Bicyle Lighting Questions........?


New Member
Dec 19, 2007
Hi all,

I was wondering if you can help, I am an Engineering Student at Bournemouth University and developing a new bicycle light for my final year project....would anybody help me out and fill out my questionnaire?

If you can get back to me with the question number and your answer it would be very much appreciated!!

I'll get back to you with my completed designs and keep you updated on the progress!!

Kind Regards


1. How many bicycle journeys do you make during the week?

2. How long do you spend on each journey?

3. What are the destinations for these cycle journeys?

4. How much would you expect to pay for a good quality bicycle head lamp?

5. How much would you expect to pay for a good quality dynamo unit?

6. What light output do you prefer from a cycle headlight? (Flashing or Constant)

7. In you opinion what are the problems with existing dynamo systems?

8. Please rate on a scale of one to five the importance of these light features:

a) Appearance

b) Weight

c) Light Functions

d) Dynamo compatibility

e) Build Quality

f) Weather Resistance

g) Quick Release from cycle

h) Handle Bar Adjustment

i) Recyclibility of Materials

j) Cost

k) Battery Life

m) Ease of Installation

1. minimum of 5 (to work and back). once at w/e

2. commute 20mins. proper ride 2hrs +

3. home to work. work to hom. round in the hills.

4. £200+

5. no idea.

6. constant

7. insufficient output to SEE by.

a) 2

b) 4

c) commuting light 1 proper light 4

d) 0

e) 5

f) 5

g) 4

h) 3 (not sure what ypu mean by this!)

i) 1

j) 2-3

k) 5 (by battery life I mean burn time, not the long term durability of the battery)

l) 2

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