Smart 1/2watt LED Rear Light (inc Batt) Ultra bright rear light £7.99 delivered @ jejamescycles - HotUKDeals
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Features
- Visible from up to 1 mile with a single ½ Watt Japanese LED & 2 further LEDs
- Constant and flashing modes
- Up to 100 hours run time using 2AAA batteries
- Mounts to belt clip, seat post or seat stay
- Tough construction withstands extreme weather conditions
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Batteries included

This is an ultra bright rear light for your bicycle. If you have to cycle along some relatively dark roads this light will make it much more likely drivers will see you. Combined with some powerful front lights it can give you the confidence to go on some cool night rides This is all the more important as the days are getting shorter. This seems like a pretty good price because three months ago I was going to pay over £15 for this!

Freepost - Orders over £5.00 5 to 7 working days, during busy periods this may be extended - (UK Mainland Only)

Note: It's worth also using a low power bog standard light together with this, incase one runs out.
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#1
hot:: excellent price, the cheapest i could find these a few days ago was £11.

Neil
#2
I imagine a lot of people don't realise how good a deal this is, as not many people buy lights of this brightness. However if you're on a dark road, having one of these is paramount for your safety.
#3
This is very very good value for a light that is brighter than anything else close to this price. In fact I would say it is close to the brightest rear led money can buy. The two top cateyes are probably better (by a bit) but you will pay 3 times the money - so buy 3 of these instead.

If you want a light for serious commuting by a couple - you wont go wrong.

great find
#4
I have had one of these for over a year - they are blindingly bright! Fantastic for riding down pitch black canal paths..... I also have two normal LED lights which simply do not compare. The batteries have lasted at least 6 months so they are very low maintenance.

For front light check Dealextreme and look for P7 900 lumen...about £30 each, get two for the front of your bike and you will look light a fireball cycling down the road
#5
Have 2 lights already, 1 more wont do any harm :thumbsup:
#6
I think four or five is the right amount. Three lights for people to see you (including a high powered rear light) and one or two lights on the front for you to see in front of you.
#7
thekudos;6604320
For front light check Dealextreme and look for P7 900 lumen...about £30 each, get two for the front of your bike and you will look light a fireball cycling down the road
I'm hesitant to "look like a fireball" because blinding drivers is not the way to be safe on a bike. The trouble with all these torches is that they have round beam shapes which are not the best to illuminate the road for you without blinding oncoming traffic. A proper bike light, like a car headlight, has a much flatter beam.

I think that having two front lights - one steady and one flashing - is a good idea. Flashing lights grab attention (because our peripheral vision has evolved to be sensitive to movement, which is simulated by flashing lights), but friends who drive have told me that they have difficulty judging the distance of flashing lights.
#8
Good deal by the way - less dodgy than the ancient front light which was redeemed by fitting new LEDs. This rear light is incredibly bright (I have one and this looks identical; I'm assuming the innards are the same) - it's bright to the extent that it's useful in daytime (I'd recommend flashing mode as once it's drawn attention to the bike the bike itself can be seen), but I'm a bit hesitant that it may blind following vehicles at night.
#9
Can anyone recommend the best front light, ideally for the same price as this or less? Hubby cycles to work sometimes (not far - 2 miles through the village) and could be doing with some lights before dark nights set in. I saw some in Poundland, but thought it better to get something decent as a lot of motorists think that the 30mph limit in our village is a minimum requirement, to be doubled if possible.
#10
Is the route lit all the way, i.e. does he have to see or just be seen?
1 Like #11
These are great rear lights, I have 2, 1 on steady 1 flashing. You can get brighter rear lights, but only by paying around 100 for something like a Dinotte,

I have 2 x Fenix torches up front, yes the beams are rounder, but I try and not point the main part of the beam at car driver eye level.

For a front light for a similar price, if you want to see rather than be seen the only option would be a flashlight from Dealextreme, something like http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.18697 maybe. Or I think Tescos do a 3w cree torch for about 12 quid.
#12
I just know I'm gonna get flamed for this, but hear goes... (PS I endorse bright lighting on bikes flashing or steady, especially as we now get into dark evenings!)

I know no-one's ever got done for this (I doubt the police rarely book anyone for not having lights on a bike - there's certainly lots of teenagers near me at 8pm in dark coats invisible), but aren't flashing lights prohibited on bikes?
#13
neilcaldwell
I just know I'm gonna get flamed for this, but hear goes... (PS I endorse bright lighting on bikes flashing or steady, especially as we now get into dark evenings!)

