Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets HRM, GPS, MP3, HID. Whether it's got an acronym or not, here's where you'll find discussions on all sorts of tools, toys and gadgets.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-31-08, 07:05 AM   #1
trekker pete
pedalphile
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: ellington, ct
Bikes: trek 1200, 520, Giant ATX 970, Raleigh Talon
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Is this a good deal?

http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Bike-Bl.../dp/B000KBEH1W

I am going to be needing a tail blinkie REAL soon as my morning commute is now starting in pretty dim light. I will be needing "see me" headlighting with some stretches of dark road where I will need "see" lighting.

I was looking to pick up a PBSF and found this deal. Sounds pretty good.

I will also be adding some sort of helmet lighting. I am considering a fenix or ultrafire flashlight. Are these helmet mountable? I know they tend to run hot and was wondering if that is an issue with mounting on a helmet.
trekker pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-08, 07:57 AM   #2
dipy911
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 254
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, I actually bought this from Amazon on December 16, 2007 for my backpack. Since I got it, I perceive that I am getting more passing distance from cars and especially this taxi that always passed too close. I have a second light bar on my seat.
Quote:
Includes bike mounts and clip mount for multiple mounting options.
dipy911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-08, 12:39 PM   #3
trekker pete
pedalphile
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: ellington, ct
Bikes: trek 1200, 520, Giant ATX 970, Raleigh Talon
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am not concerned with the superflash performance. I am more interested in hearing what everyone thinks about the super spot headlight.
trekker pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-08, 07:18 PM   #4
mashd rotations
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just ordered the same light on Monday. I'm just waiting for it to arrive.
mashd rotations is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-08, 11:57 PM   #5
JinbaIttai
P7 Fanboy
 
JinbaIttai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Crippled Burrick Inn
Bikes:
Posts: 338
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This item is confusing for me.

It is for a:
Planet Bike Blinky Super Flash 1/2-Watt Blaze LED Plus 2 eXtreme LED Rear Bicycle Light



I think this item is simply a planetbike superflash, tail light only, but a great price at that. Are you sure you posted the right item? There is no see-me headlight included.
JinbaIttai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-08, 08:25 AM   #6
dekindy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 2,417
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by trekker pete View Post
http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Bike-Bl.../dp/B000KBEH1W

I am going to be needing a tail blinkie REAL soon as my morning commute is now starting in pretty dim light. I will be needing "see me" headlighting with some stretches of dark road where I will need "see" lighting.

I was looking to pick up a PBSF and found this deal. Sounds pretty good.

I will also be adding some sort of helmet lighting. I am considering a fenix or ultrafire flashlight. Are these helmet mountable? I know they tend to run hot and was wondering if that is an issue with mounting on a helmet.
The PBSF is an excellent choice. A Fenix mounted with a twofisk lockblock or bikeblock, the one you need will depend upon the orientation of your helmet vents. Post the type of helmet that you have and someone might be able to give you guidance.

No heat issues with the Fenix so don't worry about it. You are riding and it is air cooled anyway. All high powered bicycle lights caution against leaving the highest setting on for long periods of time with ventilation. Apparently flashlight cautions are the same way.

BTW, if I only had one forward light I would mount it on the helmet so I can see where I am looking and it is up higher for visibility.
dekindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-08, 07:29 PM   #7
trekker pete
pedalphile
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: ellington, ct
Bikes: trek 1200, 520, Giant ATX 970, Raleigh Talon
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JinbaIttai View Post
This item is confusing for me.

It is for a:
Planet Bike Blinky Super Flash 1/2-Watt Blaze LED Plus 2 eXtreme LED Rear Bicycle Light



I think this item is simply a planetbike superflash, tail light only, but a great price at that. Are you sure you posted the right item? There is no see-me headlight included.
If you click the link and scroll down, you will see the "better together" listing of the super flash and the super spot. The combined price is 45 dollars.

Unfortunately, it looks like about a 3 week back order. I just bouht a cheapo 9 dollar rear blinkie that should hold me over till then.
trekker pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-08, 07:35 PM   #8
trekker pete
pedalphile
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: ellington, ct
Bikes: trek 1200, 520, Giant ATX 970, Raleigh Talon
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dekindy View Post
The PBSF is an excellent choice. A Fenix mounted with a twofisk lockblock or bikeblock, the one you need will depend upon the orientation of your helmet vents. Post the type of helmet that you have and someone might be able to give you guidance.

No heat issues with the Fenix so don't worry about it. You are riding and it is air cooled anyway. All high powered bicycle lights caution against leaving the highest setting on for long periods of time with ventilation. Apparently flashlight cautions are the same way.

BTW, if I only had one forward light I would mount it on the helmet so I can see where I am looking and it is up higher for visibility.
I have a Limar 707MTB lid.

I am going to get the PB combination from amazon. If it does not meet my needs I will likely go with a fenix or possible an ultrafire to supplement it.
trekker pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-08, 03:36 AM   #9
trekker pete
pedalphile
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: ellington, ct
Bikes: trek 1200, 520, Giant ATX 970, Raleigh Talon
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was reading some of the reviews on the super spot. There is one geek that has hopped his up with a 4 watt led, different resistor and extra heat sinking. He says that thing now puts out almost HID level light.
trekker pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:53 AM.