2000 Lumen USB Headlight

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cr0nis   1 mW

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2000 Lumen USB Headlight

Post by cr0nis » Sep 01 2014 7:11pm

Hi All,

First off I want to thank everyone for their help over the last few months, including cellman, who was patient and helpful as I placed my order for a triangle battery pack. What I've realized is a simple ebike turns into a small obsession, adding parts here and there. With that being said, here is my quick review of a USB headlight.

I was looking for a way to have a nice powered headlight, with my first choice being a light that plugs into my CA directly. After looking at the prices, I finally realized that a cheaper alternative would be to just use a USB light with a free powerbank I got at a recent technology convention.

Below is a 2000 lumen headlight I got off ebay for about $12.
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I use a very small powerbank with the following specs:

Input: 5v-800mA
Outpu: 5v-800mA
Capacity: 2600mAh

Mounting it to the front of my handlebar, and running the powerbank into the center frame bag couldn't be more seamless:
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To be honest, 2000 lumens is a bit much, so I run it at the second setting, which dims the light to about 1200 lumen at about 1500MA (current). The light lasted exactly 2 hours and 22 minutes, which seems to befalls awesome considering the quick setup.

For those looking for a decent light and don't mind charging a removable USB powerbank every few days, this is a great alternative to an integrated CA light.

Enjoy!

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Re: 2000 Lumen USB Headlight

Post by Raged » Sep 01 2014 10:57pm

Nice... I picked up something similar (headlamp that comes with battery pack and charger) off ebay :

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271436169128 ... 1439.l2649

So when I charge my battery pack I can charge the light as well. The batteries used are standard 18650 batteries (cheap rechargeable) so I can stack them in parallel or swap them out when I need to.
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Re: 2000 Lumen USB Headlight

Post by TheBeastie » Sep 02 2014 10:14am

Yeah i got that USB version myself. I never thought for the low price it would be so bright.
i get the odd bit of words from ppl on the street.

This video below at 24 seconds, guy drinking a beer says "What do you use at night time?" as light was beaming them when i first turned it on..

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Re: 2000 Lumen USB Headlight

Post by bionx 1954 » Sep 03 2014 7:02pm

You can also use a dc to dc converter to power the headlight from your battery pack. I use a 36v to 12v for my headlight, but 36-72v to 5 v would power your head light.

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Re: 2000 Lumen USB Headlight

Post by d8veh » Sep 04 2014 5:39am

bionx 1954 wrote:You can also use a dc to dc converter to power the headlight from your battery pack. I use a 36v to 12v for my headlight, but 36-72v to 5 v would power your head light.
The Banggood ones have the DC/DC converter included inside the light. Shortly, I'll be able to tell you about this one that can take any voltage between 8v and 84v. It has the Cree U2 emitter:

http://www.banggood.com/LED10-U_S-CREE- ... 36965.html

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Re: 2000 Lumen USB Headlight

Post by jerrydubois3 » Sep 04 2014 9:39pm

These are very cool lites and mount
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