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  • Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    It’ll not be long until the ride to/from school will be done in murky/dark conditions. The cheapy silicon lights my lad used last year have dissappeared, so I need to get him some more.

    I liek the idea of the silicon bodied ones, but want to make sure he’s lit up liek a christmas tree.

    Options so far are Raleigh RSP, 100 Lumen Cree, USB rechargable:

    DX special:

    Or simply a pair of little silicone lights:

    (and obviously matching back light)
    Bizarre that for the same money as the Raleigh one, I could get a dodgy solarstom alleged 5000Lumen beast, but it would mean carrying the extra weight of the battery!

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    If it’s just to be seen, these:

    http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/LISMRTMINI/smart_mini_led_light_set

    I use them as helmet lights for commuting, but really great lights for the money

    To actually see on a dark lane, something torch like off ebay…..

    Premier Icon benp1
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    Get a Smart rear light, most impressive. Either the R1 or R2

    For front lights I can’t comment as I’m using the silicone ones and a torch mount for a normal torch, not the smallest or child friendly

    Premier Icon sweaman2
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    Does the commute include dark lanes or is it all urban?

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    All urban, although sometimes across an unlit park.

    cynic-al
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    100 lumens sounds pretty good.

    Cateye Volt 50 for 50 at the back?

    The lezyne lights are pretty good – I use a FEMTO rear and a MICRO-DRIVEfront.
    The micro drive is charged via USB has a 5 settings , at least one of which will be strong enough for the unlit park.
    Both fit on and off really easy – so are easy to stick in pocket/bag while in the bike shed.

    Premier Icon thetallpaul
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    Aldi have a set of lights (LED torch and rear) on offer on Thursday.
    I used a set all last winter and they worked in all weathers no problems.
    May be worth getting a couple of sets.
    There are also arm/ankle reflectors with lights which are particularly effective as other traffic can see that you are a cyclist by the movement.
    You can even get some microlights on elastic bands to attach to bags., helmets, etc.

    Now traded up to a MTB Batteries Lumenator and Moon Comet. I highly rate both and they are bright and controllable enough to be used all year round.

    robbieh
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    I could get a dodgy solarstom alleged 5000Lumen beast, but it would mean carrying the extra weight of the battery!

    definitely not one of those, far to bright to give a child to aim at other road users. I switch mine off when I come on road from the woods as I don’t want to blind an oncoming car. Superb light.

    pdw
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    Smart R1 is bright, but has terrible waterproofing. For rear lights, Moon Shield 60 is even brighter, USB chargeable, and I’ve not had any issues with water ingress.

    neninja
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    I got one of the PDW Dangerzone rear lights from Charliethebikemonger last year and have been very impressed with it. It seems really weather proof and incredibly bright.

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