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Old 10-04-05, 10:27 AM   #1
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bright headlights

Hello bicycles.
I have a question that would fit into a "gear and parts" section but maybe someone here would know..
Is it possible to buy a ridiculously bright headlight, something as bright as car headlights for instance (not quite as bright realistically)? I really get freaked out about running into road-kill in the dark, but I love to bicycle at night, and I go touring a lot and don't like to stop.
Any advice?
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Old 10-04-05, 10:34 AM   #2
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Here are a few links to light comparisons

http://eddys.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=493

http://www.mtbr.com/spotlight/lightshootout/
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Old 10-04-05, 10:35 AM   #3
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visit the commuting forum. one thread you might look at is called "total geekiness" and there are others about "really really bright headlight" or some such. I think the really bright ones are typically HID (high intensity discharge) lights with special Ni-Cad or NiMH battery packs. Niterider (google them) is one major brand.
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I have a Lupine Edison 10. Save your money, though--they cost a bundle.

It's the brightest thing out there. I'm visually impaired, but the Lupine doesn't seem to know that.

http://www.singletrackworld.com/article.php?sid=1130
http://www.offroadadventures-online.com/equip044.html
http://www.lupine.de/en/home/index.html
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