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#1
Looks alright :)
1 Like #2
Good price. Shame most cyclists dont even have lights, even though its illegal not to. No wonder they're always getting knocked off.
#3
I have one of these lights. This is a great light for £8, I paid a lot more.
I use this on my bike and the light it gives out is fantastic. The only problem I can find is that it does seem to change mode when you are cycling along, I fixed this with a bit of tape and it works fine.
But for £8 this is a must!
#4
i bought one, thanks :)
#5
Great for walking the dog with winter on its way thanks
1 Like #6
Droid
Good price. Shame most cyclists dont even have lights, even though its illegal not to. No wonder they're always getting knocked off.


That's a pretty unfair and ignorant generalisation.

Agreed, it's relatively easy to find examples of people on bikes without lights, just as it's easy to find examples of drivers using the phone, pedestrians stepping into the road with headphones in their ears without looking and dog owners who don't clean up their crap.
Those examples don't represent the majority.

The quality of LED lights these days is superb, though is often reflected in the price. At £8, this has to be worth a look - at worst it'll make a great camping torch.
1 Like #7
I have decent LEDs front and back, reflective leg bands with flashing LEDs and a backpack that has a large yellow reflective patch on it. For some reason car drivers generally pay even less attention to me than they do on my motorbike, one looked really shocked when I kicked the stupid tarts door for actually pulling in to park level with where I was riding.

Yes, some bikers are nobs, but the **** car drivers far outnumber them.
#8
Be aware that on some of these adustable lights, the mechanism to change the throw of light is too loose for off road use unless you make some sticky tape mod to stop it spinnging whilst you bounce down some singletrack...
#9
jazid
Be aware that on some of these adustable lights, the mechanism to change the throw of light is too loose for off road use unless you make some sticky tape mod to stop it spinnging whilst you bounce down some singletrack...

This light was designed for on a bike so im guessing it may be designed so this does not happen
#10
jon1000jon
jazid
Be aware that on some of these adustable lights, the mechanism to change the throw of light is too loose for off road use unless you make some sticky tape mod to stop it spinnging whilst you bounce down some singletrack...
This light was designed for on a bike so im guessing it may be designed so this does not happen

Erm you would think so. However just by reading one of the customer reviews of your post would clarify that this is not that case and the produce is just a non specific bike torch bundled with a bike mount without any usability considerations;

Cons: IMPORTANT PROBLEM: light would change between modes every time it was bumped or jarred in any way. On a bike, this includes going over a pot hole, random bumps in the road, gravel, going off a kerb, etc. Brightness was OK, but not great with 3XAAA. Much better with 18500, but then the rattling was worse, and the automatic mode-cycling gets worse. Loose contacts between AAA holder and rear of light.



Edited By: jazid on Aug 24, 2010 16:50: spelling
#11
Duggie_22
Droid
Good price. Shame most cyclists dont even have lights, even though its illegal not to. No wonder they're always getting knocked off.
That's a pretty unfair and ignorant generalisation.Agreed, it's relatively easy to find examples of people on bikes without lights, just as it's easy to find examples of drivers using the phone, pedestrians stepping into the road with headphones in their ears without looking and dog owners who don't clean up their crap. Those examples don't represent the majority.The quality of LED lights these days is superb, though is often reflected in the price. At £8, this has to be worth a look - at worst it'll make a great camping torch.

may be so, but bike riders nowadays are terrible....loads with no lights, dark clothing.....law unto themselves....one guy went through a red light and knowked my wife flying.....then had the cheek to say watch where you are going.......some chased him....if i was there he and his bike would be in the river
#12
all cyclist should undergo a test....like the cycle test i had when i was younger...they teach you simple things like - look behind you before overtaking, indicating when overtaking...personally think so many cyclists shouldnt be allowed on the road and deserve to be run over

especially those dumb enough to undertake a lorry..i mean how dumb are these people!!
#13
royals
all cyclist should undergo a test....like the cycle test i had when i was younger...they teach you simple things like - look behind you before overtaking, indicating when overtaking...personally think so many cyclists shouldnt be allowed on the road and deserve to be run overespecially those dumb enough to undertake a lorry..i mean how dumb are these people!!

