Front and Rear LED Bike lights Hombase collect in store £1.50
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Front and Rear LED Bike lights Hombase collect in store £1.50

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Found 21st Apr 2015
Easy to fit, quick release LED front and rear bike light. 5 LED front light and 9 LED back light.
Dimensions: Front light: (H)63, (W)36, (D)102mm. Back light: (H)44, (W)74, (D)84mm.
Features: The high power front light can be used as a hand torch and the powerful back light with 7 different light settings to choose from.
Usage: Suitable for cycling.
Includes: 2 quick release mounting brackets, and a belt clip for the rear light.
Guarantee: 1 year.
Fixings: Included.
Quantity in pack: 1.
Colour: Black.
Material: Plastic.
Installation: Minimal installation required.

69 Comments

Banned

Great deal,heat added

Great price if you can find a Homebase store...

Sounds like poundland type set to me.
Being in the dark, I could be wrong but that is how it sounds.

Original Poster

LadyEleanor

Sounds like poundland type set to me.Being in the dark, I could be wrong … Sounds like poundland type set to me.Being in the dark, I could be wrong but that is how it sounds.


Why just because of the price? Have you information on the poundland deal?

Hot, bought

Thanks

hot but had one . they do not fit on the larger bars most modern bikes have.
OK if want to clip to helmet and clothing.

Great thanks

LadyEleanor

Sounds like poundland type set to me.Being in the dark, I could be wrong … Sounds like poundland type set to me.Being in the dark, I could be wrong but that is how it sounds.



was that comment all for the "being in the dark" joke?

Original Poster

chrisbass

was that comment all for the "being in the dark" joke?


Not sure but we haven't been illuminated with the poundland deal yet!!

Is this instore or just online?

The same set appears to be sold in Wilko for almost £6 - link below has some reviews.

wilko.com/bik…369

jaycrooks

Not sure but we haven't been illuminated with the poundland deal yet!!



I think it is safe to say it was a pound

Good price for a mediocre set but will be better than the Poundland ones.

LadyEleanor

Sounds like poundland type set to me.Being in the dark, I could be wrong … Sounds like poundland type set to me.Being in the dark, I could be wrong but that is how it sounds.


I've seen just the front led in Poundland for erm...£1.So that makes the rear one only 50p,which makes it cheaper than Poundland.:)

johnsmith1997

I've seen just the front led in Poundland for erm...£1.So that makes the … I've seen just the front led in Poundland for erm...£1.So that makes the rear one only 50p,which makes it cheaper than Poundland.:)


good point! its still a good deal though heat added

Why on earth does the back light have 5 different setting, is it to stop it being turned off?

£1.50 for a set of lights... and you still see morons riding around with none...
Edited by: "mcbain" 21st Apr 2015

Just bought. Thanks to the OP. Does anyone know what battery types will be required to power them up?

thanks OP

Would these actually be any good - would they give off enough light for someone to see you or for you to see where you are going?

See where you're going. Absolutely no chance. Be seen ? Maybe but I wouldn't take the risk personally. Get yourself a Smart 1/2 watt set to compliment it .

sotomonkey

See where you're going. Absolutely no chance. Be seen ? Maybe but I … See where you're going. Absolutely no chance. Be seen ? Maybe but I wouldn't take the risk personally. Get yourself a Smart 1/2 watt set to compliment it .


I doubt the Smart light would be very complimentary about these.

tawse57

Would these actually be any good - would they give off enough light for … Would these actually be any good - would they give off enough light for someone to see you or for you to see where you are going?



At this price, buy two sets and use them both at the same time and you shouldn't have to worry about not being seen

tawse57

Would these actually be any good - would they give off enough light for … Would these actually be any good - would they give off enough light for someone to see you or for you to see where you are going?



No they would not.

Have a look at Cree bicycle lights on ebay. Around £20 these days with the rechargable battery pack.

pibpob

I doubt the Smart light would be very complimentary about these.



These are complimentary to the smart lights rather as it's better you use smart lights as m your main and these as a back up.

come on they look rubbish better off going to planet x and buying the lumia set

Had a look at these, they are the sort of useless rubbish that most pound shops stock.

mcbain

£1.50 for a set of lights... and you still see morons riding around with … £1.50 for a set of lights... and you still see morons riding around with none...



Same could be said about some car drivers mate. I've lost count of the amount of times I've had to alert some car drivers they failed to put their lights on, but I do take your point. I do approx 200-300 miles a week on a bike and see a procession of idiots riding bikes without lights every night when the local retail park/shopping centre closes.

Cant complain at this price. Undeniably hot. They look much better than £shop tat for starters.

dudedude

No they would not. Have a look at Cree bicycle lights on ebay. Around £20 … No they would not. Have a look at Cree bicycle lights on ebay. Around £20 these days with the rechargable battery pack.


