I only want front lights because I have a Lithium Glo-toob on the back of my messenger bag which works fine. I will use two of the White 100 Lumen Endor Stars and an 8 "AA" battery pack.
Output - 360 Lumens
Power - 6.7 Watts
Runtime - 3+ hours
Batteries - 8x 1.2v Ni-Mh
Cost - $120
Step 1: Parts List
1x Tube of silver thermal epoxy
1x 700mA Powerpuck driver
2x Endor star 100 lumens (180 @ 700mA)
From LED Supply
1x JB Weld (Mackstann thank you for introducing this to me, it works so much better than silicone)
Any of these Dealers
1x 8 "AA" battery holder
1x 9v battery snap
1x Miniature Toggle switch
Radioshack (so over priced)
1x Camera/ iPod / Gadget pouch
It is this little $8 pouch that brought my entire project together (wow that's sad), because this was the enclosure that needed to attach to my bag strap. It was after some fiddling around with the 8 "AA" battery pack that I realized it fit perfectly in my small camera bag, well circuit city has dozens of these to choice from so I took a trip down there and found exactly what I needed. It has a firm clasp that won't slide around even when riding, and the LEDs can pop right out of the top.
Parts I already had lying around:
-8 AA Ni-Mh batteries and charger.
If you are looking for Aluminum or anything else for that matter go to Mc-MasterCarr.
You will also need basic soldering supplies, and shrink wrap helps