Zanflare B3 Teaser ( Bike Light )

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old4570 wrote:
So no bike !

Hmmm.

Could maybe just hold it in your hand and… you know… run?

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wle wrote:
a floodish bike light isn;t going to blind drivers

i don;t know of any bike light (but i don’t study the $250 ones) that have car-like optics to cut the top of the beam off
{seems like the old HID ones may have done that, but they cost $400}

wle

The GACIRON Professional 1600 Lumens Bicycle Light states that they have a car like optic to focus the light down and further out.
Yes I bought one with my own money, it has not arrived yet.
Its also stated as very IPx yada yada water resistant.

Regarding this light:

Excellent photos, Now I know how this looks!
Nice fins (I bet that’s Mountain bikes guys idea)

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A glimmer of hope …

Looks like the Electric assist might hold air … Its 1.30pm , fingers crossed ..

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I like the bike more Big Smile

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Fingers crossed on the weather ! Just going to pop outside and see how those tires are going .. If they are ok , I will cam the bike .

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The bike is ready to go : The cam looks to be ready to go ..

30 minutes ago it rained , but the sun is out again .. ( Typical Melbourne weather )

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Watch out! You are driving on the wrong side of the road Wink Innocent

Looking forward to see your video.

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wle wrote:
a floodish bike light isn;t going to blind drivers i don;t know of any bike light (but i don't study the $250 ones) that have car-like optics to cut the top of the beam off {seems like the old HID ones may have done that, but they cost $400} wle

A floodish beam can actually be worse at interfering with oncoming drivers vision depending on the light output. Wide angle symmetrical beams may have diminished intensity because of the increased area coverage but are impossible to aim out of oncoming drivers eyes so with a high powered light like the B3 higher settings will not be traffic friendly. While it's true that automotive tech. has not been applied to cycling lights in great numbers (Phillips Saferide only one I have seen) there are a few new lights out there that have shaped beams that closely emulate true cut-off beams. I did a review on MTBR of a Amazon light (Rokkes BLF01) that worked very well and was only $19.

 

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MRMOLE wrote:

wle wrote:
a floodish bike light isn;t going to blind drivers i don;t know of any bike light (but i don’t study the $250 ones) that have car-like optics to cut the top of the beam off {seems like the old HID ones may have done that, but they cost $400} wle

A floodish beam can actually be worse at interfering with oncoming drivers vision depending on the light output. Wide angle symmetrical beams may have diminished intensity because of the increased area coverage but are impossible to aim out of oncoming drivers eyes so with a high powered light like the B3 higher settings will not be traffic friendly. While it’s true that automotive tech. has not been applied to cycling lights in great numbers (Phillips Saferide only one I have seen) there are a few new lights out there that have shaped beams that closely emulate true cut-off beams. I did a review on MTBR of a Amazon light (Rokkes BLF01) that worked very well and was only $19.

Does the light use standard 20mm TIR lenses? If so, you can swap them for elliptical-beam TIRs, eg,

http://www.carclo-optics.com/optics-for-leds/beam-type-elliptical/

to get a wider left/right spread but narrower up/down spread.

With 3 LEDs to play with, you can install elliptical-beam TIRs on one or more of them, and select the beam(s) you want on-the-fly.

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Lightbringer wrote:
MRMOLE wrote:

wle wrote:
a floodish bike light isn;t going to blind drivers i don;t know of any bike light (but i don't study the $250 ones) that have car-like optics to cut the top of the beam off {seems like the old HID ones may have done that, but they cost $400} wle

A floodish beam can actually be worse at interfering with oncoming drivers vision depending on the light output. Wide angle symmetrical beams may have diminished intensity because of the increased area coverage but are impossible to aim out of oncoming drivers eyes so with a high powered light like the B3 higher settings will not be traffic friendly. While it's true that automotive tech. has not been applied to cycling lights in great numbers (Phillips Saferide only one I have seen) there are a few new lights out there that have shaped beams that closely emulate true cut-off beams. I did a review on MTBR of a Amazon light (Rokkes BLF01) that worked very well and was only $19.

Does the light use standard 20mm TIR lenses? If so, you can swap them for elliptical-beam TIRs, eg, http://www.carclo-optics.com/optics-for-leds/beam-type-elliptical/ to get a wider left/right spread but narrower up/down spread. With 3 LEDs to play with, you can install elliptical-beam TIRs on one or more of them, and select the beam(s) you want on-the-fly.

 

It would have been smart if Zanflare designed the B3 with the 20mm standard (an MTBR requested spec.) but unfortunately they chose a smaller diameter very shallow OP reflector. It may be possible to grind down a elliptical reflector cover as a replacement for the stock cover. Not sure what kind of beam you'd end up with since the stock reflector is very floody but should at least improve the excessive top spill some.

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MRMOLE wrote:
It would have been smart if Zanflare designed the B3 with the 20mm standard (an MTBR requested spec.) but unfortunately they chose a smaller diameter very shallow OP reflector.

Hmm, so no way to shoehorn one in there, I imagine…

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 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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