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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:16 am 
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Scougar wrote:
Reviews say that light isn't bright though.


Can't say I have had any complaints and it wipes the floor with most of the lights I overtake on the road.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:32 am 
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BertR00t wrote:
Scougar wrote:
Reviews say that light isn't bright though.


Can't say I have had any complaints and it wipes the floor with most of the lights I overtake on the road.


Just going on a few of the comments on Wibble :-) I haven't seen either light in the dark so I can't comment personally.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:46 am 
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Scougar wrote:
I haven't seen either light in the dark so I can't comment personally.

cant be that good then lol


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:05 am 
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I'm all in favor of small single-led lights at the front, but not at the back. That's why I equip all my bikes with a Smart E-Line. 3 LEDs that you can see from a good distance.

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Smart also has a front light with the exact same shape, so if you don't like red you can always get a front one as well (they cost a fiver) and put the transparent cover on the taillight. It'll still be red when it's on, but white when it's off.
I did that on my Copperhead, as I liked it better in white than in red on that one. My 503 has a red one though.

However it has 3 modes. constant, flashing and ... ermm ... Knight Rider. I never use the last 2.

Power comes from 2 AAA batteries, which will last 50 hours on constant mode and 100-ish hours on the other 2.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:18 am 
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I've got this one, plenty bright enough and despite the clamp looking a bit rubbish it works just fine and the light clips on and off really easily.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/cateye-tl-ld600-led-rear-light/


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:36 am 
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Raging_Bulls wrote:
I'm all in favor of small single-led lights at the front, but not at the back. That's why I equip all my bikes with a Smart E-Line. 3 LEDs that you can see from a good distance.

Image

Smart also has a front light with the exact same shape, so if you don't like red you can always get a front one as well (they cost a fiver) and put the transparent cover on the taillight. It'll still be red when it's on, but white when it's off.
I did that on my Copperhead, as I liked it better in white than in red on that one. My 503 has a red one though.

However it has 3 modes. constant, flashing and ... ermm ... Knight Rider. I never use the last 2.

Power comes from 2 AAA batteries, which will last 50 hours on constant mode and 100-ish hours on the other 2.


Your not riding with a RED light on the front are you?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:26 am 
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Whatever get's you noticed.

For me:

Rear: 1 flashing, 1 constant
Front: 1 flashing, 1 constant (Although I normally only run the constant in the dark).


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:31 am 
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+1 for the Smart 0,5 and 2X0,5 lights.

My kids use the former (they never leave town). I use the latter.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:58 pm 
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RobMac wrote:
Your not riding with a RED light on the front are you?


No, I just have a lot of leftover front internals and red covers in my shed.


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knog gekko

cheap, superb seal and its made from medical grade silicone, no tools need to stick it on, really handy and never budges, about 4 different modes too.


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