Helmet lights – recommendations please
A 501b XML2 or XML-U3 torch… about £10-15, Older XML-T6 501bs are about £8 (I have three!).
You’ll need an 18650 cell, or two (about £2.50 each but free if you have access to old laptop batteries), a charger (£5) and a mount (£2).
Future upgrades to the newest technology are then very cheap… I may buy an XML2 for next winter (£15 for the latest LED – can’t be bad).Posted 4 years ago
Hi, Am looking at doing more night rides in the near future and want to buy a helmet light to complement my bar light.
I currently have a cheap CREE 900 lumens lights on the bars and it works fine, but feel I want a light on my helmet as well.
I like the look (and weight) of the exposure joystick but it’s quite pricey, anyone with any experience/ recommendations of these or alternatives.
cheersPosted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
I am a fan of the XML unit, but the like of the big manufacturers do make lights that are more ‘all rounded’ outputs. I had thought the joystick overpriced and underpowered, but having been leant one on a demo, the light was a lot more useable (beam) light than the very spotty (but very bright) XML units I’ve tried. If you can get the likes of the joystick at a reduced price, I think they are very good light (but I ain paying RRP),Posted 4 years ago
That said a dual XML unit addresses the spottiness issue & is still crap loads cheaper than even a reduced ExposureTurnerGuyMember
I have the older fluxient and it is not dissimilar from the current joystick.Posted 4 years ago
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