• DesignShine


    Yes, sadly it's true, the THE brightest bike taillight ever made is now out of production. The On-Line Store! will remain online for documentation/accessories/support, etc. It's been a good run over the last 4 years, and I'm infinitely grateful for all of my fantastic customers, who have allowed me to develop the DS-500/1300. The bar for taillight performance has been raised significantly as a result. If you want to join the list of registered forum users to join in the conversation, please drop me an email at [email protected] and I'll setup an account for you!

    • Unrivaled performance with extreme daytime visibility.
    • Controllable from a windshield-melting 800 lumens^ down to 60 lumens.
    • One light for day or night!
    • Compatible with any existing 7.4V li-ion battery packs (more info below).
    • The DS-1300 Headlight
      Out of production.
    • True 1300 lumen performance in a remarkably small package.
    • Unique colored filters available for daytime flashing.
    • Both lights hand made and highly water resistant (IP67 Compliant)*.
    • 6061 aluminum, hard-anodized housing.
    • CNC precision machining achieves an amazing 30+ square inches of cooling surface area.
    • Custom CNC'd and vapor-polished water-clear polycarbonate lens cover allows unique side-projected light.


    DS-500 Taillight

    2x XP-E2 Triple in RED
    (620-630 nm wavelength)
    • Uses 6 CREE LEDs (XP-E2 Red) and Carclo Optics
      (Thanks to the good folks at LEDsupply.com for all the great LED boards!)
    • Dual lenses produces the optimal taillight beam, spot AND wide
    • Custom DSflex (aka MaxFlex) controller (made in the USA!)
    • Five power levels: 0.5 watt up to 10 watts (60 to 800 lumens!)
    • Steady mode and 6 programmable flash modes, including ON/Pulse operation.
    • Quick release mounting on seat-stay or seat-post (non-aero) for easy transfer between multiple bikes.
    • Mounts on any round tube between 10mm and 32mm diameter at any angle.
    • Vertical or horizontal mounting options
    • Precision aiming
    • Excellent side lighting with greater than 270 degrees of coverage at night.
    • Li-ion operation compatible with 7.4V or 11.1V packs
    • Built-in thermal protection and dual indication battery monitoring
    • Highly waterproofed (IP67 Compliant via submersion test)
    • 1yr warranty on the light engine


    Check out the VIDEOS and TESTIMONIALS




    DS-1300 Headlight



    XP-G2 Triple (6500K, cool white color)
    Flood


    XP-E2 Triple (5000K, neutral white color)
    Throw
    • Uses 6 CREE LEDs (3 XP-E2 + 3 XP-G2)
    • Combination of SPOT and narrow frosted Carclo Optics
    • Dual lenses produce an optimal beam pattern, long throw with smooth width
    • MaxFlex6 controller (made in the USA!)
    • Five power levels: <1 watt up to 14 watts (1300 lumens!)
    • User-programmable operational modes
    • Steady mode and 6 programmable flash modes
    • Includes optional use fluorescent yellow color Daytime filter lens
    • Good side/down lighting through the lens cover
    • Quick release mounting on bar or helmet for easy transfer between bikes.
    • Li-ion operation compatible with 7.4V, 11.1V, or 14.8V packs (2, 3, or 4-cell packs)
    • Built-in thermal protection w/battery monitor indicator
    • Completely waterproof*
    • 1yr warranty on the light engine

    Check out some good BEAMSHOTS or the IMAGE GALLERY

    Interested? What's Next? Make sure and vote in the Poll!
    Thanks to everyone who's voted so far! I've heard you and am working hard to bring the lights...


    1. Check out the new On-Line Store!
    2. Drop me an email at [email protected] and let me know if you have any questions.

    *Builds 1 and 2 were permanently sealed. However, with the introduction of the user-replaceable lens design in build 3, I felt the need to change the spec from "water proof" to "highly water resistant." The lights will ship with a a high degree of "water-proofness," but care must taken to ensure a good seal if the lens cover ever needs to be removed. In practice this just means you have to be careful not to get dirt and dust on the o-rings.
    ^As tested by Lupine's integrating sphere. Build 4 may be even higher...

  • Recent Posts

    Dynamo Hub

    Hi Stephen,
    Does it harm the DS-500 if it is powered by a regular 5v 1 or 2.1 amp cell phone power bank by mean of a step up voltage converter?

    Utku 08-24-2017, 03:17 AM Go to last post

    The DS-500 in Britain

    I have had my build 3 DS-500 since 2013 , I was late getting my name on the list in 2012 for the 3rd build, and ended up 7th in the reserve queue when

    irn_bru_ce 08-17-2017, 04:28 AM Go to last post

    Dynamo Hub

    It's possible but it wont produce a ton of charge.

    Cogan 06-21-2017, 02:56 AM Go to last post