Edelux Instructions

Connection of a Rear Light
The Edelux is designed for operation on a 6V 3W hub dynamo together
with a commercially available LED rear light. However, it may also be used
without a rear light.
Instructions for Use
LED-headlight with switch/automatic
sensor and standlight function
The Edelux is especially designed for use with gearless hub dynamos. The
provided or already assembled plugs fit the Schmidts Original
Nabendynamo (SON), but the light’s use with other hub dynamos is also
possible. The most important characteristic of the Edelux is the outstanding
light technology, which achieves a wide and even illumination of the road.
The optical system („IQ-TEC“-mirror) was developped by Busch & Müller.
Rugged mechanical design, reliable electrical contacts and good sealing
ensure problem-free operation in daily use, regardless of weather.
Efficiency and LED life span depend on its cooling. Therefore the LED is
placed on a copper heat sink, which in turn conducts the heat to the
aluminium housing.
Assembly on the Bicycle
Mount the Edelux with standard headlight brackets. Firmly tighten the
screw connections so that the headlight cannot move by itself. However, it
should be possible to correct the beam angle by hand.
Align it in such a way that it creates an ideally long light field without
dazzling oncoming traffic.
Attachment to the fork bridge of a suspension fork results in a high
swinging load for the bracket. Therefore mounting on the handlebars or
stem is preferable on bicycles with front suspension.
Wiring to the Dynamo Hub
Wiring of an Edelux is quite easy, if the connectors are already mounted to
its coaxial cable. Pass the cable along the inside of the fork blade to the
SON and plug it in (contacts arbitrarily interchangeable). Fasten the cable
with zip ties at the fork in such a way that the plugs can be easily detached
before removing the wheel.
If the plugs are not fitted cut the cable to a suitable length and connect the
plugs enclosed in the following way:
• Cut cable to a suitable length and carefully
remove about 4 cm of outer insulation
• Twist the underlying wires together with
• Strip the inner conductor about 5 mm
• Heat the 32 mm piece of thin shrink tube
with flame or a hot air gun to shrink it onto
the outer conductor
• Shrink a fat piece of shrink tube onto the
Connect the rear light to the Edelux, so you can control it also with the
switch of the Edelux. Preferably use the included 2.8 mm plug to connect
the rear light cable at the blade terminal of the Edelux; mount according to
pictures 3 and 4 of the table above. The plug must be covered with a
heatshrink tube or else a short-circuit with the aluminium housing might
occur. An earth connection to the rear light is not compulsory, yet it
increases reliability. Most reliable are Schmidt's ready-made coaxial cables.
Connect the earth conductor with the included ring terminal at the fixing
screw of the Edelux. When using a rear light with earth connection mind
its polarity.
Switch - Automatic Sensor - Standlight
The switching contact is placed, optimally protected, inside the headlight
base. It is controlled by a magnet in the black switching ring. The
automatic light sensor is active when the nose of the switching ring points
up ('S'), i.e. the light turns on automatically in beginnings of darkness.
When you switch the nose to the left position ('0'), as viewed from the
rear, the light is turned off permanently; in the position to the right ('1') it
is switched on. Should the switching ring be pulled off for once, put it
back correctly onto the housing: seen from the back, the '1' should be on
the left and the '0' on the right side of the nose. If the swichting ring
should be missing, the Edelux is in sensor-mode.
After a short ride with light switched on standlight will be available. The
standlight capacitor is completely charged after riding continuously for
5 minutes. It will then provide standlight which shuts down automatically
after 4 minutes.
Battery-powered use of the Edelux is not recommended. Voltage
higher than 7.5 V – even for a very short time – may damage
electronics and LED. Though voltage lower than 6.5 V is uncritical,
it reduces brightness.
Overvoltage Protection
The electronics within the Edelux limits the output at the rear light to
9 Volt and in this way protects LED-rear-lights of overvoltage. Rear lights
with bulbs should not be applied together with the Edelux.
Guarantee/Spare Parts
The Edelux does not contain any parts that need maintenance. Do not try
to open the headlight! You might damage sealing, screwed connections
and electrical insulation.
The switching ring is available as a spare part.
For the Edelux there is a guarantee period of 5 years. In case of
problems ask your dealer to contact the manufacturer or the importer.
Please enclose a copy of your proof of purchase.
• Fit the plugs, using a crimp tool or pliers to
secure both the insulation and the cables. The
first pair of claws must grip the insulation
(in case of doubt solder additionally)
• Slide and shrink a piece of fat shrink tube
over each plug
• Grease the plugs a little, so you can push
them onto the SON hub dynamo contacts
more easily.
For connection to other hub dynamos see their instruction manual.
At hub dynamos with integrated overvoltage protection the Edelux
does not reach full brightness.
If one contact of the dynamo is electrically connected to the frame
(e.g. all models of Shimano), the wires are no longer interchangeable: The outer conductor of the coaxial cable (not insulated or covered
with black shrink sleeve) must be connected to the ground
, the transparent insulated interior wire must be connected to the phase contact of
the dynamo.
Wilfried Schmidt Maschinenbau
June 2010
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