Recomended Light For Night Riding

Postby Matbase on Mon 15/Apr/13 10:08am

Hi

Can anyone recomende a suitable light for night riding? at the mo Im looking at ones on RRsport, torpedo7 and trademe. Trademe is a lot cheaper but Ive got no idea ofthe quality.

I have to buy 2 so cost is a factor

Any help would be appreciated

Cheers
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Re: Recomended Light For Night Riding

Postby UK_Exile on Mon 15/Apr/13 12:55pm

if cost is the major factor go for http://dx.com/p/t6-xml-t6-3-mode-1200-l ... -set-94182 , http://dx.com/p/p7-waterproof-ssc-p7-3- ... -set-82509 or any of the similar ones. They are not 100% reliable (but are approaching 99%), they are not as bright as stated (but are close enough), effectively have no warrnaty, and don't expect it in your letter box this week (expect 3wks) but value for money they're awesome & perfectly adequate for most rides.
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Re: Recomended Light For Night Riding

Postby znomit on Mon 15/Apr/13 1:30pm

Get the DX XML light, heck get a few at that price.
Pony up for a gloworm if you want something of reasonable quality.
http://www.glowormlites.co.nz/info-lighting
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Re: Recomended Light For Night Riding

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Mon 15/Apr/13 5:22pm

Commuting? MTB night riding? :ib: :ib:
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Re: Recomended Light For Night Riding

Postby znomit on Mon 15/Apr/13 5:57pm

FLATULENTFRIEND wrote:Commuting? MTB night riding? :ib: :ib:

Check the channels much farty :ib: :ib:
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Re: Recomended Light For Night Riding

Postby tcr on Mon 15/Apr/13 7:04pm

I bought two 'Inton' lights off cyclelights on trademe. About $99 each and adequate. Except one of the batteries died after about 3 uses. And the lights they supply have a female plug at the light end so aren't compatible with other batteries from major producers.

So I've just recently bought a Gloworm X2 ($260ish at Burkes online). It's much better - brighter, even light, no halo - and great as a helmet light because it's so small/light. That in combo with the junk Inton from Trademe on the handlebar works great.
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Re: Recomended Light For Night Riding

Postby Simonius_Titius on Mon 15/Apr/13 8:07pm

tcr wrote:I bought two 'Inton' lights off cyclelights on trademe. About $99 each and adequate. Except one of the batteries died after about 3 uses. And the lights they supply have a female plug at the light end so aren't compatible with other batteries from major producers...


Cyclelights has pretty good feedback record on Trademe so you should find them OK for a warranty battery replacement.
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Re: Recomended Light For Night Riding

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Mon 15/Apr/13 8:28pm

znomit wrote:
FLATULENTFRIEND wrote:Commuting? MTB night riding? :ib: :ib:

Check the channels much farty :ib: :ib:



Obviously not :blush:

I have a Gloworm 900 lumens.
I bought it from the seller / importer in Auckland (and sometime poster here).
Excellent light / guy :thumbsup:
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Re: Recomended Light For Night Riding

Postby ArjanH on Tue 16/Apr/13 8:27am

I got some of the 900 Lumen ones from Deal Extreme about 3 years back now. The lights and batteries are still going strong but the chargers stuffed out pretty bloody quick. One on my helmet and one on the handle bars and I have all the light I need for general night riding. I would sometimes like a little bit more on the very fast downhill sections but in general they are perfect 99% of the time. At $31 US they are hard to beat.

http://dx.com/p/t6-waterproof-xml-t6-3-mode-1200-lumen-white-led-bike-light-with-battery-pack-set-82510
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Re: Recomended Light For Night Riding

Postby mfw on Tue 16/Apr/13 8:58am

UK_Exile wrote:if cost is the major factor go for http://dx.com/p/t6-xml-t6-3-mode-1200-l ... -set-94182 , http://dx.com/p/p7-waterproof-ssc-p7-3- ... -set-82509 or any of the similar ones. They are not 100% reliable (but are approaching 99%), they are not as bright as stated (but are close enough), effectively have no warrnaty, and don't expect it in your letter box this week (expect 3wks) but value for money they're awesome & perfectly adequate for most rides.

:withstupid:
Been running these for 3 years, a pair of these is about the same lighting as a pair of car headlights.
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Re: Recomended Light For Night Riding

Postby phunk on Tue 16/Apr/13 10:12am

Do any of those LEDs run ok off a higher voltage battery? I have a nice 13.2?V Nimh battery from a Comet setup that could benefit from a brighter light.
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Re: Recomended Light For Night Riding

Postby ryda on Tue 16/Apr/13 10:43am

phunk wrote:Do any of those LEDs run ok off a higher voltage battery? I have a nice 13.2?V Nimh battery from a Comet setup that could benefit from a brighter light.
ages I got my hands on a bulb out of one of the early DX ones and had to re configure the wiring and change the driver...after the std one let the smoke out when I hooked it up to 14.4v... :paranoid:
driver was cheap as chips from Cutter in Oz
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Re: Recomended Light For Night Riding

Postby phunk on Tue 16/Apr/13 7:14pm

ryda wrote:
phunk wrote:Do any of those LEDs run ok off a higher voltage battery? I have a nice 13.2?V Nimh battery from a Comet setup that could benefit from a brighter light.
ages I got my hands on a bulb out of one of the early DX ones and had to re configure the wiring and change the driver...after the std one let the smoke out when I hooked it up to 14.4v... :paranoid:
driver was cheap as chips from Cutter in Oz


I suppose the whole units are cheap enough that they are basically disposable anyways.
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Re: Recomended Light For Night Riding

Postby globe on Wed 17/Apr/13 11:42pm

UK_Exile wrote:if cost is the major factor go for http://dx.com/p/t6-xml-t6-3-mode-1200-l ... -set-94182 , http://dx.com/p/p7-waterproof-ssc-p7-3- ... -set-82509 or any of the similar ones. They are not 100% reliable (but are approaching 99%), they are not as bright as stated (but are close enough), effectively have no warrnaty, and don't expect it in your letter box this week (expect 3wks) but value for money they're awesome & perfectly adequate for most rides.


What's the difference between these lights ? Anything of note ? ( looking for a second set to add to the handlebars)
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Re: Recomended Light For Night Riding

Postby znomit on Wed 17/Apr/13 11:51pm

globe wrote:
UK_Exile wrote:if cost is the major factor go for http://dx.com/p/t6-xml-t6-3-mode-1200-l ... -set-94182 , http://dx.com/p/p7-waterproof-ssc-p7-3- ... -set-82509 or any of the similar ones. They are not 100% reliable (but are approaching 99%), they are not as bright as stated (but are close enough), effectively have no warrnaty, and don't expect it in your letter box this week (expect 3wks) but value for money they're awesome & perfectly adequate for most rides.


What's the difference between these lights ? Anything of note ? ( looking for a second set to add to the handlebars)


The red one (with the XML led) is cheaper and brighter.
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