Talk to me about trail lights.
Cheap and cheerful, yep the chinese lights are the way to go.
for something a bit more solid and well built but expensive try http://www.troutie.com. I bought a lumenator last year for the Inners day/night enduro and it is like the lamp of a thousand suns in full mode. Low and medium are absolutely plenty.
Also the cheap chinese lights have no real back up if things go wrong along with an inferior build quality so it may be a false economy buying cheap. Yes the Luminators are a bit pricey but if you will be using it a lot then it really is worth the cash.Posted 4 years agoSimonSubscriber
You can get single cree lights on EBay from UK sellers for £15.Posted 4 years ago
I got one as a spare light a fortnight ago, took a week to arrive. Battery wasn’t very well water proofed but I’ve wrapped it in self amalgamating tape. Only used it once so far but seems OK, wouldn’t want to rely on it as my only light though.
Got a Hope R4 as my main light.
In two minds now.
Has anyone had an experience with one of these:
Seems a little stupid spending £115 on a torch when I could get 7 of those things and still be under £115.
Or something a little more robust looking, anybody used one of these bad boys :Posted 4 years agotcairnsMember
Batteries are 18650’s joined together in either groups of 4, 6 or 8’s for longer burn times. check out lightmalls.comPosted 4 years ago
Looking for a bit of advice. I’ve done a bit of research, but to be honest have very little knowledge on the matter, so any help would be much appreciated.
So to remind everyone, but the evenings are quickly drawing in, and it won’t be long until I’ll be needing a light to go out riding in the evening.
Looking for something with decent power, and a not-too-spotlighty pattern (not a ridiculously bright central spot, and contrasting dull halos).
Ideally both helmet and bar mount, and rechargeable too, with a reasonable battery life
Looking to spend around £60 or lower if possible, but will spend a little more if such a light doesn’t exist at this price.
Many thanksPosted 4 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
Depends on how much you will use them. I got am XML derivative which was way better than the fenix torches for output but sadly proved unreliable with lots of use. Now I ride at full pelt until 11pm every tuesdaynight I wanted something awesome with no cables massive runtime and warranty. I like buying uk made stuff so bought a coke can light from Exposure. It’s ace even if it cost a princely sum!Posted 4 years ago
Depends on how much you will use them. I got am XML derivative which was way better than the fenix torches for output but sadly proved unreliable with lots of use. Now I ride at full pelt until 11pm every tuesdaynight I wanted something awesome with no cables massive runtime and warranty. I like buying uk made stuff so bought a coke can light from Exposure. It’s ace even if it cost a princely sum!
Cheers, yeah it would be nice to go for something quality and British, but I don’t have the money. Think I’ll end up going for the Red thing Bregante linked.Posted 4 years ago
Sorry for the delay but due to holidays and work commitments I have only just got round to using the lights I linked above. I’ve just been reminded by email that I promised a review – of sorts…
I’m not going to do any beam shots or owt but I ran it bar mounted last night on the Monday night pub ride and have to say that I was really, really impressed. Before I used it for the first time I fully charged it and left it switched on at full power next to my existing magicshine helmet light in my garage and was pleasantly surprised to see that 4 hours later it was still going strong where my lid lamp was on its last legs. It was a bit hot but that can only be expected in those circumstances.
On last nights ride it seemed to have loads of power on low and medium and a couple of other riders remarked how bright it was. There’s a large “hot spot” on the low setting and in the middle although this didn’t seem as noticeable when it was on full power and it just seems like an awful lot of light for the money.
The Velcro bag for attaching the battery was a bit crap with a. Stupidly long Velcro strap so I converted an old water bottle which should also address any waterproofing issues through the winter.
In summary – a bloody bargain!Posted 4 years agowillstaffsMember
I have one of these, very impressed with it!Posted 4 years ago
Before I used it for the first time I fully charged it and left it switched on at full power next to my existing magicshine helmet light in my garage and was pleasantly surprised to see that 4 hours later it was still going strong
I bought the same light, but it sounds like you have a much better battery than me, as mine died after 1hr 15mins on full power.
The indicator dropped from 3 lights to the light switching off within 15ins!
Shame as the light output is great.Posted 4 years agochipMember
I have the x2,
It arrived last week after taking two weeks to arrive.
The light it gives off is excellent but due to being injured have only ran it for twenty minutes on full while trying it out. and all three indicator lights stayed lit.
If I have got this right,
If all three of the indicator lights are lit the battery power level is between 100% and 80%.
If two are lit, level is between 80% and 50%, And one lit below 50%.
I don’t see how much better a £150 light could be and why you would need anymore light than the x2 could provide.Posted 4 years ago
Providing it lasts at least a year trouble free it will be well worth the money.adamhoodMember
hi I’m the one who was asking about the Chinese lights, after a bit of feedback and having brought the single lights off eBay before, me and a few riders from the area are clubbing together to buy a few of the twin light(about 10 at the moment :lol:)to get a bit of discount off an already cheap light!
I’ve only had one issue with a battery was dead on delivery but they sent another one out without question,Posted 4 years ago
I have had my other single cree for about a year and half, still running great but need a wider spread beam.
Get one you will NOT be disappointed for the money!
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