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  • #820701

    Den07
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    Hi Guys!

    I’m looking for some really bright lights for my night rides. So I’m looking for any recommendations. I found a brand called Nightprovision that I would like to test or if you can recommend any other brand. I would appreciate any suggestions.

    Thanks!

    Santa Cruz

    #820709

    BlurredLines
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    I’ve been using a pair of these. They weren’t cheap, but three years later they’re still killing it..

    Duo 1500 Lumens

    One on the helmet, one on the bar. The remote is really handy for managing the battery. Flipping it to low while climbing or medium while just spinning along really helps. The high setting is enough I don’t find myself out running it often. Bonus is that they’re modular and you can get the individual pieces (an extra battery) in the event any portion of the system fails. Pretty sure there’s a handful of folks on here that have enjoyed the ability to swap out a dead battery pack and keep the ride going

    #820710

    caRpetbomBer
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    You might want to take a look at https://www.outboundlighting.com/ I heard these lights are suppose to be real good.

    For my light setup i have been using the gloworm x2 1500 Lumen. Its the older model with the power button on a extra wire. The new versions are a lot cleaner with a wireless remote. I like the option of changing the lenses on a light. Right now i have wide and flood lens mounted on the handle bars. Real nice lights no problems so far. For helmets its good to use more of a spot light. I have been using the Cygolite Metro 500 on my helmet. Only thing its a little to heavy and and i would like more lumens. There are lots of options really. Good luck

    #820766

    secret agent
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    I have used a lot of different lights over the years. The cheap Chinese lights just don’t cut it for me. I have used or know of someone using these lights. they are not cheap, but they are excellent, well built and very bright.

    I have this light and run it on my helmet. It is quite bright and super, super light as in weight which is important to me. Everything about this light is well though out . If you do more than 3 hours, I would recommend a second battery.
    http://store.dinottelighting.com/2018-dinotte-xml-3-headlight-2100-lumens-p174.aspx

    This is by far the brightest light I have ever used. I found it a bit heavy to run on my helmet. It is not bad, but I am picky as I ride at Hilton Falls and it is rocky and you are bouncing around a lot.

    TSL-2500 Headlight (2500 Lumens)

    I also have the older Serfas True 750 lights which look they are discontinued in the old design with the easy to change battery option which was an awesome feature.

    #820863

    Whynot
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    I couldn’t stomach paying for a quality bike specific light as I want good lighting for camping, hunting, fishing and in general around the farm. So I opted for a pair of Suprabeam Q7XR. 1000lumen flashlight that adjusts between wide and flood… stupid bright (will illuminate upwards of a 1000ft as a spot), rechargeable LiPo (I think), at full intensity I get a solid 2-3hrs of light which is much longer than many bike lights, it’ll last a long time on lower intensity, and you can easily swap if you happen to run out of juice. I made my own bar mount from another light system, pipe clamp and piece of rubber and then found out they sell a bar holder… alas the homemade system has been working fine (not a frequent night rider). It’s heavy for the helmet, comparable to the older wired models we used to use, but I’ve done it without issue provided the helmet fit is snug, though last night ride I opted for a smaller Serfas on my head, which itself is pretty darn good.

    The bonus is that I always get to lead… nobody else’s lights are bright enough so they have a shadow if I follow 🙂

    Order lights through Lee Valley
    http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=69889&cat=51&ap=1

    The bar holder
    https://www.suprabeam.com/uk/accessories/bike-mount

    They also make headlamps up to 500lumen with helmet mount options, when my current headlamp dies it’ll be replaced with a suprabeam, I’ve had no issues with their product, one light is over 5 years, many charging cycles, no issues at all.

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