I'd never heard of low-discharge NiMH batteries until I came to this site. The only applications I have for rechargeable batteries are in frequent use. I use NiMH batteries from Harbor Frieght, which are something like $3.99 on sale, in my headlights. Their capacity is lower than brand name batteries, but at a buck a piece, I just use one set when I ride at night and charge them during the day. But I do find myself riding 1-2 hours a night, especially this time of year. Batteries in my cheapo light last only 1-2 hours.
I usually just buy alkaline at the 99 cent store for any applications that low-discharge batteries would be useful for. That's 25 cents a battery. It would take me a long time to recoup the cost of using rechargeable batteries in those applications.
Maybe when I switch up to a newer and brighter LED flashlight/clamp setup, I'll need to look into it? Although some of the lights I've looked at only seem to be rated at an hour or two when they're bright enough to be useful.
Last edited by jtnewhou; 11-08-09 at 02:33 AM.