Electron Terra 2 Front Light PAIR (120 lumens x 2 = 240) @ Evans Cycles - HotUKDeals
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I have these lights and they are really good, really bright. 49.99 with free postage.

These are highly reviewed lights in several recent cycling mags. 240 lumen output (120 lumen per unit), lithium powered. Front only. Nb the newer model is 160 lumens per light but £109 on amazon. 120 is still way bright!

Type:
Front
Light Source:
High power Seoul LED
Battery:
Li-Ion battery pack
Brightness:
240 lumen output (120 lumen per unit)
Light modes:
High, Low, Flashing
Run time:
High: 5 hours, Low: 20 hours
Charging:
Includes UK mains fast charger
Batt Life indicator:
Low battery indicator provides warning to make sure you're not caught out in the dark
Mounting:
Quick Release handlebar mount for lights, Versatile stem or frame mounted battery

Previously £54 here http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/evans-cycles-electron-terra-2-front-light-with-code-10offbas-spending-75-1165925

There is a coupon code but I don't think it works with lights

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#1
£50 for a cycle light? incredibly excessive when u can get one that's perfectly bright enough for under £10.
#2
really ? show me one please

scorpweb
£50 for a cycle light? incredibly excessive when u can get one that's perfectly bright enough for under £10.
#3
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200753537027

I bought these the other week and they work brilliantly - they are very bright. The small white and red light things have gone on my kids bike and are surprisingly bright.

I know it is an ebay seller but there are loads on ebay that are as good for less money. But if you want to pay more money from a trusted seller then it is a good price as you will struggle to get these cheaper.
#4
scorpweb
£50 for a cycle light? incredibly excessive when u can get one that's perfectly bright enough for under £10.

I think you have been misinformed! These are not awareness lights, they are so you can see. £50 is a billy bargain for these.

Check the link for a review. They got positive comments when they were £100.

Review

I have these on my bike and paid £100 6 months ago. They were great through the winter when teamed up with a head torch

Edited By: MrSpoon on May 20, 2012 09:10
1 Like #5
got these for £54 last time, very impressed, the actual lights are small pods with a super bright led in each, there is a wire to connect to the battery pack which you velcro to the bike frame.

all comes in a presentation box with mains charger etc.

the spread of light provided by the 2 units is excellent, great for a late night steady cycle home from the pub avoiding all the pot holes , wild animals darting out of the bushes etc

i have done the thing with mounting torches etc on the handlebars but this is way better

£50 is a bit ridiculous for a cycle light in a way but what price safety
#6
Great prices, however it's still only 120 lumens output not 240...
#7
Hot ;)
banned 1 Like #8
if you want a really bright light for off roading or riding down country lanes at night. get one of these 900 lumens
#9
e=scorpweb]£50 for a cycle light? incredibly excessive when u can get one that's perfectly bright enough for under £10.[/quote]
scorpweb
£50 for a cycle light? incredibly excessive when u can get one that's perfectly bright enough for under £10.
Please post a link for equivalent lights that are 'under £10'. I spent hours searching websites worldwide earlier this year for bright lights at a reasonable price and even on Chinese sites could not find anything as powerful as this for anywhere near £10.
Thanks.
banned#10
LadyEleanor
Totally meaningless.

Light quantity is actually measured in Lux, not Lumens.
You can get 2400 lumens from a 1 watt LED because lumens measures the brightest spot.
Lumens are a photometry unit. The photometry units are different from most systems of physical units in that they take into account how the human eye responds to light, therefore as a measurement of light they are very relevant. Two sources of light which produce the same intensity (W/m2) of visible light do not necessarily appear equally bright. The photometry units are designed to take this into account, and therefore are a better representation of how "bright" a light appears to be than raw intensity. They relate to raw power by a quantity called luminous efficacy, and are used for purposes like determining how to best achieve sufficient illumination for various tasks in indoor and outdoor settings. The illumination measured by a photocell sensor does not necessarily correspond to what is perceived by the human eye, and without filters which may be costly, photocells and charge-coupled devices (CCD) tend to respond to some infrared, ultraviolet or both.
#11
Thanks, my bro needs something better for nigh trailing and this could be it.
1 Like #12
Wrong side of bed for me maybe, great light.

Back to front. Lumens is what you need to see so if 240 lumens then that is like one third of a 60 watt incandescent. (60 watts produce 700 lumens)
About 5 watts in total at a big guess assumed LED efficiency.






