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My first effort at a bike light involved a 12V 7Ah "brick" battery, a 20W Halogen globe, and a 50mm project box, all from Dick Smith , as well as assorted odds and sods I had lying around. I subsequently found that many of these items were available considerably cheaper at either Jaycar or Oatley Electronics .

Disturbingly it wasn't a complete failure, although a slow ride down the Oaks Firetrail convinced me more reliable switching than the old "unplug the wires" routine was required. Rewiring along the trail gets to be a major pain!

After adding features such as a real switch, and some stress relieving on the wires so they wouldn't pull out in crashes, lights V1.0 served me well until the 2000 Mont 24Hr Mountain Bike Race in Canberra. My last night lap was interesting after the ceramic bulb holder cracked, leaving me with only my backup light...



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