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  • Retro Bike Taillight Upgrade - Incandescent to LED Conversion (With Magnetic Switch)

    Hey Fetimo, great to get some action in this instructable! So this is basically a hijacked led vike light powered by the original coin cell (you can use a few in parallel fore more juice) the bulk only made it into the photos to illustrate how to utilise the space it formerly ooccupied. The old incandescent globes (however charming) are nowhere near as bright or efficient as leds. Not sure I understand which component you've got the, thinking maybe a reed switch?So just use the circuitry/battery of the commandeered bike light. You could go with an incandecent bulb but you're going to need to build the curcuit and 12v power supply to drive it, which would be epic but quite heavy!! One idea I did have was to swap the battery elements for a solar or usb rechargeable one, alas this bike was...

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    Hey Fetimo, great to get some action in this instructable! So this is basically a hijacked led vike light powered by the original coin cell (you can use a few in parallel fore more juice) the bulk only made it into the photos to illustrate how to utilise the space it formerly ooccupied. The old incandescent globes (however charming) are nowhere near as bright or efficient as leds. Not sure I understand which component you've got the, thinking maybe a reed switch?So just use the circuitry/battery of the commandeered bike light. You could go with an incandecent bulb but you're going to need to build the curcuit and 12v power supply to drive it, which would be epic but quite heavy!! One idea I did have was to swap the battery elements for a solar or usb rechargeable one, alas this bike was stolen and I never took on the challenge!All the best and happy making!!

    Correction * batteries in series.

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