I know no-one's ever got done for this (I doubt the police rarely book anyone for not having lights on a bike - there's certainly lots of teenagers near me at 8pm in dark coats invisible), but aren't flashing lights prohibited on bikes?


Technically, when used exclusively I think they are.
When used with a constant steady light they're legal.
This light has both modes.
And it really is amazingly bright, they're cracking lights!
#14
neilcaldwell;6611557
aren't flashing lights prohibited on bikes?
No.
2 Likes #15
panddda
Can anyone recommend the best front light, ideally for the same price as this or less? Hubby cycles to work sometimes (not far - 2 miles through the village) and could be doing with some lights before dark nights set in. I saw some in Poundland, but thought it better to get something decent as a lot of motorists think that the 30mph limit in our village is a minimum requirement, to be doubled if possible.


try this - a cracking deal at £14 including front light (same rear light as featured here I think)

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Smart_5_LED_Front_and_317_Rear_Light_Set/5360026000/
#16
Flashing lights on bikes have been legal since 2005. Point 2 here:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roads/vehicles/vssafety/guidanceaboutlightsonpedalbi4556

For info, 1 steady 1 flashing is good because although flashing is good for being seen, it's harder to judge exactly how far away it is, hence the steady in addition. If i was just running 1 rear I'd probably set it to steady.
#17
Ordered ta very much:p
#18
fluffy-k;6611513
For a front light for a similar price, if you want to see rather than be seen the only option would be a flashlight from Dealextreme, something like http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.18697 maybe.
My concerns about that one:

- sliding focus mechanism is likely to slide on its own on a bicycle (the report that says it's stiff enough does not talk about bicycle use)
- water resistance (front bicycle lights get hammered with rain)
- AAA cells rather than rechargeable lithiums - for this electricity consumption they are not going to last very long, making it inconvenient to have to recharge them very regularly. Of course you'd need to buy the cell(s) and the charger but if you use it a lot, this would be worth it.
- how tough it is at this price - remember that bike lights get a battering.

But I don't have one, to confirm or deny those concerns!

You'll also need to buy a handlebar adaptor, but these are cheap from the same place (search around for recommended ones)

Or I think Tescos do a 3w cree torch for about 12 quid.
I've read reports on this one that its performance may be exaggerated - would be keen to know more.
1 Like #19
RE Tesco 3watt Cree. The reason they get mixed reviews is because the newer ones are not cree anymore I think.
1 Like #20
MUNCHKIN89;6611605
try this - a cracking deal at £14 including front light (same rear light as featured here I think)

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Smart_5_LED_Front_and_317_Rear_Light_Set/5360026000/
looks pretty good - maybe you should post that as a separate deal?
#21
thekudos
I have had one of these for over a year - they are blindingly bright! Fantastic for riding down pitch black canal paths..... I also have two normal LED lights which simply do not compare. The batteries have lasted at least 6 months so they are very low maintenance.

For front light check Dealextreme and look for P7 900 lumen...about £30 each, get two for the front of your bike and you will look light a fireball cycling down the road


:thinking: why do you need a bright rear light on a canal path????? To blind anyone who's riding behind you??:thinking:
Bright lights for off road just annoy the people that you ride with.
#22
MUNCHKIN89;6611605
try this - a cracking deal at £14 including front light (same rear light as featured here I think)

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Smart_5_LED_Front_and_317_Rear_Light_Set/5360026000/

Thanks very much - I've ordered that set, the reviews look good enough for what he'll be doing with it.
pibpob;6611450
Is the route lit all the way, i.e. does he have to see or just be seen?

It's lit mostly, but last half-mile is along a little dark lane, although there's no traffic on that bit normally.
fluffy-k;6611513
These are great rear lights, I have 2, 1 on steady 1 flashing. You can get brighter rear lights, but only by paying around 100 for something like a Dinotte,

I have 2 x Fenix torches up front, yes the beams are rounder, but I try and not point the main part of the beam at car driver eye level.

For a front light for a similar price, if you want to see rather than be seen the only option would be a flashlight from Dealextreme, something like http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.18697 maybe. Or I think Tescos do a 3w cree torch for about 12 quid.

Thanks - had a look at that one too, but the simplicity of the package above won!

Really appreciate everyone's advice and help - reps added!
#23
Some people may complain that these seem abit too bright but they're no brighter than the rear lights on a car. It's not safe riding around on country roads with a rear light bought from tescos and that's where these lights come into their own.
#24
superb lightweight bright light. if you need a rear cycle light, get this. that simple.
suspended#25
Excellent lights.

