Smart Lunar 35 Lux Front With 1/2 Watt Rear Light Set £19.49 @ JE James Cycles
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Smart Lunar 35 Lux Front With 1/2 Watt Rear Light Set £19.49 @ JE James Cycles

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Found 26th Sep 2015
Hey guys, came across these bicycle lights which looked good, if anyone can point any better please do as I am in search for some

Credit to Spango, as I saw this posted on another thread first.
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I had this set when I first started road cycling, rear light is ok, front is very dim. I would say it's too dim for town/city riding after dark and using it would be unusable in unlit areas.
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lukeo44

I had this set when I first started road cycling, rear light is ok, front … I had this set when I first started road cycling, rear light is ok, front is very dim. I would say it's too dim for town/city riding after dark and using it would be unusable in unlit areas.



What would you recommend then? links appreciated
not great. not bright enough
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royals

not great. not bright enough



Really, what you would you recommend if my budget is around £30?
I've been looking at knog blinder 4. looks good and may get a deal in at 30 smackers. looks to be 20 each generally..
MRR_ltd

Really, what you would you recommend if my budget is around £30?




Riding during the day

There's some excellent lights out there - I currently run Halfords rechargeable lights £16 for a front and rear - there's a 20% code to take this to £12.80

The Cree T5 fpr £12-15 off Ebay are incredible value for money and this
ebay.co.uk/itm…rue

For the rear - this is a brilliant light for buttons.
dx.com/p/b…694

I have Smart Lunar 25 and its got better battery life over 35 model
planetx.co.uk/i/q…ght

MRR_ltd

Really, what you would you recommend if my budget is around £30?


try Aldi Premium Bike Lights
aldi.co.uk/en/…ts/
https://www.aldi.co.uk/typo3temp/pics/W39_PD_Thursday_UL8_5499380d4c.jpg
Edited by: "rodman" 26th Sep 2015
MRR_ltd

What would you recommend then? links appreciated


I run a Moon Xp600, got for £45 in Halfords clearance. I still use the Lunar 35 for a front flasher for extra visibility but not to see by.
On the rear I use the Lunar rear with a Smart Superflash and mid-length Fibre Flare for better side visibility.
Sometimes use a 1800lumen Cree XML from eBay with the Moon XP, about £12. Always a bit wary of charging these as the chargers are unfused and generally a bit of a fire risk
lukeo44

I run a Moon Xp600, got for £45 in Halfords clearance. I still use the … I run a Moon Xp600, got for £45 in Halfords clearance. I still use the Lunar 35 for a front flasher for extra visibility but not to see by.On the rear I use the Lunar rear with a Smart Superflash and mid-length Fibre Flare for better side visibility.Sometimes use a 1800lumen Cree XML from eBay with the Moon XP, about £12. Always a bit wary of charging these as the chargers are unfused and generally a bit of a fire risk



First thing I did when I got my Chinese import lights was find a UK charger for them, great value for money, but if you have to use the included charger, make sure you don't leave it on overnight or go out during the day, not that I've ever had one catch fire.

Oh, and ignore the lumens figures for all Chinese lights, they're bright, but the figures quoted often exceed the capabilities of the Cree LEDs they come fitted with, so either they're telling porkies, or they're running the LEDs well outside the specifications, which frankly is unlikely since the battery wouldn't last very long, so assume the lumens is incorrect.

The Aldi premium lights are good, if you can find stock, I had to cycle all over the place on Thursday lunchtime for a couple of reds, the whites were available in all the stores, but by now it might be a task finding stock.

mike
Edited by: "mjbuckhurst" 26th Sep 2015
mjbuckhurst

First thing I did when I got my Chinese import lights was find a UK … First thing I did when I got my Chinese import lights was find a UK charger for them, great value for money, but if you have to use the included charger, make sure you don't leave it on overnight or go out during the day, not that I've ever had one catch fire.Oh, and ignore the lumens figures for all Chinese lights, they're bright, but the figures quoted often exceed the capabilities of the Cree LEDs they come fitted with, so either they're telling porkies, or they're running the LEDs well outside the specifications, which frankly is unlikely since the battery wouldn't last very long, so assume the lumens is incorrect.The Aldi premium lights are good, if you can find stock, I had to cycle all over the place on Thursday lunchtime for a couple of reds, the whites were available in all the stores, but by now it might be a task finding stock.mike


Where did you find the UK charger? Have had a look around but not found one yet. Thanks
charliebrown

There's some excellent lights out there - I currently run Halfords … There's some excellent lights out there - I currently run Halfords rechargeable lights £16 for a front and rear - there's a 20% code to take this to £12.80 The Cree T5 fpr £12-15 off Ebay are incredible value for money and thishttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5000Lm-2x-CREE-XM-L-U2-LED-Front-Headlamp-Bicycle-Bike-Light-Torch-Headlight-/271686245623?hash=item3f41c31cf7&clk_rvr_id=901706724707&afsrc=1&rmvSB=trueFor the rear - this is a brilliant light for buttons.http://www.dx.com/p/bike-bicycle-3-mode-red-light-led-safety-warning-signal-lamp-taillight-black-red-2-x-aaa-337694#.VgZ_0NJViko



​thank you. I really appreciate the advice.
lukeo44

Where did you find the UK charger? Have had a look around but not found … Where did you find the UK charger? Have had a look around but not found one yet. Thanks



I simply 're-purposed' a power supply from something else, it's probably well worth checking maplins for a universal power supply, all you need is to match the volts and have at least as many amps avaialble, and it should be good to go.

mike
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