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09-28-2011, 08:59 PM
Comparison of car side markers with side light from DS system.

DS-1300 with 2800mAH 11.1V pack.

Seat stay or seat post mounting options. Seat post mount requires that the extension bar be angled down like you see here.

11-21-2011, 11:34 AM
Nice shots of the DS-500 on the Cannodale Synapse provided by the customer.
Notice the flexibilty of the clamp mount to work on non-round tubing.

11-21-2011, 11:37 AM
DS System adapted to the Segway X2. Pictures provided by customer. Yellow filter lens installed on the headlight here.

11-21-2011, 11:47 AM
Customer had the need to bend the extender bar to clear some cables. Turned out nice.
Good illustration of a seat post mount with saddle bag.

11-21-2011, 12:01 PM
Flexibilty of the mount allows the headlight to be mounted under the bar as in this case to clear aerobars. The yellow filter lens is good for daytime flashing, rain, fog, etc.

11-29-2011, 02:55 AM
Check out some of these cool aerobar mounting options. Traditionally, aerobars have made for tricky light mounting because of the limited space. All it takes is one little right angle bracket to make use of the aerobars themselves without any additional hardware. Still leaves room for a computer mount in the middle. I think I'll make a few of these brackets and have them anodized in the current build. The only thing you lose with this mount is on-the-fly left/right aiming. There is left/right adjustability, but you lock it down with a set screw once you have it where you like it.

12-02-2011, 11:32 AM
Took a few pics of my last two build #1 units (both already sold, sniff sniff) for the benefit of the CNC shop guys. Figured the forum readers might like to see them as well. To get an idea on size, the dimensions of the clear lens cover are 1" x 2". The depth of the main housing is around 1.8". Total weight of the headlight as shown here is 109g. Taillight is probably sub 100g. I expect Build #2 versions to be slightly less. Just FYI for anyone who might be planning a different mount, the bottom tapped hole is 6/32.


12-02-2011, 11:41 AM
One of my early customers got really creative with the taillight mount. There's enough "meat" in the back plate to easily pull off something like this. Pretty slick.

02-04-2012, 10:31 PM
Nice and simple use of the rack adapter onto a Topeak Explorer rack. Quick-release and vertical aiming are maintained by using the clamp on the short 1" diameter tube provided by the adapter. Holes on the adapter piece are 50mm and 80mm on-center, along with a single center hole.

IMPORTANT UPDATE! I was just informed by the owner of this setup, that the flange on the back of this rack did not have the strength to hold the taillight assembly. I suspect that the hole in the middle of the mounting tab just leaves too little metal in that area, and over time, vibrations caused it to shear off. Good news is the taillight survived hitting the deck at speed and still functions fine. AND most importantly, no one was hurt when it happened! So, if you have a setup like this, you'll want to reinforce the mounting tab on the rack to prevent this.


04-18-2012, 07:50 PM
This one is for Patrol work. Setup to power on and off when main power is switched with the thumb control.

07-31-2012, 10:14 AM
Super Nice Terra Trike Setup
Thanks for the pics Ed!
Notice the nice use of additional spacer material on the H32 taillight mount to the rear rack tube.

10-13-2012, 05:43 PM
Ok, got a wild idea for a custom aero seatpost mount. I'm thinking that with a little trial and error on the adjustment of the zip-tie lengths, it should work for just about anything. The high-temp glass nylon of the H31 is extremely tough but can be "convinced" to take on a different shape as you see here with the heat gun. I would also custom shape some rubber spacers at the point where the original H31 pieces come together in order to conform to the "profile" of the seatpost on the trailing edge. Basically, you just cut the locking pieces off of a couple of extra zip-ties to put it together. In some cases, it might require a slight bend in the taillight extender bar to get the alignment straight back, but that's a pretty easy thing to do. Feedback, ideas???

Update... Here's the mount on the bike. 400 miles so far, so it seems to be holding up well.

10-15-2012, 02:34 PM

Looks like a great idea as far a getting the lengths cinched in with the zip tie. Would work much better if the quick cam worked on the ciching mechanism some how. As it's shown, I think the pressure is going to be loading on the trailing end/edge of the aero post. These sections tend to be the weakest and most flexible aft of the chord width. Isnt there a Cateye with a hose clamp type strap that could function in a similar manner?

Can the connector for the light be turned vertical?

11-09-2012, 02:09 PM
Here are just a few quick shots of the new headlight design with the new integrated lid, improved cooling, side "shading," and "DesignShine" insignia.


11-10-2012, 10:47 PM
Just a few fun shots of the DS-500 with some familiar items.... wish I had the larger versions of the objects on the sides!

12-01-2012, 01:41 AM
Headlight on the magicshine headstrap. Finished taillight (sans extender bar). Elliptical lens on top (in vertical orientation). To convert to horizontal mode, the lens cover is removed and the lenses are swapped. The LED boards are mounted 90 degrees out (rotationally), which facilitates the exact alignment of the elliptical lens via the lens alignment holes.

02-17-2013, 09:57 AM
Mount system for DS-500 and batteryt:

http://www.abload.de/img/img_9365bys2g.jpg (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=img_9365bys2g.jpg)

04-04-2013, 09:57 AM
The customers are very reliable to this.This is with some great features.

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05-15-2013, 10:01 AM
Thought I'd share this one...
One customer had a particular aero-seatpost, on which he had already adapted one of the Dinotte clamps. At his request I drilled the back of the DS-500 to match the bolt pattern. Obviously eliminates the quick-release feature, but worked out well in this case.

05-17-2013, 04:37 PM
Great work! I want the aero-seatpost:(

01-20-2015, 10:26 PM
You'll shell out some bucks for this mount and the adapter, but if you just have to have a seat rail mount, this is about as slick as it gets.
Hat tip to Tony for for making me aware of this setup!


Here are the links to the mount and adapter:
This is the K-Edge mount:

The REC-MOUNT Cateye conversion adaptor:

01-22-2015, 08:54 AM
Great idea!!!;)

03-13-2015, 12:13 PM
Greetings from Majorca!


My DS-500 (2013) on tour ;)

04-05-2015, 03:27 PM
Action shot!


04-21-2015, 04:07 PM
There are DS lights running around on a LOT of high-end diamond frames out there, but they play nice on the trikes and recumbents as well. Here are a few good shots from recent customers. I would argue that if you're on a recumbent, or especially a trike, you really owe it to yourself to get some high power daytime warning lights. Note the customer was able to adapt the DS-1300 to a very tight spot by putting a bend in the extender bar. The headlight mount on the first Cruzbike pic is a nice adapter made by TerraCycle here in the US. You're probably wondering like I did, why not use the stub on the derailleur tube for mounting the headlight (on the trike). Turns out the owner preferred to use this as an entry/exit assist handle. Luckily I still had a few of my old 90 deg adapters hanging around.

12-30-2015, 04:35 PM
Thanks to one of my recent customers for sharing these great pictures! Dual 1300s up front (shown with fluorescent green filters here) and horizontal rack-mounted DS-500 in rear. Talk about a sweet commuter bike! Gemini batteries are immediately plug-and-play compatible.