Moon ADJ-1300 lumen Rechargeable LED Front Bike Lights down to £79.99 @ Merlin cycles (£130 elsewhere
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Moon ADJ-1300 lumen Rechargeable LED Front Bike Lights down to £79.99 @ Merlin cycles (£130 elsewhere

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Found 15th JanMade hot 16th Jan
Looks a decent bit of kit, that moon are renowned for

1300 Lumens front LED bike light, rechargeable battery.
Features

1300 Lumen
Visibility 18m
Total angle 84 degrees
Spot angle 17 degrees
2 Cree XM-L high brightness LEDs
CNC aluminium alloy body
Adjustable light beam system
7 modes : Over drive / High / Standard / Low / Flashing / Strobe / SOS
Quick release handlebar mount (fits 22-31.8mm )
Quick release helmet mount
Over heat protection system
Modes indicator
Low battery indicator
Precision optical lens
XP-BS-S2
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (7.4V 3300mAh)
Charging & fully charged indicator
Automatic turn on or off indicator(when plug in or pull out the DC & USB cable)
Taillight function with ON / OFF button
USB power output function
XP-NC
Smart charging (100-240 volts) with fully charged indicator
Size: 68 x60 x 28 mm

31 Comments

Original Poster

Limited reviews and very few rival sellers, it seems most shops sell the 850 lumen version
cyclingweekly.co.uk/rev…ght 8/10, probably better for mtb

I saw £79.99 and assumed you mistakenly put that instead of £7.99... why would you pay this much for bike lights is beyond me

why try getting yourself killed by dazzling everyone else on the road, cars can dip thier lights, bikes just dazzle other road users and think thats fine

Original Poster

VitalViper

I saw £79.99 and assumed you mistakenly put that instead of £7.99... why w … I saw £79.99 and assumed you mistakenly put that instead of £7.99... why would you pay this much for bike lights is beyond me


Maybe reliability from a good quality brand. If you have any interest in bike riding road/off-road check out exposure lights you can pay 5x this amount, same as you can buy a £500 car or a £55k BMW, similiar principle, you get what you pay for,
That said the £20 Crees on Amazon are ok, although it's not nice to be cycling at night , when the light turns off and won't turn back on with no streetlights in the middle of nowhere

psmith1958

why try getting yourself killed by dazzling everyone else on the road, … why try getting yourself killed by dazzling everyone else on the road, cars can dip thier lights, bikes just dazzle other road users and think thats fine


A bike rider can aim the light downwards, as most do
Edited by: "whatyadoinsucka" 15th Jan

psmith1958

why try getting yourself killed by dazzling everyone else on the road, … why try getting yourself killed by dazzling everyone else on the road, cars can dip thier lights, bikes just dazzle other road users and think thats fine


Back to the Daily Mail comments section with you!
Heat OP, my Moon XP600 still going strong after several winters

VitalViper

I saw £79.99 and assumed you mistakenly put that instead of £7.99... why w … I saw £79.99 and assumed you mistakenly put that instead of £7.99... why would you pay this much for bike lights is beyond me



​I don't even pay 79 quid for a car!

I have the Moon 360 which has 2hour runtime on high setting. Probably two of the batteries I have in mine (18650) but not sure how well it would last with such a high output. I'm lucky that highest isn't needed most of the time round here

Original Poster

Cozworth806

I have the Moon 360 which has 2hour runtime on high setting. Probably two … I have the Moon 360 which has 2hour runtime on high setting. Probably two of the batteries I have in mine (18650) but not sure how well it would last with such a high output. I'm lucky that highest isn't needed most of the time round here


Yep my mate who races offroad at night just said to me get exposure brand they last 12 hours at 1200 lumen, these last 2-2.5 on 1300

Edited by: "whatyadoinsucka" 15th Jan

whatyadoinsucka

Yep my mate who races offroad at night just said to me get exposure brand … Yep my mate who races offroad at night just said to me get exposure brand they last 12 hours at 1200 lumen, these last 2-2.5 on 1300



​If you've got the money, then yes, exposure lights are excellent. I've got a six pack and diablo. However a 1200 lumen Exposure light with a 12hr run time would be £200+

Can't win on a bike. You're either mad to try and be lit up by spending decent money, invisible because you aren't lit up like a Christmas tree dressed as a roadworker or accused of blinding people.
Edited by: "johnnystorm" 15th Jan

johnnystorm

Can't win on a bike. You're either mad to try and be lit up by spending … Can't win on a bike. You're either mad to try and be lit up by spending decent money, invisible because you aren't lit up like a Christmas dressed like a roadworker or accused of blinding people.



​Get a car then

3..2..1.......

VitalViper

I saw £79.99 and assumed you mistakenly put that instead of £7.99... why w … I saw £79.99 and assumed you mistakenly put that instead of £7.99... why would you pay this much for bike lights is beyond me



​Because that's how much decent lights cost.

psmith1958

why try getting yourself killed by dazzling everyone else on the road, … why try getting yourself killed by dazzling everyone else on the road, cars can dip thier lights, bikes just dazzle other road users and think thats fine



From experience, plenty of cars on the road don't dip when approaching a bike, personally I don't use my bike lights straight ahead, I want to see what's on the road and coming up, not what's growing in the trees.

