Is it time for 'What lights?'….
Fenix L2D or LD20 (depends which one isn’t being used elsewhere at the time), with Fenix MC10 on my helmet – fine on the road, but I need more light for popping down the woods, and I’m very tempted to add an Exposure Diablo Mk3 for that. I pretty much always have a Knog ‘frog’ F-light on the bike too for use in town / as an addition / emergency visibility aid – like in yesterdays foggy lunchtime ride!
Blackburn Mars 4 and a Knog ‘gekko’ on the back. Blackburn on my helmet, Knog on the seatpost (an’ used the same was as the front Knog). There’s usually my red glo-toob FX or some other kinda basic back light on my bag too.Posted 6 years agoTheBrickMember
Mini hijack but can people recommend a good deal extreme (or similar price range) combo, head and bars, not looking at spending mega bucks. Only ever done night riding on the road so have no idea.
@Kryton57, do you have a link to that light please, so many on the DX site having trouble finding.Posted 6 years agobigjimSubscriber
this site is useful:Posted 6 years agomartymacSubscriber
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/p7-water-resistant-ssc-p7-3-mode-1200-lumen-white-led-bike-light-with-battery-pack-set-82734Posted 6 years ago
just ordered one of these, 29.94 posted.i will update when i get it.
its 1200 lumens claimed.stoneyMember
Trout lighs all the way for me…I run a Liberater (1700 actual lumens)on the bar and the 825 lumen Tiger Light up top. However…I might start running the Tiger for road night time and get another one of Trouties to take it`s place for the stupid off road stuff. 😆
Depends on what i recon to the 2 demo prototype lights i`ll try this week. His Spider Eyes and the Cutie…….
Shuld be close to 4000 lumens….. 😯Posted 6 years agoruscleMember
You should all look at Goldigger’s lights as he produces lights like Trouties but for less money and that very niche appeal as well. He did post info on this forum and you can view his work on mtbr forum in the diy lights section. A 2960 lumen bar light (tripple cute) cost £215 with smudges batteries, well worth the money as produces a massive flood completely lighting up the trail all in front of you, I leave my friends for dead at nights and they can’t compete.Posted 6 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Not quite sure what I’ll be using out of my bag-o-cheap-lights this winter. Got an XML DX light and also an XML torch, and 2 P7 torches, and a 4-battery pack for one of the torches.
The XML’s have an odd light pattern, very bright spot but also a strong wider beam, which actually gives better light everywhere than my P7s but I think might not work quite as well since the wider beam, though bright, seems less bright by contrast with the central spot. The P7s more even, weaker light is easier to ride by at lower speeds but then they lack the throw of the XML.
So I’m thinking probably a P7 torch on the bars and maybe the XML torch as well, and the XML bike light on the helmet. (the XML torch is bulky and a little bit heavy for head use). That’s much more light than I need of course but it’s hard to find a reason not to do it.Posted 6 years agoredthunderMember
Here is a home brew lighting setup form the past. Just checked my build and they still work :-).
I’ll sort out some better pix soon.
Apologies for brad ends, it was 2003.
Posted 6 years agograntusMember
I was wondering if anyone uses the lights that Torchy the Battery Boy sells?
I see his torches with handlebar mounts for £15. Any good for offroad?
Was thinking of getting two of them with the added benefit of having them for use as torches if I need them rather than the purely bike specific type available on DX and luminous off here. Those DX £30 efforts look too good to be true at that price. What I don’t want to do is get something that works for a few weeks then the battery gives out or the internals suffer after a few rough rides or some rain. DIY electronic repairs may be ok for some gifted people but not me.
Sorry, I was going to post a new thread but a search shows dozens of these types of thread!
I reckon the torches would probably be ok – I was using Smart Halogen lights last year so I suppose anything would be an improvement.
CheersPosted 6 years agowinterfoldMember
jam bo – Member
can I get away with a 500 lumen one?
Yes. Until someone with a 1000 lumen light rides up behind you.
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He’s not wrong
I have a joystick and whiteeye and its plenty – until someone with maxx D or similar comes up behind then the bit of trail you most want to see goes dark
If you’re riding in a group then it’s an arms racePosted 6 years agoTaffMember
Although I may be able to make redthunders light I’m also after something that would be decent mainly for the road bike. Is the general consensus then to go for for smudge’s [Is this him?]light as a single decent unit? I may well build another and have one on the helmet in the future but just want something for now.Posted 6 years ago
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