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