Winter lights (yawn)

julianb

19:38 Mon, 24 Sep 2018


Perennial question but what's the (cheap) big light of choice these days? I've been using the Chinese lanterns with the housebrick batteries for a good few years now and wondered if as usual things have moved on without me.

julianb

19:38 Mon, 24 Sep 2018


Meteor Storm Pro - no massive battery pack required and give out a lot of light.

Jim7

19:56 Mon, 24 Sep 2018


I got one of these when it was on sale for £60 http://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-pavo-2000-lumen-front-light/ which is really good, no battery pack either

robtop

20:34 Mon, 24 Sep 2018


everyone loves a lights thread. For the tighest here's my suggestion.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SolarStorm-X2-X3-Cree-XML-LED-Light-Bike-Bicycle-Headlight-Headlamp-Head-Torches/113165617807?hash=item1a59324a8f%3Am%3Am2BYsEBelXD30tSGLFf61sg&var=413468875164&LH_All=1

Adequate, but really no better than they've ever been, though they are cheap!!

mikew

22:03 Mon, 24 Sep 2018


the cheap chinese lanterns are fine for road use.
However in my experience they are limited off road, due to the lack of spread in the beam - for off road i would suggest getting something "proper"

markn

9:39 Wed, 26 Sep 2018


Mark, you've come empty handed, we're all in the dark!

mikew

12:43 Wed, 26 Sep 2018


I've just bought a Lezyne 700 XL. Quite inpressed so far. Bright light and rechargable via USB.
https://www.cyclingweekly.com/reviews/lights-reflectives/lezyne-lite-drive-700xl

climberruss

14:42 Wed, 26 Sep 2018


still looking? ordered a Fluxient Elite S3 has a proper beam pattern so shouldnt dazzle

ciccione

15:21 Sun, 30 Sep 2018


Yup, I'm still faffing around as usual. That looks like a nice compromise, cheap, but not burn your house down when it's charging cheap.

julianb

12:29 Mon, 1 Oct 2018


Evans have loads of lights in their "ex-display" section

markn

14:52 Mon, 1 Oct 2018


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