Friend looking for good lights

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Audax67
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Friend looking for good lights

Postby Audax67 » 28 Feb 2013, 6:02pm

I have a friend who is aiming at a local MTB event of around 6 hours, four of which will be after dark. She's asking for recommendations for lights, but I'm 100% roadie: I know that some super-bright lights exist but that's it. I'd be grateful for suggestions for both headlights and helmet lights.

Extra qualification: since we're in France, it'd have to be something internationally available.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Friend looking for good lights

Postby philg » 28 Feb 2013, 10:04pm


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Re: Friend looking for good lights

Postby Audax67 » 28 Feb 2013, 10:11pm

Are those things worth having? From the various comments re brackets etc they look like cheap muck.
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Re: Friend looking for good lights

Postby philg » 28 Feb 2013, 10:17pm

I have a few and they are excellent.

Some batteries are better than others however, so I'd now buy from a UK supplier such as Amazon

I get >3 hours on maximum - about 900 real lumens (= Chinese lumens / 2 typically) using the Fenix BT20 750L as a benchmark.

You won't get better for the money IME

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Re: Friend looking for good lights

Postby jj44 » 1 Mar 2013, 7:18am

Hi,

I've been been using a set of ay-up lights for off road and commuting for the last two years. Very good service from Australia and they got very good reviews from mags - the when I was buying - the but things may have moved on considerably!
You can find their way range of lights here

http://www.ayup-lights.com

Jeff