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pupuplader 01-27-10 08:10 PM

Light suggestions
 
Been cycling for about 4 months now and love it but am without a good light. I have a Zefal but doesnt do anything for seeing at night. Its strobe ability does help with being seen. My budget is $50, I could go a bit more if need be.

I have been looking at the Solarforce L2, with one 18650 and charger which comes to $52.

However I am not really sure about what drop in to get and at what mode, any help would be appreciated.

Also any suggestions on alternatives would be nice also.

Thanks

pupuplader 01-27-10 11:03 PM

Sorry, I figured out the modes and the drop in terminology. Im new at this so forgive me.

SolarForce has a package deal for $45 that includes:

Solarforce L2 light
1 Mode Dropin 6V-18V
18650 Li-ion battery
Charger


What do you think?

Ziemas 01-28-10 06:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pupuplader (Post 10328638)
Sorry, I figured out the modes and the drop in terminology. Im new at this so forgive me.

SolarForce has a package deal for $45 that includes:

Solarforce L2 light
1 Mode Dropin 6V-18V
18650 Li-ion battery
Charger


What do you think?

I answered you in the other thread.

Get the 4.2V R2 dropin. I prefer the 5 mode as I use strobe during the daytime.

pupuplader 01-28-10 12:55 PM

Do I have to get a solarforce drop in or could I get a ultraFire.

davidad 01-30-10 12:21 PM

Any P-60 module should work. This is the newest Cree LED. http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.32954

Ziemas 01-30-10 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davidad (Post 10338978)
Any P-60 module should work. This is the newest Cree LED. http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.32954

There is actually some debate as to whether that's really an R5, and even if it is it won't be very bright on one 18650 as it's rated to 18V.

Ziemas 01-30-10 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pupuplader (Post 10330656)
Do I have to get a solarforce drop in or could I get a ultraFire.

You could, but the SolarForce ones are very good quality for the price. An UltraFire one of the same LED would be a step down in quality in my opinion.

pupuplader 01-30-10 07:40 PM

I went with the purple 5 mode R2 cree.

Thanks for the comments


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