> First, if you use two LEDs in anti-parallel, there is no rectifying
> needed. ?One conducts the positive half of the waveform and thus
> protects the other from excessive reverse voltage; the other does the
> same for the negative half of the waveform.
from the generator as long as it is drawing a decent current.
> Second, regulation isn't needed with a typical bike generator.
> They're naturally constant current devices, and the (essentially)
> fixed half amp they produce is fine for most high-powered white LEDs.
> That's how I visualized it, that's what happened when I bench tested
> it, and that's what I was told by a friend of mine who's vice
> president of engineering research for a firm that builds lighting
> systems from high performance LEDs.
> cranksets for bicycles are too expensive! Why? Because a Campy carbon
> crank costs over $600. ?Therefore, we should all scoot along with our
> feet on the ground, Draisienne-style!
bearing and framework. Just use extendable stilts and variable
saddle height on a cantilevered beam. Hmmmmn.