"5000" lumen light….
I’ve just ordered some for a first venture into some night riding this winter.
I had some of the original DX single lights I used to use when commuting for my old job, which i’ve dug out, but batteries look like they have long since died as they won’t charge, or work the lights.
I plan to get some decent spare batteries, and use the old DX light on my head, is there a source for pre done packs I can just plug into the lights, rather than faffing around soldering stuff? I found MTBbatteries, but i’m loathed to spend twice as much on a battery pack as I have on the whole thing (me being tight no doubt).
Or should I get the soldering kit out? Is there a how to guide kicking around out there?Posted 4 years ago
I know, the g/f was throwing it out, so I had to have it (note the dust, it doesn’t get used much). I’m a ****en hoarder!
For reference, there also a cat pheromone diffuser, a picture of me from 20 years ago, a disassembled chinese light, a box full of photo’s, a nail file & clear polish all in that photo….oh and the padded shirt I use as my kitten’s (day) bedPosted 4 years ago
could you use these lights on your lid, if so how do you mount them, I was going to buy an exposure joystick tomo as a back up light but these do seem to be very good
Mine came with a elastic headstrap – I just cut off the elastic and zip ties the mount to my lid. It looks like it grew there…Posted 4 years ago
For those worrying about replacing the batteries before they even arrive, some with batteries which cost more than the solarstorm, don’t. I get around 2.5-4 hours out of each charge depending what beam power I run.
I’ve taken to discharging them in the fridge from time to time, to fully drain the battery after a long ride 😆Posted 4 years ago
Milkyman: eBay sellers name is 360digital2011. Uk based and quick turnaround.
The single XML lights come with the headstrap. £18 each with all the bits. I just drop the battery into my camelback – the lead is plenty long enough.Posted 4 years ago
My twin spot should be with me tomorrow from the same seller. From the pictures it looks like you don’t get the headstrap with this one.lightmanMember
I’ve taken to discharging them in the fridge from time to time, to fully drain the battery after a long ride
You dont need to do that with Li-ion, they have no memory affect and you’ll probably do more harm than good.Posted 4 years ago
Also, if you’re going to store them for a long time, you do need to store them with 40% charge and somewhere cold like the fridge if you want them to last. Li-ion dont like heat and will loose capacity if you store them somewhere warm, like a living room._daveRSubscriber
So, it seems that this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BLACK-5000Lm-2x-CREE-XM-L-U2-LED-Bicycle-bike-Light-HeadLight-Lamp-Flashlight-UK-/261275037793?pt=UK_SportGoods_CyclAcces_RL&hash=item3cd534b061 mounted on the bars
and this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CREE-XM-L-XML-T6-LED-1800-Lm-Bicycle-bike-Head-Light-Headlamp-Rechargeable-Head-/251288567677?pt=UK_SportGoods_CyclAcces_RL&hash=item3a81f73f7d mounted on a helmet are a decent setup?
Is the free rear light up to much cop?Posted 4 years agomrmonkfingerMember
what are the experiences so far of the bundled battery & charger? enough to get by with?
on lightmalls.com seems to be about £6 difference between the bundle, and the light by itself, so obviously thinking if its worth getting a balancing charger & new pack, or just to stick with the bundle for a whilePosted 4 years agobigdawgMember
another UK based seller at £29.00 (with a free rear light!!)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ultra-Bright-2x-CREE-XML-U2-LED-Bicycle-Bike-Light-Red-Black-5000-Lm-UK-stock/161120053996?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D17233%26meid%3D1719272782693383327%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D8045%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D200959831751%26Posted 4 years ago
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