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Old 07-30-12, 10:13 PM   #1
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LED lights

What LED lights do you use on your Brompton and how do you like them? Thanks!
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Old 07-30-12, 11:42 PM   #2
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I'm using a China-made Magicshine-wannabe. Claimed at 1800 lumens. Can't confirm this but IT IS VERY BRIGHT! I just hope that the beam is better (more diffused).

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Old 07-30-12, 11:50 PM   #3
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Don't have a brompton, but I have a Niteride 600 that I bought at REI on sale for $109. Great light and I would recommend it to everyone. In fact, I would never want to ride at night again without a strong light (or during the day with a flashing bright light).

I'll probably buy a Magolite XL50 or something similar to mount to my helmet (with zip ties). Definitely not as great, but I'd like a helmet light without coughing up another $100. I am concerned about what it may due for helmet safety though.
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Old 07-31-12, 02:20 AM   #4
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their package combo with the hub dynamo is Shimano-halogen/or Schmidt-LED,
so the lower cost wheelset , and an LED upgrade headlight is a good combination.
the wired in steady on taillight, can be augmented
with A battery one on the top of the seatpost..

Not much room under the front bag, when used, for anything but a wired headlight..


I had a Cat Eye TL500 on the rear rack of my older Mk2 T Brompton.
They fitted a Bottle dynamo to those , I substituted the reflector.
which required fitting the L rack roller wheel on the outside of the rack.

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Old 08-02-12, 11:17 PM   #5
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Shimano hub dynamo with a B&M IQ Cyo. Bright!!!! And always ready, I love having dynamo lights and am in the process of adding them to all my (most frequently ridden) bikes.
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I don't have a Brompton, but for generator powered lights I primarily use the B&M Cyo, Fly or Lyte.

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Old 08-03-12, 10:17 AM   #7
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Cateye cube on my Mezzos. Recommended light by atb. Should work on brompton rack also. I also combine this with clear rollerblade wheels on the rear rack. They spread the red light dramatically improving saftey. Best wheels are red cored, but clear ones
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Old 08-05-12, 12:11 AM   #8
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B&M cyo senso plus.
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LUMOTEC IQ Cyo plus off a Son hub. Superb light as it actually illuminates the road in front of me too and not just excellent visibility.

Selectra plus on the rear.
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