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SON Designs E-deluxe LED Headlight

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The E-delux is the result of consistent improvement by the German SON hub dynamo manufacturer Wilfried Schmidt Maschinenbau. The basic concept consists of an efficient and robust construction aimed at converting all the electrical power of the hub dynamo into useful light on the road.

SON Designs E-deluxe LED Headlight
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The E-delux is the result of consistent improvement by the German SON hub dynamo manufacturer Wilfried Schmidt Maschinenbau. The basic concept consists of an efficient and robust construction aimed at converting all the electrical power of the hub dynamo into useful light on the road.

The E-delux is the consistent further development of a former design utilizing the benefits of white high performance LEDs. The E-delux has been developed for usage in combination with the new SON 20 R hub dynamo, but is also compatible with any other hub dynamo. For the E-delux Schmidt used offset mirror IQ Technology from Busch & Müller.

Unlike conventional optical systems for headlights it catches quite a large part of the emitted light and provides a wide, evenly and brightly lit road surface. To facilitate the necessary cooling of the LED, Schmidt used a massive copper cooling element on the LED, which in turn conducts the heat to the aluminum housing and the outside air.

According to the designer this provides effective cooling and at high speeds an increase in luminosity of 20% compared to usual LED headlights. The E-delux has a 3 Watt high performance LED and aluminium housing. Unfortunately the lead time for this headlight is currently more than six months.

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