Even more Impressed with my SON

The interesting thing about the SON generator is that while it is rated at 3W at 6 volts, if you go faster it will generate more volts. This allows the addition of a second light wired in series giving two 3 Watt lights rather than one operating the generator at 12V but with the same current.

The second lamp is wired with a switch that bypasses the bulb so that at slow speeds (less than 10mph) the original lamp will give the normal brightness.

The second lamp is quite stunning. It is a Schmidt E6-Z front SECONDARY lamp which seems to cast light so far I struggle to believe that it is only a 3W lamp.

The new lamp is the round one on the handlebars, so that the override switch is close at hand, with the original lamp mounted just above the wheel. My backup LED light can also be seen on the handlebars.

I've only tried it up and down my road to test it, and it seems great, the real test will come on the way home tomorrow.

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