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Bicycle Light Set £2.99 @ Lidl - WHAT A BARGAIN!!!

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7y, 6m agoFound 7 years, 6 months ago
***STARTS FROM 23rd JULY***

At Lidl they will offer a Bicycle Light Set.

It includes:

- Front light with an extra bright Krypton bulb.

- A rear LED light.

Also 2 brackets and batteries are included.

AVAILABLE IN BLACK AND SILVER!!!

Enjoy =)
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#1
Any info on battery type ? :)
#2
edi
Any info on battery type ? :)


It says they are "VARTA" and i assume they would be AA :thumbsup:
#3
I'm trying to upload a picture through my phone lead, but its not working!! if someone could tell me i could show you all a picture from the catalogue =)
#4
perfect i just brought a really 5hit pair from egay for £5 and they broke as i was trying to fix them :(
so sweet :):whistling:
#5
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[email protected]!!!!!!!!!

Honest, woo.
#6
The front light is rubbish.
#7
These lights are cheap and also crap, unfortunately. There is a thread on cyclechat.co.uk about them.
#8
Don't bother with these, bought the wife some and paid more than £2.99 for them aswell :x
#9
Cheap isn't always a bargain.

If you're going to cycle in the dark / poor light, get some proper lights ... you won't regret it.
1 Like #10
I know, I've never posted a deal myself, so feel free to ignore my opinion, but...

Why do people feel the need to 'decorate' their post titles with stuff like "WHAT A BARGAIN!!!"??? Is that not for the reader to decide for themselves? We know the poster considers it a bargain, because otherwise why go to the effort of posting?! This is HotUKDeals, it is not eBay!
#11
Look OK to me for £2.99 for a 'casual user' but expect all the lycra louts to fall on you like a ton of bricks. Apparently you have to spend more than most people's bikes are worth before that lot are happy!

Of course they're not the best for £2.99, but infinately better than no lights at all like so many bikes!

Heat added.
#12
petermerritt
Cheap isn't always a bargain.

If you're going to cycle in the dark / poor light, get some proper lights ... you won't regret it.


Good point. If only the literally thousands of cyclists who regularly ride on the road after dark without any illumination whatsoever were that sensible.....:whistling:
#13
They look cheaply made.
#14
Besford
Look OK to me for £2.99 for a 'casual user' but expect all the lycra louts to fall on you like a ton of bricks. Apparently you have to spend more than most people's bikes are worth before that lot are happy!

Of course they're not the best for £2.99, but infinately better than no lights at all like so many bikes!

Heat added.


Wow! What an ignorant statement!!!

Being a "casual user" doesn't make you stand out in the dark more than the "lycra louts"

If you have poor lights then the person driving towards you will have a poorer visibility of you which can result in an accident and quite possibly your death.

I am a "casual driver" but I would still want quality seatbelts.

I wouldn't trust my life on these poor lights when a decent pair doesn't cost that much more but I guess it all depends on how much you value your life.

I definitely value mine more than these cheap £2.99 lights.
#15
For that price, get four sets ... two for each side!! Should be plenty light then

:thumbsup:

I've got a similar set of 'elcheapo lights .. does the job for me on the rare occasion I have ridden in the dark. If I rode more often in the dark then I'd spend a lot more for sure. So for that reason, hot from me.
#16
OK bike aficionados what lights do you recommend? Bike is not used in the dark, but lights would be good for rainy grey days when visibility is not great. Thanks for any suggestions in advance.
#17
Toybhoy
Wow! What an ignorant statement!!!

Being a "casual user" doesn't make you stand out in the dark more than the "lycra louts"

If you have poor lights then the person driving towards you will have a poorer visibility of you which can result in an accident and quite possibly your death.

I am a "casual driver" but I would still want quality seatbelts.

I wouldn't trust my life on these poor lights when a decent pair doesn't cost that much more but I guess it all depends on how much you value your life.

