Introduction: LED Headlight for Velomobile
This instructable will show you how to construct a LED based headlight for a Velomobile.
I replaced the standard headlight on my home made 'Alleweder' Velomobile with two Luxeon power leds with two different lenses, one for a small bundel for long distance illumination, the other with a broader bundle for close distance.
Step 1: Parts Needed
here is an image of the parts you need
Step 2: Mark Position of Leds and Lenses on the Heatsink
mark position of LEDs and lenses on the heatsink and drill the holes.
Step 3: Place the LEDs
After drilling the holes, first apply some heath conductive compound.
Then screw the LEDs on the heatsink, and solder them together in series.
Step 4: Connect Electronics
Now you can solder the PCB with the buckpuck LED driver according to the diagram.
Step 5: Put It Together
First fix the lenses, glue them to the case using a glue gun and put the PCB into the case. Some isolation foam is used to keep the electronics from the case.
Step 6: Finally Mount the Headlight Into the Bicycle
The headlight is mounted into the velomobile. It get is power from a battery and is switched using a switch on the dashboard. details about the construction of the velomobile can be found here.
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