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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:24 am 
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I have just bought a Light & Motion Stella 150L. Mainly for road riding back from the pub down a pitch black road, and the light it kicks out is phenomenal! It is also reduced on Evans website from £199 to £99. It is really quite a small compact unit with a fairly small battery, high-med-low-flash settings. High setting reported to last up to 3 hours. You WILL blind oncoming drivers with it!! 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:45 pm 
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Thanks for the tip. Will have a look at that too.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:05 pm 
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if you want the best value and brightest light you can get for your bike for under £50, then you want one of these!!!


UltraFire WF-501B SSC-P7 Front Cycle Light - 900 Lumens

Ebay Item number: 140522712300

We all use these lights and the beam is bloody amazing! Like 6000 HID Xenons on a car!! Plus running full beam easily gives 4 hours run time on a full charge plus the light comes with 2 rechargeable batteries and the charger!!

though the handlebar bracket that comes with it is rubbish so get one of these:


Bike Cycle Light Front Torch Mount Bracket Clamp Holder

Ebay Item number: 220767268606

As these hold the torch 100% secure, i even rode Glentress red route and Mabie red route on it no bother, light didn't wobble about or anything.

Also the torch is 100% waterproof too, as i've been out all winter in 80mph storms/ -15degrees ice and snow and the torch never let up once!

Cheers

Greig. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Lights
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:18 pm 
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GMC wrote:
if you want the best value and brightest light you can get for your bike for under £50, then you want one of these!!!
UltraFire WF-501B SSC-P7 Front Cycle Light - 900 Lumens
Ebay Item number: 140522712300
We all use these lights and the beam is bloody amazing! Like 6000 HID Xenons on a car!! Plus running full beam easily gives 4 hours run time on a full charge plus the light comes with 2 rechargeable batteries and the charger!!
though the handlebar bracket that comes with it is rubbish so get one of these:
Bike Cycle Light Front Torch Mount Bracket Clamp Holder
Ebay Item number: 220767268606
As these hold the torch 100% secure, i even rode Glentress red route and Mabie red route on it no bother, light didn't wobble about or anything.
Also the torch is 100% waterproof too, as i've been out all winter in 80mph storms/ -15degrees ice and snow and the torch never let up once!
Cheers
Greig. :D
The first item you mention has the same output as the DX magicshine 900 lumen light, which comes with a dedicated handlebar mount, so no need to buy a new mounting bracket. Plus it has a better spread of light for cycling. It would be OK for a helmet light, but not the best for on your bars.

The DX magicshine has a similar runtime & a much better light spread and comes with everything you need and costs ~£47 depending on the exchange rate


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 10:15 am 
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In the end I bought a 337 lumen fenix tk15. Worked fine for me last night riding 46 miles off-road. It was just about up there with my mates hope vision 2. Certainly plenty of light, even on bumpy, narrow forest trails.


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 12:48 pm 
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the dx jobby are ok but no way near 900 lumens more like 600 i would go for the electron from crc much better built. or if you are any good with electronics why not a xm-l diy kit from troutie on singletrack.
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