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New lights

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by wafflycat, 6 Aug 2007.

  1. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Have arrived! Treated myself to a couple of Cateye HL-EL530 (total a sniff over £60 for the pair at Cycle Express: should retail for £45 *each*). Just arrived in the post. Gosh, they are seriously bright. Excellent. Bring on the night time cycling!
     
  2. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    "Blinded by the light, cut loose like a deuce, another pootler in the night." :rolleyes:

    You're Waffly versatile.
     
  3. OP
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    wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
  4. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Might be interesting seeing the satellite photos of them in action. :rolleyes:

    And Waffles said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. (lots 'n' lots)
     
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    I spoke slightly sharply to someone wheeling their bike on the platform at Liverpool Street a few weeks ago, the front LED was so bright it was actually painful when I happened to look up at it, I was distinctly unimpressed
     
  6. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
    Just don't drop it on the floor / bang it. On the old Cycling Plus forum there was a spate of complaints about Cateyes stopping working when they had a knock. I dropped my El-530 on the floor and had to bin it.
     
  7. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    I don't know about the El-530 but I have bounced a El-220 off the road and it still works.
     
  8. Joe

    Joe Über Member

    My EL-530 broke too. I did drop it once but it worked perfectly until about three months later, when it died for seemingly no reason. And yes, I tried changing the batteries ;)
    I sent it back to cyclexpress but have heard nothing yet, I should email them actually!
     
  9. Joe

    Joe Über Member

    No need actually! A brand new one came through the door this morning :ohmy:
    Pretty good service from cyclexpress really.

    And as I didn't send the brackets or anything back I now have two sets and can switch the light between bikes! ;)
     
  10. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
    Maybe I should have sent mine back instead of slinging it? To be honest I lost confidence in the design as it appears very damage prone and I didn't like the mounting either. I also live in the countryside, amongst very potholed unlit roads, and didn't think it was QUITE up to the job. Shame though as it was a good torch!

    I don't think I'll buy a Cateye LED front light again, although I like my back one.
     
  11. OP
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    wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    I've used Cateye HL-EL300s up to now, for at least two years on potholed country roads - had no problems whatsoever with the mountings of the lights - or the lights.