Light for a saddle bag

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Light for a saddle bag

Postby rohitmail90 » 6 Jun 2020, 9:55am

My question is which light is good for a saddle bag rear loop.

The rear light that I use on the bike frame, would be too heavy and flop around if I attached it to the saddle bag loop.

Am I missing something?

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Re: Light for a saddle bag

Postby Steve O'C » 6 Jun 2020, 1:47pm

I just bought one of these from Planet X

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https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/LIJOBDSBW/jobsworth-bobby-dazzler-flasher-sbw-3w-180-lumen

It is lightweight and bright and attaches with a clip and an elasticated strap.

I doubt it would be very waterproof.
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Re: Light for a saddle bag

Postby PH » 6 Jun 2020, 2:05pm

I've chosen Cateye rear lights for years, not only am I happy with the lights, they also all use the same fitting and it's available as a clip for a bag, a rack mount and a post mount. I use the same lights on all three types of bracket depending on the circumstances and bike.

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Re: Light for a saddle bag

Postby simonineaston » 6 Jun 2020, 2:07pm

So I have a saddle bag with the loop for a light.
I thought you meant that the light would come on when you opened the bag, so you could see what's inside! :wink:
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Re: Light for a saddle bag

Postby Audax67 » 6 Jun 2020, 2:10pm

Lights jiggling around on saddle bags are eye-torturing hell for anyone riding behind you. Stick it anywhere else* as long as it doesn't jiggle.

* yes, there too.
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Re: Light for a saddle bag

Postby pwa » 6 Jun 2020, 2:15pm

Audax67 wrote:Lights jiggling around on saddle bags are eye-torturing hell for anyone riding behind you. Stick it anywhere else* as long as it doesn't jiggle.

* yes, there too.

It is difficult to get a light on a bag both stable and pointing at the correct angle. On saddle bags they often end up pointing down or to one side.

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Re: Light for a saddle bag

Postby rohitmail90 » 6 Jun 2020, 2:27pm

That’s the thing right, I worried about it wobbling everywhere. Very annoying. I’ve ordered a small bright light from Amazon to see what’s it’s like. If it’s any good I shall repost here


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Re: Light for a saddle bag

Postby rohitmail90 » 6 Jun 2020, 2:28pm

Steve O'C wrote:I just bought one of these from Planet X . . . .

That’s the thing right, I worried about it wobbling everywhere. Very annoying. I’ve ordered a small bright light from Amazon to see what’s it’s like. If it’s any good I shall repost here. Your one looks similar to the one I’ve ordered.
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Re: Light for a saddle bag

Postby rohitmail90 » 10 Jun 2020, 1:46pm

So I bought this light from Amazon and it’s brilliant. Came with a clip on it very bright and hooks on to the saddle bag brilliantly! Image

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Re: Light for a saddle bag

Postby mattsccm » 10 Jun 2020, 6:06pm

I have yet to find a bag with a loop that holds the light properly. They all look good and are apparently placed vertically but when you factor in the sag inherent with fabric etc they all droop or rattle. I use the right seat stay or the seat post clamp .

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Re: Light for a saddle bag

Postby rohitmail90 » 10 Jun 2020, 6:07pm

mattsccm wrote:I have yet to find a bag with a loop that holds the light properly. They all look good and are apparently placed vertically but when you factor in the sag inherent with fabric etc they all droop or rattle. I use the right seat stay or the seat post clamp .

Try this one buddy it’s a really tight fit

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Re: Light for a saddle bag

Postby mattsccm » 10 Jun 2020, 6:28pm

Nowt is a tight fit on those straps. They won't come loose but they always wiggle a touch. If they don't the bag does.

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Re: Light for a saddle bag

Postby MikeDee » 10 Jun 2020, 7:36pm

rohitmail90 wrote:So I bought this light from Amazon and it’s brilliant. Came with a clip on it very bright and hooks on to the saddle bag brilliantly! Image


How bright is that light as compared to a Cygolite Hotshot? Can you post a link?

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Re: Light for a saddle bag

Postby SA_SA_SA » 11 Jun 2020, 10:34pm

Audax67 wrote:Lights jiggling around on saddle bags are eye-torturing hell for anyone riding behind you. Stick it anywhere else* as long as it doesn't jiggle.

* yes, there too.

You could make a omnidirectional (to rear only ie over rear hemisphere) lamp from a 2AA or 4AA MES bulb cupboard and a red led bulb from reflectalite(onlyon ebay now I think) or similar.
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Re: Light for a saddle bag

Postby Cunobelin » 12 Jun 2020, 9:16am

Fishing line!

These lights bounce around a lot and are easily disengaged. Your get home and find no light

A small length of fishing line looped around the light and the saddlebag loop will ensure that you do not lose it