Edited By: LadyEleanor on May 20, 2012 11:18: addition
#13
Blind the car driver so he drives into you...great idea.
#14
Bought one of these and it 1200 lumens and easyfit and is mega bright, highly recommended and half the price shipping is around 9 days. Also supplied with Head strap, cant ask for a better bike light in my opinon

http://www.tomtop.com/cree-xml-xm-l-t6-led-bike-bicycle-light-headlight-headlamp-1200lm-9w.html
#15
Cracking deal for a brilliant light set
#16
Way too expensive, I've been running lights from DX for the last 4yrs, MTB, road bike and helmet mounted, differing outputs and never paid more than £20 for a torch and mounting bracket. If you want cheap, bright, reliable etc get a Flood To Throw X2000 with a choice of battery options and a bar mount for less than £10. Don't spend more than you have to, we're supposed to be saving money here.
#17
Alinshearah
if you want a really bright light for off roading or riding down country lanes at night. get one of these 900 lumens
Have run with one of these for over a year now, and excellent plus at a rediculously cheap price. The build quality around the battery / charger seems to get low reviews and have experienced that myself whereby need to fiddle around with the charging connector sometimes. But cannot fault the brightness and operation of the light - a good run time on it too, and have never run it flat yet so the claimed 3 hours on full power appears truthful too.
2 Likes #18
hero2zer0
Blind the car driver so he drives into you...great idea.
Well, a) You don't point it up, you angle it towards the ground, and b) all cars have headlights.. and cars seem alright driving around in the night without crashing into each other with lights quite a bit more powerful than 240 lumens.
#19
I wil stick with my 1200Lumen magic shine i got for £35 thanks
#20
LadyEleanor
Wrong side of bed for me maybe, great light.

Back to front. Lumens is what you need to see so if 240 lumens then that is like one third of a 60 watt incandescent. (60 watts produce 700 lumens)
About 5 watts in total at a big guess assumed LED efficiency.

From experience of fitting LED lamps throughout my house, 400-450 lumens is the same output as a 50W halogen GU10 unit, probably the nearest equivalent to the bike light configuration.

I've got those cheaper ones from China and they are blinding close up, completely believable at 900+ lumens too. That said, I'm not sure about the reliability in the wet, nor the very none standard battery pack, but at half the price, even compared to these, you could always get a spare set.

mike
banned#21
Great Price for what seem like great lights for off roading or unlit roads or paths.

Probably excessive for most commuters who ride in towns and on lit roads. If that's what you are after try this 2 Watt Smart light for £21
#22
I ran a set of these for a couple of seasons commuting along the canal and through a park in the winter. They are just about bright enough to see where you're going and have good battery life but the leads do have a nasty habit of pulling free and I ended up taping all of mine.
One problem that I do have with them is the nuts and bolts on the clams aren't corrosion proof and I'm shortly going to have to either Dremmel them off and buy new bolts or buy new clams so I can transfer the system to a new bike.
#23
2 lights each with a lumen of 120 does not make a lumen of 240. It just means you have 2 lights with a lumen of 120 each.
banned#24
[quote=Baldieman64
One problem that I do have with them is the nuts and bolts on the clams aren't corrosion proof and I'm shortly going to have to either Dremmel them off and buy new bolts or buy new clams so I can transfer the system to a new bike.[/quote]
This is a problem I have found with most light brackets. Is it really that hard for the buggers to supply galvanised fittings when they are likely to get wet?!

Anyway can pick em up pretty cheap from Toolstation or a local hardware shop. Also grease or Vaseline works but with the downside that shi7 then sticks.
2 Likes #25
I've used some of these, they're OK on regular roads, but not up to much on dark country lanes. They're just not bright enough. I've now switched to one of these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CREE-LED-1200-Lumen-Ultrafire-XML-T6-Flashlight-Torch-Bike-LED-Rear-Light-/170827421641?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Camping_LightsLanternsTorches&hash=item27c61b97c9

Under £20 and 10 times brighter - these really light the road and the verge up - it's as good as having car headlights on if not better.

Wouldn't bother with the ones on this post again - overpriced and just not up to it these days.
#26
nbuuifx
I've used some of these, they're OK on regular roads, but not up to much on dark country lanes. They're just not bright enough. I've now switched to one of these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CREE-LED-1200-Lumen-Ultrafire-XML-T6-Flashlight-Torch-Bike-LED-Rear-Light-/170827421641?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Camping_LightsLanternsTorches&hash=item27c61b97c9

Under £20 and 10 times brighter - these really light the road and the verge up - it's as good as having car headlights on if not better.

Wouldn't bother with the ones on this post again - overpriced and just not up to it these days.


The ultrafire lights are good
#27
Would it not be cheaper and/or more convenient to buy a LED LENSER T7 or something similar and get a bike mount. Not sure hot much the mount costs, but the torch is 200lumins and costs around £37 on amazon.
#28
Just one tip.
Whichever version you use, mount them under the bar rather than on top of it.
Much less visible to thieves, less prone to getting knocked and bashed, less light spillage into your eyes when riding - and it looks kinda cool.
#29
scorpweb
£50 for a cycle light? incredibly excessive when u can get one that's perfectly bright enough for under £10.

