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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:58 pm 
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Kestonian wrote:
Splash some cash and get one of these Roon

http://www.exposurelights.com/products/ ... /index.php

Another vote for the Joystick here.

Used it as my only light for the Twentyfour12 and never found that I was wanting more light.

It is a little pricey but I would say that it's worth it.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:46 pm 
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Hope vision 2. I have a Vision 4 on the bike but find I rarely use it as the 2 is great as a helmet light.


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Not a very wide beam, but the Tesco 3w Cree LED torch is very bright, and only £8.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:52 pm 
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Have you had a look at 'candlepowerforums'? you will surely find your answer there, they have a specific bike section too.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:59 pm 
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Forget all that other stuff and get a joystick :wink: Small, very light and really powerful. Enough said :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:50 pm 
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Joystick is nice and light, fine piece of kit. But I went with a simple LED torch not designed for bike use as such. It is heavier and for the same runtime at full blast I need one battery change (which takes less than a minute). It does have more than double the lumens for less than half the $$

I do worry about blinding oncoming traffic, it is seriously bright. And last time I was out only after 20 minutes riding singletrack I realised it was on the medium power setting rather than full blast.

I posted about it here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=50051&highlight=led

Enjoy


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I've been told that a head mounted light changes how you judge distances at night :? something to do with moving shadows


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:58 am 
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The Hope Vision2 makes for a good helmet mounted light. But for out and out power the Hope4 is fab, it would be too heavy for helmet mount though.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:17 am 
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heathy wrote:
Forget all that other stuff and get a joystick :wink: Small, very light and really powerful. Enough said :roll:


I tend to agree, no muckin' about kinda thing :wink:


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