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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:30 pm 
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Can anyone reccomend some decent lights for winter riding, commuting not off road.

I have been looking at the "CREE" lights on ebay and don't know whether to have a punt.

At present I have a Halfords LED light that is good, when it works. It has a habit of going out when I go over a bump :evil:

Cheaper the better, not too flush at the moment.

I would love to support a local shop and get a cateye, etc system but I just cannot afford it. :cry:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:46 pm 
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Niterider Mako 2 Watt is awesome.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:14 pm 
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Remember that Cree only make the LED light emitter chip. The rest is dependent on the light maker - driver electronics, mounting, waterproofing etc.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:36 pm 
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I've got a couple of these, one on the road bike and another on the mtb. When I want mega big light, I put both on the mtb (roll on Mayhem 2013).

There is a trader selling diffuser lenses, which should be even better for road use, my son got some, but I have not fitted them yet.

The flashing light function on these lights is superb for preventing 'misunderstandings' on roundabouts and at junctions :wink:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140744146377? ... 1497.l2649


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:47 pm 
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There a whole 'eBay' Cree thread but I'm stuck with my phone rigt now so can't provide the link. As Neil says there is a whole broad choice of lights out there of differing quality. Look for my last post on that thread and there is a 'rose' coloured light that 2 or 3 of us have bought. I used it in the woods on Sunday night and it was awesome. Good enough do my mate to follow me 'safely' with no lights. Go for it!!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:52 pm 
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Here you go:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360477864104? ... 1438.l2649

No need to pay any more. Delivery will take a week or two though.

I have been running the SSC-P7 version of these for a couple of years (paid £50 for it at dealextreme).


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:34 pm 
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That's the one. I'm gonna get another one for my helmet too. Just need a decent rear light for the ride home.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:15 pm 
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Excellent light, got two now one came with an extra hattery at no extra cost.


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