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slave2bacon



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:42 pm    Post subject: Any opinion on with lights are best? Reply with quote

After using for over 78 million years, I'm donating my Jurassic bike lights to the Smithsonian and I'm going to enter the current era of riding at night.

Any one have good experience with lights that are out on the market these days?

I'd like something that is about 800 to 1,000 lumens that burns for about 2 hrs.

Extensive comparisons here: http://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-gear/the-10-best-bike-lights-for-night-riding/

But I'm still not sure what to get. What do you think?
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Tim845



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Location: Poughkeepsie

PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few friends have these- including my own, have not blown up and have actually worked flawlessly for a few seasons. The beam is on par with the previous gen HID which cost 10x. For another $25 I bought the next size up battery (8800MaH I think) and it uses the same charger. https://www.amazon.com/SecurityIng%C2%AE-Headlight-Headlamp-Bicycle-Packaging/dp/B009QX8B2Q%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q%26tag%3Dduckduckgo-d-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB009QX8B2Q

They are not the best. They work well though. I never charge it unattended as a precaution.

If you have $350-$400 lying around that will get a comparable car headlight and 2.5 hours by Nightrider, etc. and US made.
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Mr. Crowley



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't say enough good for my Light and Motion Seca 2000. I always had struggles in twilight, until this light. Plus the wash creates less drop out.

They just came out with a Seca 2200 so the 2000 is going for less right now.

Made in America. I go out without a back up most of the time. Reliable light
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Tim845



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GOO4TK8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
This battery gets me 3+ hours on high.

High looks to me about 78% as bright as that Seca 2000.
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fallen angel



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.fluxient.us/

Bunch of the lippman crew run these lights. I've had mine for a number of years. quite bright, will easily run 3 hours at 1000ish lumins output.
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pinklewurst (tschneller)



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought cheapo lights from Amazon...they have a hundred types, all LED.
The batteries need to be charged often and don't let them run all the way down, which shortens their life. I bought backup batteries too. SOOOO cheap compared to my old ones. There are better quality out there but I have quantity over quality...hah.
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