I float often at dusk and don’t rely on the stock lights on my board to see where I’m going. I use a flashlight and a headlamp to see where I’m going. However, I’ve heard from several of my neighbors (who thus far haven’t run me over) how they notice my Onewheel’s taillight and headlight as they drive past at dusk. As I upgrade my XR to Little FOCer 3.1 with an 18s2p battery, I would like to at least have a red taillight, but would ideally like the same reversing red/white head/taillights on my stock Onewheel for better visibility by others.
I’m a newbie, so I apologize if I missed it, but I searched this forum for a VESC Onewheel lighting topic and couldn’t find one, so I decided to create my own to answer the following questions and collect any other board lighting advice:
General VESCXR lighting advice
Can stock Onewheel front and rear LED bars be used interchangeably?
My VESC is working and I have the LED wires run from the controller box to my battery box, where I was able to fit the stock LED bar, but there’s no slot in the controller box for front lighting.
In order to supply power to the rear LED bar, I just spent the past hour searching for a buck converter that has ~75.6V input and 5V output. I’m not finding much. This one is pretty big at 2.39’’1.54’’0.5’’ (60.63912.7mm):
I have a bunch of 18V Makita batteries, so maybe I’ll DIY an independent board-mounted lighting system.