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How I Upgraded to a Dynamo Lighting System

Nov. 1, 2023 -

The darker days are here in the northern hemisphere, and so is the need for good lights on your bike. Although battery powered lights can do the job, you need to keep them charged. I wanted a light system on my road bike that just works. Read along for some light in the darkness!

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Welcome to the dark (country) side... where street lights are a rare sight
Welcome to the dark (country) side... where street lights are a rare sight
The resulting shrink wrapped connection is both functional and durable
The resulting shrink wrapped connection is both functional and durable
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Battery powered Garmin Varia lights - beautiful when they work - but no longer my cup of tea
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Van der Schaft tweewielers in Uithoorn
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Pictures from the SON factory in Tübingen, Germany - they're serious about doing it the right way
Testing the dynamo powered lights using some quickly connected loose wires - it works!
Testing the dynamo powered lights using some quickly connected loose wires - it works!

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