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Old 11-01-07, 07:17 AM   #1
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Recommendations for real headlights

Well, it's getting dark out awfully early and daylight savings this weekend isn't going to help much. Any suggestions on "to see" headlights for less than $100? I've looked around Amazon a bit (over $600 for some of these things, are you kidding me???) and there are TONS of them for $75 - $100. Let me know what you've got experience with.

My small town of ~900 people doesn't have enough street lights that I'm comfortable riding too much at night, unless I were to just bike up and down the main drag a bunch of times. But it's less than 1/2 mile long. And since I live outside of town, it's 1/2 mile of total darkness until I get there.
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I use an L&M Solo, and it's excellent for seeing in the pitch black fog along the Sammamish River Trail at 5am.

There's a huge light sale at Bike Nashbar right now, and the Solo is $109.
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Well, it's getting dark out awfully early and daylight savings this weekend isn't going to help much. Any suggestions on "to see" headlights for less than $100? I've looked around Amazon a bit (over $600 for some of these things, are you kidding me???) and there are TONS of them for $75 - $100. Let me know what you've got experience with.

My small town of ~900 people doesn't have enough street lights that I'm comfortable riding too much at night, unless I were to just bike up and down the main drag a bunch of times. But it's less than 1/2 mile long. And since I live outside of town, it's 1/2 mile of total darkness until I get there.
Here are two great threads to look at. I just recently used info from these two before I made my purchase of a Cygolite Dualcross Li-Ion ($200ish).

Commuting Forum Thread:
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Electronic Gadgets & Lighting Forum Thread:
Lighting Selection Guide

For that price range, I think I might look at a Fenix light or two (probably helmet mounted).
http://www.fenix-store.com/
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Looks like I need to start perusing this site outside of the Clydesdale forum a bit. . .

Thanks guys.
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