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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Tooele, UT
Making my own lighted whip
I was browsing through the sky mall while on my flight to Denver last night and stumbled onto something that I thought might work well for a homemade lighted whip. The product is called a Bicycle safety light. It runs on 2 AA batteries and is basically a 10 ft flexible LED rope that is meant to be wrapped around the frame of your bike to be seen at night.
It comes in a bunch of colors and I am just going to wrap it around my dune flag and tape it up in a few spots. I found them on eBay for $23 shipped. I don't know how long it last, but I would think it would last all night on the 2 batteries. I already have a bunch of rechargeable AA's that I plan on using. This way I dont have to run a bunch of wires and It should not break since it bends so well.
I will post photos when I get it and see how bright it really is. I will also do a test and see how long the batteries last on it. I would think rechargeable batteries is the way to go since it would be cheaper to buy a Tribal whip by the time you replace batteries about 20 times. I figure it was a cheap alternative for me already having the rechargeable batteries.
I will let everyone know how it works out.
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