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  • New front light needed – specific requirements
  • Premier Icon ahwiles
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    (Specific requirements, Or awkward sod, you decide…)

    Self contained battery.

    2 modes: see and be seen*, no more (hate clicking through modes)

    Roughly 7 hours run time if I use both modes equally-ish.

    (*so something like 400 lumens, and 50. Not 400, click, 250, click, 100, click, bright flash, click, low flash, click, etc.)

    Recommendations?

    Premier Icon scaled
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    seeing as you didnt mention budget – pick the appropriate exposure light.

    Set the program to the one that you want and there ya go

    Premier Icon reggiegasket
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    +1 I run two modes on my Exposure Diablo.

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    Hmm, I didn’t know you could do that.

    That’s jolly interesting…

    Thank you!

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    cheeky bump for the morning crowd?

    Premier Icon benp1
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    Exposure is the simplest answer here. Joystick probably a good option

    Still haven’t given a budget though

    Actually, I’ve just thought of another one (which I already have) – B&M Ixon Core. More of a road light but it’s very good, and it’s exactly on spec

    Premier Icon Bez
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    B&M for road, Exposure for off-road.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Bez +1

    The new “choose your own” setting Exposure stuff takes a bit of getting used to, but really is useful

    I have the B&M IQ Premium for on road – excellent beam pattern, looks and feels like a car headlight on full beam, doesn’t blind oncoming drivers/walkers/cyclists, perfectly sound light in the low mode. And a bargain.

    Premier Icon benp1
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    Does the IQ Premium need a special cable to charge?

    The Ixon Core is a micro USB so easy to do at work. The IQ Premium is even brighter, though a little bigger. Looks like a winner, if charging is easy

    EDIT – interesting info here – http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/b&m.asp

    Premier Icon ianbradbury
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    Iq premium uses AA batteries – I just use Eneloops and charge them outside the light. There is a specific plugin charger as well. Agreed that if you’re by a computer the Core is more convenient, but the beam isn’t as useful on rural roads.

    Busch and Mueller customer service is also rather good.

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    this is all excellent stuff.

    i didn’t want to dictate a budget, as i didn’t want to miss out on any good suggestions. i’m usually quite good at talking myself into spending money.

    B&M have gone to the top of my list, but the Exposure Sirius is making me scratch my chin…

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    B&M ixon premium ordered.

    i’ll try and get some beam-shots, everyone loves a beam-shot right?

    Premier Icon Bez
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    Aw, and I was going to try to sell you my B&M dynamo setup 🙂

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