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    Post your night riding pics!

    Hey guys,

    I'm putting together a brochure for school and would love to use a great night riding picture in it. So, post your pics if you wouldn't mind me using them! Thanks!

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    I'm a terrible photographer but here are some pics from a ride from the Flanigan trail head to Shasta Dam with a stop at Chamise peak on the return leg. This is in Shasta Lake, CA for reference.


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    There are some that looks great and professional, got from our clients.

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    Not sure if this is of any use but I took this when I first got into night time riding about 5yrs ago..


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    I've been shooting some photos on out demo rides. You are welcome to use them with a photo credit. https://www.facebook.com/JetLites/photos_stream

    -Mike
    Mike Henderson, Dirty Hippy Mountain Biker and part owner of Jet Lites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EFMax View Post
    Not sure if this is of any use but I took this when I first got into night time riding about 5yrs ago..
    why does the light look so even ? i realize you said this is 5 years old, but what lights did you use ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by androgen View Post
    why does the light look so even ? i realize you said this is 5 years old, but what lights did you use ?
    I've seen this photo before somewhere. If my memory serves me right the guy had a very powerful custom set-up with lumen output in the thousands. Yes, it's very impressive but most people are not going to carry the battery set-up necessary to power such a set-up. Also of note, there is no EXIF data on the photo so we don't know the exposure set-up that was used on the camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do View Post
    I've seen this photo before somewhere. If my memory serves me right the guy had a very powerful custom set-up with lumen output in the thousands. Yes, it's very impressive but most people are not going to carry the battery set-up necessary to power such a set-up. Also of note, there is no EXIF data on the photo so we don't know the exposure set-up that was used on the camera.
    well the Lumens are no longer a problem, especially for a custom project. you get about 500 lumen for every XML2 LED so then it's just a matter of having a big enough heat sink to fit as many of them as you like and a computer can automatically CNC machine a heatsink for you.

    the two problems i had when looking for a light this year were:

    1 - finding a light that puts those lumens in a helmet mountable package and
    2 - projects them in a pattern that evenly illuminates the road, without unnecessarily blinding people.

    his light is most likely not helmet mountable ( since back in the day LED efficiency was low, so he would have needed a heavy heatsink ) but his beam pattern looks very good.

    9 out of 10 lights on sale today don't have rather miserable patterns. there are two basic miserable bike light beam patterns out there on the market:

    1 - the reflector lights produce a beam consisting of a small hotspot surrounded by a wide pronounced ring.
    2 - the optics lights which produce a patch of light which has neither depth nor width to it.

    ideally i would like a beam that is deep and wide and has no significant artifacts. of course the details would depend on application ( helmet vs bar mount, trail vs city use )

    the only lights with a beam pattern i liked were Light & Motion Seca and Baja Double Stryk. of the two only the Seca was designed for helmet use.

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