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Nite Flite Lite

Posted 10-21-05
Submitted by Adam Smith smyith@hotmail.com
Disc Weights: n/a
Review: i have used these many times and they work great on clear discs (such as champion and z plastic) or white discs. its about a 24hr battery. Considering that at a slow playing pace its about 12 rounds of play. one annoying thing though is if u dont push it on hard enough it will loosen and turn off. if u wanna go the cheap route or dont play alot of nite golf a regualar glow disc (i find 1.5"-2" work the best) and use clear tape (3M or Duct tape dont come off).
Posted: 12-23-04
Submitted by Jukka Huuskonen
At first I thought that this could be really nice piece of equipment especially for the players living at the northern parts of the globe with long dark nites during fall and winter, like here in Finland. However it turned out to be totally useless. Idea is great, but led-light is just not bright enough. Besides after the battery runs out, it canít be replaced.

Much better solution is to buy a super-bright Led, and a 3 volt battery (type: CR2016 or CR2032). Attach contacts of the led to the battery with tape and then use some transparent packaging tape to attach those to the underside of the disc. My experience is that itís best to use red leds, except with blue discs. Blue discs seem to block the red light too effectively (even with champion/z-plastics). With blue discs you should use blue or white leds, these however need to have 2 batteries instead of one to lite-up (threshold voltage over 3 volts). With other bright colored discs (atleast white, red, orange, yellow, pink) the red led seems to be enough even for opaque plastics (dx, Pro(innova), millenium regular plastics tested). The single battery gives minimum of 5 hours of playtime.

This led/battery combination doesnít affect the flight of the disc too much, mainly makes it a bit more understable. So you might want to use slightly more overstable/stable discs that usually.

I myself actually bought some empty circuitboards, soldered the led and an on/off-switch into it so now I can just carry the leds with me without the hassle of taping the led to the battery and also am able to conserve the battery by turning the led off between throws (Just got to remember to turn it on before the throwÖ).

If you havenít yet tried golfing at nitetime, I can recommend trying it with my whole heart, It is really something to see those lit discs soar in the air.
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