I've tried both Duracell and shop brand batteries on re-chargeable things and I've found the shop brands last a little while longer than the well known ones.MotownBikeBoy said:If the batteries are replaceable (they should be) part of the longevity will depend on the quality of the battery - I found with my rechargeable lights that take lithium AA's that Duracell lasts longer per charge by about 20 minutes of light on Hi power than the Rayovac I used before. They decline over a season and I have to replace them with new ones eventually.
Those lights do sound pretty good.BobCochran said:@Mr. Beanz, I really like your video. You are an amazing rider and so are all those in your group.
Like Froze mentions -- I've been using "brand name" lights from Cygolite. They work great. I have enough circuit making skill that I could homebrew my own bike lights, and they would definitely use rechargeable lithium polymer batteries and Cree LEDs that are attached to heat sinks. With that said...paying $60-$130 for a good rechargeable name brand headlight has a lot of merit to it because I can just charge the thing up and get out there and ride.
I have great experiences so far with my Cygolite lights. The things are powerful, they charge fast, I don't have to treat them like they are as fragile as eggshell, and they get respect from other motorists. I'm seen.
Thanks a ton