And the most stupid comment of the year award goes to :Scorpweb
#30
i paid £45 for one of these the other month and believe me they do the job

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/cateye-hl-el530-led-front-light/

takes 4xAA and they last ages
#32
nbuuifx
I've used some of these, they're OK on regular roads, but not up to much on dark country lanes. They're just not bright enough. I've now switched to one of these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CREE-LED-1200-Lumen-Ultrafire-XML-T6-Flashlight-Torch-Bike-LED-Rear-Light-/170827421641?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Camping_LightsLanternsTorches&hash=item27c61b97c9

Under £20 and 10 times brighter - these really light the road and the verge up - it's as good as having car headlights on if not better.

Wouldn't bother with the ones on this post again - overpriced and just not up to it these days.

+1 For these
Add a 4000mAh battery and these are sweeeet
#33
hero2zer0
Blind the car driver so he drives into you...great idea.

I ride a motorbike, and car drivers have been blinding me for years without me hitting them. Seems odd, they always dip if a car is behind me but think it's OK to blind a motorcycle with their full beams.
banned 1 Like #34
scorpweb
£50 for a cycle light? incredibly excessive
If your idea of night riding is commuting home from work in the autumn months, then yes, £50 is probably quite a lot of money. If you're a mountain biker though it's barely a drop in the ocean. Things changed massively with the advent of the P7 generation et al, but even these days £50 is certainly not "incredibly excessive".

Regarding these particular lights though; it's a bit of a strange mid-point; too expensive for the casual night cyclist, nowhere near bright enough for the non-casual cyclist. 240 lumen is really not bright enough to do any serious off-roading, especially given that most lights really do not live up to their claims - I've had a set of Electron's before (Twin-8's I believe they were) and was massively underwhelmed.

At the risk of falling into the obligatory bike snob category, I run a set of Supernova P99D's.
Now that is incedibly excessive 8)
#35
SanTokiMTB
scorpweb
£50 for a cycle light? incredibly excessive
If your idea of night riding is commuting home from work in the autumn months, then yes, £50 is probably quite a lot of money. If you're a mountain biker though it's barely a drop in the ocean. Things changed massively with the advent of the P7 generation et al, but even these days £50 is certainly not "incredibly excessive".

Regarding these particular lights though; it's a bit of a strange mid-point; too expensive for the casual night cyclist, nowhere near bright enough for the non-casual cyclist. 240 lumen is really not bright enough to do any serious off-roading, especially given that most lights really do not live up to their claims - I've had a set of Electron's before (Twin-8's I believe they were) and was massively underwhelmed.

At the risk of falling into the obligatory bike snob category, I run a set of Supernova P99D's.
Now that is incedibly excessive 8)

Totally agree with everything you say.

BTW, for you 'proper' riders, there is a current HUKD HERE on GIRO sunglasses that I think should be hotter. Definitely worth a look with up to 80% off various models.

Cheers
#36
not sure I trust the extremely cheap lights to handle vibrations, dirt and weather (rain). Would much prefer to spend on half-decent quality (this post) than be stuck in the middle of nowhere, in the dark with no lights.

I use LED Lenser T7 mounted on the front of my bike (dipped) + Fenix HP11 head torch (when away from roads/lighting) and the Blackburn Fleas on front and back to be seen by other road users.



Edited By: stubar on May 20, 2012 19:19
#37
bright hot
#38
Have to agree with a few people on here with regards £50 being a drop in the ocean for us mountain bikers, I currently use a pair of Magicshines on my track rides, even on paths with no lighting it turns them into daylight and makes it very safe for me to ride quite fast without not seeing whats infront of my ie : branches, stones and late night dog walkers :P

Thesse are fine for someone who cycles to work, and also for the odd dim lit path or short cut, however they are more for drivers seeing you rather than you seeing what's infront of you.

If your looking for a better light than these I can also recommend the Hope Vision 1 which takes normal AA cells
#39
Alinshearah
if you want a really bright light for off roading or riding down country lanes at night. get one of these 900 lumens

these are very good. been running these for over 2 years now and are bright enough to see by, although the flashing mode is too bright in anything but daylight!
#40
stubar
not sure I trust the extremely cheap lights to handle vibrations, dirt and weather (rain). Would much prefer to spend on half-decent quality (this post) than be stuck in the middle of nowhere, in the dark with no lights.


The ones I use have been very good, used them all winter. I actually got two, and the other people I ride with have the same. None have broken yet and been used in all weather conditions. I keep a tiny LED light on the bike in winter just as a backup incase it fails but have never had to use it. Riding in groups also gives a backup as you're not out there alone then.

Only downside I can think of is battery life on full power is approx 1.5 hours, but you do get 2 batteries so you just have to swap over, or as someone above suggested get a higher capacity battery. My usual ride in the winter was approx 1.5 hours and I did have mine run out a couple of times on the last country lane.

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