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kite night flying lights

Mon May 05, 2008 9:18 pm

im after some kite night flying lights just to fly a delta kite with
don't wish to bust my bank to do it
any ideas ?
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Mon May 05, 2008 9:27 pm

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Mon May 05, 2008 11:10 pm

You can make your neighbours think that you have fluorescent lights in all the rooms in your house by quickly turning the lights on and off several times before leaving them on.
 
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Mon May 05, 2008 11:41 pm

I've heard LED "finger lights" can work:

http://www.glotime.co.uk/product_68-2-1 ... -Beams.htm

allegedly developed for divers iirc
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Tue May 06, 2008 9:22 am

Rob (Skunk) often has sets of these for sale



LIGHTS
These great lights are meant for bycles but fit on most kites for night flying,the 12'' long soft lights are run on 2 x AA(not included) and are water proof.The lights can be on constantly or flashing just cable tie/tape them onto your kite/bike and light up that sky.

Only £3.00 a set or 4 sets for £10 Please add £2.00 p/p within the uk.
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Tue May 06, 2008 10:52 am

Hows about good old glowsticks?
We bought hundreds of 2/3ft long, 6mm glow rod's, in big tubes of 25 I think. They glowed for hours & were multi coloured.
Can't recall how much, but wasn't expensive.
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Tue May 06, 2008 1:32 pm

Hey, I got a few LED magnetic lights a year or so ago (sold by a chap on E-bay). They were advertised as "kite lights" but I think that was an advertising ploy. They are the simple generic small cylinder with magnetic disc backing (which you obv place on the back of sail). They're called "Turn-Ons" and they're cheap and work fantastically and come in a few colours (www.turn-ons.com) and guess what...they're based in the UK 8-)

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I made my own set of lights with 7 high intensity LED's that run off 3 double A batteries. The LED's actually light up the sail rather than point at the pilot. They are easy to see up to 100 meters or so. Here's a view from behind the kite.

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Anyone with basic soldering knowledge can easily make their own.
 
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Tue May 06, 2008 3:14 pm

RC car lighting system. Comes with all the lights wired up, you get a choice of colours. A battery pack. Designed to be lightweight.
 
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Wed May 07, 2008 9:13 pm

I wonder what these are like
http://www.jmldirect.com/LED-Spotlights-PL1805/
You can get them on eBay cheaper. They have all the bits you need to cannibalize from. You could wire them up to run 9 LED's (as there's 3 in a pack) from three batteries, that should be enough to light the kite up really well.
 
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Wed May 07, 2008 10:54 pm

why not use one 9v battery?
I used to have a system with I think about 12 leds powered by a nine v battery... worked great.... only problem when using one powersuply for al the lights is that you need cables... and cupper is heavy
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I wonder what these are like
http://www.jmldirect.com/LED-Spotlights-PL1805/
You can get them on eBay cheaper. They have all the bits you need to cannibalize from. You could wire them up to run 9 LED's (as there's 3 in a pack) from three batteries, that should be enough to light the kite up really well.


We sell these in B&Q as "Dot it's" i've a couple and they've really surprised me by how bright they are...very impressive for 3x 5mm leds
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Thu May 08, 2008 9:30 am

Aren't they 'just a tad' big & heavy for a kiting guys!

I love the RC Car lights idea, that'd be pretty lightweight n cool.
Still think glow sticks would be coolest though :)

lowerdfool, pretty rad setup there mate, nice one!
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Thu May 08, 2008 9:53 pm

dubster wrote:
Aren't they 'just a tad' big & heavy for a kiting guys!


Heavens, no. My 2m Rok could easily manage a dozen or so of them in a fresh breeze.