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Top of the range bike lights RRP £79.99 £53.96 @ Merlin
Top of the range bike lights RRP £79.99 £53.96 @ Merlin

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Cateye EL530 And LD1100 Light Set - 1500 candle power

Following up the earlier post on a Cateye rear light LD610

If you are after a set of these I don't think you will find them this price at any other etailer - I can't anyway - comes with free postage as well The rear one is normally £30 on it's own

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The EL-500 was the brightest battery front LED by a mile, but harnessing the very latest LED technology, Cateye's new EL-530 surpasses this by 50% with no price increase!!! Using one ultra bright white LED within Cateye's patented Opticube lens, this light has an output in excess of 1500 candlepower and a maximum 50 hour run time! The EL-530 sports a stylish gunmetal lens housing and includes a magnetic switch, making it totally waterproof and weather resistant. No other led light offers the same level of all round visibility as the TL1100. Cateye's Opticube technology is combined with 10, yes 10, ultra bright red LEDs for unparalleled brightness ? incredibly, this light is 80% brighter than the previous king of rear lights, the LD1000. 6 LEDs face backwards and 2 are positioned on each end ? each row can be independently controlled through 4 different modes for a total of 16 different combinations.

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I got a front light and a backlight (both LED) for a quid at poundland. They are easily bright enough. What do these do that is any better?

NobbyB;6300108

I got a front light and a backlight (both LED) for a quid at poundland. … I got a front light and a backlight (both LED) for a quid at poundland. They are easily bright enough. What do these do that is any better?



Depends what you want from the lights - these will allow you to see a good way ahead on an unlit road (and be seen from a long way behind) , will be reliable (as they are a well respected brand), and will last a long time on a set of batteries....
I personally can't justify spending over £50 on a set of lights, but my night-time riding is on lit roads, so it's more a case of being seen than seeing where I'm going - if I were riding on unlit roads, I'd consider this a bargain - but then again, I value my life at slightly more than a pound....;-)

The rear is double switched allowing one bank to be a solid light, and the other to be flashing. Normally you would need two separate lights to achieve this.

It is also VERY bright.

NobbyB;6300108

I got a front light and a backlight (both LED) for a quid at poundland. … I got a front light and a backlight (both LED) for a quid at poundland. They are easily bright enough. What do these do that is any better?



have to agree - i would think these light would be seen from further away - but you could get 53 sets of poundland ones - now that would make you stand out :-D

NobbyB;6300108

I got a front light and a backlight (both LED) for a quid at poundland. … I got a front light and a backlight (both LED) for a quid at poundland. They are easily bright enough. What do these do that is any better?



Are you serious?
Try commuting in winter with poundland lights on and see how long you live

These cost more than my bike's worth ... probably more than I'm worth come to that!

Still, it's a good price for this particular product (if too much for me) and they take AA rather than the odious AAA batteries which is always a huge positive. Hot-ish.

sub £50 and i may have gone for these. i do alot of cycling in the dark during the winter months . . but it dosnt matter how bright your lights are , your always going to get an idiot driver that will carve you up /pull out and say they never saw you. at least if you do go for these , you have done all you can to get noticed and be safely seen by the majority .

I recommend this light set, I own them. Dual LED for the back, safer travel!
Light at front could be brighter, but good amount of light.
GOOD PRICE!!

dcummin;6300322

have to agree - i would think these light would be seen from further away … have to agree - i would think these light would be seen from further away - but you could get 53 sets of poundland ones - now that would make you stand out :-D



lol!:w00t:

NobbyB;6300108

I got a front light and a backlight (both LED) for a quid at poundland. … I got a front light and a backlight (both LED) for a quid at poundland. They are easily bright enough. What do these do that is any better?



these ones would probally be waterproof and last more than a week and though i personally wouldn't spend £50 on bike lamps ,i would spend more than a quid :thumbsup:

If you're feeling poor there are Bike Hut front and back light sets at Halfords (lots in wandsworth) for £8.33. Surprisingly bright

I bought this light set a year or two ago in a special offer (around £40) and I cannot recommend them highly enough. They are simply excellent. The front light is far brighter than many of the new Cateye lights and if you use decent rechargeable AA batteries it will run for a good few hours. I put in a freshly charged set every week or so. The rear light is also very bright even in daylight. It has two independently controlled banks of lights with four settings each. It uses two AA batteries and in flashing mode it runs for ages.
There is no comparison between these lights and those from Poundland. If you only occasionally ride at night and only want lights so that cars will see you then the Poundland ones might suit but, these Cateye lights will last for years, will let you see where you are going in the dark and, will keep you safer.
The price is a bit high but the lights are brilliant (literally). :thumbsup:

Price back up to £59.95 now.
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