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Old 03-20-09, 07:01 AM
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anyone use a fenix flashlight on bike

Just wondering if anyone has tried one of these on their bike? if so, which model and how do you like it? seems like one of these and a twofish block might be a pretty good set-up...let me know..
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Old 03-20-09, 07:13 AM
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Many threads about this in the Electronics forum. This Romisen Cree flashlight runs on AA batteries, puts out about as much light and is cheaper.

The P7 flashlights put out considerably more light, but they do not use batteries that you could commonly find while out touring, so I don't think that would be a good choice.
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Originally Posted by johnce
Just wondering if anyone has tried one of these on their bike? if so, which model and how do you like it? seems like one of these and a twofish block might be a pretty good set-up...let me know..
Great light, excellent support, easy battery replacement, doubles as a camp light. I use one on my helmet and one on the bars. Like ice9 says lots of threads in electronics forum.
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I've used a Fenix L2D Premium flashlight for commuting the past two years. It works well and puts out all the light I need. Runs on 2 AA rechargeable batteries that can be purchased anywhere in a pinch. It is inexpensive, light-weight and compact. My only complaint is the lack of a low-battery indicator, as it loses power very fast when the batteries get low. So I always carry spare batteries.
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I have the Romisen RC-N3 Q5 light mentioned above. I use 2 AA rechargeable batteries. I have it mounted with the twofish block. The light and mount work well.
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i use the lockblock and the fenix torch, just used it on full power and am very impressed (not sure why i was using just high power before!) but I still want a dynohub light this will remain as a secondary though. AA batteries mean easy to find, I use rechargables but only just put them in so not sure how long they last, but the AA batteries that came with it lasted for ages.
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Like others have reported above, I too use a Fenix L2D model that throws ~175 lumens mounted with the twofish blocks. Works very well.
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hey IceNine,
Man thanks so much for the advice, ordered the romison you suggested, can't wait to give her a try!
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Originally Posted by tarwheel
I've used a Fenix L2D Premium flashlight for commuting the past two years. It works well and puts out all the light I need. Runs on 2 AA rechargeable batteries that can be purchased anywhere in a pinch. It is inexpensive, light-weight and compact. My only complaint is the lack of a low-battery indicator, as it loses power very fast when the batteries get low. So I always carry spare batteries.
Pretty much my experiences. I wouldn't call it "inexpensive" ($75AUD) but for the light it puts out it is one of the best investments (there are lots more now available inc. P7).

The light lasts a little longer than 2 hours on turbo. A bit longer with lithiums.

I like using 1 on the helmet, and 1 on the handlebars (or a Cateye EL530 on the bars) for commuting. Touring, I don't plan to be riding at night so I take off the helmet light and only carry a blinkie and the Fenix with a Twofish Bikeblock.

I prefer using electrical tape to attach it to the helmet rather than a bikeblock; the velcro on the bikeblock is bulky and uncomfortable.
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I use two Fenix L2D Premiums with lockblocks on the handlebars. Use Walmart-quality rechargeables and charger. Have never run them in Turbo mode, just the 100 lumen, 3rd click when unscrewed, mode. Needed them to last 2 hours in Dec-Jan, and the battery life drops a lot when it's cold. I think I'd get maybe 2 hours out of a set at 100 lumen mode when it was in the 20s during the ride. Specs say they should be good for 4 hours in that mode, IIRC. Two lights at the 100 lumen mode lit things up enough to ride on familiar roads whose tricky spots were known in advance.

What I'd really like, though, is one of the newer lights from Princeton Tec and others that are in the 600-800 lumen mode. I don't mind the bulk of the battery pack they mandate, but I always fear getting burned when committing to someting proprietary like that. The Fenix AA battery specs are my risk-averse solution.
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