Chinese lights hmmm
Yep I have a an old p7 light from 4 years ago still going strong, a few xml lights that are 2 years old still going strong, and because they’re so cheap I even bought a couple of the solar storms, which are unbelievably good for the money! Tbh you have to be pretty stupid to spend more than £50 on a light set these days. 8)Posted 4 years agoross980Member
As above, does it really matter if cheap lights only last a year when they’re a fraction of the cost of high end lights? Both my sets are going strong, but if one goes caput on a ride I still have the other as back up ( bar mounted P7, helmet mounted T6).Posted 4 years ago
I’d rather have 2x Exposures but just can’t justify the cost for the limited use they’d get. If someone were to bring out a cheap wire-free Exposure ‘clone’ I’d be very tempted. Personally if I was spending £££ on premium lights I wouldn’t want separate head unit/battery packs (though I appreciate some people do 4+ hr plus night rides and may want to carry spare batteries)jamj1974Subscriber
Bikeinds post are getting a little tiresome… All very well having a viewpoint and fine if you also have a business – not sure I like the potential for mixing the two. People like Loco et al I don’t have a problem with (in fact to the contrary I think they are great), they don’t seem to start threads for sales and give great advice for free.Posted 4 years agoSuperficialMember
People aren’t stupid. They’re not going to use expensive lights because ‘the Bike Industry’ says they should. Remember a lot of riders (me included) are irritated about the way that wheel size change has been forced upon us, and are a lot less inclined to support the ‘conventional’ industry channels than a few years ago.
My Chinese lights are fantastic, btw. If they ever do break I’ll buy some more and I’ll still have spent less than half as much as a useable set from UK sellers.Posted 4 years agobutcherMember
To be fair, I’ve bought 3 Chinese lights so far. One lasted six months before it started randomly switching off. One never worked out of the box. The other is still running OK.
I’ve also had two chargers. The first one blew up.
I’d still buy them. Especially now I have charger and batteries. Purely because of their affordability. You don’t always have a couple of hundred quid to pull out of your pocket. And when there’s a valid alternative for a tenner…well it’s hard not to be tempted. But, at the same time, when riding fast in the pitch black, reliability is pretty important…Posted 4 years agojamj1974Subscriber
I’ve bought a couple of the ‘900’ lumen CandB seen torches with handlebar mounts. They seem pretty bright and certainly good enough for the dark evening-early morning towpath and cycle path runs that I fit in around ‘proper’ rides.
Anyone got experience of this model in particular?Posted 4 years ago
felt – Member
So we had the “wheel size, trail come alive post” and now the “Chinese lights” post, I wonder what will be next from bikeind?
I heard the next big thing is going out in the dark, with your £300 Hopes, without the battery, chainless. Thats what I heard 😆 😛Posted 4 years agoadjustablewenchMember
bikeind!? – is the clue in the name . . . maybe the OP is the voice of the bike industry . . . would check their other posts to see if they are all 650b related . . . .if i could be bothered
Chinese lights around here as they give most lumens for least money and i really can’t afford to kit the whole family out at exposure pricesPosted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
One of my MJ872s is now 3 years old I think, the other a year, both been used more than most. If I’d bought a Hope (one Hope, because that’d still cost more than both of my equivalent/slightly superior lights), it’d probably have broken its cable by now.
People buy the cheapest of tat and are surprised when it’s cheap tat but the chinese lights cover almost all the bases that expensive lights do, and more. If you wrote Lupine on the side of a Fluxient or similiar people’d happily several times more (and weirdly they’d also stop complaining about the absolutely identical mounts- it seems to be OK to use that sustem on a £300 light but not a £20 light)
I wonder why Bikeind would want people to buy expensive lights? It is a mystery.Posted 4 years ago
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