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Knightlite KL501 Halogen front bike light £2.00 DELIVERED ! @ Chain Reaction

£2.00 @ Chain Reaction Cycles
Surely can't knock this for £2 delivered ? Front Light Features: Easy Operation Low Battery Indicator Quick Release Brackets Urban Run Time 28 Days Batteries Included
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7y, 5m agoFound 7 years, 5 months ago
Surely can't knock this for £2 delivered ?

Front Light Features:

Easy Operation
Low Battery Indicator
Quick Release Brackets
Urban Run Time 28 Days
Batteries Included
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#1
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Images/Models/Original/10924.jpg
#2
Plenty of cyclists need these judging by the number of cyclists I see without them in the dark! Thought they were supposed to be a legal requirement in the dark.
#3
Yeah when I was a kid you were afraid to be seen by a rozzer without lights but nobody seems to bother any more
#4
The reviews on the site say it's only got a single LED as a front light - sounds pretty lame, hence the price?
#5
Thanks - just ordered a couple as stocking fillers for my boys - somehow they manage to keep breaking or loosing theirs!!
#6
look a waste of money if you read the reviews. Your life could depend on being seen at night surely it is worth more than £2!
#7
Perfect for ou youngest who is biking to school and back, (with mum), to make him seen, at this price its Christmas, thanks.
#8
Looks exactly like the Cateye light I have now.

I'll mount this alongside.

H&R
#9
pete_l
The reviews on the site say it's only got a single LED as a front light - sounds pretty lame, hence the price?


description says halogen not LED. easily worth £2 delivered! H&R
#10
Are Krypton better than Halogen?
#11
anewman;6608287
Plenty of cyclists need these judging by the number of cyclists I see without them in the dark! Thought they were supposed to be a legal requirement in the dark.

probably spent the money on booze instead, so it doesnt hurt as much someone runs over them
#12
Ive had one of these *sigh*

The mount snapped after cycling offroad on a farmers dirt track (so nothing hardcore) obviously the vibrations were too much...
I suspect if you went off a kerb or through a minor pot hole the same thing would occur tbh....
banned#13
Klis;6610644
Ive had one of these *sigh*

The mount snapped after cycling offroad on a farmers dirt track (so nothing hardcore) obviously the vibrations were too much...
I suspect if you went off a kerb or through a minor pot hole the same thing would occur tbh....

same here - mine lasted a couple of hours before I had to resort to using gaffer tape to keep it on the bike.

then it got nicked lol
#14
Try this for a rear light guys, it's a must for your safety.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/504792/smart-1-2watt-led-rear-light-inc-ba
#15
misterfrostie;6608303
Yeah when I was a kid you were afraid to be seen by a rozzer without lights but nobody seems to bother any more
You'll be pleased to hear then that a colleague recently saw a cyclist being given an on-the-spot £30 fine for not having a light, and being told to wheel her bike home.
moorjock;6608688
Perfect for ou youngest who is biking to school and back, (with mum), to make him seen, at this price its Christmas, thanks.
No, please don't. The trouble with these lights is that the combination of weak construction and heavy batteries means that they are likely to break apart with no notice (see postings here about that). You do not want to entrust your youngster to such a poor light when you can buy a bright well-built LED one which will last for less than £10.
1616french;6610547
Are Krypton better than Halogen?
No, halogen is more efficient than krypton, but LEDs are more efficient than both.

what on earth does "Urban Run Time 28 Days" mean? Absolutely nothing!
#16
Cheap tat
#17
These are rubbish but good for £2 delivered, much better than pound shop fayre.
Worth spending around a tenner for a 'to be seen' led one though, its a small price to pay.
#18
These are obsolete. LED's are smaller lighter, more batery efficient and more rugged.
Perfectly decent front and rear LED sets can be had for £20 and anyone using their bike regularly will save the £18 difference in baterry costs over the winter.
#19
Anyone using their bike regularly is bonkers if they don't use rechargeable batteries!
#20
Can anyone recommend a decent front light that will actually stay on after i go down a kerb?

Had a few recently and they all bloody fall off or go loose after that.
#21
Cheap at £2 but will eat batteries. Bulky and (according to other posters) fragile too. Need LED if it's going to be used much.

Just bought a 24 LED light from Tesco for £4 (B&Q has them for £5), mounted it on a handlebar reflector bracket and bingo! Terrific light to see and be seen by for a fiver!

Uses 3xAAA. Light and compact (about 1" thick and 2.5" diameter).

I have to say that most branded bike lights (indeed most branded bikes and accessories) are silly prices / poor value. Seem to cater for 'enthusiasts' who think the more you pay the better it must be.
#22
Now all I need is a rear light !
#23
Worth spending the extra £5 and getting something that will last more than 5minutes....

cold.
#24
pibpob
You'll be pleased to hear then that a colleague recently saw a cyclist being given an on-the-spot £30 fine for not having a light, and being told to wheel her bike home


Thats the problem - the coppers will pull someone who ISN'T a braindead yob who believes their "rights" mean they can do anything they want, or a foul mouthed teen thug* - but ignores where they SHOULD take a hardline.

