This instructable covers a very simple lighting system based on information from http://bicyclelighting.com by Steven M. Scharf. For simplicity, many details are left out of this instructable. For such details, including charts for selecting lights and batteries, more complicated circuitry, and product recommendations, see http://bicyclelighting.com.
The total cost of the particular system shown here, including Altoids gum, window wipes, and battery charger, is about $60. The battery charger can be used for other things, and some of the materials will have leftovers for other projects. This means that two complete lighting systems like the one shown here can be made for under $100.
WARNING: This project involves electricity and heat. Do be careful now.
Step 1: Tools used
- heat gun
- soldering iron
- wire clipper with jacket stripper