Yes, a clear and dry day. An opportunity I couldn't let pass so I set out for a quick nightride. I rode out with my 20W Halogen Lumicycle light but when things got dark I wanted to switch on my HID and - shock ! horror ! - it wouldn't come on. I guess the bulb has effectively reached its end now. I tried both leads but it doesn't fire up anymore. The flickering of the HID bulb I experienced during the last couple of nightrides was an indication and after 6 years I guess it has had its time.
I still have to receive my HID replacement bulb but Lumicycle has only just started shipping their LedSystem3 lights - of which I also ordered a specimen - and I guess they don't want to send 2 packages. Anyway, I let them know my need has just become a little more urgent. The 20W halogen is nothing compared to the bright 10W HID light. It's bright enough to see where you are going but it doesn't inspire much confidence when going fast and I certainly wouldn't use it offroad. Of course, for the offroad nightrides I have my Lupine Tesla 4 system, another lesson in how bright a LED light can be.
Ride Stats : 34K and 300/355 heightmeters (Polar/Garmin) in 1h34mins
19-12-2008, 19:49 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf