- powerful front light required?
The £25 ebay/chinese ones are fine. Not the most robust they do the job. Plenty of threads.
Whatever you do don’t use the flash or max brightness modes on the road. It’s way to bright and distracting. Treat it like a car main beam and dip it when there is oncoming traffic or you are behind someone. Lots of idiots round here struggling to grasp that concept.Posted 4 years agoscottalejMember
8000 chinese lumens for £38. Could be worth a try.Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
Cateye EL 625 if you can stretch to £90. EL620 if not. I have an original Strada and it is not much more powerful than the EL620. I have a Joystick as well that I think is too powerful and direct for the road.
My son managed to not clip the EL620 on properly on Tuesday night’s club ride. After falling off the bars at 20 mph and being hit by a car, the light was fine, just a few scratches. These lights are bulletproof. I wonder if the cheap torches are as robust.Posted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
I’d recommend a solarstorm x2 off ebay over any of the single XML LED unit’s as per mattb’s link (were ok last year, been surpassed now). Budget for an extra/replacement battery from a UK ebayer though, as they don’t tend to be great from china (try the original before you buy another though, it might be powerful enough for your needs).
Again I’d not recommend using the flashing mode on the road, as there far too bright, just buy a cheap and cheerful normal LED jobie to do this instead.Posted 4 years agokiloSubscriber
I use one of the Cree lights and I’m perfectly happy using it flash mode on the roads it provides the type of warning that is necessary commuting in London and also alerts cars that you are filtering past of your prescence as it illuminates street signs etc in front of them. Only the day before yesterday I had some muppet go to cut across me but stop when illuminated by the flashing front light, I ll take a bright front light over a smidsy any dayPosted 4 years agoHoratioHufnagelMember
Halfords have some good discount on some Lezyne stuff…Posted 4 years ago
Just ordered!Posted 4 years ago
Look out for light reviews in next months mtbuk.
Ive found the extra cash!
Let me know what you all think please?Posted 4 years agorobbiehMember
If its what you want and you are happy to pay that much then it’s fine! Personally my £30 P7 led cheapo is starting its 3rd winter with no probs. I,m amazed its lasted so long afer reading all the negative comments on here, but 2 mates have them too as we bought at the same time and only one of them had a batt. Fail earlier this year. I use another cheap torch with a single 18650 cell in on my helmet and this setup has worked really well. Just bought a Solarstorm dual light which is slightly brighter than the P7 as a backup just in case but may put it on my helmet as its so light with the batt. In my backpack. So, I think lights are like bikes, some like to buy expensive,some cheap, as long as they do the job and we all have fun that’s all that matters.Posted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
Chalky, never seen the Beema site before but that picture of the beam shot, is directly off Torchy’s light review website, and I can’t see any updates to include that light. I find that a little suspicious, call me paranoid.Posted 4 years ago
Received it this morning and its lovely.
4 settings and hold for 2 secs to turn it off. Professionaly finished with 2 year guarantee. 6 cell waterproof batteries in a nice velcro holder. I had to reposition my bottle cage to the other position and it sits perfectly under down tube. Shall be testing batteries later.Posted 4 years ago
Check this out z1ppy
There first entry into the light world.Posted 4 years ago
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