my new bar and helmet light

trout

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Hi I have been designing a bar light to cope with MCE heat and minimalistic as I can get it

And wanted to share and get your thoughts on improvements

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rayman

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I like the design of your helmet light. You should use it as a bar light. I think this design has two very reconsidered aspects. You can use the bike bar as a kind of heatsink and the light will stay very solid on the bike bar. I like it very much :twothumbs.

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trout

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I like the design of your helmet light. You should use it as a bar light. I think this design has two very reconsidered aspects. You can use the bike bar as a kind of heatsink and the light will stay very solid on the bike bar. I like it very much :twothumbs.

rayman

Hi rayman.
Thanks , It was designed originally to be a bar mount and to use the bar as a heatsink the helmet mount was an afterthought

It is intended to run an MCE led and be as lightweight as I can make it and still have good thermal properties.

Trout
 

HEY HEY ITS HENDO

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......I`ll have two please

nice!!:party: this is a great design definitely worth pursuing and improving,
i love the low profile, and simple minimalistic looks,
and a lot easier to knock up than your stem light eh! :thumbsup:
maybe a few grooves to increase the surface area ....
top job as usual Mr Trout!
 

trout

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Re: ......I`ll have two please

nice!!:party: this is a great design definitely worth pursuing and improving,
i love the low profile, and simple minimalistic looks,
and a lot easier to knock up than your stem light eh! :thumbsup:
maybe a few grooves to increase the surface area ....
top job as usual Mr Trout!

Thanks Hendo
yes after a long road traveled I think I have nearly ticked all the boxes
regarding heat and weight .
with a bit of fine tuning I think I could get it down to under 100 gms finished light head .
and still have ace cooling , even on the helmet mounted one .

yes you are right the stem light is a good concept if you have CNC capabilitys but has been a good learning exercise for me and I have enjoyed every minute .
 

javiole

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Hi trout,

you got good ideas mate!!!

Great helmet light. Could you use the base tube under the light to store the battery? for example a 18650 or similar? so you don't have to carry cables around.
 
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