Rechargeable TORCH Rechargeable Front Light for Bicycle £15 at JJB - HotUKDeals
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This is one of those Torch branded Twin Halogen bike lights that are really bright and will run for up to 3.5 hours on a charge. They have a little battery pack that clips to various parts of bike (drink holder, frame, under seat all over the place). Am hoping that they have these instore although even with postage they're cheaper than those being sold on Ebay at £27, the RRP is £40 so they ought to be a good semi-serious light for mountain or trail biking. First post so apologies if a naff bargain!! Am going to get one this afternoon with a bit of luck!

Manufacturers Description:
Twin Halogen spot lights
5 watt spot light and 2.4 watt floodlight with high / low functions
Universal battery attachment
Tool free quick release bracket
Sealed lead acid battery
High burn time 2.5 hours
Standard burn time 3.5hours
Durable construction
Water resistant

Went into the Derby JJB at Pride Park and they had one for fifteen quid so can say they're available both online and in-store!!!

- pdsidd
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#1
hi there
wondering if you know of any free codes to reduce price/ free postage etc
voted hot by the way
cheers
DL
#2
darklight
hi there
wondering if you know of any free codes to reduce price/ free postage etc
voted hot by the way
cheers
DL


Hi don't know any codes but have been bought one from the Derby JJB on Pride Park (was better than watching the Rams defence give West Ham a five goal feast). So can say they're fifteen quid in store. Not bad deal - less than half price
#3
Looks like a good deal to me, don't know why it's been voted cold.
#4
Me, neither - £25 off a £40 starting price is well over 50% - maybe it's not enough!! However, I've bought one and if I like it on my mountain bike I might buy one for my racer!

So if no-one's seeing the bargain there'll be plenty left for me!
#5
looks like a good deal to me, heat and rep added
#6
5 watt spot light and 2.4 watt floodlight with high / low functions
Sealed lead acid battery
High burn time 2.5 hours
Standard burn time 3.5hours


Not a great deal, but it is dirt cheap if you picked it up instore.
Be aware that the lead acid battery is VERY heavy, although I am surprise that the burn time looks good ( but I would question its real world performance).

Certainly better than nothing, but I would recommend people check out this item instore before they buy and compare to the LED lights you get in bike shops.

An example of an alternative would be something like this LED light for £40 which is lightweight, far more portable (uses AA for starters) and probably has better light output than the combined 7.4w output of this posting. You also wont have the charging fun of this lead acid battery.
#7
That's a good point regarding weight. I've got the 3 AAA type LED lights , a rechargeable via USB LED (pretty cheap on Amazon) and have bought one of the lead-acid battery models now. I bought it on recommendation of a mate who mountain bikes at night and says these outstrip the LEDs in terms of brightness. I'll see if he's right and post back when I can make an objective comment based on trying the product out. As to it being a good deal - I'd say 62.5% saving on RRP would be quite good but I admit they're not giving them away for free and throwing in a complimentary mountain bike.
#8
I raced the Mountain Mayhem night section on a single sub £100 led light (which pumps out around 200 lumens - equiv to a 15w halogen) mounted on my helmet and was plenty good enough,and is about 15% of the weight of similar lead acid lights (which were cheaper to be honest).

Most low - mid range halogen lights these days use NiMh battery technology which are also noticeable lighter than the lead acid equivilent.

However, the LED technology is progressing at such fast pace over the last couple of years, LEDs are also more robust that the halogen lights too (and a the top end, increasingly birghter and robust than the halide lights too).

I hope you find the halogen light useful Pdsidd, but after spending weeks looking into the different types of lights currently on the market, I am now converted to the hight power LEDs.

IMO, its worth buying one light that will do the job, rather than spending out on a couple of lights and having some much clutter that you dont use - I learnt the hard way with other technology...
#9
Fair enough, I'm not getting rid of my LEDs either, am going to put em on my racer, my issue with LEDs has been that of battery life and the fact that when they go they go really quick (in my experience) which is why the lead-acid option appeals - that said, to each their own, could be the reaons for them knocking nearly two thirds off the price is that LEDs are becoming more popular.

I don't race just exercise when I get back from work so lightness is counter productive for me, heavier the better as it burns up more calories the heavier the load!
#10
I thinks this is an OK deal TBH.

I have an old set of 5W/20W SLA lights used for night riding off road in the past.
10W would probably be enough - 5W is fine for commuting.
OK SLA is heavy but for £15 I think it's good - there's always a trade off. For NIMH ones you're looking at least £50

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