Re: Advice On Night Lights

Postby UK_Exile on Tue 16/Jul/13 4:46pm

Unfortunate reality is no matter how much you light up or hi viz yourself some drivers still won't see you
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Re: Advice On Night Lights

Postby laworder on Tue 16/Jul/13 4:49pm

UK_Exile wrote:Unfortunate reality is no matter how much you light up or hi viz yourself some drivers still won't see you


True that. They should not be driving. We let far too many people drive here that shouldnt under any circumstances

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Re: Advice On Night Lights

Postby laworder on Fri 19/Jul/13 10:16am

Got a Moon Shield at a local bike shop for only about $10 more than I'd have paid at Wiggle, seriously bright, now mounted on the back of my helmet, will get another one to go under my seat and one for my backpack. Have also managed to find a flouro orange backpack after looking for ages

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Re: Advice On Night Lights

Postby Flyboy on Sun 25/May/14 8:55pm

Hi peeps, looking for a headlight that can do both walking and biking services. I found this:
http://www.bikelights.co.nz/blaze-head- ... y-headlamp
Which looks good lumens and price wise, but theres just so much choice out there. Any thoughts, led lights have moved on a lot since i last bought one of these
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Re: Advice On Night Lights

Postby globe on Sun 25/May/14 8:56pm

Dx.com
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Re: Advice On Night Lights

Postby znomit on Sun 25/May/14 9:08pm

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Re: Advice On Night Lights

Postby 13daza on Sun 25/May/14 9:31pm

I got a Moon comet rear light and meteor front light package from a Uk based site a while back (cost about eighty bucks) usb charged etc the front light is adequate for unlit roads and probably quite good for around town with a good spread of light and a reasonable battery life (about 4 hours on low continuous) but the rear light is seriously bright (car high stop brake light bright) it lights up about six or seven road marker reflectors behind me on an unlit road and is visible not quite parallel to the light to the sides it seems to spread the light very wide in all directions and easily lights up the center line from the side of the road when you are riding . rear light lasts about 4 hrs on full blast (continuous) 6 hours on low (continuous) and about 7 hours on flash (which is really bright).
When car drivers complain about your back light being "a bit bright" thats about perfect :) IMHO
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Re: Advice On Night Lights

Postby happybaboon on Sun 25/May/14 9:52pm

I've recently seen some excellent front lights around - they are super bright flashers with a sort of unbalanced flashyness to them (like they're bright/dim and have uneven pauses between them). The effect is like emergency vehicle flashing lights - your eyes/brain won't get used to the pattern so they stick out like my bright red arse.

Anyone know what sort of light that is? :eh:
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Re: Advice On Night Lights

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Sun 25/May/14 11:02pm

happybaboon wrote:I've recently seen some excellent front lights around - they are super bright flashers with a sort of unbalanced flashyness to them (like they're bright/dim and have uneven pauses between them). The effect is like emergency vehicle flashing lights - your eyes/brain won't get used to the pattern so they stick out like my bright red arse.

Anyone know what sort of light that is? :eh:




emergency vehicle flashing lights ;)
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Re: Advice On Night Lights

Postby foremannz on Mon 26/May/14 6:50am

happybaboon wrote:I've recently seen some excellent front lights around - they are super bright flashers with a sort of unbalanced flashyness to them (like they're bright/dim and have uneven pauses between them). The effect is like emergency vehicle flashing lights - your eyes/brain won't get used to the pattern so they stick out like my bright red arse.

Anyone know what sort of light that is? :eh:

2 lights from different brands???
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Re: Advice On Night Lights

Postby mark2c on Mon 26/May/14 8:56am

Muzzle flash?
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Re: Advice On Night Lights

Postby laworder on Mon 26/May/14 11:07am

happybaboon wrote:I've recently seen some excellent front lights around - they are super bright flashers with a sort of unbalanced flashyness to them (like they're bright/dim and have uneven pauses between them). The effect is like emergency vehicle flashing lights - your eyes/brain won't get used to the pattern so they stick out like my bright red arse.

Anyone know what sort of light that is? :eh:


That could be a Knog light. I've just got a couple of small Knog front lights and a knog blinder rear light and they have a flash pattern like that
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Re: Advice On Night Lights

Postby slidecontrol on Mon 26/May/14 11:10am

mark2c wrote:Muzzle flash?


:lol:
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Re: Advice On Night Lights

Postby Flyboy on Mon 26/May/14 11:21am

znomit wrote:http://www.fasttech.com/category/1602/headlamps

Batteries are usually junk, decent stuff from:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/hunk_lee/m.html

mm, this one looks nice
http://www.fasttech.com/products/1602/10002759/1425600
shame the battery doesnt mount onto the head strap somehow. But you say the batteries aren't good quality?
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Re: Advice On Night Lights

Postby happybaboon on Mon 26/May/14 3:22pm

laworder wrote:
happybaboon wrote:I've recently seen some excellent front lights around - they are super bright flashers with a sort of unbalanced flashyness to them (like they're bright/dim and have uneven pauses between them). The effect is like emergency vehicle flashing lights - your eyes/brain won't get used to the pattern so they stick out like my bright red arse.

Anyone know what sort of light that is? :eh:


That could be a Knog light. I've just got a couple of small Knog front lights and a knog blinder rear light and they have a flash pattern like that

Chur. Makes sense if there's a heap around here, Aussie company and all.
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