I definitely value mine more than these cheap £2.99 lights.

Thanks for proving my point so quickly!

Key comparison is with all those fools who have no lights at all! As a motorcyclist I'm more than well aware of the vulnerability of two wheelers and use lights any time of day. I also regularly observe the foolish behaviours of 'serious' cyclists on their mega-£ machines. Of course you're right in an idealistic kind of way but the average cyclist isn't going to spend £50 on a set of lights - that's just reality. I'd rather they had these than none.
#18
As a recently 'reborn' cyclist who made the mistake of buying a load of accessories from Lidl the last time they were on sale, I'd advise against buying any of their stuff. The old adage of 'buy cheap, buy twice' has certainly applied to me. Everything I bought has already (after only a couple of months) broken, or is unusable for some other reason.

Disappointing, but I should have known better :roll:
1 Like #19
"what lights do you recommend?"
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=31338
I do realise that the cost 8.36xthe lidl ones, but a mmmmmmassive jump in visability.
1 Like #20
redjay1
OK bike aficionados what lights do you recommend? Bike is not used in the dark, but lights would be good for rainy grey days when visibility is not great. Thanks for any suggestions in advance.



Smart 1/2 watt.

It's one of the brightest LED rear lights on the market and ideal for the conditions you describe because of its high intensity.

http://www.ukbikestore.co.uk/product/215/smart_lam317r/smart-12-watt-superflash-led-rear-light.html

Prices vary, but for its light output, even £12 is great value. Inlcudes batteries and all fittings.

Duggie
1 Like #21
There's nothing like a drunken cycle home at night, and now the experience will be a slightly safer one. Thanks op.
#22
Any one know what other cycle stuff they will have on offer? Cycle clothes and shoes?
1 Like #23
redjay1
OK bike aficionados what lights do you recommend? Bike is not used in the dark, but lights would be good for rainy grey days when visibility is not great. Thanks for any suggestions in advance.



Smart 1/2 watt for the rear light.

And a mid range cateye for the front.

You could the rear light in this offer as a spare incase the other one runs out.

None of these lights (bar the smart 1/2) though are suitible on unlit roads. For that you need different lighting altogether.
1 Like #24
redjay1
OK bike aficionados what lights do you recommend? Bike is not used in the dark, but lights would be good for rainy grey days when visibility is not great. Thanks for any suggestions in advance.


For you, high visibility clothing is a better choice than these lights. Lights can be remarkably ineffective in daylight, even if it is a bit of a gloomy day.
#25
dodgyd
For you, high visibility clothing is a better choice than these lights. Lights can be remarkably ineffective in daylight, even if it is a bit of a gloomy day.


High vis and LED lights set to flashing is best for gloomy days.

When travelling in a well lit area such as a city centre, flashing lights are always better than constants.
#26
Toybhoy
High vis and LED lights set to flashing is best for gloomy days.

When travelling in a well lit area such as a city centre, flashing lights are always better than constants.


I think you have to have 1 constant light to use a flashing light
1 Like #27
jebervic
I think you have to have 1 constant light to use a flashing light


Can't remember whether this was relaxed in the Construction and Use (Lighting) regulations, however, if those regs were applied strictly then pretty much none of the lights on sale would actually be road legal since nowadays almost none of the manufacturers put them through type approval for the UK.

One of the peculiarities used to be that lights affixed to the vehicle had to be steady (unless a turn signal) but lights attached to the person could flash. Bonkers.

On a personal and practical note, I'd agree with the recommendation of having two lights, one steady and one flashing, simply because a flashing lights attracts attention, but it is easier for another road user to determine the speed and position of a constant light.
I run a Smart Half-Watt flashing with another, more basic, LED in static mode.