"No they would not" only applies to the seeing part - you'd be perfectly adequately seen with these, although of course there are better.

Please don't buy round-beam Cree front lights to use on the road. All they do is blind oncoming drivers/cyclists/pedestrians which is extremely selfish and doesn't help anyone's safety. How does being seen from a mile off help? You're not lost at sea. Bright lights are cheap - proper lights have decent reflectors and lenses like car headlights which mean the road ahead is properly illuminated without blinding others.
Edited by: "pibpob" 22nd Apr 2015

sotomonkey

These are complimentary to the smart lights rather as it's better you use … These are complimentary to the smart lights rather as it's better you use smart lights as m your main and these as a back up.


I was too subtle - the word is complement(ary). The lights are not saying nice things.
Edited by: "pibpob" 22nd Apr 2015

Ordered some thanks. Great for the kids bikes. They love the lights.

pibpob

Please don't buy round-beam Cree front lights to use on the road. All … Please don't buy round-beam Cree front lights to use on the road. All they do is blind oncoming drivers/cyclists/pedestrians which is extremely selfish and doesn't help anyone's safety. How does being seen from a mile off help? You're not lost at sea. Bright lights are cheap - proper lights have decent reflectors and lenses like car headlights which mean the road ahead is properly illuminated without blinding others.



You know they have a dimming mode, don't you? The Cree lights are no different to these crappo ones in terms of the beam, they are just much brighter. So if you are going down a country lane with potholes where you might break your neck, you use the full beam, and if you are going through the city with streetlights, you use the low beam.

It's really not rocket science.

dudedude

You know they have a dimming mode, don't you? The Cree lights are no … You know they have a dimming mode, don't you? The Cree lights are no different to these crappo ones in terms of the beam, they are just much brighter. So if you are going down a country lane with potholes where you might break your neck, you use the full beam, and if you are going through the city with streetlights, you use the low beam.It's really not rocket science.


You call a dimmed light "low beam" but it isn't. Low beam on proper headlights shapes the beam so it doesn't dazzle, without compromising the illumination of the road at shorter distances. Dimming to the extent of preventing dazzle is a poor compromise which makes the light less effective for the user.

Good price, but might be better to get smaller and brighter light for a littlle more
Led light on the bars and a Cree on the helmet works for me,usefull to get the attention of someone about to pull out infront of you.
https://img.fasttechcdn.com/176/1765400/1765400-1.jpg
USB rechargeable.
Edited by: "lightrider" 22nd Apr 2015

mcbain

£1.50 for a set of lights... and you still see morons riding around with … £1.50 for a set of lights... and you still see morons riding around with none...



With basic car headlight bulbs being sold for the same money, is it not equally surprising that so many 'morons' are driving around with broken headlights?

And that's when they are checked once a year at the MOT for most cars on the road...

(PS. In the interest of not picking sides, yes I cycle, drive & ride a motorbike).

Good price for a backup pair or to nip round to the shops etc.
Edited by: "el_cycliste" 22nd Apr 2015

lightrider

Good price, but might be better to get smaller and brighter light for a … Good price, but might be better to get smaller and brighter light for a littlle more.Led light on the bars and a Cree on the helmet works for me,usefull to get the attention of someone about to pull out infront of you.


Is it switched off the rest of the time or do you randomly blind people whenever your head points at them?

pibpob

Is it switched off the rest of the time or do you randomly blind people … Is it switched off the rest of the time or do you randomly blind people whenever your head points at them?


Used sensibly on low setting and set to point down on the road.

pibpob

You call a dimmed light "low beam" but it isn't. Low beam on proper … You call a dimmed light "low beam" but it isn't. Low beam on proper headlights shapes the beam so it doesn't dazzle, without compromising the illumination of the road at shorter distances. Dimming to the extent of preventing dazzle is a poor compromise which makes the light less effective for the user.



What? If you dim your bike light, it will be less dazzling. Simple isn't it?

I'm not sure what you are suggesting otherwise, buy a set of £500 lights?

dudedude

What? If you dim your bike light, it will be less dazzling. Simple isn't … What? If you dim your bike light, it will be less dazzling. Simple isn't it?


No, because it's dimmer for you as well as the people seeing you. By that logic you might as well not have lights at all...

I'm not sure what you are suggesting otherwise, buy a set of £500 lights?


Not at all. Just spend £5 on a Fresnel lens to put on the front of a Cree light to flatten the beam, or quite a bit more expensive (~£75) but a brilliant light is the Philips Saferide, which really does have an excellent sharply-defined beam like a car headlight. And I'm sure others are available, but tend to come from places where cycling is the norm rather than the exception.
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