Lights - latest and greatest

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by grahamspringett, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. grahamspringett

    grahamspringett New Member

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    It's getting dark here in Australia as autumn approaches and early morning rides are getting hazardous, doing 45kph in the pitch black.

    I've got a MiNewt USB which I thought was pretty good but in a paceline at speed it just doesn't throw enough light to see a safe distance ahead.

    Has anybody got any recommendations on the latest in LED light sets? I'm looking at the TriNewt or similar - I'd like as much oomph as possible, runtime of 2 hours would be ideal, maybe even 90 minutes before the sun comes up.
     
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  2. Yojimbo_

    Yojimbo_ Well-Known Member

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    Search for Dinotte. Great lights, not cheap, but very good imho.
     
  3. xtrainer

    xtrainer New Member

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    The best lights at the moment are made by the German company Lupine. Check out their Tesla, Wilma and Betty models.

    http://www.lupine.de/web/en/
     
  4. Peter@vecchios

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    Light and Motion.

    http://www.lightandmotion.com
     
  5. Aussie Steve

    Aussie Steve New Member

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    Oi I'd recommend getting onto Probikekit.com based in the UK. Postage is real cheap and you save heaps. One good light they have ATM (cant remember brand) throws light sideways as well...good for advertising your presence to motorists coming in from side streets. Will buy one shortly and tell ya how it fares buddy
     
  6. scuppy

    scuppy New Member

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    If you're into DIY, now is a good time to make your own LED light. Manufacturers aren't keeping up with developments, the latest whiz bang commercial LED lights are AFAIK last years tech (Cree XRE from what I've seen). For around $200AUS you can make your own LED light and it will be better than the commercial lights mentioned. The electronics is simple, just getting the right thing and a few solder joins.
     
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    bdaghisallo New Member

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    Lupine Betty. That is your only choice if looking for the best light on the market!
     
  8. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Light & Motion's Seca series of lights. Mucho nice.
     
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