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    Baby it's cold outside... ViperZ's Avatar
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    Not totally required, but nice to have.

    Headlight = 3.5 hours runtime at full

    Taillight = 4 hours run time at full
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    Quote Originally Posted by CastIron View Post
    H.I.D.
    Specifically the 13w HID from batteryspace $200.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    RIDICULOUS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIN View Post
    RIDICULOUS!

    Thanks Min


    wait until the 2nd 600L gets bolted on, your adjective is a perfect choice
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    Quote Originally Posted by CastIron View Post
    H.I.D.
    HID is history in bike lights IMHO. LED is very close right now in the same (high) price range and the cheaper LEDs are getting better every few months. LED has so many upsides over HID I cannot see HID being a player in 3 years.
    Run, Bike, Run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonian View Post
    Jet Lites
    +1. They get excellent reviews. I am surprised that with their fine reputation they are not referenced more. But nobody that I know of in my area uses them.
    What is better than getting your heart rate up and saddle time?

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    viper that is a bad ***** setup!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanspeer View Post
    Call me Mr. Skeptical, but with a 1W LED? I think not.
    1 watt with the right reflector is plenty of power. I had a few Princeton tecs in that config and they were plenty for riding and getting a car's attention.
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    1W LED bulb is ok for lighting up near front and getting attention, but they aren't bright enough for high beam use, they simply leave something to be desired. I suspect you would be wanting something better if you ever try 1W only.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by indygreg View Post
    HID is history in bike lights IMHO. LED is very close right now in the same (high) price range and the cheaper LEDs are getting better every few months. LED has so many upsides over HID I cannot see HID being a player in 3 years.
    Indeed. But I have a need to see my way home safely in the intervening five years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dekindy View Post
    +1. They get excellent reviews. I am surprised that with their fine reputation they are not referenced more. But nobody that I know of in my area uses them.
    I have Jet Lites and I've been VERY pleased with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
    viper that is a bad ***** setup!!
    Thanks

    I'll be stepping it up a notch just for fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperZ View Post
    Give it Time

    140L-Li & 600L-Li
    Holy cow that tail light will burn your cornea's.
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    you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanspeer View Post
    Call me Mr. Skeptical, but with a 1W LED? I think not.
    It was actually quite amusing, homey was merging. One shot with this sucker into his mirror/window and he stopped cold. It helps that there are no other sources of light out where I ride too. I am considering upgrading to a 3Watt LED in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lebowitz View Post
    Light and Motion Solo Logic, great light and service. I have used mine through several bulbs and years and also replaced the break-away plastic in a couple of crashes. They are personable and helpful on the phone in diagnosing the problem. It's worth the bit extra!
    +1

    After TONS of research, I bought this light about 3 months ago, and it's excellent. Charges fast (fully charged in less than 2 hours), you don't have to fear leaving it on the charger, and is bright enough for completely dark roads. I use it every night, and love it.
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    I like my Cygolite Dual Cross 300, but I LOVE the L&M Arc HID light.

    The difference that I recall between the 200 and 300 is that the 300 has a quicker smart charger. With the 200 I think you need to watch for the battery to finish charging and immediately unplug it or risk damaging the battery. Other than that, I can't remember a significant difference between the two.

    The handlebar mounting bracket on the cygolite is garbage, though. You need to wrap something tightly around it to keep the bracket from popping open on the handlebar. I used the velcro that came with it for cable management... just a bad bit of design, though I don't know whether they sell a helmet mount that might be better. It doesn't come with one, FWIW (The Arc has both an excellent handlebar mount, and a very good helmet mount included.)
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    I bought a generic Ebay tailight, about $5 shipped. 5 red LEDs with a red plastic cover, 7 modes, takes two AA batteries. The design of this product is puzzling - the LEDs are really bright, but the stupid red lens actually dims them down quite a bit. If the LEDs are red, why do you need a red lens?!

    My solution: Take off the clear red cover and smother the whole thing with Saran wrap.
    Last edited by Recumbomatic; 11-07-07 at 06:11 PM.

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    Due to ViperZ's pics I now need to order a dinotte tail light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximushq2 View Post
    Due to ViperZ's pics I now need to order a dinotte tail light.
    Exxxcellent!
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    I just ordered a NightRider Minewt.X2 from Santa, I'll know more about how good it is after Christmas. But one thing to keep in mind that's often overlooked is optics. Making a ton of light is nice but directing that light to where you need it is equally important. I chose the NightRider because my research indicated it had pretty decent optics and a beam pattern I liked. I'm sure there are other good ones out there, just saying that optics and beam pattern are as much a consideration as raw lumen output.

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    I used to think that the PB Alias SC was the bees knees. Then Dinotte had their now infamous weekend sale and I bought the 200L head light and 140L tail light. Count me as those who drink the Dinotte Kool-Aid. I never thought that I would think that a tail light was more impressive than the head light!
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    Was the Dinotte sale all that great? Is there a place where the prices were posted? Thinking of getting a Trinewt and a 140L for the rear, but if I can await another sale including a 600L and 140L that may be the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NRRider View Post
    Was the Dinotte sale all that great? Is there a place where the prices were posted? Thinking of getting a Trinewt and a 140L for the rear, but if I can await another sale including a 600L and 140L that may be the way to go.
    The 200L headlight was 99usd. and the 140L tailinght was like 115 or something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    The 200L headlight was 99usd. and the 140L tailinght was like 115 or something like that.
    These both now list for $169 (the "L" is the AA battery version for the 140, and I assume you're referring to the AA version of the 200L). No wonder everyone was talking about the sale.

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    Exclamation Yep...

    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    Specifically the 13w HID from batteryspace $200.
    Agreed. See my video at:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIn3OWG6YK0

    No, I don't work for them. Just a happy customer.

    Tailllights anyone?

    Cateye TL-LD600. Now replaced by the brighter 610 out in the USA soon.

    Yeah, it's bright:


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