- best Commuting front light? cateye or niterider or exsposure
Must be rechargeable preferably changeable battery.
I commute to work 9 miles and 5 of them down country lanes. Tarmac bit rough it parts. Missus asked me what do I want for Xmas 🙂
I’ve read reviews on
cateye volt 700, niterider 750 and exsposure joystick m9
I want the best front light without separate battery pack.Posted 3 years agomikey74Member
I’m a big fan of the Niterider Lumina range: My 650 died after 5 years good service (the USB connection broke) and I’ve replaced it with the 750, which is around the same price my 650 was and brighter.
It has three usable levels and a good run time (i only use the top setting when on dark, unlit paths and roads as the other settings are more than adequate and increase the run times). Plus it’s USB chargeable, which is a must for me.Posted 3 years agomikey74Member
Jacob: This is from the NiteRider website:Posted 3 years ago
Does Niterider make a replacement battery for the Lumina Series?
A replacement battery is available for the lights (SKU #6588) and it is user replaceable. For further questions please contact customer support at 1-800-466-8366, ext 4. Click here to view video instructions on how to replace the battery.reggiegasketMember
I run a Diablo on the front, which may be out of budget, but is a good everyday light as it’s easy to charge at home or work, easy to swap between bikes, and can be bright enough for decent speed on rough, unlit sections.
See Rutland Cycles for some good Exposure prices at the moment.Posted 3 years agobob_summersMember
The Volt 1200 is a great light. I have a mainly unlit country lane commute and do most of it on the low setting. The high setting is just for the sketchy descents, so the battery lasts me a week (although YMMV, I am in daylight on the way in). The beam is much more suited to commuting than anything else I’ve had, with a squared-off top to it, which helps prevent dazzle if you’ve aimed it down. Mount is plasticky but stays tight and easy to adjust on the fly.
Bad points IMO are the switch only cycles ‘down’ in power, so to go from Low to High you have to go through the strobe setting. Would be nice to go in both directions. The red battery warning light comes on soon after you set it to High, though I have never managed to drain it in a week. And in-box instructions say “Not for road use” which wasn’t stated on the website I bought it from, nor mentioned in any reviews I read beforehand…Posted 3 years agonick24Member
I have a Busch and Muller ixon Iq premium, does a good job without dazzling drivers. The beam is a bit like a cars headlight in that it has a good spread of light and cuts off at the top so you don’t dazzle oncoming traffic. Takes 4 rechargeable AA batteries which you can leave in and charge with an optional charger.Posted 3 years agogonzyMember
C&B Seen 1200 lumen light…super bright but has a lower setting (30%), flash and SOS mode. comes with head strap and bar fittings (O rings). you can get the dedicated bar clamp for a more secure fit for an extra couple of quid. battery is a UK spec smart charger so it wont burn your house down and the standard battery lasts 3 hours on full power (up to 6 hours on the lower setting)
i’ve had mine for 2 years now and its been brilliant
for just under £55 you cant go wrong with this
they also do a cheaper 1000 lumen unit for £35Posted 3 years ago
It’s been a week since I’ve had mine Niterider Lumina 750. Great light!
My commute takes me through the woods and even blasting down rooty singletrack I can leave the light on “low” beam and have everything under control.
The “flash mode” is brilliant too – very bright and rapid, but not as “techno” as my Chinese eBay £14 beauty 😆
I bought it from Ubyk – they have quite nice deal on it at the moment.Posted 3 years ago
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