapton makes a pure yellow beam and is not affected by hot LED...won't melt or wrinkle, and makes being blinded by 'led and snow 'at night a thing of the past

    yellow like the smileys on this forum

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    Neat! Kind of like using a yellow lens on ski goggles.
    GoPro adapters for bike lights http://www.pacifier.com/~kevinb/index.html

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    Kapton tape for snow at night

    Interesting. Is the yellow filter just to cut the blue on the high kelvin lights?

    I've been running Ituo XP2 lights that have a natural light output in snow I have been very pleased and have had no harshness or glare.

    So, how does the yellow output help beyond that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    just a little review here

    I have various cool white LED lights and high-CRI too

    and riding snow at night I prefer high-cri light it is much
    easier on the eyes than bright white


    well I started riding with cool white LED and kapton tape as
    a filter, making a pure yellow beam. just covered up the front of the light and trimmed the excess

    wow

    a) I can find my way around the trails just as well as no filter, in fact I think I am a better snow rider as a result

    b) I can stay out staring at that reflection and my eyes friggin love it,
    no more strain from staring at too bright snow, especially for long rides....



    so, just an idea. if you did not already know, kapton makes a pure yellow beam and is not affected by hot LED...won't melt or wrinkle, and makes being blinded by 'led and snow 'at night a thing of the past

    yellow like the smileys on this forum
    Been years since I've ridden on good hard pack or on a snow covered trail but when I last did I remember thinking, "Gee, I don't need a really bright output to ride on snow".
    Snow of course is highly reflective. That said your normal optics and higher outputs aren't necessarily the best thing to use when riding in snow.

    Yellow tape is an interesting idea if you don't own a lamp with an emitter in the *lower NW output range. When I say lower I mean in the 4000 kelvin range or below. Last year I discovered I could cut out the bottom of one of my old prescription bottles and use the plastic as an "amber lens". It works if you like a cheap amber lens.

    ( Edit; please substitute, *warm white for where I said "lower NW" )
    Last edited by Cat-man-do; 04-02-2017 at 03:18 AM.

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    I have various cool white LED lights and high-CRI too. Like to find a course on LED lights to learn more.
    @127.0.0.1 - Thanks for the share bud. Glad that it all worked out.
    Last edited by AlexBoyKing; 08-19-2017 at 12:42 PM.

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