- Wow! Thing I just scooped a major bargain.
Just been browsing for some new bike lights.
Not sure if I’m missing something or if someone has cocked up on their online pricing but I’ve just placed an order for a £600 light set for well under £200. I’ve compared prices on other sites and the “proper” price seems to be about the going rate.
Remains to be seen if they actually turn up and are as described but if all good then it’s a bit of a steal.
D 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Ok so the lights turned up next day delivery and all seems to be good. So the end result is I got a Lupine Wilma 10 set for £170. Seems like a pretty good deal to me. I know Lupine aren’t distributed in the UK now but I already have one of their lights that I’m very happy with and it’s easy to get bits direct from Lupine in Germany.
So I’m a happy bunny.Posted 4 years ago
I love my bargin Betty wot I got last year 🙂
I tend to ride with a water bottle in the winter so I’ve taken the battery out of the bottle and it just runs in a bag under the top tube.
Those are the older model Betty with the remote light switches so do look expensive for that age.Posted 4 years agomylofitzMember
Led technology is moving so fast I’d be reluctant to spend more than £25 on the latest cree led light sets. Within months a better led is released. Each to their own of course but I’ve given up on expensive lights. Got 3 maglites in the garage produce a pathetic light compared to the kids’ £2 dealextreme torches. Not as good for hitting burglars but lumen output far superior.Posted 4 years agostMember
If you can get on with the bottle battery then that seems very reasonable to me. I’ve chopped and changed a few Lupines including that one, currently on a Tesla which is great. The only problem I’ve ever seen is the battery connector contacts carbonising and needing cleaning or cable replacement. Nicely made lights. I guess things have moved on with cheap lights but the Tesla type copy I had a while back for 50quid wasn’t in the same league of assembly and what not.
I guess it’s all changed now that these light come pretty much free with. Chinese takeaway leaving people more money for the enhancement of their Dandy Horses ;o)
Another vote for Swinnos in Fenton here too.Posted 4 years agopipiomMember
Had a £20 900 lumen bar mount torch lights and a £28 1200 lumen lid light since I started MTB 18 months ago…. Both awesome and never missed a beat and I really need good lights as the mince pies are going a bit ( varifocal Oakleys I shit you not)……..get 3-5 hours out of em…. Outlasting all of the crew’s bling lightsPosted 4 years agonjee20Subscriber
I’ve still got a perfectly serviceable Edison 5 in my loft, but I can’t find the charger. Their “Charger One” is about £100, which is more than the lights are worth, but I can’t bear to throw them out.
Ludicrously expensive, and the quality really slipped when they got more popular. Wouldn’t have another set.Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
.get 3-5 hours out of em…. Outlasting all of the crew’s bling lights
I did a 32 hour ride and some of the cheapo light boys were having to turn it down and asking when we were going back so your burn times are excellent and the bling ones poo are not very bling then are they- anyway that is just a function of how big your battery is not how good the light isPosted 4 years ago
I can get 8-10 hours at 2400 lumens from my enduro battery pack one
and about 24 @ 600 lumens
My tiny battery pack gets 5-6 hours.
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