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    I was asked about a good commuter light today

    Was out on a school trip with my daughter's teacher, and we got a chance to talk a bit. He's a pretty serious cyclist, but he hasn't done any commuting and he's wanting to venture in.

    He's looking for a single light unit that can project a good solid light beam so he can really see the road, plus having a flashing "I'm here" light.

    I told him about my setup: Planet Bike Blaze 2W (flashing "I'm here"), Light and Motion Urban 800 FC (high)

    Because he's a teacher, I'm sure he's going to be looking at cost and wanting to keep it economical. I'm thinking two separate light units will be cheaper.

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    Agree on the two light answer. My response would be to take $125 down to his LBS or REI. Look for a $30-40 flasher, and spend the rest on the best rechargeable light he can find. It's near the end of winter (for bike shops, anyway), and the lights will be on sale. He should be able to get a very decent light for about $75.

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    also a rear strobe
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by kengrubb View Post
    Was out on a school trip with my daughter's teacher, and we got a chance to talk a bit. He's a pretty serious cyclist, but he hasn't done any commuting and he's wanting to venture in.

    He's looking for a single light unit that can project a good solid light beam so he can really see the road, plus having a flashing "I'm here" light.

    I told him about my setup: Planet Bike Blaze 2W (flashing "I'm here"), Light and Motion Urban 800 FC (high)

    Because he's a teacher, I'm sure he's going to be looking at cost and wanting to keep it economical. I'm thinking two separate light units will be cheaper.
    I think that's the best answer. A to-bright flashing light is obnoxious but more importantly obnoxious to you the rider. It just doesn't work.

    I like the looks of this AA and cheaper front blinking light though I haven't tried it:
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003WCBWIW/...I2NSPG7LEN8CDV

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