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Nite riding lights info November 2008
« on: November 06, 2008, 08:28:42 PM »
Being that I have an Ellsworth I'm not up on all the latest bike industry gadgets and  new products    :P   ;D   ;D so i need to ask the collective whats the deals out there on lights for night riding. I'm looking at the lower end priced units  but all info for good deals on lights is wanted. Reading about some of the stuff at the internet sites, it seems there is alot of new stuff out there with different types of batteries and  types of light. Who would have thunk it. Blue light, white light. LED light, Lumens,  chemical batteries, quick chargers, burn times, weight differences... its a whole industry.   So what is good and what would be minimum Lumens for occasional night rides?  I would like to spend approx. a buck fiddy. The mini newt 2 is a consideration but I think I could do better if I shop it.  The Stella R ? ( race light?) might be a deal. Looking for a helmet light. Anyone been shopping and come across some deals?     
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Re: Nite riding lights info November 2008
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008, 10:34:25 PM »
From a fellow EW rider, Try something different, I did and have never been more pleased with a purchase or the customer service provided.

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=466145&highlight=scar

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=354430&highlight=Amoeba

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Re: Nite riding lights info November 2008
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2008, 10:48:04 PM »
These guys have a wide variety and the quality is good:
http://www.batteryspace.com/
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Re: Nite riding lights info November 2008
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008, 11:51:16 PM »
I am very happy with my new Stella L, the R version is the same light with the slightly heavier nihm battery. 5 hours burn time at 200 lumens and it comes with both the helmet and bar mount. With that being said I wanted more light so I also got a Seca 700 for the bars that I hope to try out Tuesday for the first time :)

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Re: Nite riding lights info November 2008
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2008, 06:38:46 AM »
Thanks for the info. The Stella N/ Stella R is something I'm considering. Is 200 lumens bright enough?  These places that Redriderpro and Paragonman posted up is interesting. Have to research these sites and see whats what.  My old lights are old Lights and Motion Logic helmet mount. Time to upgrade.
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Re: Nite riding lights info November 2008
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2008, 09:38:11 AM »
I've ridden with 2 Stella 180s and the light was sufficient for a moderate ride. If I were racing I'd still prefer a HID on the bar.

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Re: Nite riding lights info November 2008
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2008, 09:51:16 PM »
I'm going to see if I can demo some. For a little xtra, I might be better off with more lumens.
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Re: Nite riding lights info November 2008
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2008, 06:52:23 PM »
Thanks to Paragonman and Redriderpro for the links on the homemade lights. Pretty cool stuff. For someone who really doesn't know the difference between a watt and an amp, it may be too much of an undertaking. Still considering  doing it though. Much studying to be done and lernin' too!
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Re: Nite riding lights info November 2008
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2009, 10:23:18 AM »
sorry old tread... but if any of you are looking for an hid light i have two for sale...

http://www.swampclub.org/smf/index.php/topic,3641.msg33924.html#msg33924

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Re: Nite riding lights info November 2008
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2009, 10:34:06 AM »
I've ridden with 2 Stella 180s and the light was sufficient for a moderate ride. If I were racing I'd still prefer a HID on the bar.

I will let you check out the Seca race sometime if you want - it is brighter than my HIDs were and it is a more "real" color so depth perception is really good

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Re: Nite riding lights info November 2008
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2009, 11:05:35 AM »
What's the runtime on that Seca? I'm supposed to be getting an ARC and 2 batteries from Eddie O for the 12 hour, but might take you up on the Seca offer. :)

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Re: Nite riding lights info November 2008
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2009, 11:19:54 AM »
What's the runtime on that Seca? I'm supposed to be getting an ARC and 2 batteries from Eddie O for the 12 hour, but might take you up on the Seca offer. :)


http://www.bikelights.com/info.asp?uid=223&p=13

high =  700 lumens 3.5 hours

med =  350 lumens 7 hours

low = 175 lumens 14 hours

Cruise and Race Modes

Cruise mode cycles through High, Medium, Low and Flash sequentially. When it's time to get your speed on, switch to Race mode using a two-second push and hold (starting with the light powered off). Race mode skips the Medium and Flash modes, allowing you to conserve battery power on the climbs while keeping the High setting just a click away for the descents.


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Re: Nite riding lights info November 2008
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2009, 11:23:36 AM »
3 hrs on high - I'd need 2 batteries. It looks like it uses the same battery as the ARC Li-ion, though.

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Re: Nite riding lights info November 2008
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2009, 11:23:59 AM »
3 hrs on high - I'd need 2 batteries. It looks like it uses the same battery as the ARC Li-ion, though.

yes - it is the same battery

 

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