I personally prefer to run 2x cheap Chinese lamps and carry an emergency backup, more light, lower price and the added excitement of not knowing if both will fail at the same time, though to be fair, I've had 6 lights in 5 years and only 2 have failed, so you can be lucky.

mike
Edited by: "mbuckhurst" 15th Jan

whatyadoinsucka

Yep my mate who races offroad at night just said to me get exposure brand … Yep my mate who races offroad at night just said to me get exposure brand they last 12 hours at 1200 lumen, these last 2-2.5 on 1300



I don't believe it, the most efficient Cree LED, requires a 100 Watt Hour battery pack to drive it for 12 hours at 1200 lumen, that's a battery pack a lot larger than you'll normally get with bike light, not to mention it's unlikely a bike light can be driving the LED at the optimal conditions to achieve this.

mike

Original Poster

Why do some people think all bike riders don't have a car..
I got bikes and I have a car and I pay vehicle tax £20 a year ..

whatyadoinsucka

Yep my mate who races offroad at night just said to me get exposure brand … Yep my mate who races offroad at night just said to me get exposure brand they last 12 hours at 1200 lumen, these last 2-2.5 on 1300



12 hours at 1200 lumens? The spec on the strada is 3 on max, which one has he got?

johnnystorm

​If you've got the money, then yes, exposure lights are excellent. I've g … ​If you've got the money, then yes, exposure lights are excellent. I've got a six pack and diablo. However a 1200 lumen Exposure light with a 12hr run time would be £200+



​Yes, think my 360 cost about £20 on ebay and is fine for my needs. Then again got my daughter a cheapo Chinese led torch for her bag and just as bright

the battery is useless for British weather. its only fit for dry summer rides

Original Poster

windta1ker

12 hours at 1200 lumens? The spec on the strada is 3 on max, which one … 12 hours at 1200 lumens? The spec on the strada is 3 on max, which one has he got?


Yeah I thought it sounded to long, not sure

whatyadoinsucka

Why do some people think all bike riders don't have a car.. I got bikes … Why do some people think all bike riders don't have a car.. I got bikes and I have a car and I pay vehicle tax £20 a year ..



Because they're more important than you I'm afraid.

All mountain bikers, road cyclists, runners and anyone for that matter who dares to keep fit get to the back of the importance line!

They and their leased Audi's need to get to the next red light as fast as possible!!
Edited by: "BuckRodgers666" 16th Jan

MAdam98

​Because that's how much decent lights cost.



Only because people will pay it. Bike stuff if way over-priced because people become obsessive about their hobby.

Original Poster

Besford

Only because people will pay it. Bike stuff if way over-priced because … Only because people will pay it. Bike stuff if way over-priced because people become obsessive about their hobby.


these lights were reviewed at £179 rrp (8/10), so £79.99 seems a good price. cheaper than similiar respected brand items out their. but do agree overpriced same with weddings and babies..
Edited by: "whatyadoinsucka" 16th Jan

whatyadoinsucka

Why do some people think all bike riders don't have a car.. I got bikes … Why do some people think all bike riders don't have a car.. I got bikes and I have a car and I pay vehicle tax £20 a year ..


Too true! I have a nice car and a very nice road bike worth more than a lot of cars X)

got me a fenix bc30. great light.

Personally I would also get some chinese lights and pocket the change.

psmith1958

why try getting yourself killed by dazzling everyone else on the road, … why try getting yourself killed by dazzling everyone else on the road, cars can dip thier lights, bikes just dazzle other road users and think thats fine



These are for off road use. You're right though every motorist I encounter is perfect.

Never seen a motorist not indicate, drive with one headlight - which then dazzles everyone else, foglights when you don't need them, no lights when you do, driving within the speed limits and conditions, using a mobile phone, texting, drink / drug driving, running red & amber lights, not using their mirrors etc

KareemSaid

These are for off road use. You're right though every motorist I … These are for off road use. You're right though every motorist I encounter is perfect. Never seen a motorist not indicate, drive with one headlight - which then dazzles everyone else, foglights when you don't need them, no lights when you do, driving within the speed limits and conditions, using a mobile phone, texting, drink / drug driving, running red & amber lights, not using their mirrors etc



​yes i agree with your comments on "perfect" car drivers, i only have one observation on it

i have seen women drivers do most of whats in your comments, but its to be expected as its a known fact men are the safer driver (_;)

Ahh, I remember riding the trails with a pair of these bad boys!
http://simple-living-in-suffolk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/1208_nightiders.jpg

Now I run something a little more up to date. I have some cheap China imports and am not impressed with the battery life at all. But the one's I bought from C&BSeen have stood the test of time and the UK weather (3 years and counting). Had a quick look on their website, and they have the City Slicker, a 1250 lumen light with the batteries inside the unit (removable casette). A claimed run-time of 3.5hrs on max power too. This is the nearest comparison product to the one posted, and can be bought for £54 + about £6 postage. I run a single 1200lu unit on the bars with a diffusion lens, and a spot on my helmet - great combo for night ride XC.

I'm not on their payroll, but I do recommend them a lot! Good British company who you can contact if there are any issues.

Besford

Only because people will pay it. Bike stuff if way over-priced because … Only because people will pay it. Bike stuff if way over-priced because people become obsessive about their hobby.



​Or because of supply and demand?

Lucky now to have enough light to dazzle oncoming traffic, the old EverReady lamps use to take two big D batteries front and back and rattled unless you packed them with cardboard.They lasted about 3 hours and gave enough light to slightly illuminate 3 feet ahead.Those were the days.
deal-hunter The lamps were similar to them but the front reflector was in the middle and the rear was length wise with the reflector on the end.
Edited by: "morrig" 16th Jan
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