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Old 04-12-09, 07:04 PM   #1
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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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Old 04-12-09, 07:09 PM   #2
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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

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Old 04-12-09, 08:07 PM   #3
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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.

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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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Old 04-12-09, 10:06 PM   #5
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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.

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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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