Bought three when they were on HUKD for under £4 a few months back (don't remember retailer). Would still go for them at this price though.

Anyone know how good these are from same retailer for just £3.99?:

http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/smart-7-led-3-function-rear-light-inc-batt-id31658.html:
#26
sotomonkey;6611819
Some people may complain that these seem abit too bright but they're no brighter than the rear lights on a car.
I'd say they are - smaller area but the light is very concentrated so if you are close up, it's unpleasant. It's more akin to those dimwits who drive around with their fog lights on, when the only fog around is that between their ears.
#27
Does anyone have any suggestions for a basic set? I cycle to and from Uni almost daily, 10mins. It's a fairly cycle friendly place so often switch between roads & cycle paths. This seems a great deal, but perhaps a little too OTT for my needs, any suggestions?
suspended#28
pibpob
I'd say they are - smaller area but the light is very concentrated so if you are close up, it's unpleasant. It's more akin to those dimwits who drive around with their fog lights on, when the only fog around is that between their ears.

Heartily agree, especially when it's wet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I reckon misuse of rear fogs has probably caused more accidents than they've ever prevented. Good idea for those VERY RARE times you can see them before the car, but that's probably less than once a year for most people.

Front fogs are a menace too.

I wouldn't disagree with cyclists using these though - you are so vulnerable.
#29
adwebb
Does anyone have any suggestions for a basic set? I cycle to and from Uni almost daily, 10mins. It's a fairly cycle friendly place so often switch between roads & cycle paths. This seems a great deal, but perhaps a little too OTT for my needs, any suggestions?


go for the £14 set linked on wiggle above, inc. this rear.

it's your life we are talking about, dont scrimp to save the cost of two pints on a set of lights.
#30
I have one of these SMART lights, they're fantastically bright, but it's a cold deal afaiac - they've always been around this price in a lot of places.
They're actually a little too bright for off-road nightriding, and can dazzle any other rider close behind you :-D
#31
This is the cheapest by about 2 quid you can buy one of these now, so I wouldn't say this deal was cold.

http://www.parker-international.co.uk/10065/Smart-Superflash-1-2-Watt-Rear-LED-Light.html
Is the very similar version at 7.95 but no free postage at Parker.
#32
Phil21;6613699
I have one of these SMART lights, they're fantastically bright, but it's a cold deal afaiac - they've always been around this price in a lot of places.
I'd like to know where, please. Google can't find them any cheaper.
#33
I saw that parker one but I didn't buy it as it's not the same model. I actually bought my Smart 1/2 Watt light from parker because I bought a lock at the same time and the light enabled me to get free postage on the lock. :-) This also meant I effectively got the light cheaper than if I'd bought it from jejamescycles. :-).
#34
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13442

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.8274

Just ordered the above, should make a great, bright front light .
#35
Besford

Anyone know how good these are from same retailer for just £3.99?:

http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/smart-7-led-3-function-rear-light-inc-batt-id31658.html:



funny enough, i was out for a ride tonight with a couple of guys, one had the 1/2 watt, the other had the older type. 1/2 watt is (objectively) something like 3 times brighter. nothing wrong with the other one, but hey, the intensity of the 1/2 watt makes it worth it IMHO. I might get another one, for my other bike....
#36
Cyclists seem to think that those sort of lights have a far too concentrated beam, and you should go for one with a "P7 emitter". I've just gone for this one, really on the strength of this review, which of course is a lot more expensive and I've had to buy batteries and charger as well ($16 altogether, but that gets me a spare one, and a LiIon has about three times the capacity of 3 AAA cells). This torch looks like it is built well and will withstand the rain.
Can't argue with that!
#37
Wow this is getting like the dealextreme torch posts!

It's shocking how many youngster cyclists ride on the roads at night like they own the road, with no lights - if it wasn't for their pedal reflectors they'd probably be dead...

I'm tempted by this deal.

I believe only flashing lights of a certain colour are prohibited - obviously blue - they are quite amusingly used by police cyclists in London as you'll see if you sit around any London junction for a few minutes seeing them going back and forth. Funny thing is 'white LED's' kind of look slightly blue-ish in the dark:; put a couple either side of your main steady light on the front of your bike for safety.
#38
MKultra;6617783
It's shocking how many youngster cyclists ride on the roads at night like they own the road, with no lights - if it wasn't for their pedal reflectors they'd probably be dead...
You mean they have pedal reflectors that don't fall off after the first five minutes of use? :)
#39
Just gone onto there site they have gone up a pound to £8.99
#40
price is now 8.99

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