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SharpGuy

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Bicycle light recommendations
« on: June 21, 2017, 05:59:32 PM »

Looking for recommendations for the following:

1) Rechargeable handle-bar bike light that's bright enough to clearly light up street in front of me at night (the one I have now isn't bright enough) (preferably under $30)

2) Rechargeable helmet light (preferably under $30 as well)

Thanks.


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shawndoggy

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Re: Bicycle light recommendations
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2017, 06:06:49 PM »
This one has very good reviews and has been in my amazon cart for ages:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X90ZYJ0/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_40?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ABAEIHQWJNP9P

This one meets your pricepoint and has good reviews, albeit not as many:

https://www.amazon.com/Rechargeable-Te-Rich-Waterproof-Headlight-Taillight/dp/B01MG7677G/ref=pd_sim_468_10?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01MG7677G&pd_rd_r=NJ2ENYWHMTZ3M9AEN3J2&pd_rd_w=pv2HO&pd_rd_wg=pkci6&psc=1&refRID=NJ2ENYWHMTZ3M9AEN3J2

(10 years ago when I was racing mountain bikes offroad, lights of this brightness and run time cost $500!!!)


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Re: Bicycle light recommendations
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 08:25:57 PM »
No specific recommendations, but think about how the recharging system works. I got some a few years ago that are USB, but it's basically like an oversized extra-awkward USB stick, so it's difficult to plug it in in most places.In all situations where there is a second USB port, the bulk of the light prevents the second USB port from being used. When I need to buy lights again, I'll look for ones where it's a socket on the light or something so it isn't such a pain to recharge.

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Re: Bicycle light recommendations
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2017, 11:18:20 PM »
No specific recommendations, but think about how the recharging system works. I got some a few years ago that are USB, but it's basically like an oversized extra-awkward USB stick, so it's difficult to plug it in in most places.In all situations where there is a second USB port, the bulk of the light prevents the second USB port from being used. When I need to buy lights again, I'll look for ones where it's a socket on the light or something so it isn't such a pain to recharge.
All my rechargeable lights  (I have : 2×front white & 2×red) came with a longer USB cord, which I plug into my wall socket unit (which has 4 usb ports ). Never had an issue as the cord is about 10cm long.

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Re: Bicycle light recommendations
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 11:58:50 PM »
I like the Cygolite bike lights - they're a good balance of value to brightness. The Dash models can often be found for around $30, but I've never seen them under that.