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Old 02-01-10, 02:35 PM   #1
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Front be-seen light recommendations?

My dealextreme-sourced white LED flashlight has met an unfortunate end at the hands of my 3 year old. It had terrible battery life (li-ion CR123A) anyway, and its strobe pattern was crazy fast so I ran it on "SOS' mode.

I'm in the market for a front white blinking LED, basically for daytime "look at me!" use. At the time being I'm not doing any nighttime riding so I don't need a headlight system. I've got twin Superflash on the seatstays of my recumbent so I'm covered for rear lighting.

Any suggestions? My criteria are: self-contained (i.e. no battery packs), sensible flash pattern, under $50. Right now my top picks are the Planet Bike 1 or 2 watt Blaze. I have some Twofish blocks on hand so it doesn't have to be a bike-specific light. Thanks!
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Old 02-01-10, 07:28 PM   #2
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Terralux 220 Lightstar. $28 on Amazon. End of story unless you're going Magicshine for more.

EDIT - Woops - didn't see that you only wanted a "to-be-seen" light. The rec I gave is for a to-see light.

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Old 02-01-10, 08:12 PM   #3
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My backup is a Romisen (sp?) flashlight (a Q5 I think). That's the least I'd consider, those cheezy $10 LED "bike lights" aren't worth the money (my Romisen only cost me $15). A P7 is the way to go. Until next year when they come out with something way better.
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Old 02-01-10, 10:33 PM   #4
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http://www.shiningbeam.com/servlet/t...2-Eluma/Detail
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any 2 watt white strobe will do

http://www.rei.com/product/797836?pr...:referralID=NA
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True, but at that price you can get a P7 flashlight that puts out about 5x the light on demand, and run it on low unless you need it.
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does the P7 have a strobe mode?
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does the P7 have a strobe mode?
Most of them do. Most have 2, some have 3. A very few don't have strobe modes (usually just high/low).
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How about 2 Knog Frog lights? one white, one red?
I velcro a photon 3 microlight on my brake levers but the knogs are much cleaner looking.
I use the slow strobe pattern.
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