How about upgrading vintage bike lights with modern flashlights inside.


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Muleman121

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 28, 2012
311
292
Murrieta, United States
#1
Have seen a few out and about and want to do a couple for riders. Any ideas?


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PCHiggin

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 22, 2008
3,746
1,565
Ryderwood, United States
#2
This was discussed before, I found some screw in LED bulbs for my old Schwinn 2 D cell lights. They work great.
 
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deepsouth

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 15, 2017
346
1,004
65
Monroe, Ga
#3
Check out superbrightleds.com. look for their 1 watt flashlight bulb. Screws right into your existing socket. Really bright.
 
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bairdco

I live for the CABE
Dec 24, 2009
1,879
2,223
Midway
#4
I gutted a harbor freight rechargeable spotlight and stuffed the guts into an old light on one of my bikes.

Luckily, the parabolic reflector was the same size, so it all went together perfectly.

The charge seems to last forever. I've done long night rides, without it going dim, and I think the spot light said it'll last 6 hours of continuous use.

Haven't ridden the bike in months, and just checked it, and it still lights.

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Muleman121

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 28, 2012
311
292
Murrieta, United States
#5
I gutted a harbor freight rechargeable spotlight and stuffed the guts into an old light on one of my bikes.

Luckily, the parabolic reflector was the same size, so it all went together perfectly.

The charge seems to last forever. I've done long night rides, without it going dim, and I think the spot light said it'll last 6 hours of continuous use.

Haven't ridden the bike in months, and just checked it, and it still lights.

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Super good job on the conversion. Gonna have to try this one. I have ordered led’s that was mentioned but haven’t arrived yet. Things are on the slow boat from China.





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Viewmaster

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jan 28, 2019
46
39
California
#6
A year later...I am thinking of converting my old Carbide lantern to LED. I will post here if and when I get started.
 

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