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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:10 pm 
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Me again (and probably wrong room again.... these Newbies :oops: ).

My last set of Chinese cree whatever LED bike lights died and although its getting lighter still need some serious searchlight power (live in the country - no street lights). Looking for a rechargeable front light bright enough for pitch black. Won't be nighttime off-roading (tho the pot-holes round here would qualify for that.....).

What is the current favourite £20-£30 option.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:47 pm 
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same old stuff from the China is getting better and better. I got these for 99p and postage a while ago and cant fault them. I use two at the front if its not a ride that needs daylight.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bike-Light-H ... aLD8BYbbsA

These are great on the forks but can be found cheapererer

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-Recharge ... SwevdZ8bYr

And I've been using these for about 6 years now without much issue other than where to strap the battery

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rechargeable ... SwTuJYrlmc


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:11 pm 
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Cheers LGF, I'm liking the 1st two (particularly the fork ones).

Had the 3rd one and puts out a lot of light but and it's not very waterproof (which is probably what killed it). Also had a nasty habit of just dieing when battery ran down with no warning. Was wondering about similar ones with 2 or 3 lights on them (it's REALLY dark where I live).


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:08 pm 
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I've got some of the brite-R ones.

They're clearly made in china, but seem well made, although the batteries need to be waterproofed (I wrap them in clingfilm).

They. Are. BRIGHT! I mean car headlight bright. Batteries last for hours too.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brite-R-Vier-L ... dpSrc=srch


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