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My Journey to Dynamo Powered Bike Lights

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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The tail light mounted to my seat post with its cable going inside the seat post
The tail light mounted to my seat post with its cable going inside the seat post
Temporarily soldering the actual cables to a copper guiding cable to enable pulling it through the bike frame
Temporarily soldering the actual cables to a copper guiding cable to enable pulling it through the bike frame
The Supernova M99 DY PRO is a dynamo-operated LED front light with high beam function and German road code approval
The Supernova M99 DY PRO is a dynamo-operated LED front light with high beam function and German road code approval
The high beam function becomes available from 20KM/h and allows you to illuminate the road much further ahead (if traffic permits)
The high beam function becomes available from 20KM/h and allows you to illuminate the road much further ahead (if traffic permits)
The resulting shrink wrapped connection is both functional and durable
The resulting shrink wrapped connection is both functional and durable
Use a thin layer of tape to temporarily join the individual leads - making it easier to guide the cable
Use a thin layer of tape to temporarily join the individual leads - making it easier to guide the cable

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