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Bike front lights

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by benguin, 3 Jun 2008.

  1. benguin

    benguin Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    Just looking at upgrading my front lights as my commute now includes some unlit road (pretty big hill, as a matter of fact) and I want to be seen and see too. Been looking at several options, and this one came up: Light and Motion Stella 180-L. Has anyone got any idea whether they're good or not? Alternatives? I'd rather not have to mount a battery onto the frame (also looked at the Cateye Single Shot plus) but hey...

    Cheers,

    ben
     
  2. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    alternatives- some sort of dynohub, shimano/schmidt and one of the new busch and muller IQ fly front lights.forget what you knew about dynamo lights this one is very bright. i've used one and was very suprised just how much light it gave out.the new hubs have little drag.
    they show them on the website, with comparison photos, but i can't link to it.
    http://www.bumm.de/index-e.html click catalogue, headlights ,lumotec iq fly.if you're interested.the iq fly is the 40 lux one.
     
  3. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    They are bloody expensive but I cannot recommend them highly enough.
    These lights are so bright I even use them in the day!

    http://www.ayup.com.au
     
  4. Iceniner

    Iceniner New Member

    I run two busch and muller ixon IQ ones, they are 40 lux each and brilliantly bright, they are around £60 each and quick release. If im correct the ayups arent so easy to remove - i remember something about zip ties??

    They also run off 4xAA batteries which for me is more convient than a dedicated battery pack. Im very happy with them and would reccommend them. Battery life even on full gives you around 5 hours so i just leave them on full all the time even around the city.
     
  5. Andy Pandy

    Andy Pandy New Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    I can recommend the dinotte front and rear lights. On-one used to do them but I don't see anything on their site.
     
  6. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Another vote for Ayups. They're fantastic.
     
  7. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    They have a dedicated mount that you attach with cable ties but the lamps themselves are held in with an elastic strap that unclips very easily.
     
  8. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    ....and the battery is held on with velcro.
     
  9. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    to your handlebars or somewhere close.

    Mr.P we need to be on some kind of commission for this! ;)
     
  10. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Fenix P3D is very bright!!
     
  11. Gandalf

    Gandalf Über Member

    Location:
    UK
    Indeed, I'm highly delighted with mine.
     
  12. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    There is a useful review of the current crop of lights here, all good if you want to see where you are going and not just for being seen.
     
  13. Absinthe Minded

    Absinthe Minded Veteran

    Excellent review, HJ - thanks for that, I'll be giving it a good read.
     
  14. mikeitup

    mikeitup Senior Member

    Location:
    Walsall
    Lights

    AYUP!!!

    They are expensive (most decent lights are these days) but virtually indestructable and bright as F***!!

    Mine are ace.