Bright Headlight for Bicycle

The headlight is a mandatory accessory for circulation of the bike on the road.

Functions

The headlight, converting the electrical energy or magnetic beams, has two main functions:

  • Increased night visibility of the road: taillight front
  • Increased mass ahead of the bike (like reflectors): rear light.

Power Supply

The tail of the bike can have different types of power supply:

  • Dynamo that generates energy thanks to the system. In the past, the Dynamo was mounted on a stem of the fork; Once activated, transformed the energy of motion derived from rubbing against the tire into electricity. Today, there is the so called new hub Dynamo, a highly effective and innovative system.
  • Batteries
  • Magnetic induction, or a fluorescent lamp that generates a small amount of lux. Has a function more like reflectors; in his job, while perfectly plays behind headlight front has no function.

Lamp Type

The tail of the bike can create beams of light through different systems:

  • Incandescent light bulb
  • Led light bulb.

The latter is certainly the most effective and efficient.

Advantages of LEDs

With regard to the bulbs, the led -type has an absorption of energy scarcer than incandescent and produces extremely intense beams of light (over 80 lux).
However, the led bulbs exhibit several advantages; Some are:

  • 10,000-50,000 operating hours
  • Easier installation
  • Safer (low voltage)
  • It triggers below -40° C
  • Not affected by humidity and vibration
  • Not affected by the number of starts and stops.

Where to Put It?

Beacon receiver locations are:

  • For the front: handlebar and fork (excluding the headlights to wear for cyclists)
  • For the rear fender luggage rack: seatpost, seatstays frame sideways.