Headlamps For Nightriding

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Headlamps For Nightriding

Post by Nick » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:19 am

I haven't been able to get out riding for the last few weeks as it's already dark by the time I'm free from my chores, this is no fun at all.

What type of lamp should I be looking for, a long throw or flood type lamp?

What model do you use?

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Post by Ben » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:45 am

hope you dont mind me adding

and how do you strap and to what (if other than helmet)?
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Post by Mutley » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:00 am

flood . spots make it really difficult to see properly and give a tunnel effect. check out deal extreme .com 900lumen 501b are good
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Post by leapb4ulook » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:31 pm

Lights? I don't understand.
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Post by Mutley » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:33 pm

like those tea lights you use :)
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Post by ade_mcc » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:36 pm

Certainly Dealextreem though there seem to be quite a few UK sellers selling Cree type torches on ebay for around £15-20 with battery and charger thrown in.

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Post by Mutley » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:03 pm

you up for a ride tomorrow ade :)
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Post by ade_mcc » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:24 pm

Unfortunately not, I've got commitments both tomorrow and Sunday. I did get a couple of hours riding tonight though, so I've not gone without. Have a good session yourselves!

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Post by The 6th degree » Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:25 am

Try a site called LumenJunkies. I have a pair of 300lumen babies that worked fine last night!

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Post by GoofyMark » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:21 am

Ben wrote:hope you dont mind me adding

and how do you strap and to what (if other than helmet)?


Velcro, you can get it in strips about 50mm wide with super strong adhesive on. Slap a big bit of the hook stuff on either side of your helmet, and either wrap the loop stuff round the torches or fashion a flat pad which is tie-wrapped to the torch. This allows for positioning of the torches, and I've never lost one in over 2 years of weekly nite riding.
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Post by Ben » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:38 am

always attached to helmet then?

weekly! nice!
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