usually flood on bars spot on head.
I have only ever needed a spot on my head.Posted 6 years ago
I am leaning towards a smudge XML for my helmet to start me off (never done a night ride before), rather than the magicshine.
I have emailed troutie to see if he still has any lumicycle conversion kits for the old lumicycle stuff I picked up a while ago.
I know this has all been done before but appreciate the feedback.Posted 6 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I used to go with one-on-head-one-on-bars. Then I got an MJ-872, which is just a little more expensive than buying 2 cheaper Magicshines but when headmounted is far more effective than that.
So that’s my recommendation- one good light on the head, makes bar lights unneccesary (though, still desirable to have a spare tbh!)Posted 6 years agohockMember
For me it’s strong flood on bar and a spot on helmet. If I’d have to choose only one I’d rather have bar mounted than helmet mounted.
The lower bar position makes the view more 3D in terms of casting shadows of undulations etc.
Too strong a helmet light can “outshine” the bar mounted light and everything looks “flat”. I guess the same happens when you’ve got only a helmet light!?
By the way: have to get new helmet light, my LED Lenser B7 is too heavy on helmet and gradually fades away during 2h ride. Any recommendations for a helmet light/helmet mount that doesn’t get ripped off and/or destroyed by the first low hanging branch?
Wouldn’t mind a lower lumen Magicshine for the helmet. But they seem to be mounted very high and look like they would either snap off or break all the time. Or is there a way of mounting lights more to the front of the helmet so that they are out of branches’ ways?Posted 6 years ago
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