PSA: Aldi 5 watt torch this weekend
Was £7.99 last year, now it’s £11.99 🙁Posted 5 years agoTreksterSubscriber
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Can you get a mount to turn them onto a headtorch?CougarSubscriber
I’ve been toying with getting some lights for a while to replace my (frankly, crap and ill-researched) Cateyes. How would this stack up to the DX outings, anyone know / have any recommendations?
As an aside, I always wondered about helmet mounts for cameras / lights: Does it not present an increased risk if you were to crash? Focusing impact pressure at a single point, or something?Posted 5 years agoslugwashMember
Can you get a mount to turn them onto a headtorch?
If these are a similar weight to the 3xAAA Led torches that Lidls did last year then they’re probably a little heavy to use on your helmet, especially if held away from the helmet on a mount.
BTW, are the Aldi ones focusable?Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
They’re nice wee torches though but I wouldn’t, for bike use… AAAs aren’t a great choice- heavy and they’ll struggle to supply the full voltage.
You could get a 501B torch, charger and a couple of half-decent lipo batteries for under £20- it’ll be lighter, brighter, and longer-lifed. Or for bike use you could spend a little more and get a P7 bike light (or an XML one, if you prefer range to spread)
Ironically most of my torches are good bike lights but crap at being torches- tempted to get one of these for those times when I just want a damn torch!Posted 5 years agobensalesMember
Cougar – Member
Is the Q5 the one to get, then?
Mine is supposedly 300 lumen. It’s fine for running and projects a decent beam, but I wouldn’t cycle with it unless it was just to be seen with, rather than see where I’m going.
The T-series Cree LEDs are more powerful and would IMO make better bike lights. I think you’d want around 1000 lumens minimum to see where you’re going.Posted 5 years ago
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