Aldi premium bike lights £8.99 instore
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Aldi premium bike lights £8.99 instore

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Found 21st Sep 2015
These look very much like a rebranded version of the Moon Comet light shown here wiggle.co.uk/moo…ht/
I've used these for years and they are a great little light, even just to keep as a backup for when your main lights go flat.

choose from front or rear at £8.99 each
- effingandjeffing

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effingandjeffing

this is the problem with comments on HUKD : someone posts a deal; … this is the problem with comments on HUKD : someone posts a deal; everyone talks about everything else except the actual thing on sale



personally don't think this is a problem, I've lost count of the number of times I've been saved from an expensive mistake because someone has pointed out something better or cheaper or both, I hope to pick up a set of these lights from Aldi for my children's bikes, so will report back if they have them in stock, if I get a chance I'll measure the output with a light meter, it won't be scientific, but at least will give an idea of how they compare.

this is the problem with comments on HUKD : someone posts a deal; everyone talks about everything else except the actual thing on sale
Edited by: "effingandjeffing" 22nd Sep 2015
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Can anyone recommend a front and back pair of lights for a mountain bike, rechargeable (usb?) and fairly cheap

That does look like the Moon Comet. I have only the rear one, it's very small and compact, and super bright.

I think if you can pick up a pair of these for £8.99 each you won't much else better for the price.

Just looked at the website, offers are from Thursday aldi.co.uk/en/…ep/

Interesting. They do look identical, but it seems the Aldi version is downgraded: 50 lumens compared to 100 lumens for the Moon Comet one.

jaybizzle

Can anyone recommend a front and back pair of lights for a mountain bike, … Can anyone recommend a front and back pair of lights for a mountain bike, rechargeable (usb?) and fairly cheap



​try amazon for a front light like solastorm x3 costs about £15 very bright light puts out 6600 lumes.it is like riding in daylight.

welche2

​try amazon for a front light like solastorm x3 costs about £15 very br … ​try amazon for a front light like solastorm x3 costs about £15 very bright light puts out 6600 lumes.it is like riding in daylight.



Would I not get some grief for blinding passers by X)

jaybizzle

Would I not get some grief for blinding passers by X)



​ https://youtu.be/zjYltv_0kGY

has 3 levels low beam, medium and high.
use high if on the trails.

alfrado

Spend a bit more and get a Topeak Mega. Nothing brighter. … Spend a bit more and get a Topeak Mega. Nothing brighter. http://www.evanscycles.com/products/topeak/redlite-mega-rear-light-ec033842?country=GB¤cy=GBP&esvt=1142-GOUKE249644&esvq=&esvadt=999999-0-37406-1&esvcrea=61235010056&esvplace=&esvd=m&esvaid=50080&gclid=CjwKEAjw1f6vBRC7tLqO_aih5WISJAAE0CYw5CmZv2Dc_YMbAybTScO0Z2ctnJb8VFPlTJbcO2j4OxoC2Tbw_wcB



I just bought one of these today, it's very bright, with excellent side visibility. If you haven't got an Evans nearby you can order online at Halfords for collection in store.

welche2

​ https://youtu.be/zjYltv_0kGYhas 3 levels low beam, medium and high.use h … ​ https://youtu.be/zjYltv_0kGYhas 3 levels low beam, medium and high.use high if on the trails.



​and i forgot flashing mode.
seperate battery pack. it may be cheap in price but loads of mtb bikers use them as the output is great. make sure you point it downwards to stop blinding car drivers.

Modigliani

I just bought one of these today, it's very bright, with excellent side … I just bought one of these today, it's very bright, with excellent side visibility. If you haven't got an Evans nearby you can order online at Halfords for collection in store.



​mega is only 1200 lumes. solarstorm 6600 lumes. ive got another which puts out 9000 lumed for trails.

welche2

​try amazon for a front light like solastorm x3 costs about £15 very br … ​try amazon for a front light like solastorm x3 costs about £15 very bright light puts out 6600 lumes.it is like riding in daylight.



That's 6600 Chinese lumens which are pretty random, however, the solarstorm lights are still significantly better than anything at that price, there are loads on Ebay from local and Chinese sellers, I've got two on my bike, I point them at the road, to avoid dazzling.

