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Old 07-13-07, 06:51 AM   #1
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Bright sturdy headlight light

Can anyone recommend a decent headlight that won't fall apart at the first pothole or gravel path? I'm looking to spend no more than ~$50 or so, so recgargables are out. This would be mostly for local street riding.

I'm using an LED now, one of these:

It's better than nothing, but... well. It'd be nice to head closer to the "to see" rather than "to be seen." Thanks!
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Old 07-20-07, 02:13 PM   #2
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I'm using the Cats Eye HL-EL510. It only has one LED but it is very bright and so far seems pretty solid.
I'm very pleased, Ithink that this light may help you.

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Old 07-20-07, 02:37 PM   #3
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I would buy a light from for $20-25 and then buy the two block fish mount from
total cost is under $50 so you can go get batteries.

or you can get one of those fenix flashlights as well, but it'll probably send you a little over the $50 budget, but still worth it imo.
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Old 07-20-07, 08:08 PM   #4
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Cateye el530 is probably your best bet. Its significantly brighter than the 510 and a huge step up from your current light. Light lasts around 9hrs on 4xrechargeable AA batteries. Very bright but smallish spot and good light spill.

One of mine survived a 30kph bounce down the road with just a few scratches.
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Old 07-20-07, 08:50 PM   #5
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Get a Cree Edition light from Fenix-store or, then follow my mount guide at the bottom of:
Fenix L2D CE Quick Release Mount
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