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Headlights for night riding question

Postby mattleecrew » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:32 pm

Can anyone recommend a good head light or handlebar light to purchase?
Do I need one on the handle bar and one on the head? Or is just one on the head or handle bar enough?
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Headlights for night riding question

Postby psychobillycadillac » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:39 pm

What is your budget for the light? Personally I prefer a helmet mount to a bar mount since I can shine the light in the direction I'm looking as opposed to the beam being pointed in the direction in which the bar is facing at the given moment.
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Re: Headlights for night riding question

Postby sasquatch » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:37 pm

I bought this one, Lumintrail Trailblazer 1600, last year and was very pleased. It comes with both bike and helmet mounts. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006ZF ... ecjun06-20
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Re: Headlights for night riding question

Postby GTscoob » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:54 am

I really dig my Niterider Lumina 650 as a helmet light as its plenty bright and cordless. I've got a Magicshine on the bars with a monster battery and Action LED Lights Wide Angle lens for a better pattern on the bars.
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Re: Headlights for night riding question

Postby kevrider » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:35 pm

i'm with Scoob, i like a headlight and barlight together. mine are cygolites. there are a thousand options.
In a world full of people, only some want to ride. Isn't that crazy?
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Re: Headlights for night riding question

Postby marvin » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:30 pm

as stated previously, if only using one light go with a helmet mount. I've got more than one light set but often just use a Magicshine 808 on the helmet and it is more than enough light. http://www.action-led-lights.com/
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Re: Headlights for night riding question

Postby mnigro » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:39 pm

I have a Jet lites A51 and a magic shine 808. The jet has the nicer helmet clamp so I use it on the lid.

You should have some type of backup light, even if its a bright flashlight, just in case your lamp dies.

When you spend more money on a premium headlight you are getting a better lamp but the money really goes into a better battery pack. I will say that I have had no issues with either of my lights or batteries. I sure as hell wouldn't spend more than about $250 on a "premium" brand light.
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Re: Headlights for night riding question

Postby mattleecrew » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:49 am

Thanks for all the replies. When I finally get one, I'll have a good reference.
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Re: Headlights for night riding question

Postby ScottGreer » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:40 pm

I run one of these on the bar:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009QX ... UTF8&psc=1

And one of these on my helmet:

http://www.amazon.com/CREE-Bicycle-Head ... d_sim_sg_2

With a wide angle lens on the helmet light:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004WL ... UTF8&psc=1



For less than 70$ it is a HOSS setup!
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Re: Headlights for night riding question

Postby Rebus » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:06 pm

Bookmarking this. I was on the verge of buying the Niterider Lumina 700 for $150, but now I think I'll go do some Amazon shopping and save myself a buttload of cash. ;)
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Re: Headlights for night riding question

Postby ScottGreer » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:06 am

Rebus wrote:Bookmarking this. I was on the verge of buying the Niterider Lumina 700 for $150, but now I think I'll go do some Amazon shopping and save myself a buttload of cash. ;)

I did a night right last week with a few people running 200$ or more lights and my Chinese 40$ Amazon special was the brightest light there. :cheers:
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