The thing to remember about cheap Chinese lights, there's no warning that they're going to go flat, one minute you can see the next gone, there may be indicators on them, but these may or may not work, since I've had 4 of the solarstorm, I've got 1 that indicates full charged, then in about 2s goes to 50% and then flat. Another short circuited somewhere inside, switched to full beam, whilst got very hot, now works very reliably as a single strength light. I've also had a battery pack fail, where one or two of the cells have stopped producing current, I've not got round to fixing, but it can't be difficult.

Even taking into account all that, I wouldn't be without mine, just make sure you do have a pair or backup lighting.

mike

alexburdett

These look very much like a rebranded version of the Moon Comet … These look very much like a rebranded version of the Moon Comet light shown here http://www.wiggle.co.uk/moon-comet-mkii-front-light/I've used these for years and they are a great little light, even just to keep as a backup for when your main lights go flat.



hotukdeals.com/dea…128 They do

Bike Radar review rate highest Moon Comet and Topeak Mega. bikeradar.com/gea…89/

I bought this set from Halfords last year when it was on offer. Both lights are well made and USB rechargeable. The front is particularly bright, I'm always amazed when it lights up signs 200m ahead of me. Rear is good, but since I changed my tyres to smoother road/hybrid, I find it sometimes pops out of the mount if I hit some large bumps.... but an elastic band over it holds it in place.

halfords.com/cyc…hts

The £4.99 set of lights look OK too
aldi.co.uk/en/…-1/

alfrado

Bike Radar review rate highest Moon Comet and Topeak Mega. … Bike Radar review rate highest Moon Comet and Topeak Mega. http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/best-bike-lights-for-road-cycling-32289/



Problem with bike radar they never seem to include no-name Chinese lights in their tests, the moon lights and their Aldi equivalent, look good for my kids bikes, but I wouldn't swap my Chinese front lights for these.

mike

Bought these recently from China (Aliexpress) for around the same price. Quite chunky and reasonably bright. Also have the moon crescent which is much smaller and a bit brighter.

welche2

​try amazon for a front light like solastorm x3 costs about £15 very br … ​try amazon for a front light like solastorm x3 costs about £15 very bright light puts out 6600 lumes.it is like riding in daylight.



Do you have a link?

this is the problem with comments on HUKD : someone posts a deal; everyone talks about everything else except the actual thing on sale
Edited by: "effingandjeffing" 22nd Sep 2015

effingandjeffing

this is the problem with comments on HUKD someone posts a deal: everyone … this is the problem with comments on HUKD someone posts a deal: everyone talks about everything else except the actual thing on sale




X) True, I know what you mean. I think the problem with the Aldi lights is that nobody has got their hands on a set yet, since they're only on sale on Thursday. They look identical to the Moon Comet ones but they're advertised as only having half the lumens- I'm waiting to find out if that's actually the case.
Edited by: "Muig1972" 22nd Sep 2015

mjbuckhurst

Problem with bike radar they never seem to include no-name Chinese lights … Problem with bike radar they never seem to include no-name Chinese lights in their tests, the moon lights and their Aldi equivalent, look good for my kids bikes, but I wouldn't swap my Chinese front lights for these.mike



​Chinese lights imo are not very reliable.

MAdam98

​Chinese lights imo are not very reliable.



Surely that's not much use, an opinion, what you want are real hard evidence, I've got 5 Cree based Chinese bike lights, a couple of Halfords own brand and a couple of Cateyes. The Chinese lights cost less than the Cateyes, yet the difference in light output is huge, in terms of reliability, I've had one of my Chinese lights for well over 5 years the light and the battery are still going strong.

The Solarstorms, I've had a battery pack fail, dropping light output to around half, but that's still 10x better than all the other lights I've got, the unit that shorted and got very hot still works fine, and the other 2 I've got work fine and have done so far for around 18 months.

One of my Halfords lights has a dodgy switch so occasionally turns off whilst riding, but to be frank this doesn't matter since it's only a backup for the Chinese lights.

The thing about the 'unreliable' Chinese lights, is they're 10x brighter than lights at the same price, so you can afford to keep a spare, they're not that unreliable, this is simply a perception of Chinese goods bought directly from China, rather than made in China, branded in the UK, most of the UK versions use the same factories and chips.