I remember some 20 odd years ago in primary school I had to take a cycling proficieny test. Seems nowadays cyclists just have a death wish and ignore traffic lights as if it is one rule for motorists and another for them. If they get knocked over it's no fault of their own. But then again the UK government has terrible roads for cyclists, you just have to go to Holland to see how they have got it perfect. Painting a green line on the road is not the answer im afraid.
#14
I own one of these and used it all last winter as a spot attached to my helmet, it was the 18650 lithium battery version. They are ok in a light shower but given prolonged rain will steam up inside, the spot function is the most useful, the LED creates a bright square which is visible at well over 100ft and light up reflective street signs like a flashgun. The flood function is fine and the optics do a fair job of creating different sized circles of light. My advice is to get the 18650 variant, a couple of Aurora SSC P7s, four lithium batteries and a charger. When fitted to my bike and turned on I produce more light than a car, perfect for the canal towpath at 2am just turn the power down when you hit the road.
#15
royals
may be so, but bike riders nowadays are terrible....loads with no lights, dark clothing.....law unto themselves....one guy went through a red light and knowked my wife flying.....then had the cheek to say watch where you are going.......some chased him....if i was there he and his bike would be in the river


Many are bad, many are good. As a cyclist that doesn't RLJ, doesn't hop up on the kerb, weave around peds then I get just as irritated by the ones that give me a bad name.
That said, some pedestrians are are liability, hopping onto the road without looking, headphones on oblivious to what's going on, stepping out from behind parked cars without paying attention, assuming that a cyclist or car might stop when said car/bike has right of way.

;)
#16
Duggie_22
Droid
Good price. Shame most cyclists dont even have lights, even though its illegal not to. No wonder they're always getting knocked off.


That's a pretty unfair and ignorant generalisation.

Agreed, it's relatively easy to find examples of people on bikes without lights, just as it's easy to find examples of drivers using the phone, pedestrians stepping into the road with headphones in their ears without looking and dog owners who don't clean up their crap.
Those examples don't represent the majority.

The quality of LED lights these days is superb, though is often reflected in the price. At £8, this has to be worth a look - at worst it'll make a great camping torch.


Ignorance? You obviously don't live anywhere near me. It's an extremely accurate view of the cyclists around my area. 9/10 obviously don't know, or care, about the laws for cycling. It's a shame that shops that sell bikes dont always include everything to make the bikes road legal in the first place. The police never do anything about it though because there's so much paperwork involved for such a minor offence, so people will constantly get away with it. And yes, there are plenty of idiots around who are oblivious to the dangers of the other things you mention, im not denying that.

Oh and flashing lights (if its the only light on the front/back of your bike) is illegal. Has to have a steady light on.

I'll add the main UK laws for those who dont know:

-Must have reflectors on front/back of bike. Usually on the pedals
-Must have a steady white light on front, and a steady red light on the rear (flashing lights are ok as long as there is at least one steady light too)
-Must not cycle on any paths, unless designated as a cycling path
-Must have well maintained brakes.


Oh and I'm sure someone will comment about flashing lights, when the lights are flashing its almost impossible to tell the distance between you and the bike. That's why a steady light is required too. Although even then it's still not easy to judge. Bikes are vehicles and can be dangerous so yes I agree that a little test might be a good idea. They'll never do it though, unless some politicians kid gets knocked down by a bike and killed or something, but that's just the way it is nowadays I'm afraid.



Edited By: Droid on Aug 24, 2010 18:21: extras
#17
I brought sku.15642 & sku.18697

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.15642

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.18697

The sku.18697 only has one mode which is "on" so you don't have to skip through them all while on the bike.
1 Like #18
Hm.. I could do with a more widespread beam light, have a couple of excellent Fenix ones but the beam is a bit narrow for unlit roads. Not sure I fancy this one with it's dodgy connections though.

As to the usual complaints you get about cyclists acting like idiots on footpaths, jumping lights, etc, OK they are idiots but they're only going to get themselves killed, where idiots in cars kill other people too.
#19
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.31871

These are the best style of attaching torch style lights to bikes IMO, takes seconds to attach and you can adjust them on the fly for pointing more into the road if needed. Have tried a couple of the all plastic ones, and they can be a swine to fit, and are prone to annoying amounts of rattling.
#20
Droid
Good price. Shame most cyclists dont even have lights, even though its illegal not to. No wonder they're always getting knocked off.

too right
as a cyclist and driver it drives me mad
just the other morning (3am) i came round a bend and nearly took out a cyclist dawdling around in the middle of an unlit country road with no lights
#21
royals
all cyclist should undergo a test....like the cycle test i had when i was younger...they teach you simple things like - look behind you before overtaking, indicating when overtaking...personally think so many cyclists shouldnt be allowed on the road and deserve to be run overespecially those dumb enough to undertake a lorry..i mean how dumb are these people!!