* I've three times in the past 18 months had these scumbags come at me at top speed while walking only to get the shock of their moronic lives when I stick an arm out to spoil their little trick of "just missing me" all 3 nearly came off their bikes, and as I walked off laughing the air was full of screaming F words !:-D
#25
Excellent find! - just ordered 1 for my son 2 do his paper-round in the dark mornings! :thumbsup:
#26
PhilK;6612511
Now all I need is a rear light !
See the thread quoted above for an excellent rear light, which itself has a link to a deal for that rear light plus a good LED front light together for £14, which you should have got instead of this rubbish.
#27
liannehardman;6612632
Excellent find! - just ordered 1 for my son 2 do his paper-round in the dark mornings! :thumbsup:
He won't thank you for it when it falls to bits.
#28
pete_l
The reviews on the site say it's only got a single LED as a front light - sounds pretty lame

Doesn't sound as lame as such a stupid comment :whistling:

Besford
I have to say that most branded bike lights (indeed most branded bikes and accessories) are silly prices / poor value.
Seem to cater for 'enthusiasts' who think the more you pay the better it must be.

Some people need bright lights, and unfortunately paying stupid money has - until recently - been the only way to get them.
It's thanks to these 'enthusiasts' (as you put it) helping to pay for development costs, that the lower end of the market has been able to get value for money.
#29
ordered 2 ... thanks !!:-D
#30
Phil21
Doesn't sound as lame as such a stupid comment :whistling:


Some people need bright lights, and unfortunately paying stupid money has - until recently - been the only way to get them.
It's thanks to these 'enthusiasts' (as you put it) helping to pay for development costs, that the lower end of the market has been able to get value for money.

I guess your avatar says it all!

Don't take it so personally - most of these things are a dreadful rip-off and it's only people who will pay silly money for a 'Cateye' or similar who allow them to get away with it.

Don't kid yourself on the technology/development story - the clever bits are off the shelf from specialist suppliers as they have multiple uses.
#31
I had these, complete waste of money. I actually bought when it came with a rear LED light which was actually quite good, but the front is a halogen bulb and frankly it's rubbish.

The battery indicator does not work and these will go from erm, bright ish, to dead in a matter of minutes.
The "side light" feature (so that cars pulling out of a junction onto the road you are on can see you when you are passing) is just not bright enough to be of any use.
They go through batteries *very* quickly - i.e. without using rechargables then this is actually a very expensive light!
They use size C batteries which is a problem if you've only got a AA recharger (which is what most rechargers these days are) (admittedly you can get AA to C adapters)

and last but not least.......

THEY ARE SIMPLY NOT BRIGHT ENOUGH.

You're not going to be seen with these.

If you do get these, do youself a favour and go outside and check if you can see them from a 100meters away while you are inside your car (i.e. with glass) *WHILE* it's pouring down! (actually, a light shower would do) Yes, you might be able to see them on a clear night, but with a little rain, they are worse than useless (i.e. you think people can see you when they cant... if you didn't have lights you'd think people couldn't see you and keep well out the way of cars!)
#32
n707301;6617044
(i.e. you think people can see you when they cant... if you didn't have lights you'd think people couldn't see you and keep well out the way of cars!)


Erm, to be clear, I'm not saying "you don't need lights" I'm just trying to make it clear that these lights will give you a false sense of security.

From the rear, a car driver needs to be able to see you from about 100m away to be able to pull out / slow down to not hit you (they are going at 30+, amateur cyclists / kids are probably going at about 10-15). From the front, a car driver is generally looking for bright lights (of similiar brightness to car lights) and they tend to miss lights which are dim (like these ones).

These lights simply don't give enough brightness to be seen by the majority of motorists who are not looking closely enough for cyclists.
#33
n707301
Erm, to be clear, I'm not saying "you don't need lights" I'm just trying to make it clear that these lights will give you a false sense of security.

From the rear, a car driver needs to be able to see you from about 100m away to be able to pull out / slow down to not hit you (they are going at 30+, amateur cyclists / kids are probably going at about 10-15). From the front, a car driver is generally looking for bright lights (of similiar brightness to car lights) and they tend to miss lights which are dim (like these ones).

These lights simply don't give enough brightness to be seen by the majority of motorists who are not looking closely enough for cyclists.


Very well said mate.

IMO, good lights are ESSENTIAL for riding in the dark.
#34
I don't think car drivers generally pull out or turn across at 30mph. They can, however, be idiots.

I agree, the brighter the light the better at the front. I've been hit by a car driver pulling out in front of me (with a standard bike light) saying he didn't see me...

Most people buy LED lights now? They're bright, draw lower power so are less maintenance and are cheap. QD normally do a super bright white LED front light/torch under a Chinese name for a few quid (Xing Cheng? or something like that- essentially a very bright 3 cell LED torch with quick-release bicycle mounts) that made it viable to buy 2 - one steady/one to flash.
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I ordered two of these - They have arrived PDQ. in a nice padded bag.
The original packaging around the lights was crushed and opened. They obviously had had a hard life in Chainreaction cycles storehouse.They were covered in dust as well.
The term halogen implies that they are bright. They are not as bright as any LEDs that I have seen.
They are flimsy and feel like they will break if knocked at all.
I bought them as spares in case the LED lights I have got nicked or lost.
They are only just worth the £2 and that is only because they have the batteries with them.
#36
Thanks for reviewing them for us - hopefully that will put the price into perspective.

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