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1.3 The Ultimate Homebrew Bike Light: III. Materials




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This article is from the Misc Bicycles FAQs, by various authors.

1.3 The Ultimate Homebrew Bike Light: III. Materials

Here is the list of materials:

+1- One 12V 20 watt halogen flood light. GE type BAB. - $10.00 HW, LS, SM
+2- One 12V 20 watt halogen spot light. GE type ESX - $10.00 HW, LS, SM
3- One schedule 200 PVC pipe, 2" dia, 1 ft. long - $ 0.70 HW, PS
4- One rechargable battery, 12V 6AH- Panasonic - $32.12 EM
5- One ATB Handlebar bag - Nashbar - $9.00 BM
6- Two SPST miniature switch, 6A rating - $2.50 RS
*7- Two pin sockets for halogen bulbs - $9.00 LS
8- 1/8" Aluminum Plate - app 3" by 6" - $1.00 est HW, MS
9- Two 3/8" dia threaded electrical tube, 3/4" long - $1.00 HW, LS
10- Four nuts and 4 washers for above - $0.50 LS
11- Aluminum bar stock, 1/8" by 3/4" by 8" - $0.50 est HW, MS
12- Two small steel angle brackets - $0.50 est HW
13- One female, two pin plug - $2.59 RS
14- Two male, two pin plugs - $5.18 RS
*15- 12V power supply - $26.00 RS
16- Two female spade connectors - $1.00 HW, LS
17- Nuts, bolts, hookup wire, shrink tubing, RTV, - ????
Black spray paint and spray primer, 5 minute
epoxy glue

HW = Hardware store
LS = Lighting Store
PS = Plumbing Supply store
RS = Radio Shack
SM = Super Market
EM = Electronic Mailorder ( DigiKey )
BM = Bike Mailorder
MS = Metal supply



* See Text
+ Some people claim that this bulb is also known as an MR-16. Be advised!
The GE bulbs I'm describing come in a blister pack and have an integral
reflector AND protective lens. I saw an MR-16 in a lighting store that
looked identical but did not have the protective lens. I don't advise
buying the bulb without the protection over the lamp.

 

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