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 Post subject: Re: rechargeable lights
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:15 am 
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 Post subject: Re: rechargeable lights
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:47 am 
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For the cheap ebay ones, I bought this one as it's zoomable (which means you can make a spot and not blind other road users).

To give you some idea of the power of these lights, think car main beam, I hit 43mph in the pitch black with this light giving me perfect visibility at 8.30pm on Thursday night!!!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230877884628? ... 1497.l2649


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 Post subject: Re: rechargeable lights
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:14 pm 
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gtRTSdh wrote:
To give you some idea of the power of these lights, think car main beam, I hit 43mph in the pitch black with this light giving me perfect visibility at 8.30pm on Thursday night!!!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230877884628? ... 1497.l2649



My car main beam is good for 143mph. I don't think that light would be!!! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: rechargeable lights
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:18 pm 
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Hmm. I still haven´t found what im looking for.....
I have narrowed down my criterias:

Bright lights for commuting through darkness. (Ill aim for reaching 144 mph:)
Some light to the sides, to be seen.
long duration on one charge
no batterypack
no screwmounts, should be easy to remove while the bike is locked up
Front and rear should use the same charge system (USB?)
Size is not super important, but i prefer some in the small section.
price 35-60€ for both front and rear


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 Post subject: Re: rechargeable lights
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:37 am 
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The Lezyne range of lights tick most of those boxes. Probably a bit more expensive than your budget though!!!


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 Post subject: Re: rechargeable lights
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:44 am 
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They look good, the Lezynes. Is it possible to change the batteries inside, if the start to wear out?


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 Post subject: Re: rechargeable lights
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:25 am 
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Not on the macro and micro drives but you can on the others.


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 Post subject: Re: rechargeable lights
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:29 pm 
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Unfortunately, the bright all in one lights without battery packs tend to be a lot dearer than the ones avaiable on Ebay, £50.00 and upwards, also, when I was looking, there weren't many with side lights, although the Light & Motion ones do: http://road.cc/content/review/74607-light-motion-taz-800-front-light.

Personally, I wouldn't bother with a re-chargeable rear light, they last ages on a set of alkaline AAA batteries anyway and you could always use Ni-Mh rechargeables if you're doing that much night riding. I've had one of these for a few years now and I think I'm only on the second set of batteries: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/accessories/lights/back/product/review-blackburn-design-mars-30-rear-light-29565


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 Post subject: Re: rechargeable lights
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:02 pm 
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Luxortion wrote:
Hmm. I still haven´t found what im looking for.....
I have narrowed down my criterias:

Bright lights for commuting through darkness. (Ill aim for reaching 144 mph:)
Some light to the sides, to be seen.
long duration on one charge
no batterypack
no screwmounts, should be easy to remove while the bike is locked up
Front and rear should use the same charge system (USB?)
Size is not super important, but i prefer some in the small section.
price 35-60€ for both front and rear


Does not exist, but these match your criteria to the greatest extent.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=46579

mounting kit

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=74777


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 Post subject: Re: rechargeable lights
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:55 pm 
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Brought these for winter riding to work and they are mint!!!! USB and wall charge , easy mounting on the bike, and super bright , just watch the cars dip there lights in the distance , it has three different settings on the lights to save on power , I'm well happy with my set, was a little more than I wanted to spend but think of all the batteries you won't have to buy!!!
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/moo ... t-ec044522


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