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Plz Suggest Front Light w/ Screw-type Mount, Amber Side Light and Daytime Flash

Old 08-22-19, 07:11 PM
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Plz Suggest Front Light w/ Screw-type Mount, Amber Side Light and Daytime Flash

I own NR Lumina 750s with standard screw-style mounts -- Excellent light, good flash, but no side visibility.

I own a L&M Urban 900 -- good flashlight style light, good side amber lights, but no flash and I don't like the rubber band mounts.

I keep mounts on all my bikes and simply slide the lights on & off...

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I don't know of any headlight that has amber side lights. Nice idea.

I can recommend the Cygolite headlights with the screw mounts. It is very easy to mount them good and tight so they keep their position. There are two flashing modes. I like the "steady flash" mode which illuminates constantly at medium intensity and flashes every second on high.

For side visibility, you can do what I do. I use a Nite Ize Spokelit which mounts in the wheel. It runs on two coin batteries which last several months. It's not super bright, but because of the motion, it's a huge attention grabber. I've received compliments from it.
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Instead of trying to find some kind of amber side lights for my bike, I bought some lights for the wheels which I turn on during the dark. They're all over Amazon. I feel it gives me better side visibility with having two large colorful rings of light spinning around than by putting a couple of small amber lights on the front or something. Plus I have reflective tape placed at strategic locations on the side of my frame & forks, white in the front, red at the rear, to augment the wheel lights.

The wheel lights contain a single bright LED and operate on one CR2032 battery. I use two per wheel. The pack I bought contained one red, one green, one blue, and two multicolor LED's. I put the green and a multicolor on the front wheel, and the red and a multicolor on the rear wheel. I have the blue in reserve in case I lose one of the others.
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
I don't know of any headlight that has amber side lights. Nice idea.
L & M has a great set of side lights built right in to their 'Urban' line. Unfortunately, they all have rubber band mounts and their basic "flashlight design" will blind (and anger) on-coming traffic. The one I own, now discontinued, DOES NOT have daytime flash mode...

https://www.lightandmotion.com/shop/...ing/urban-1000
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The L&M Viz 360 had amber side lights, a flash setting and mounted to the helmet. Nothing to think about as far as doing anything extra with the lights beyond pushing the button to turn it on.
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The L&M Viz 360 had amber side lights, a flash setting and mounted to the helmet. Nothing to think about as far as doing anything extra with the lights beyond pushing the button to turn it on.
You still have to charge it, though. My favorite lights are my dynamo powered lights. I don't even turn them on or off. I just ride.
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You still have to charge it, though. My favorite lights are my dynamo powered lights. I don't even turn them on or off. I just ride.
But someone had to pay for them and put them on your bike. I'd rather recharge a light that puts out enough light to allow me to see safely than settle for a dim light that's easy to use and expensive.
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Light & Motion GoPro mount adapter

I have on on every bike. Tons of out-front mounts with integrated GoPro mounts (K-Edge, BarFly, F3, plenty of no-name Chinese offerings)

I have a L&M Urban 1000, it has the flash/pulse mode, which works quite well for daytime use.
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I mounted Planet Bike flashers on the waist band of a cycling reflecting vest. I place them at the forward "corner" of my pelvis - to be seen by cars pulling out of driveways and side streets and left-turning on-coming traffic. It is very clear that drivers see those lights. I rode home once rather tentatively because I had forgotten to put my headlight on. Drivers were waiting what seemed forever for me to pull through intersections that I was yielding, figuring I wasn't seen.

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