Cree Q5 LED bike cycle zoomable twin front torch head light set FREE back light! FREE LED REAR LIGHT + FREE BATTERIES - OVER 3000 SOLD! £12.99 @ eBay /  jamtastics
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Cree Q5 LED bike cycle zoomable twin front torch head light set FREE back light! FREE LED REAR LIGHT + FREE BATTERIES - OVER 3000 SOLD! £12.99 @ eBay / jamtastics

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Found 21st Mar 2013
Using the latest Cree Q5 LED chip technology this ultra powerful twin bike light set is zoomable upto 800 metres with 3 mode settings - high beam/low beam/strobe.

The fisheye lens is fully adjustable to suit your needs. From a concentrated zoomable spot to wide angle flood beam.

Securely mounted by fully adjustable ruberized grip mounts designed to fit all types of handle bars. The lights can be removed in seconds when they are not in use and used on there own as handy high powered torches.

Whether your going to the shops or flying down the side of a mountain these lights are completly versatile in all situations.

Each light requires 3 x 1.5v AAA batteries (included)


Package contents

2 x Cree Q5 400 lumen lights

2 x Adjustable mounts

8 x AAA batteries

+ FREE!!

5 mode LED back light and bracket kit.

51 Comments

Oh great now car drivers are going to get blinded by cyclists...

I wonder what the run time is considering it uses 3xAAA and not 3xAA's?

Also a few years ago on DX I read that zoomable torches were not suited for off-road use because the vibrations refocused the zoom all by itself!

Does anyone have any experience of this torch set?

Edited by: "jazid" 21st Mar 2013

No side visibility for road use.

comment i made was for a similar looking product
Edited by: "roblade" 21st Mar 2013

Original Poster

thanks for uploading image

mccririck

Oh great now car drivers are going to get blinded by cyclists...



got a magic shine on my bike, have to admit it is amusing going do a single track road, in the day time cars would be pushing all the time and hardly slowing, but come night time they tuck right in for the bike to pass. Tried it with the little light i got and nope they still keep coming, though most do slow a little

Similar product (with a choice of colours) but different ebay vendor.
Has some useful photos too (but do assume that when using 3xAAA that the torch will not be as bright as using the 18650 battery)

Ebay Item ID: 160943287023
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Edited by: "jazid" 21st Mar 2013

Banned

I blame an online cycle retailer that may or may not sound like Biggle.

Alinshearah

I blame an online cycle retailer that may or may not sound like Biggle.



Don't blame them, just don't give that dodgy company your business.

There is also the 2x1000 lumen torch set for £22, but obviously they will have a shorter burn time.But you should really be using li-ion at this power IMO.

Ebay Item ID: 281022441364


Edited by: "jazid" 21st Mar 2013

jazid

There is also the 2x1000 lumen torch set for £22, but obviously they will … There is also the 2x1000 lumen torch set for £22, but obviously they will have a shorter burn time.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-Cree-XML-T6-MTB-mountain-bike-torch-lights-head-lamp-set-LED-rear-light-/281022441364




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I've been using this set for about 6 months over winter. Vibration hasn't adjusted the zoom settings, I use rechargeable AAA's which are on for 8 hours a week, I recharge them every weekend ( I unscrew the back without moving the torch from the clamp). I have one torch set at driver's eye level which is on pulse and the other aimed lower to light up the potholes. They don't really light up the road that well but are not designed to. Rear light is a poundland job, bracket lasts 5 minutes.

Overall good value for what they are.

Just bought "cree" lights off two different sellers on ebay, and they are a waste of time. One last about 15 minutes, the other about 35 minutes. Deal extreme is better, just a shame you have to wait about a month for delivery.
Edited by: "jamiemac1" 22nd Mar 2013

I use these on my hybrid bike
One pointing down so I can see the road in front of me. And the other slightly upwards to make sure the drivers can see me!
The back light supplied fell broke pretty quickly though - it can be picked up in Poundland.

Never had any problems with the battery life. I purchased in November last year and only had to replace the batteries at the beginning of the month. They both ran out within 10 minutes of each other while I was out!
I used them about 4/5 times a week for 30 minutes each time.

I too own a set of these and these are great. They have three function modes:
Brightest
Slightly dimmer
Brightest + strobe.

I use these every morning on my commute to work about half hours ride. They remain super bright with 700 Mah energizer rechargables. They are very durable and the lens' dont move with road vibrations.

The back light broke on day 2 ( the clip broke trying to get it off, heav handedness im not sure).

I bought these for £16 and for this price they really are a steal. Highly recommend them.

I was recently blinded by a guy cycling up the pavement with one of these burning a hole in everyone's retinas, they really work.

sagemagoo

I have one torch set at driver's eye level which is on pulse



Ah, so you're one of those cyclists giving us a bad name then.

Seriously, sagemagoo, think about what you're actually doing - blinding the oncoming traffic (the angle), and making it difficult for the driver to accurately judge your position and relative speed (the pulse).

Is that really wise? I'd suggest not.

you really have to use the 18650 rechargable battery to get your moneys worth with these as they eat batteries and aaa's arent up to the job

mccririck

Oh great now car drivers are going to get blinded by cyclists...

