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Old 06-27-12, 03:45 PM   #1
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Yet another light thread.

Need a brighter front light then what I have....I use the cheapo light from Target...the Bell one that comes with a rear light for like 26 bucks or 29 bucks.

So I am swaying towards Amazon for my purchase and I would really like a good recommendation for a bright front light that is battery powered...really dont want anything above $30 so recommendations would be wonderful, that is sold on Amazon.
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There's no miracle to get with a 30$ budget.
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There's no miracle to get with a 30$ budget.
This is what you want. I have seen it.

http://www.tmart.com/Q5-3-Mode-LED-B...0_p124037.html
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I have two of those,http://www.ebay.ca/itm/CREE-Q5-240-L...item231efa514e
Quite bright for the price but when you hit good bumps it tends to triger the dimming switch so it's a bit annoying.
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This is what you want. I have seen it.

http://www.tmart.com/Q5-3-Mode-LED-B...0_p124037.html
It doesn't say how many lumens, or at least I don't see where it says it.
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It doesn't say how many lumens, or at least I don't see where it says it.
It uses the same LED, so I'm assuming it's also "240lm". That most likely means it's somewhere between 100 and 150 in actuality.
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I have two of those,http://www.ebay.ca/itm/CREE-Q5-240-L...item231efa514e
Quite bright for the price but when you hit good bumps it tends to triger the dimming switch so it's a bit annoying.
That is not the same light.

Do your two take the 18650 battery?

I put masking tape on the batterys to make a tight fit.
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That is not the same light.

Do your two take the 18650 battery?
I know it's not the same. The way I wrote it was misleading, sorry. I just wanted to show what I got on my bike. The brightness is ok but the cheap chinese quality is annoying as you always have to fuss with the switch.

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I know it's not the same. The way I wrote it was misleading, sorry. I just wanted to show what I got on my bike. The brightness is ok but the cheap chinese quality is annoying as you always have to fuss with the switch.
I have 6 like to oneI linked. Water proof and have not had any switch problems.
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I have 6 like to oneI linked. Water proof and have not had any switch problems.
Maybe not the time or place to ask, but when I first joined BF, your default 'suggestion' was typically a Dinotte- what's changed? Or are you still using the Dinotte as the primary to see by light, and have these cheaper ones acting as 'see me' lights on multiple bikes
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Maybe not the time or place to ask, but when I first joined BF, your default 'suggestion' was typically a Dinotte- what's changed? Or are you still using the Dinotte as the primary to see by light, and have these cheaper ones acting as 'see me' lights on multiple bikes
My Dinnotte is a tail light. I do not have a Dinnotte head light.

I have B&M Ixon IQ Head light with a 20 hour run time from 4 AA batteries.

I have recently started using the 18650 Flashing Lights for Day Time Strobe use.

Have found that the adjustable focus flashlights make good night road lights for 3 hours.

I like the Three Mode ones best.

Two mounted under my bars with a rubber band.



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Old 06-27-12, 05:20 PM   #12
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if its the same led it can be a lot brighter or dimmer depends how hard it is driven
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On everything except my commuter, I have one of these:
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/romisen-cree-rc-n3-3-mode-led-flashlight-1xcr123a-2xaa-9070?item=52


mounted by one of these:
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/univers...diameter-31871

Less than $20 delivered for both pieces.
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a light I have had good luck with

I have had very good luck with the Techlite Lumen master from Costco.
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