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Stateguy 06-06-19 07:15 AM

Flashlight Headlamp for night riding
 
Does anyone ride at night
Was wondering what brand headlamp you use

Stateguy 06-06-19 08:56 AM

Who ever responded to to my questions. I am unable to except private messages
i don’t understand why the forum has it this way
it is what is

flieger 06-11-19 10:01 AM

You need to have ten posts before you can do that. If I ride at night I will be using a Cree headlamp.

fietsbob 06-11-19 01:40 PM

I use a battery powered bike headlighr for my flash lighr, now ..

If all you need is a bare minimum of be seen lights most anything will do

how about a twofish velcro mount on your handlebars ?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/QX...s390-l75-e7-rw

VegasTriker 06-11-19 01:51 PM

You are one forum away from the one that specializes in bike lights https://www.bikeforums.net/electroni...hting-gadgets/. However most of the people there are into using standard $$$ bike lights.

Although I have a couple of different bike lights, the flashlight is my favorite for just clipping in and going for a ride. I use a standard XML-T6 LED flashlight that uses a single 18650 Li-ion battery. The output on high is 950 lumens. It will run for many hours on a single Panasonic 3,400 mAh battery, one of the best batteries available. If you couple it with the 360 degree flashlight mount shown below it can be focused and aimed anywhere you want the beam to be. The flashlights are sub $10 on eBay. The mount costs a dollar from overseas vendors or you can get a pair of them for $4 from a US vendor on eBay. Panasonic batteries are under $14 for a pair of them. You will need a Li-ion battery charger if you don't already own one. The flashlight holder was designed specifically for this type of light and will keep the flashlight secure on even the bumpiest rides. Spring for the Panasonic batteries as the run time will be multiples of that for the Chinese batteries (Trustfire or Ultrafire).





Ultrafire flashlight (real output is ~950 lumens, cheap battery is probably 800 mAh but it will let you see how the light works.

https://i.postimg.cc/JzxDQpnh/ultraf...flashlight.jpg
Flashlight with cheap battery, flashlight holder, and cheap charger $7.05

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultrafire-8...IAAOSw92Ra-bwg


Flashlight holder
https://i.postimg.cc/bdXPYzgP/360-de...ght-holder.jpg

$4 for a pair US seller https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-360-Deg...kAAOSw8iZc0km7

$.99 postpaid from China https://www.ebay.com/itm/360-Degree-...MAAOSw8gVX~Iws


Panasonic/NCR 18650 battery - pair postpaid $13.99 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-2...ss!89108!US!-1

MarcusT 06-13-19 10:07 PM

I bought this. Have used it only for short trips, so I cannot vouch for the battery, but it is plenty bright

https://www.amazon.com/Cobiz-Brighte...5168&s=gateway

VegasTriker 06-14-19 01:42 PM

I have a headlamp similar to the one sold on Amazon. Mine is a Boruit RJ-3000. It is a nice headlamp for camping but if you use a bike helmet it will not fit beneath the helmet because of the battery pack at the back of the light. Most of these advertise "three XML-T6 LEDs". They are probably not genuine CREE LEDs but they work OK. It's just the lumen rating that is way off. According to the CREE website the maximum output for the T-6 is 1050 lumens at 1W so you can't possibly get 6000 lumens out of three LEDs.
If you want one, I'd suggest buying it without the battery and buying some quality batteries. This one is just like my Boruit light and only costs $9. It comes with a car charger so you don't even need to buy a charger. https://www.ebay.com/itm/120000Lumen...cAAOSwW6RcsJDC Notice the vastly overrated lumen count!
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...30e1133a77.jpg
I saw some recent test results for the Chinese batteries at flashlight forum and none were more than 800 mAh ins spite of being advertised as 5800 mAh. The ones with the Amazon light are "rated"
3300 mAh.


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