Front light for Bafang 6v supply?

David Hazle

Finding my (electric) wheels
Aug 16, 2017
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Uk
Does anyone have any recommendations for a front light that uses the Bafang 6v wiring supplied on recent models? I'm looking for something that will be used primarily in lit areas but includes a few miles of unlit country roads.
 
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If you have unlit roads, you need a decent light, which requires more power than what that system gives. You won't finf much better than one of these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3000LM-CREE-XML2-LED-Head-Front-Bike-Bicycle-Light-Lamp-Headlight-18650-Charger-/321878222534?hash=item4af16fe6c6:g:13EAAOSwKrhVZ-TV

For lights to be seen by and the rear light, these are all you need. They're exceptionally bright and are nearly as cheap to buy as the batteries. They're so small and light that you can carry a spare pare in case they get nicked. I leave mine on the bike all the time, and nobody has thought to nick them yet. If you search, you can get the pair for half that price from China, so I bought three pairs at the same time, though I'm still on my first pair:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LED-3-Mode-Silicone-Mountain-Bike-Bicycle-Front-and-Rear-Light-Set-Inc-Batteries-/162627419465?epid=905962872&hash=item25dd597d49:g:lcAAAOSw9GhYZmXN
 

spanos

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Feb 18, 2011
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You could use a 5v usb powered solar storm. It's not as bright as d8veh option..... But it is very bright indeed.

I bought mine for 4.99 delivered from China on eBay. Slow boat so 5 week delivery time. 2x cree u2 led inside.

I use two of them. For serousb unlit off-road. It's plenty enough and just chop off the usb, splice together and inton the 6v supply

I like to aim one for distancen and one for closer
 

David Hazle

Finding my (electric) wheels
Aug 16, 2017
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54
Uk
Should have said, ideally for mounting on front fork on the mudguard central mounting point. Do ether of the options shown have this as an option or are they handlebar mounting only
 

DouglasXK

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Oct 9, 2016
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Some brackets used to attach the light to the front forks failed due to the constant vibration. I got a stainless steel small piece of flat bar 2mm thick and bent and drilled it to fit a Sahara Sailor light.

This light which is as good as the Sailor is one I've just bought with a USB connector which if you cut the wire is just a red & black pair. Says it's 5,000LM maybe ... but it's ok and it costs £4. It can't fit anywhere other than the handlebar and it has 3 modes full, half and flashing.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3000-Lumen-XML-T6-USB-Interface-LED-Bike-Bicycle-Light-Headlamp-Headlight-3Mode/
 
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