I'm happy using the Chinese lights, because to me, the most important thing is to be seen and see, if I have a failure where I have to stop and walk, I'll take that happy in the knowledge that 99% of the time I'm more visible than using a more 'reliable' branded light.

mike

effingandjeffing

this is the problem with comments on HUKD : someone posts a deal; … this is the problem with comments on HUKD : someone posts a deal; everyone talks about everything else except the actual thing on sale



personally don't think this is a problem, I've lost count of the number of times I've been saved from an expensive mistake because someone has pointed out something better or cheaper or both, I hope to pick up a set of these lights from Aldi for my children's bikes, so will report back if they have them in stock, if I get a chance I'll measure the output with a light meter, it won't be scientific, but at least will give an idea of how they compare.

But for us roadies for whom weight counts a lot, it is far better carrying only one from and rear light.
I speak from experience of such lights. Not perception.

effingandjeffing

this is the problem with comments on HUKD : someone posts a deal; … this is the problem with comments on HUKD : someone posts a deal; everyone talks about everything else except the actual thing on sale



Welcome to HotUKDeals and the comments section. Feel free to discuss other products, as that should help determine if this is a hot deal.

The whole point of comments is to refute or agree that the item is indeed a bargain. Rather than blindly clicking on Get Deal, I like to read what opinions on other similar products are about.

I hope to pop down to Aldi in the morning, I'll be happy to pay 8.99 for a backup compact and bright light.

themachman

The £4.99 set of lights look OK … The £4.99 set of lights look OK toohttps://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/thur-24-sep/product-detail/ps/p/front-and-rear-led-bike-light-set-1/


Look like what Poundworld etc sell for...a £1, although that might be per light.

mp9

Look like what Poundworld etc sell for...a £1, although that might be per … Look like what Poundworld etc sell for...a £1, although that might be per light.


nar,they dont sell 1 watt super white led's there

in my local Aldi now, lights are branded Bikemate but look exactly like Moon. Packaging doesn't specify lumen output.

Quick update, I just compared the Aldi light to my Moon Comet and they are practically identical, it's just the sticker on the bottom with Aldi/Bikemate that's different. As for output, it is brighter than my genuine Moon Comet rear light, if I remember correctly, the front is brighter than rear on genuine Moon lights, but I wouldn't say it's twice as bright.

Also picked up some winter gloves and long cycle trousers. They also had Slime tyre sealant for £4.99, I think it's usually closer to £10?

The Guardian has reviewed some of the new Aldi bike stuff (but not the lights): theguardian.com/env…lon

Used mine this evening, it's definitely a light to be seen with, but not a light to see with.

My partner got some of these and I fitted them, easy attachment using rubber band type of connection. Brightness is good, will definitely be noticed, look more powerful than the Cateye Omni 5 Rear and EL 135 front that I'm using.

http://www.dx.com/p/t6-waterproof-xml-t6-3-mode-1200-lumen-white-led-bike-light-with-battery-pack-set-82510#.VggZvS5VhBc

still cant beat THIS front light imo. have had 4 years now and its BRILLIANT! flawless.

mohikan22

http://www.dx.com/p/t6-waterproof-xml-t6-3-mode-1200-lumen-white-led-bike-light-with-battery-pack-set-82510#.VggZvS5VhBcstill cant beat THIS front light imo. have had 4 years now and its BRILLIANT! flawless.



the link doesn't work but judging by the description in the link you can't compare that light to this. One is to see the other to be seen.

mohikan22

http://www.dx.com/p/t6-waterproof-xml-t6-3-mode-1200-lumen-white-led-bike-light-with-battery-pack-set-82510#.VggZvS5VhBcstill cant beat THIS front light imo. have had 4 years now and its BRILLIANT! flawless.



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johneem

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Edited by: "monkey42" 27th Sep 2015

MAdam98

​Chinese lights imo are not very reliable.



I have a £400 Light & Motion Seca front light. I also have a £15 Chinese Solar Storm I got off eBay. I currently use the Solar Storm for night riding XC trails because the Light and Motion wont take a charge.
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