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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:30 pm 
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need some recomendations for cheap but bright commuting lights,about £30?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:38 pm 
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I use Electron double . £40 from CRC .

a 5 and a 10 watt . they are ok.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:29 pm 
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second that


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:39 pm 
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Hmmm... really should get round to doing a writeup on my homemade ones... 'bout £40 all in (already had a charger but you'd need one); that's for one single 20/35/50w+ (depending on which bulb you use) lamp & batteries, but I'll be adding a second, bringing the total cost to a whopping £50! :)

Even 20w lamps are blimmin bright when you overvolt them! 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:47 pm 
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yep i think we need to see your home brew light what sort of burn time do you ghet wiyth them. i keep mulling over the idea of turning my electron from bulb to luxen star 3watts


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:04 pm 
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I use Sigma Sport Mirage lights. There's plenty of them on ebay. Pretty cheap, too, 40-50 Euros. Work fine for a 1 hour and a half. But not more if you also use the big light (10 and 20 W, methinks)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:23 am 
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SMART Halogens, £30 on Wiggle. Two lamps (spot and flood) and plenty bright enough - I had cars flashing at me to dip! - plus good run time. Big battery though but for cheap commuting they are ace.

Alternatively I got some Dinottes from the US, not cheap at £90 (but good compared to the £150 if you get them in this country) - super light/minimal, the youthful grease monkey at the LBS thought they were 'trick' (I think this is a good thing?), plenty bright enough on dark country lanes and swapping between bikes takes about 30 seconds which is not the case with the SMARTs.


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