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    Looking for a better generator light.

    I have the Spanniga micro FF LED and it's okay so traffic can see me, but I want something that will put out enough light to be useful for me at night. I really don't want to spend much money.

    The light I have
    http://www.spanninga.nl/xhtml/produc...?cid=12&pid=62

    It has to be a generator light. I don't ever want to go back to battery lights again. A standlight is a plus but not required.

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    Formerly Known as Newbie Juha's Avatar
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    Busch & Mueller Lumotec IQ CYO gets good reviews, as does the Supernova E3. They are not cheap though. There are others too. Have a look at Peter White Cycles' headlight comparison page:

    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/headlights.asp

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    Who is this General Failure anyway, and why is he reading my drive?


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    I have the supernova E3 - and I love it. Cost is relative. I don't own a car, but I thought that I spent a lot when I bought the E3 and a set of brake pads. My wife's car needed new brakes and to have a headlight replaced - her bill helped to make my headlight look really inexpensive )

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    I just put a Trek Bellville together, for the shop floor .
    odd thing that, FF I thought .. no heatsink on the LED, so wouldn't be high power..
    your post confirms that .

    a Schmidt eDelux , or an E3 will be a much brighter torch ..
    both smaller sized..
    I like the reed switch Schmidt uses .. a magnet in the external ring opens the circuit.

    Busch and Muller Lyt is significantly less money, several levels of features, standlight , etc. raises the price in increments ..

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    @fietsbob, it is a little on the dim side. Bright enough to alert traffic and to help in really dark conditions, but not enough for city riding. Now the rear light, that is BRIGHT!

    I really do want a Schmidt eDelux, it's just the price that scares me. $200 for a light??? But I have seen them and they are bright.

    And I also have the belleville. Nice bike, just a few junk components that should be replaced out of the box (brake levers, pedals).

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