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  • £10.00 Road light.
  • monkeycmonkeydo
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    Any Half decent examples available. Rechargeable would be best(if available in this price bracket).I supposed a second hand one would be OK.

    monkeycmonkeydo
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    Just for pootling along a Riverside path really.

    stumpy01
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    Planet X seem to have the best budget options (apart from perhaps AliExpress options).

    They have a sale on & you can get a 240 lumen rechargeable front light for £3.49!!
    It’s not going to be massively bright, but you could buy a couple and run them together, or one after the other to increase run time.

    https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/LIPX240FRO/planet-x-dogstar-240-lumen-front-bike-light

    If you can up the budget, they have a 1000 lumen all-in-one light for £17.99 (reduced from £35).
    I have no experience of it, but hell of a lot of light for the money.

    https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/LIPLAZVIG1000FR/plazma-vigor-1000-lumen-powerbank-front-bike-light

    n0b0dy0ftheg0at
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    https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/LIPXSMH2W/planet-x-super-mini-2-way-200-lumen-bike-helmet-light are £5 each at time of posting, had one for 2+ years.

    Used it as secondary light on helmet and primary light on stem, certainly good enough to be seen by at least.

    kimbers
    Full Member

    If you can wait a couple of weeks for delivery this is ridiculously bright

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004991854712.html

    monkeycmonkeydo
    Free Member

    Thanks some good ideas there.

    stumpy01
    Full Member

    kimbers

    If you can wait a couple of weeks for delivery this is ridiculously bright

    I might be wrong but it looks to me like the £9.14 price is for the bracket only.
    The price changes as you scroll along the pics.
    Still a cheap light, but not £10 unless I’ve got that completely wrong?

    monkeycmonkeydo
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    Anybody bought of aliexpress?Just wondering about the site.

    cp
    Full Member

    Anybody bought of aliexpress?Just wondering about the site.

    Yes, is a marketplace for independent Chinese small business sellers. I’ve had a few bits from £2 widgets to £100 magicshine lights. No issues at all and stuff generally comes quicker than predicted (usually quite a lot quicker).

    The light in the link above has some great reviews elsewhere but note you need to select the light itself in options which is about £24 inc. mounting bracket. The thing linked to for £10ish is a mounting bracket only.

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    I’ve just bought front and rear Moon Comet and a Sirius for mrs_oab and I.

    They’re £13 at Merlin, and I found a box open Sirius for £11 on eBay.

    Brilliantly bright, real quality lights. Eldest has had Comet lights for Deliveroo work for 18 months use, so we know they last.

    https://www.merlincycles.com/moon-comet-x-rechargeable-rear-light-93616.html

    mogrim
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    Anybody bought of aliexpress?Just wondering about the site.

    I’ve used it a few times, so has my wife. It’s pretty reliable, but delivery times are not guaranteed. Fine if you don’t need it by the weekend, not so good if you’ve got a deadline.

    kimbers
    Full Member

    sorry!! didnt realise it was only the mounting bracket, I think I got the light for about £17? from a PSA on here

    dawson
    Full Member

    LOL at the Aliexpress light name “Offbondage”! And the “multi function yardstick bracket”

    zilog6128
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    Anybody bought of aliexpress?Just wondering about the site.

    ordered loads, never had a problem. Anecdotally (never had to complain personally!) apparently most sellers are really good about just refunding if anything goes wrong as they need to protect their rating.

    I’ve always been pleasantly surprised that stuff normally comes a lot quicker than they’ve said!

    Not as cheap as it was (sure they didn’t used to charge VAT 😂) but I’ve never been hit by customs either even for expensive orders!

    I wouldn’t personally buy anything involving a battery or battery charger though except a known reputable brand that was definitely genuine (e.g. Xiaomi). Just not worth the risk IMO of a dodgy burny battery!! 🔥

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    To add: the Moon lights all come with multiple mounts, from rubber bands, to clamp and a belt clip…

    footflaps
    Full Member

    Moon meteor for £13.50!

    https://www.probikekit.co.uk/cycling-accessories/moon-meteor-c2-front-light/12246387.html

    I have a few and they’re a decent around town light.

    Daytime flash mode is really good for road riding on darker days – lasts ages and super bright.

    monkeycmonkeydo
    Free Member

    Thanks for all your help.In the end I decided to buy a Nestling light from Amazon.1000 Lumen light,powerbank,mounts and a rear light all for a tenner!Hopefully it will last a while(and be safe).
    They even describe it as superbright.

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