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Old 12-30-11, 03:13 AM   #1
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Cool Decent Light ,your opinion?

Came across this one at Performance, and it looks like a pretty good deal on paper, and I have seen many reviews. I know that the Headlamp products are well-liked in these forums, and seem similar to the Pace in features, lumens, etc. $2.18 seems like a good deal for a "to see" light in this lumen category to use for winter commutes. For me it would be a second headlight as I am already running a Niterider 250 cordless setup which I am happy with. I had been using a DX flashlight as my second light, but find that it keeps switching modes every time I hit a bump in the path or road. It was a low-cost investment, and I can still use it as a flashlight around the house, so no real loss there. Still want to have a second headlight, though, as the niterider isn't quite enough when the MUT goes completely dark in the winter.

Anyways, just looking for opinions on Headlamp 's in general and this one in particular.
http://www.tinydeal.com/5-led-waterp...l?currency=USD
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Old 12-30-11, 04:21 AM   #2
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minicup, I had the same problem with my KD C8 switching modes while riding over rough spots in the road. The fix was to screw down the pill. Troubleshooting Guide has some pictures. That $2 light might allow you to "be seen", but it's not going to light up the road.
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I'm sticking with what works for me, Nite Rider MiNewt.350 Cordless. I can charge it with a USB port, and I don't have to worry about batteries running out unexpectedly. I know myself well enough that it is unlikely that I'd remember to carry extra batteries with me.
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I'm sticking with what works for me, Nite Rider MiNewt.350 Cordless. I can charge it with a USB port, and I don't have to worry about batteries running out unexpectedly. I know myself well enough that it is unlikely that I'd remember to carry extra batteries with me.
Is your Minewt squirrel powered, perhaps? You have to remember to charge your light, just like a battery. And you don't have the option of having a spare battery. You are just screwed when your light dies. I always have a spare 18650 in my seat pack. I rotate the spare about once a month.
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