Need some new lights——– Brightstar HIDS
I got one..
Its not bed, the clamp that comes with it is crap, I changed it for an old vistalite one.Posted 8 years ago
The light from it is a bit funny.. its very bright, but not a fantastically usable beam.. its quite hard to explain. Battery life is good.
For £150 its not bad value
I've got to be honest, I don't night ride very often, so Its more that likely my expectations and talent that are slightly out, rather than the lamp!
Similar light output to the £50 DX light. I wouldn't buy anything but LEDs now – and cheapo led torches and cheapo specific bike lights are as powerful as that for much less money
A minewte is 1/3 of the light output – not comparable at all
Edit – sorry double postPosted 8 years agomtbtomoMember
Should be able to get as good or better a setup using LED's for that much money. I had one, must have had a dodgy connection cos it kept cutting out randomly over bumps. Its worrying the way they pulse as they start up too, they seem quite fragile.
Since I've had a Niteflux Photon Max, converted Lumicycle to LED, Airbike SL1, Fenix torches, Hope Vision 1 and now a Hope Vision 4…all of which gave better more usable light. The Airbike is £137 from On-One, or try one of the new Luu ones?
The £50 P7 bike light looks a bargain if you accept it might not be the best build quality. Or if you want something with a better reputation, then two Hope Vision 1's or a Hope Vision 2 for only slightly more than the HID.Posted 8 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Go to dealextreme, do not pass go, you can get 3 of their lights for the price of one of these and even one will be brighter and have better runtime, and lighter. The build quality isn't perfect but it's generally adequate, and their warranty cover is pretty decent. Or, the torches work well too, that's what I have (there was no bike-specific light from dealextreme at the time)Posted 8 years ago
I need some lights seen these http://www.pcbuyit.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=381 anybody use these or thoughts around the £150 price mark?Posted 8 years agocouldashouldawouldaMember
I was considering buyine one of these but saw a review of this HID on a MTBR "lights shootout" either 2008 or 2007 – comparing it to other lights. It didnt come out great – but then it was cheap at the time in comparison to the alternatives. Nowadays I'd definitly get a DX bike light (aka Magicshine / bastid light!) : for £50 you'll be well impressed.
You can find a brightstar beamshot here:
and user reviews here:Posted 8 years agocpSubscriber
HID can be unreliable, and the bulbs are sooo expensive to replace. Ballast (essentially an 'ignitor' to get the thing running – takes many thousands of volts) is expensive too if it goes.
LEDS being solid state are MUCH more reliable.
Mate has got a set of on-one LUU lights, and he rates them, though they are now completely out of stock.Posted 8 years ago
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