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Thread: Bike Lights -- recommendations for super-bright for ROAD riding?

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    Just along for the ride Wumpus's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamwa View Post
    Blinded drivers slow down, but seriously human heads can't rotate enough to aim straight at a car behind you unless you are part owl.

    Handlebar lights suck.
    We'll agree to disagree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBaron View Post
    How did you know thats what it was?
    I happened to roll up next to him at a light and asked him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wumpus View Post
    We'll agree to disagree.
    Yeah, nothing against you. It's what you are used to I guess. Last time I rode with both and the helmet battery ran out, I still found myself jerking my head around to aim the light but nothing happened. I tried to cope with it but after about ten minutes of doing the funky chicken I gave up and stopped to switch the bar light to my helmet.
    Grab life by the timbales.

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    I ride a SON Delux hub and an Edelux light. I have no problems.
    "No bike does everything perfectly. In fact, no bike does anything until someone gets on it to ride."

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    What do y'all think about panoramic light pattern instead of a circular one?

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    I ride a 15 dollar ebay "5K" lumen double cree. It lasts longer than the 3 cree. My rear is lit up by a 5 dollar LED light that does not use replaceable batteries and is charged via miniUSB. anything with batteries eventually shakes loose on the greenbelt. Both are extremely bright. I ride a bar mount and control where it is facing and can cover it with my hand or point it down to night blind traffic at any moment.
    "USB Rechargeable Red LED Bicycle Bike Cycling Front Rear Tail Light 6-Modes Lamp"
    "5000 Lumens 2x CREE XM-L U2 LED Cycling Bike Bicycle Light Headlamp HeadLight"

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    I don't know about everyone else but when driving or riding I rarely have issues with seeing the rear or front light but visibility from the side of a cyclist. I'd suggest the ToPeak glow bottle cage as an option to look into. It uses a coin battery that you have to replace but it gives you side visibility and lights your path and pedals if you have a hard time getting into them. By pressing the button you can cycle through several colors, solid, and strobe modes. It uses the included clear bottle as a lens so you'd have to ditch your favorite insulated bottle if you have one. It's not super bright but it works well enough.

    https://www.topeak.com/global/en/pro...758-iglowcageb

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmc View Post
    What do y'all think about panoramic light pattern instead of a circular one?
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I got a wide angle lens for my bar light. I don't really use it for riding on the road much, but I like the wider rectangle it makes in front.

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    I'm back in the market for lights. Want to get a good setup for night trail riding. I'd like to do both a helmet light and handlebar light that has wide angle for seeing through turns.
    So many options! Suggestions welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmc View Post
    I'm back in the market for lights. Want to get a good setup for night trail riding. I'd like to do both a helmet light and handlebar light that has wide angle for seeing through turns.
    So many options! Suggestions welcome!
    End of last summer I got myself a Gloworm X2 for my bars and X1 for my helmet. Great light and battery setups. Bright and adjustable and easily mountable lights. The batteries have a built in gauge and alot of life in them , even at high output.
    Good build quality and great and easy customer service. Sure,, I could have found cheaper ones,, but I like my house not burning down and I like my stuff to work for a long time after I purchase it.
    https://www.action-led-lights.com/co...gloworm-lights

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