Moving the NightSun Trailblazer from the Helmet to the
(Archived from 2002)
The NightSun Trailblazer is their old
discontinued helmet light (replaced by the SunSport). The mounting system
- an aluminum bracket which bent around the front of the helmet and secured by a
strap that wrapped around the back of the helmet.
worked fine on my old helmet, but the shape of the newer helmet wasn't really
friendly to this mounting system. So I cut off the ends of the bracket,
and rigged a way to secure the light to the helmet by a velcro strap through the
vents. But this new arrangement was very heavy (since the weight was not
distributed evenly around the helmet), pulling down the front of my helmet and
giving me a headache after a long ride.
So I decided to buy the SunSport for
the helmet, and recycle the Trailblazer by converting it to a handlebar mounted
light on my other bike.
Here are some pictures:
The batteries all wired together, in five groups of two each, ready to go in
the water bottle.
The batteries inside the waterbottle.
Vistalite bracket mounted on the Nightsun Trailblazer.
Trailblazer mounted on the handlebars. Notice how it clears the
Ortlieb handlebar bag mount.