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Old 11-11-15, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
Why do you have two Bettys?
Just a Light Junkie whom always wants the newest model. I have 3 of the Betty Head lamps now and added a few more Lupine Flashlights recently..
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Very inexpensive as in around $20.00 to $30.00 and yet very powerful, and many will adapt to cycling

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Originally Posted by trekmogul View Post
Just a Light Junkie whom always wants the newest model. I have 3 of the Betty Head lamps now and added a few more Lupine Flashlights recently..
Wow! There is someone worse than me.
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I remember my first light, a Vista lite which didnt do much but then I purchased a TuboCat mod kit for it. It had a lead acid battery and 6W bulb. I thought that was pretty good 23+ years ago. The lights now are outstanding. Brightest I ever had was a Nite Rider HID but it was expensive and when the second ballast burnt out that was the end of that.
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I wonder how many miles I must have cycled behind a Berec Ever Ready Front Guard back in the old days? Anyway, for the past three years I've used one of these:

I picked it up on eBay; I dunno, twelve or fifteen bucks, something like that. I use a name brand, 3400mAh 18650 battery that powers it on full brightness for three and a quarter hours, but medium power is typically plenty when I'm riding. It stays on the bike all year 'round; actually, most of my night riding is in the summer.
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I like night riding too. But the one thing I will caution anyone new is watch for potholes and cracks. Depending on where you live, roads get damaged in cold weather and repairs are slow. They are difficult to see at night.
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post

If cost is no object, I like Exposure's lights. Bulletproof designs, no cables and they go a long time. And the customer support is first rate.
I use to run the Exposure Diablo until the sealed battery went bad. I contacted Exposure to find out the replacement cost was close to $100, plus shipping to and from the UK. I ended up replacing it with a Light & Motion Trail 850. I called L&M before I bought it, and battery replacement is $35, plus they are manufactured and serviced here in the US. Seemed like a better deal to me.
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