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etech152 12-23-11 04:08 AM

Looking for a small attachable light for my Bicycle computer for night use?
 
Hello All,

I'm new here to the forum so please forgive me if my question is not posted correctly. This is my very first post here. I have a (very first bike) new 2011 Specialized Expedition Elite bike (Navy Blue) with Specialized SpeedZone Wireless Sport Computer along with Knog USB rechargeable rear/front LED Lights and Cateye EL450N LED Headlight. My question is... I'd like to be able to see my distance and speed at night on my SpeedZone Sport computer, my computer does not have a LCD backlight....

Is there ANY attachable (velco, tape...better yet rubber band type) small LED light that can attach over top of my computer and I can see my Computer (speed and distance at night???

etech152 12-23-11 04:39 AM

I did a lot more research tonight and found this item below.... It's ALOT like what I am looking for!! ..... Are there any others out there that I'm not aware of??

Sigma Nitelite For Computer
http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-Nitelite...4636426&sr=1-1

a1penguin 12-23-11 03:58 PM

As people replied in the other forum where you asked this question.... Get a cheap torch for the helmet. There are plenty of posts on why having a bar and helmet mounted light for night riding is superior.

mechBgon 12-23-11 04:27 PM

I use one of these, zip-tied to the front of my helmet where it aims down at my handlebar: http://www.shiningbeam.com/servlet/t...OS-Cree/Detail

On LOW, it provides enough light to read the computer, but not so much that it interferes with night vision. I'll add another light to the top of the helmet when I want one to see forward with.

BTW, having tried the usual computer-illuminator lights that mount next to the computer, they really don't work well. Don't waste your money.

2manybikes 12-23-11 04:50 PM


Originally Posted by etech152 (Post 13631982)
I did a lot more research tonight and found this item below.... It's ALOT like what I am looking for!! ..... Are there any others out there that I'm not aware of??

Sigma Nitelite For Computer
http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-Nitelite...4636426&sr=1-1

I have two of them. In some cases they won't fit next to the computer the way you want it. Also if you want to leave it on, the batteries go fast and are expensive. I used to just turn them on when I wanted to see the time or the mileage and shut them off again while riding.
I finally took them off. A small helmet light can use rechargeable batteries, which is much cheaper if you ride a lot, like comuting home in the dark.
The helmet light has many uses all in one small package. Looking to the side to see something, or anything on the bike, even the rear cogs. Also a backup if your main light dies. Also nice if you get a flat in the dark. It makes your more visisble. A light up that high is much easier to see in traffic next to cars, or over a rise or drop in the road.
If you look at a car on a side street to see if they are going to pull out into you, you have flashed a bright light in their direction. Just don't blind anyone, or have a cop
see you aim it at a driver.

2manybikes 12-23-11 04:59 PM


Originally Posted by mechBgon (Post 13633874)
I use one of these, zip-tied to the front of my helmet where it aims down at my handlebar: http://www.shiningbeam.com/servlet/t...OS-Cree/Detail

On LOW, it provides enough light to read the computer, but not so much that it interferes with night vision. I'll add another light to the top of the helmet when I want one to see forward with.

BTW, having tried the usual computer-illuminator lights that mount next to the computer, they really don't work well. Don't waste your money.

The fenix AAA light has flat sections so I can hook a Sigma computer mount o ring over both ends an it fits flat on one of the short connecting parts across the vents. I cut a section of innertube out that matches one of the flat sections and used double sided tape to secure the piece of tube to the light. This gives better traction, making it more secure when I twist the head
How do you mount yours?

Machka 12-23-11 05:44 PM


Originally Posted by etech152 (Post 13631982)
I did a lot more research tonight and found this item below.... It's ALOT like what I am looking for!! ..... Are there any others out there that I'm not aware of??

Sigma Nitelite For Computer
http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-Nitelite...4636426&sr=1-1

I have this one. It's all right, but what works much better is a helmet light. So that little light is tucked away in a "bicycle stuff" box in my garage ... and my helmet light is on my helmet ready to use.

2manybikes 12-23-11 05:50 PM


Originally Posted by Machka (Post 13634130)
I have this one. It's all right, but what works much better is a helmet light. So that little light is tucked away in a "bicycle stuff" box in my garage ... and my helmet light is on my helmet ready to use.

Mine are tucked away in a "bicycle stuff" building. :D

Machka 12-23-11 05:52 PM


Originally Posted by 2manybikes (Post 13634152)
Mine are tucked away in a "bicycle stuff" building. :D

Well, our garage is pretty much a "bicycle stuff" garage ... although other fitness and outdoor gear live in there too. :D

2manybikes 12-23-11 06:00 PM


Originally Posted by Machka (Post 13634159)
Well, our garage is pretty much a "bicycle stuff" garage ... although other fitness and outdoor gear live in there too. :D

OK that's good enough. :thumb:

Don't mention mileage, I know I will lose!


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