Agree the sentiment but let natural selection take care of them! You don't need a course to tell you who wins in an argument between truck and cyclist.

Our local council has spent a fortune building cycle paths and still the morons prefer to dice with traffic.

Edited By: Besford on Aug 24, 2010 18:33: typo
#22
quackstar84
I brought sku.15642 & sku.18697http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.15642http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.18697The sku.18697 only has one mode which is "on" so you don't have to skip through them all while on the bike.

Where did you bring it? Did you buy it first?
#23
Majnu
royals
all cyclist should undergo a test....like the cycle test i had when i was younger...they teach you simple things like - look behind you before overtaking, indicating when overtaking...personally think so many cyclists shouldnt be allowed on the road and deserve to be run overespecially those dumb enough to undertake a lorry..i mean how dumb are these people!!
I remember some 20 odd years ago in primary school I had to take a cycling proficieny test. Seems nowadays cyclists just have a death wish and ignore traffic lights as if it is one rule for motorists and another for them. If they get knocked over it's no fault of their own. But then again the UK government has terrible roads for cyclists, you just have to go to Holland to see how they have got it perfect. Painting a green line on the road is not the answer im afraid.

same here re: test and totally agree....total common sense - as any decent motorcyclist knows....self preservation and 6th sense required.....most cyclists are too dumb
#24
custardy
Droid
Good price. Shame most cyclists dont even have lights, even though its illegal not to. No wonder they're always getting knocked off.
too rightas a cyclist and driver it drives me madjust the other morning (3am) i came round a bend and nearly took out a cyclist dawdling around in the middle of an unlit country road with no lights

you mean you missed....shame on you...would have taught them a hard lesson....even my kids know better
#25
fluffy-k
Hm.. I could do with a more widespread beam light, have a couple of excellent Fenix ones but the beam is a bit narrow for unlit roads. Not sure I fancy this one with it's dodgy connections though. As to the usual complaints you get about cyclists acting like idiots on footpaths, jumping lights, etc, OK they are idiots but they're only going to get themselves killed, where idiots in cars kill other people too.

i cycle and drive though and that alot of idiots in both camps

dealextreme have a bike light that seems popular mcshine or something - not cheap $80ish - i bought some bike lights the other day @ £13 (were £50ish) and they are fine for my needs...mainly road use
#26
royals
custardy
Droid
Good price. Shame most cyclists dont even have lights, even though its illegal not to. No wonder they're always getting knocked off.
too rightas a cyclist and driver it drives me madjust the other morning (3am) i came round a bend and nearly took out a cyclist dawdling around in the middle of an unlit country road with no lights


How very understanding. Your attitude truly reflects the sort of person you sound to be.

you mean you missed....shame on you...would have taught them a hard lesson....even my kids know better
#27
Besford

Our local council has spent a fortune building cycle paths and still the morons prefer to dice with traffic.


It's not as simple as that - before I returned to regular cycling I thought the same as you, but the reality of most cycle routes is that for actually getting from A to B they're pretty useless - oblivious pedestrians, loose dogs (or worse those stretchy leads), broken glass, poorly lit at night, not cleared of ice/snow in the winter, give way / dismount signs at every junction etc etc. I do use offroad routes where practical, but there are plenty that I avoid.

On the deal - it's OK but as others have said the constant mode changing is a pain - it would probably be OK on a bike with front suspension, or on a helmet, but it's no good on a rigid fork bike.
#28
I cycle through London every day and yes there are some brain dead cyclists, but the way cars carve up cyclists, who are just riding along obeying all the rules of the road, has to be seen to be believed.
#29
i agree about bad cyclists i am a good one and my wife too She has two sets of good lights front and back and is a very sensible cyclists but she still got knocked down early in the year by some idiot who works at a garage near her work and he came flying down to a T junction in the rain and just pulled out and took off her bike she wears high vis vest two sets of light and reflective strips. So its not always the cyclist at Fault. If she hadn't been wearing a full face helmet it would have been alot worse as she face planted the tarmac.

