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    Anyone mount LED light to their 'chair?

    Has anyone mounted a bicycle LED light to their manual 'chair for dark night mobility?

    One evening leaving my building it was so dark outside I could not see the ramp to the parking lot where my van was parked. I had to use my cell phone light to find the ramp. I reported this to my supervisor the next day and they spent $4k on lighting the entrance and front parking lot with bright LED lights.

    At one time I had a small piece of velcro on the side of my 'chair and when I needed light I carried a 2AA cell Maglite with velcro on it to give me light.

    Has anyone mounted a LED bicycle light or LED flashlight to their 'chair?

    Can you show pictures of how you mounted it, manufacturer and model number of light?

    Thanks!

    Ti
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    I have these on my chair: https://www.quantumrehab.com/about-u...d=160606155605

    I love them and use them more than I thought I would.

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    I think Ti is looking for something he can use on a manual chair. Lots of power chairs have head-light options.

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    I run any old LED flashlight in a rotating swivel mount intended for mountain bikes. Running a Fenix PD32 in it right now, but I swap it around. I found the mount on Amazon, not sure of make or model. It can rotate around the frame tube as well as swivel perpendicular to it, so it's handy to use. Not the prettiest contraption but I do swivel it under the frame when not in use. Mount and light together weigh ~9oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddity View Post
    Running a Fenix PD32 in it right now,
    I like Fenix...good stuff

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    My son uses these. They can be installed on either horizontal or vertical parts of your chair. Add virtually no weight.

    https://www.ebay.com/b/Skully-LED-Bi...689/bn_7275273
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    I currently do not have any mounted to my chair but if I were going to I would use these to mount them. I use them on my attachment for mounting flashlight and other things as well. I really like that flashlight I have tried cheaper ones but this one was on sale when I got it and I really like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    I like Fenix...good stuff
    Yep! 4Sevens and Fenix are my go-to sources for portable, powerful, illumination. I run a Surefire on a rifle, for the purported durability, by I'm not sold. They're too costly. Been trialing an Inforce APL-C on my EDC handgun for 6mos and I like it. Might transition to them for my rifles too. I've been rotating the same 3-4 handhelds in these mounts across my 3 chairs for 4-5 years and I've never been let down. That mount is a good damper for chair vibrations. It has some wiggle (not rattle) so the mounted light doesn't get shaken to death. I use it daily. Or, nightly, rather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddity View Post
    Yep! 4Sevens and Fenix are my go-to sources for portable, powerful, illumination. I run a Surefire on a rifle, for the purported durability, by I'm not sold. They're too costly. Been trialing an Inforce APL-C on my EDC handgun for 6mos and I like it. Might transition to them for my rifles too. I've been rotating the same 3-4 handhelds in these mounts across my 3 chairs for 4-5 years and I've never been let down. That mount is a good damper for chair vibrations. It has some wiggle (not rattle) so the mounted light doesn't get shaken to death. I use it daily. Or, nightly, rather.
    I live in a perpetual glow of sodium vapors, so my usage is less frequent (although they are converting to LED...I wish they'd convert to none, but we have certain unsavory demographics which allegedly are repelled by light waves, lol). But when I do use a flashlight, it's a Fenix LD41. Nice size, and output, and I like the battery format. Of course it has Eneloop Pro batteries to allow for full lumen output/run time.

    And when I really want to see things...Maxabeam! I have a tripod lug on the battery pack...think it might be overkill to attach to a wheelchair?
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    Quote Originally Posted by titanium4motion View Post
    Has anyone mounted a bicycle LED light to their manual 'chair for dark night mobility?

    One evening leaving my building it was so dark outside I could not see the ramp to the parking lot where my van was parked. I had to use my cell phone light to find the ramp. I reported this to my supervisor the next day and they spent $4k on lighting the entrance and front parking lot with bright LED lights.

    At one time I had a small piece of velcro on the side of my 'chair and when I needed light I carried a 2AA cell Maglite with velcro on it to give me light.

    Has anyone mounted a LED bicycle light or LED flashlight to their 'chair?

    Can you show pictures of how you mounted it, manufacturer and model number of light?

    Thanks!

    Ti
    There are so many options to mount them and get rechargeable and most of on off buttons that can me mount very easy.


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