General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Light Wanted

Old 11-03-03, 07:00 PM
  #1  
earl
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Light Wanted

I am looking for the world's brightest bicycle light. Where can I purchase it?
earl is offline  
Old 11-03-03, 07:17 PM
  #2  
Chris L
Every lane is a bike lane
 
Chris L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - passionfruit capital of the universe!
Posts: 9,650
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Hi Earl,

Welcome to the forums. Can I kindly request that you only post a particular message once, rather than cross-posting it across several forums? You just need to give people time to see the message to get responses.

Thanks,
Chris L

Forum Moderator.
__________________
I am clinically insane. I am proud of it.

That is all.
Chris L is offline  
Old 11-03-03, 09:54 PM
  #3  
Guest
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Earl, I'd just contact your LBS and tell them what you want. Just know that you can get some pretty bright lights, but it gets pretty costly at some point. You don't need a really bright light to see the roads. I have a 12 watt halogen bulb and that does the trick every time. I just have to remember to recharge it after my rides, that's all!

Koffee
 
Old 11-03-03, 09:58 PM
  #4  
Kev
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,652
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Brightest lights are HID based like the Light and Motion have had very good reviews but you are looking at upwards of $300 for HID based lights.
Kev is offline  
Old 11-04-03, 05:00 AM
  #5  
earl
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Lbs

Originally Posted by Koffee Brown
Earl, I'd just contact your LBS and tell them what you want. Just know that you can get some pretty bright lights, but it gets pretty costly at some point. You don't need a really bright light to see the roads. I have a 12 watt halogen bulb and that does the trick every time. I just have to remember to recharge it after my rides, that's all!

Koffee

Koffee, what is LBS?

Earl
earl is offline  
Old 11-04-03, 05:05 AM
  #6  
late
Senior Member
 
late's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 8,544
Mentioned: 82 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8488 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Hehe,
LBS- Local Bike Shop. This light is total overkill for most,but... it's about as bright as it gets http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...ype=&estoreid=

I think there is a $600 light somewhere, but that is just nuts. 15 watts is enough for me.
late is offline  
Old 11-04-03, 05:28 AM
  #7  
Juha
Formerly Known as Newbie
 
Juha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 6,251
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If you want to burn (no pun intended) some serious cash, check out Lupine. Their Edison with higher capacity battery costs something like 880 euros or close to 1000 USD. I bet it is bright, too .

Another outrageous overkill in bike lighting is the Supernova dual xenon bulb system P99-D at the reasonable price of 699 USD.

And then there's the guy who built his own system, with a large battery attached on top of his rear rack. I think you can find that info somewhere on the Forums if you search a bit.

--J
__________________
To err is human. To moo is bovine.

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


Become a Registered Member in Bike Forums
Community guidelines
Juha is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.