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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:21 pm 
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JamesM wrote:
Smart 1/2 watt or 1 watt. Both really bright and with a good bracket.


sunchaser wrote:
Keep'em coming guy's. with links if possible cos' I'm dead lazy like...

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http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=70373

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=56546

I have loads of these things and really rate them, they're very bright. The 3 LED (as pictured in Raging Bulls Post) and 7 LED ones are suprisingly bright too and really cheap.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=70377

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=42801


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:35 pm 
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The cateye ld600 is very good. My mate uses that one and its hard to miss. I use the blackburn mars 2, which I prefer because its a more compact unit and similar brightness to the cateye.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:39 pm 
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Have to admit, really liking those Smart units.

Personally, I run cheap as chips ebay jobbies, one on my pack, one on my bike, although the bracket is meant to be a bit pants so I don't use it. But.. if you want quality get one of the one's listed :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:39 pm 
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Tazio wrote:
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/


I have to agree - one has lasted 5 years now on the back of my tourer and another on the tandem. Sturdy, bright, waterproof! 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:14 am 
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On-one have a big bargain sale on all Smart lights:

http://www.on-one.co.uk/smart-lights-at-on-one


I use this Smart 1/2 watt on flashing which is very bright and excellent for grabbing drivers attention but not quite into blinding them so they crash into you!
http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/LISMRTPOLRR12/smart_polaris_1_2_watt_led_super_flash_rear_light

and a simpler smart on constant, older but similar to:
http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/LISM3LEDR/s ... rear_light

As well as their own mounts they can also be clipped onto panier racks (with an extra clip you can get) or directly onto the bag of saddlebags if they have a loop.

Bargains at the On-one prices right now.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:12 am 
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Like a few people on this thread I've been using the Cateye LD 600 and I've got no complaints at all. It seems to be bright enough, it's easy to use and the 2 x AAA batteries last a long time.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:07 am 
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I recently succumb to this: http://www.evanscycles.com/products/lig ... t-ec024172

Expensive but flippin' bright :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:16 am 
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I just bought that Smart one the other day for 6 quid, it does seem bright enough indeed.

The bracket isn't the best though, and it seems a bit rattly, but then again, I paid 6 quid for the thing, so can't complain really. :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:31 pm 
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Marty,

That might be due to the flexible nature of the plastic. It shouldn't be able to come out of the mount tho.
If necessary, pull the small lever to where the light itself should be, then slide the light in the mount. It should snap in place with an audible "click".


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