Good, 4x4 and BMW / AUDIs with their Xenon and HID lights have been burning everybody else's retinas for too long now. Maybe they'll be forced to slow down rather than assuming everyone else has stopped to let them through as they can't see either.
Edited by: "SFconvert" 22nd Mar 2013

I assume that you don't have to mount them as twins (ie can use them singly on two different bikes?) Seems a very good price, are the brackets decent though, I find that is always they weak link on cheap lights, I've had some excellent lights in the past but the bracket always lets me down and only lasts a few weeks. That just leaves me with a surplus of torches!

Darwa

Ah, so you're one of those cyclists giving us a bad name then.Seriously, … Ah, so you're one of those cyclists giving us a bad name then.Seriously, sagemagoo, think about what you're actually doing - blinding the oncoming traffic (the angle), and making it difficult for the driver to accurately judge your position and relative speed (the pulse).Is that really wise? I'd suggest not.



Answer why do emergency services have pulsing lights if it doesn't attract quicker attention of drivers? and which is more dangerous a driver being made aware of your prescence sooner rather than later when they maneourve on you not realising you are there? - I for one have had never had a lorry/truck be completely unaware I was in a lane when my lights have been pulsing (touch wood) but have encountered it more than once occassion when set to static (not slating truck drivers as they have massive blind spots and are far from careless but are involved in the highest proportion of cyclist fatalities).

Bertz99

Answer why do emergency services have pulsing lights if it doesn't … Answer why do emergency services have pulsing lights if it doesn't attract quicker attention of drivers? and which is more dangerous a driver being made aware of your prescence sooner rather than later when they maneourve on you not realising you are there? - I for one have had never had a lorry/truck be completely unaware I was in a lane when my lights have been pulsing (touch wood) but have encountered it more than once occassion when set to static (not slating truck drivers as they have massive blind spots and are far from careless but are involved in the highest proportion of cyclist fatalities).

Exactly, static lights on the front or back just blend into the general light level and you look like any other vehicle. It is harder for a driver to ascertain the exact position of a flashing light so they are less likely to take a chance and pull out (in my experience). It is much harder for them to claim they didn't see you either? I often feel cyclists can't win no matter what we do. No (or dim) lights, we can't be seen, flashing lights seen as annoying. I drive too and whilst some cycle lights are of the "annoying" variety, I find HIDs and xenons and DRLs far more annoying and dangerous. DRLs are particularly distracting when they are behind you, even on bright sunny days!

SFconvert

Good, 4x4 and BMW / AUDIs with their Xenon and HID lights have been … Good, 4x4 and BMW / AUDIs with their Xenon and HID lights have been burning everybody else's retinas for too long now. Maybe they'll be forced to slow down rather than assuming everyone else has stopped to let them through as they can't see either.



Two wrongs don't make a right. They never do. Cyclists are squishy and cars aren't, remember that.

Personally, I'd happily see HID headlights (including the cyclist variety) banned from road use. I'm primarily a motorcyclist, and if it's raining or my visor is a bit foggy, oncoming HID lights give me what can only be described as a white wall of vision due to the proximity of the visor to my eye.

Bertz99

Answer why do emergency services have pulsing lights if it doesn't … Answer why do emergency services have pulsing lights if it doesn't attract quicker attention of drivers? and which is more dangerous a driver being made aware of your prescence sooner rather than later when they maneourve on you not realising you are there? - I for one have had never had a lorry/truck be completely unaware I was in a lane when my lights have been pulsing (touch wood) but have encountered it more than once occassion when set to static (not slating truck drivers as they have massive blind spots and are far from careless but are involved in the highest proportion of cyclist fatalities).



Answer me this: When have you ever seen the emergency services project their lights into oncoming traffic?

Darwa

Personally, I'd happily see HID headlights (including the cyclist … Personally, I'd happily see HID headlights (including the cyclist variety) banned from road use. I'm primarily a motorcyclist, and if it's raining or my visor is a bit foggy, oncoming HID lights give me what can only be described as a white wall of vision due to the proximity of the visor to my eye.



I've took a spill for that very reason, was on a bend and the guy coming the other way blinded me. Popped my visor but before my eyes had readjusted enough I clipped the gravel.

1. The flashing mode on these cheap CREE lights is too fast and has no voltage regulator. Being LED that means an instant on/off flash which can be dangerous for oncoming traffic. It is not an issue for non-LED lights found on emergency vehicles, as they generate a soft pulse.

2. If you want the best possible visibility, buy the larger CREE lights with a head of ~35mm. Cut a table tennis ball in half and attach (it can be sanded to fit perfectly without glue). This gives your light a 180 degree viewing angle, high visibility and most importantly removes the focused LED chip from hitting someones eyes.
Edited by: "awastedyouth" 22nd Mar 2013

Maybe I''m missing the point here but if you point the lights slightly lower than horizontal nobodies eyes are going to be blinded? Unless they are auditioning for the Ewoks Return of course.

