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New Cateye lights

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by BentMikey, 20 Sep 2007.

  1. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
  2. cannondale boy

    cannondale boy Über Member

    Location:
    somewhere in fife
    Doesn't look impressive. I mean that it only lets out 2x1 watt led, which is poor if your in pitch darkness. Battery life is o.k, but i would opt for a "light and motion - vega". I know its a little more expensive, but you only pay for what you get, and your not getting enough from this light!
     
  3. Ashtrayhead

    Ashtrayhead Über Member

    Location:
    Belvedere, Kent.
    How much!!! And it's got the same crappy mount that slips whenever you go over as much as a fallen leaf!
     
  4. OP
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    BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Oh they're not that bad. I've had two of those mounts on my fixed wheel for over a year now, with two EL530 lights, and they've worked great. Excellent at intimidating cars at night, at least compared with having a flashing light.
     
  5. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    It's a crap mount. I've gone right off Cateye since they started making their decent mounts only available as an after-market purchase. If you order Cateye kit from the US, you still get proper mounts. Gouging bastards.
     
  6. OP
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    BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    I got both those lights from geargurl on ebay, from the US. It's the same mount as shown on the Wiggle picture, and I like.
     
  7. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield

    I agree the mounts are dire, and don't drop it on the floor or it will never work again.
     
  8. alfablue

    alfablue New Member

    For £99 (from Planet-X / On-One) you could get a new version Dinotte 200L-AA light,

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    200 lumens equivalent to 18-20w halogen, small, neat, easy and secure fitting. Beats the Cateye in every respect. On half power it will last 4 hours and be several times brighter.

    I have the old model, it is fantastic - this should be even better.