Then to top it off the guy moaned when we told him he had to replace the helmet cos it had been in an accident.
1 Like #30
royals
i cycle and drive though and that alot of idiots in both camps


I guess you it must depend on where you live. Where I live, most bikes are worth as much as cars (carbon fantastics, unlike my ali one). The cyclists are polite. Have all the correct gear.
Its also probably a generational thing. Kids tend to mount pavements, not have lights. Whereas the adults have the money and sense to get kitted out and stay on the road. I also think its the drivers who need more training. Coming back from ride on Sunday, 2 women pulled out on me. One even smiled as she did so, I was gobsmacked as I tried to swing a leg and boot her car. Having driven cars, ridden motorbikes and commuted to work by bike for years, drivers are by far the most dangerous segment of road users. Not all of course, some drivers are great. But people tend to have one view or another as they do in politics and nothing will dissuade them from their point of view, facts, evidence, nothing. Think about it, how many times does a cyclist think (**** that was close) whilst on their bike (I could have died), and how many times do pedestrians or cars think the same of cyclists (even a pedestrian would survive a bike/pedestrian crash)? Its common sense that cyclist are the most vulnerable form cars/lorries. Other than the fact they jump red lights which even amongst the cycling fraternity is a source of deep and angry debate (one side says its mad, one side say its safer.) then cyclists largely go about their business trying to avoid potholes, aggressive and daft drivers and hoping to get home in one piece.
#31
I'd recommend the similar lights at DX that use 18650 Li-ion batteries - although you'll need to shell out for the batteries ($8 ) and the charger (about another $8 ), it'll pay off if you use these for prolonged periods.
They're excellent for use on a your bike helmet too, especially for use off road.

Edited By: joetipper on Aug 24, 2010 20:38: stupid smilies
1 Like #32
Droid
Duggie_22
Droid
Good price. Shame most cyclists dont even have lights, even though its illegal not to. No wonder they're always getting knocked off.


That's a pretty unfair and ignorant generalisation.

Agreed, it's relatively easy to find examples of people on bikes without lights, just as it's easy to find examples of drivers using the phone, pedestrians stepping into the road with headphones in their ears without looking and dog owners who don't clean up their crap.
Those examples don't represent the majority.

The quality of LED lights these days is superb, though is often reflected in the price. At £8, this has to be worth a look - at worst it'll make a great camping torch.


Ignorance? You obviously don't live anywhere near me. It's an extremely accurate view of the cyclists around my area. 9/10 obviously don't know, or care, about the laws for cycling. It's a shame that shops that sell bikes dont always include everything to make the bikes road legal in the first place. The police never do anything about it though because there's so much paperwork involved for such a minor offence, so people will constantly get away with it. And yes, there are plenty of idiots around who are oblivious to the dangers of the other things you mention, im not denying that.

Oh and flashing lights (if its the only light on the front/back of your bike) is illegal. Has to have a steady light on.

I'll add the main UK laws for those who dont know:

-Must have reflectors on front/back of bike. Usually on the pedals
-Must have a steady white light on front, and a steady red light on the rear (flashing lights are ok as long as there is at least one steady light too)
-Must not cycle on any paths, unless designated as a cycling path
-Must have well maintained brakes.


Oh and I'm sure someone will comment about flashing lights, when the lights are flashing its almost impossible to tell the distance between you and the bike. That's why a steady light is required too. Although even then it's still not easy to judge. Bikes are vehicles and can be dangerous so yes I agree that a little test might be a good idea. They'll never do it though, unless some politicians kid gets knocked down by a bike and killed or something, but that's just the way it is nowadays I'm afraid.




jesus you take the biscuit. have you heard yourself? you pompous prig
#33
Duggie_22
Droid
Good price. Shame most cyclists dont even have lights, even though its illegal not to. No wonder they're always getting knocked off.


That's a pretty unfair and ignorant generalisation.

Agreed, it's relatively easy to find examples of people on bikes without lights, just as it's easy to find examples of drivers using the phone, pedestrians stepping into the road with headphones in their ears without looking and dog owners who don't clean up their crap.
Those examples don't represent the majority.

