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What Lights do you Use?

Old 07-22-20, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by RGMN View Post
Did it look something like this? If so it is either a Bontrager Ion 100 R or a Bontrager Ion RT 200.


There is an optional Blendr mount that works with a standard GoPro mount.
This is the light I have, after recommendations from posters here. I have no complaints. Price was right, the light is light-weight, and does everything I need/want.

As others have stated, the light connects to my Garmin ANT+ network, although I prefer to turn the light on and off manually.
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Old 07-22-20, 08:54 AM
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+1 for the Varia 510 or 515
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I've got a Blackburn USB-rechargeable tail light. Nice and bright, but it's not good for more than about 2 1/2 hours. I don't want anything larger, or brighter. I just want the same thing, but lasting 5 hr/charge.
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Old 07-22-20, 08:14 PM
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I don't use anything fancy, there's no need. I have a no longer made Phillips Saferide 80 front light that I use as my main light at night; on my helmet I put on a Lezyne Hecto Drive 400 XL which is on strobe mode; on the rear is a NiteRider Omega 300 on the seat bag that stays on steady mode, but on the helmet is a NR Sentra Aero 260 on alternating strobe mode. During the day though I put the Hecto Drive 400 on the bar and use it on the strobe mode, and I use the Omega 300 on the seat bag on strobe mode.
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Old 07-23-20, 08:09 AM
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I don't use anything fancy, there's no need. I have a no longer made Phillips Saferide 80 front light that I use as my main light at night;
I used to have a Phillips Saferide 80 light. Lost it somewhere along the way. Best light I've ever owned as far as putting usable light on the road. It really showed that beam pattern is at least as important as the light intensity. Most of the existing headlights are pretty worthless once you aim them to not blind other road users. I really wish someone would come up with a bike-sized Li-ion powered LED projector light with a sharp beam cutoff. But that would cost real money to develop, it's much easier to slap a high powered LED in a cheap parabolic reflector and call it a day. /rant
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Old 07-26-20, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies View Post
This is the light I have, after recommendations from posters here. I have no complaints. Price was right, the light is light-weight, and does everything I need/want.

As others have stated, the light connects to my Garmin ANT+ network, although I prefer to turn the light on and off manually.
Yeah, the Ion/Flare RT kit is a really nice set, they're compact, easy to use, bright as 'be seen' lights, and the battery life is good for their size. If you don't connect them to your computer, I recommend turning off the BTLE to save battery. Also, I learned it's possible to override the light sensor / automatic brightness setting on both the Ion and Flare RT.

That said, I use a brighter light on the front to see (the Ion is used for 'being seen'), and I also use another light (in addition to the Flare RT) on the back for redundancy because you can't tell when your rear light dies for whatever reason, which is super dangerous at night.
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Old 07-26-20, 07:25 PM
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This isn’t the light I was talking about, but it seems like a nice one. My light has came off twice while riding. The light I asked about is square and there is a box/skeleton/quart that the light snaps into.
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Old 07-26-20, 08:10 PM
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Cygolites are great products. So far on this thread, people have talked about the Hotshots. I like the Hotrods. One on each seat stay gives me high visibility. They hold a charge for a long time and they are very bright.
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Old 07-27-20, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Wooderson View Post
I recommend turning off the BTLE to save battery. .
Oh, good tip. Thanks. I hadn't thought of that. Cheers,
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Old 07-27-20, 11:22 AM
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For daytime riding, I use a Cygolite Dice (front) and Hotshot (rear), both blinking.

At night, Cygolite Expilion 850 (usually on a medium setting) and Hotshot on solid, along with a cheapo red blinky usually clipped to a back jersey pocket.
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