I am thinking of getting a helmet light and not sure which one, I don’t want one with a separate battery that you have to carry in your back pack although the trade of is I guess the lights with the battery in them are quite heavy, any advice please
would like as bright as poss. as light as poss. and with a burn time of about 2 hrs
Bumping a slightly related thread; I’m after a helmet mounted light for commuting & winter training road rides, so it needs to be bright enough to see with in country lanes, without blinding other car drivers in the city.
Joystick & Axis (400 and 550 lumens respectively) look about right, but not sure if the top-end of the Joystick is bright enough to see by on unlit roads? And reviews or the Axis seem a little thin on the ground, so has anyone got or used one?
Beam shot comparison on the USE website imply the Axis might have quite a lot of spread & therefore likely to blind oncoming drivers?
Picked up an Ultrafire 502b torch off eBay for about a tenner, can get them cheaper. Picked up a mount for a couple of quid, designed to mount a torch on a rifle, works perfectly on a bike lid. Threw away the supplied battery and charger as I had my own UK sourced ones. Running on full power, which I’d guess is about 600 lumens by comparison to my “proper” (i.e. not Chinese) bar light, I typically replace the battery after 90mins as it has noticeably dimmed. So with three spares in my pocket, enough for over 6hrs. Not as light as a Joystick, about 180g in total, but a fraction of the price for a much better burn time.