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    Need Strong Headlight to See the Road!

    I'm looking for a strong headlight that will allow me to actually see the road clearly, to avoid obstacles. I would like to spend around $100, and would prefer AA or AAA rechargeable batteries.

    What do you have/recommend that would meet my needs?

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    I have one. It is a Quality Road Light .
    Easy to charge and use.
    8 hour run time
    Wide road beam

    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/b&m.asp

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    You can sometimes catch the Dinotte Pro-series on sale at about a 100 sometimes. But for something AA powered, it's about the best there is.

    http://www.dinottelighting.com/

    Also take a look at the Princeton Tec Products. Some of their headlamps come in a Bike version too. Those would also be AA powered. I have a friend that rides long randonees that uses their Corona-Bike. Not enough light for me, but she loves it. I personally use the "EOS-Bike" on my helmet to suppliment my Dinotte.

    http://www.princetontec.com/?q=home_page/view

    Another good AA option is the Fenix L2D-Q5. I have one I use at work and it is a good flashlight. Couple that with a two-fish style lockblock and you have a nice bike light. I use it on my bike-friday when I travel and it does work good as a bike light. But I still prefer my Dinotte when at home with my regular bike.

    http://www.brightguy.com/products/Fenix_L2D_Q5.php

    Also check out the Candle Power forums. There are some bike specific threads that you may find of interest.

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/....php?p=1755372


    What constitutes "enough" light is a matter of debate and is a personal preference. No two people seem to ever agree.


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    I just purchased the Dinotte Pro series about 2 weeks ago. It does put out a tremendous amount of light but I am not happy with the run time. Mine has yet to live up to specs ( I run on high 95% of the time). It is my suggestion that you carry backup charged batteries if you are out long at night and have these lights. Yesterday I approached a cyclist that had the Dinotte red tail light and I was not impressed with it at all (It was mid afternoon). I mention this because I am hearing a lot of people suggesting to run lights in the daytime. I am not wanting to start a discussion about daylight lights I am just saying that I was not impressed with the one this gent had on. good luck on your purchase whatever it is.

    Bike flyers comment...
    What constitutes "enough" light is a matter of debate and is a personal preference. No two people seem to ever agree.


    Bike flyer makes a good point about how much light is enough.

    Jim
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    I recommend a pair of P7 flashlights.

    It's too bad they don't have any stickies that would shed more light on this question. :sarcasm:

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    well, fenix does offer the TK40, but it's way more than $100.

    you're stuck with lower powered LEDs if you stick to AA, unfortunately.
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    You could get two of these or the RC N3 ll with twofish holders for less than $60. http://www.shiningbeam.com/servlet/t...CREE-Q5/Detail
    http://www.batteryjunction.com/twofish-lockblocks.html
    This light runs for about 4 hours on two Sanyo 2700 AA batteries.
    Last edited by davidad; 04-13-09 at 05:35 PM.

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    A P7 torch, batteries and charger will cost you less than $100 and give you more light than anything else at that price.

    Why settle for less ?

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