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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:56 pm 
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I have just risked five guineas on the aforementioned perambulator illuminator.

My C1992 cateye halogen double C cell house brick will light my way if required.

Will report back.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:26 pm 
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At that price, what have you got to lose?........I too feel the need to reciprocate to car drivers. It can seem a one sided argument sometimes, but most of us wear both proverbial hats, do we not?....cyclists often find it funny to try and bring cars to a halt with bright lights on a dark lane. Having been on the receiving end of 8 trillion lumens in a dark, rural road, and stopping because I just couldn't see anything, I can say its just not safe to go too mad.......flashing lights all the way whilst embroiled in rush hour traffic though!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:28 pm 
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This is for twilight and beyond on unlit country lanes and B roads.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:34 pm 
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And will do the job great, no doubt........like I say, at that price what's to worry about.......some of the local field mice around here have learned to use factor 50 around here on a Thursday night though!....... :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:07 am 
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MADJEZ wrote:
Got one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/High-Power-5w ... 20d6b81605
Great light/torch/flasher. Take AAA (buy them by the ton in Poundland).

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I found the flashing mode on those to be much dimmer than the contant mode.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:28 am 
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If you want a small 'be seen' front flashing light then as you said they seem to be hard to buy on their own.

This set of front and rear 1/2 watt blinky's is good value though:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Raleigh-Front ... 20b9fb6a6a

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Raleigh-RX-2- ... 20d687c717

I've got similar 1/2 watt front and rears that i've bought over the years and they are good and bright in terms of being seen.

The History Man wrote:
This is for twilight and beyond on unlit country lanes and B roads.


This kind of contradicts your original requirement and implies that maybe you want a light to see where you going?

If thats the case then this is a good value set:

http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Smart-Lunar-35- ... tAodZTgA1Q

Near enough the same rear light as the other two ebay links but with a proper front light that also has a flashing mode. Direct from china sets aside I think for £24 its hard to beat. The front light is pretty bright, alot brighter than those cheapo coloured bezel chinese things (which are not 270 lumens as advertised, more like 50).


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:29 am 
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As I said earlier/above have a constant beam old school halogen cateye for seeing. This is to be seen.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:46 am 
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I think all mentioned so far have a brighter to see and be seen than the old cateye.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:49 am 
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Is it a museum piece then? Shall I just get another 'Cree' from west Drayton ?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:52 am 
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Is it older than your bike?


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