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E-wan

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Brightest dynamo lamp
« on: September 17, 2016, 02:17:44 PM »
 I'm currently building a dynamo set up based on Son 28 hub on 700C rim

 Any thoughts on what the  Brightest dynamo lamp is  would be appreciated

I'll be using it for regular commuter through the winter on unlit the bumpy roads

 Currently thinking of this

BUSCH & M�LLER IQ-X
http://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s197p3470/BUSCH-and-M%DCLLER-IQ-X

Thanks

Ewan

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Re: Brightest dynamo lamp
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2016, 06:17:23 PM »
Hi Ewan

I recently purchased the IQ-X and I can recommend it. I think it's as large an improvement over the IQ premium as the premium was over the 2nd generation IQ.

I can't comment as to whether it's the brightest dynamo light on the market as I only have experience with B&M lights, but in my opinion it's the best offering from B&M.

The mounting bracket that comes with it does not fit the Raven fork without adding a bunch of spacers though. I just used the metal bracket from my old lamp.

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Re: Brightest dynamo lamp
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2016, 09:26:59 AM »
Hi
I'm running the brightest dynamo light made to date.
It's called a Klite and is made with love in Oz (down under)
here is the website http://www.klite.com.au/
It's used by top Brevet and me

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Re: Brightest dynamo lamp
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2016, 09:48:40 AM »
Brightest light or the lamp that puts the most light on the road...?

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Re: Brightest dynamo lamp
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2016, 04:21:28 PM »
I added bold for emphasis below:

Hi Ewan

I recently purchased the IQ-X and I can recommend it. I think it's as large an improvement over the IQ premium as the premium was over the 2nd generation IQ.

I can't comment as to whether it's the brightest dynamo light on the market as I only have experience with B&M lights, but in my opinion it's the best offering from B&M.

The mounting bracket that comes with it does not fit the Raven fork without adding a bunch of spacers though. I just used the metal bracket from my old lamp.

Those odd spherical shaped spacers on rim brake pads that allow you to slightly change the orientation of your brake pad are great for mounting lights.  The threaded part of my fork for mounting a light on my Nomad was aimed slightly to one side, I could not get the light to shine straight ahead.  But those spacers from a brake pad gave me the ability to aim the light.

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Re: Brightest dynamo lamp
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2016, 06:35:45 PM »
Great idea, George. Thanks. The mount on my Raven is also slightly askew, so I will give it a try.