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  • How to Make High Power LED Headlight for Bicycle

    Respectfully, is a bike light ever TOO bright?Several years ago I was returning home at night on my favorite bike path (no cars, and the path was about half the width of a single car lane.) I was using a standard LED bike light (powered by 2 AA batteries) which was aimed down at the path about 20 feet in front of me. (Good ground illumination at the spot, yet enough spillover to be able to see outside the spot.) An oncoming biker was approaching me at a high rate of speed. His motorcycle-style light, aimed directly into my eyes, was extremely bright. So bright, in fact, that it blinded me temporarily so I pulled over to the right, stopped and got off my bike. (I'm embarrassed to admit that some angry words were exchanged.) Somewhat dazed, I waited until I got some night vision back...

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    Respectfully, is a bike light ever TOO bright?Several years ago I was returning home at night on my favorite bike path (no cars, and the path was about half the width of a single car lane.) I was using a standard LED bike light (powered by 2 AA batteries) which was aimed down at the path about 20 feet in front of me. (Good ground illumination at the spot, yet enough spillover to be able to see outside the spot.) An oncoming biker was approaching me at a high rate of speed. His motorcycle-style light, aimed directly into my eyes, was extremely bright. So bright, in fact, that it blinded me temporarily so I pulled over to the right, stopped and got off my bike. (I'm embarrassed to admit that some angry words were exchanged.) Somewhat dazed, I waited until I got some night vision back before continuing. Please consider that when it comes to the intensity of light and sound, more is not always better.

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