Having had similar lights to those posted (from Aldi, rather than Lidl) in the past, I can't recommend them - the brackets were poorly made, they're not prticuarly bright and halogens eat batteries.
All that said, some lights are better than no lights!
#28
Duggie_22
Can't remember whether this was relaxed in the Construction and Use (Lighting) regulations, however, if those regs were applied strictly then pretty much none of the lights on sale would actually be road legal since nowadays almost none of the manufacturers put them through type approval for the UK.

One of the peculiarities used to be that lights affixed to the vehicle had to be steady (unless a turn signal) but lights attached to the person could flash. Bonkers.

On a personal and practical note, I'd agree with the recommendation of having two lights, one steady and one flashing, simply because a flashing lights attracts attention, but it is easier for another road user to determine the speed and position of a constant light.
I run a Smart Half-Watt flashing with another, more basic, LED in static mode.

Having had similar lights to those posted (from Aldi, rather than Lidl) in the past, I can't recommend them - the brackets were poorly made, they're not prticuarly bright and halogens eat batteries.
All that said, some lights are better than no lights!

At last, a balanced posting from a cyclist! Rep for that my friend.

So back to my earlier point, how much for a set of lights of the kind being recommended on here? My point is that many of them cost as much as the bike so at least some cheap ones are better than nothing as you say.

Yes, I know tha person's life is priceless, but those who knock cheap lights on that basis sre just naive.
#29
mbailey;5754593
Any one know what other cycle stuff they will have on offer? Cycle clothes and shoes?
Not on offer in my area, but if the shoes are the ones for £18 or so then they're good.

I agree with most of the other posters on this thread: the front light is extremely cheaply made and will snap off at the most inconvenient moment.
#30
**please Note Picture Shown Is Not Actual Bicycle Lights In Lidl!! I Could Not Upload Pictures So Before Saying Its Bulky Thats Not The Actual One!! =)**
#31
stevie457;5762445
**please Note Picture Shown Is Not Actual Bicycle Lights In Lidl!! I Could Not Upload Pictures So Before Saying Its Bulky Thats Not The Actual One!! =)**
Do You Always Start Every Word With A Capital Letter? :?
#32
Personally I wouldn't buy anything with an old-fashioned incandescent bulb (like the front light in this set) because you'll be changing batteries all the time. You can get cheap LED light sets for not much more than this which are much better IMHO.

Having said that, I find the clothes and shoes in the Lidl cycling sale very good - I've been using my Lidl SPD shoes for over a year now, pretty intensively, and they're doing fine. Most of my cycling clothing is from Lidl too.
#33
For anyone looking for a better set of lights, a few weeks ago I bought a set from Tesco's instore. They are not the ones on the tesco website, I just looked. The set I got are LED's.
They did cost more money, I think it was about £10 for the pair but I'm happy with them.
I know this is 3 times the price, but £10 for the peace of mind is worth it to me.

Re the other cycling items for sale next thursday- has anyone used the patch sealant spray or something like it before? Sounds like a good ideal. It says "Inflates a punctured inner tube and seals the hole at the same time "

I'm temped to get a couple of cans for emergency use. I'm planning on going there ayway because I want to get the floor pump.

& If I hadn't ordered a new saddle on sunday night from a bike store on e-bay, I'd have got the one at Lidl's

OP, thanks for the heads up, I wouldn't have known about these offers if I hadn't seen your thread
:thumbsup:
#34
It's a better idea to buy proper tyres that won't puncture in the first place, i.e. Schwalbe Marathon Plus.

A floor pump is a good thing; I've got one from Lidl that isn't the same design as the current one. I also have experience of one from Tesco which has the problem that the cylinder diameter is too large, so once you get up to 80psi or so you have to bounce your whole body weight on it to get any air out.
#35
Always have a flashing light on your bike, as soon as any driver sees it - they know it's a cyclist ...
#36
petermerritt;5775690
Always have a flashing light on your bike, as soon as any driver sees it - they know it's a cyclist ...
Flashing lights do no harm, but I would not recommend that they are the only light. It is much harder for drivers to judge the trajectory of a flashing light than a steady one.

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