The quality of LED lights these days is superb, though is often reflected in the price. At £8, this has to be worth a look - at worst it'll make a great camping torch.


Dougie_22: Eloquent response.

Droid: You're such a dick.
#34
Droid
Oh and flashing lights (if its the only light on the front/back of your bike) is illegal. Has to have a steady light on.

I'll add the main UK laws for those who dont know:

-Must have reflectors on front/back of bike. Usually on the pedals
-Must have a steady white light on front, and a steady red light on the rear (flashing lights are ok as long as there is at least one steady light too)
-Must not cycle on any paths, unless designated as a cycling path
-Must have well maintained brakes.


Oh and I'm sure someone will comment about flashing lights, when the lights are flashing its almost impossible to tell the distance between you and the bike. That's why a steady light is required too. Although even then it's still not easy to judge. Bikes are vehicles and can be dangerous so yes I agree that a little test might be a good idea. They'll never do it though, unless some politicians kid gets knocked down by a bike and killed or something, but that's just the way it is nowadays I'm afraid.


You really are an uninformed idiot! The law you quoted regarding flashing lights on bicycles was amended in 2005 (Statutory Instrument No 2559) to allow a front and/or rear mounted flashing light WITHOUT the requirement for an additional steady light. I'll add the main laws AND reference them because you obviously don't know:

Obligatory Lighting and Reflectors
1. Any cycle which is used during the hours of darkness or during periods of poor visibility MUST be fitted with the following:
- white front light
- red rear light
- red rear reflector
- amber/yellow pedal reflectors - front and rear on each pedal.
2. The lamps may be steady or flashing, or a mixture - e.g. steady at the front and flashing at the rear. A steady light is recommended at the front when the cycle is used in areas without good street lighting.
3. If either of the lights is capable of emitting a steady light, then it must conform to BS 6102-3 and be marked accordingly, even if used in flashing mode.
4. Purely flashing lights are not required to conform to BS6102-3, but the flash rate must be between 60 and 240 equal flashes per minute (1-4 per second) and the luminous intensity must be at least 4 candela. (This should be advised by the manufacturer).

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

In the words of Vinnie Jones - peenarse!!



Edited By: No8 on Aug 24, 2010 21:30: ********
#35
Oh god, please will you all shut up. Some cyclists use lights and some don't.

Back to the actual deal, I bought a torch from DealExtreme before and, as powerful as it is, it's quite unreliable. A badly soldered connector meant the torch would sometimes flicker or cut-out and not come back on unless I held it a certain way. I had to fix it by re-soldering it myself.

Considering this is supposed to be mounted on a bike, I think I'd go for something a bit more reliable.
#36
Soooo...back to lights then..... I have this after checking the forums and seeing that a lot of people recommend it. Price has been about the same forever as far as I recall. I haven't used it on the bike yet, but it's by far the best torch I've ever had and short money too. Would recommend, even if you don't rate it for your particular needs, it will zip tie to your helmet and act as a reasonable backup.
#37
I read the DirectGov website on the laws 4 months ago. It looks like they've since made it even more annoying now than when I looked back then, with updated info and all the legal codes, as now the legal requirements, and optional safety tips, are all mixed up. I can guarantee you the part about the flashing lights was not there 4 months ago, so I stand corrected.

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_069837

It doesn't say anything about a 2005 amendment there. It's not as clear on it all as the link you provided.

This is a ridiculous law in my opinion, as the flashing lights make it almost impossible to judge the distance.
#38
Which is why alot of people use 1 flashing & 1 steady on the rear, myself included.
#39
HereKittyKitty
Back to the actual deal, I bought a torch from DealExtreme before and, as powerful as it is, it's quite unreliable. A badly soldered connector meant the torch would sometimes flicker or cut-out and not come back on unless I held it a certain way. I had to fix it by re-soldering it myself.


I had the very same thing with a Dealextreme torch, currently have 2 x http://www.fenixtorch.co.uk/led_torches/fenix_LD20.html which are much more reliable.
#40
This is undoubtedly a good deal, but if you want a better light at not much more money (up to 70% off!), check out the sale at wiggle:
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Smart_bspoke_1W_Front_Light/5360047700/

The five LED (25% off) is pretty good too, with excellent reviews:
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/MTB_Sale/32/LifeLine_1W_LED_Front_Light/5360044128/

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