I'd rather a motorist swear at me for being too bright than stand over me and say "Sorry mate, I didn't see you!" (Has happened and its not nice, and hurts......a lot)

Edited by: "Chillimonster" 22nd Mar 2013

I've had one of these (or at least one that looks very similar) from DealExtreme for about a year. It's been really good. Battery life is better than I'd expected. I use these 1100mAh rechargeables from 7dayshop and they last well - I don't know exactly how long as they've never run down completely before recharging, but I've frequently used them for a total of 3-4 hours (mixed strobing and constant use) before recharging.

The only annoyance is that recently on certain zoom settings it's become a bit rattly on rough tarmac. At either extreme it's ok though.

Chillimonster

I'd rather a motorist swear at me for being too bright than stand over me … I'd rather a motorist swear at me for being too bright than stand over me and say "Sorry mate, I didn't see you!" (Has happened and its not nice, and hurts......a lot)



And thats the reason you should need a licence to operate a push bike on the public road network, and should have the option to have it removed if you behave irresponsibly (such as purposefully blinding other road users to make them slow down to a speed you deem acceptable)

any good deals for a single one of these 400lum lights (with or without mount, can buy separately for a quid off ebay) and no back light?

cheers

phanco

And thats the reason you should need a licence to operate a push bike on … And thats the reason you should need a licence to operate a push bike on the public road network, and should have the option to have it removed if you behave irresponsibly (such as purposefully blinding other road users to make them slow down to a speed you deem acceptable)



Where did i say i 'blinded' anyone?

I agree that there should be some form of testing for using any vehicle on a public road, but another idea might be to have car users try to ride a bike on the public road to give them a sense of mortality.

I drive (when i have to) and also hold a Motorcycle licence and ride a 'push bike', so tend to see things differently and give cyclists plenty of room.

I'm not that old (43) but remember when there used to be consequences for having mis-adjusted headlights etc. These days its too much paperwork so 4x4 drivers (I find these the worst) ride round with full beam HIDs on, and as a cyclist you tend to blend in to their lights and cars do not see you and have a nasty habit of turning in front of you, so i'll keep blinking away thanks :-)

SFconvert

Good, 4x4 and BMW / AUDIs with their Xenon and HID lights have been … Good, 4x4 and BMW / AUDIs with their Xenon and HID lights have been burning everybody else's retinas for too long now. Maybe they'll be forced to slow down rather than assuming everyone else has stopped to let them through as they can't see either.


I had factory fitted Xenon HID on VW Passat and Skoda Ocatavia, so not just BMW and Audi have them, not sure why you mentioned them.
They are designed to improve visibility on the road, and a lot of times I found that small (older) cars like chevrolet Spark blind me far more often then HID cars.

Chillimonster

Where did i say i 'blinded' anyone?I agree that there should be some form … Where did i say i 'blinded' anyone?I agree that there should be some form of testing for using any vehicle on a public road, but another idea might be to have car users try to ride a bike on the public road to give them a sense of mortality.I drive (when i have to) and also hold a Motorcycle licence and ride a 'push bike', so tend to see things differently and give cyclists plenty of room.I'm not that old (43) but remember when there used to be consequences for having mis-adjusted headlights etc. These days its too much paperwork so 4x4 drivers (I find these the worst) ride round with full beam HIDs on, and as a cyclist you tend to blend in to their lights and cars do not see you and have a nasty habit of turning in front of you, so i'll keep blinking away thanks :-)


I tend to find 4x4 drivers don't even bother with lights. Saying that though, they are the farmer types, not chelsea tractor mums.......

mccririck

Oh great now car drivers are going to get blinded by cyclists...



Like cyclists haven't been blinded by car drivers for years now!

Chillimonster

I'm not that old (43) but remember when there used to be consequences for … I'm not that old (43) but remember when there used to be consequences for having mis-adjusted headlights etc. These days its too much paperwork so 4x4 drivers (I find these the worst) ride round with full beam HIDs on



And why's that stopped?! It maddens me when I'm driving and I have one of those at my back. I often deliberately stop in the middle of the road (signal first of course), come out of the car, and indicate I cannot see anything. They normally overtake looking incredulous.

Never had a problem with bikes' lights. I use them too - not too high of course if they are very strong.

It's time the police got a grip with cars headlights particularly 4x4.

Edited by: "akexuk" 22nd Mar 2013

Its stopped cos of all the do-gooders and Politically correct brigade (Dont get me started on that one)

The lack of consequences for many things infuriates me no end, and it's gotta start with the little things

Darwa

Answer me this: When have you ever seen the emergency services project … Answer me this: When have you ever seen the emergency services project their lights into oncoming traffic?



Don't disagree with your "blinding the oncoming traffic (the angle)" as think your first point is valid

Do disagree with your second point "making it difficult for the driver to accurately judge your position and relative speed (the pulse)" its one I have thought about - if a pulsing light (not blinding) is too difficult for a driver to deal with on a slower vechile then does it really need to be said (lots of examples in the highway code where they should be considering such slower flashing lights)

Cars vs bikes again, I cycle ever day and drive... I'd rather have cars see me from behind than in front! If they are seeing me from the front I'm on the wrong side of the road, or cycling on the pavement.
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