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exposure flash and flare suitable?

Postby clair » Thu Jan 17, 2013 17:45 pm

HI all hope you can give me some advice on lights. i wont be doing trails at night but will be riding along canal paths and roads. are the exposure flash and flare suitable for this. i have seen both lights refurbished for £55. i want small lights but they gotta do the job, any advice would be great thanks.

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Re: EXPOSURE FLASH AND FLARE

Postby mrdsgs » Thu Jan 17, 2013 17:55 pm

The rear is fine and the front will get you seen BUT it will NOT illuminate canal path or road in the dark.

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Re: EXPOSURE FLASH AND FLARE

Postby clair » Thu Jan 17, 2013 18:33 pm

could you suggest any small lights that will do the job i got a max of £55 to spend on both lights.

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Re: EXPOSURE FLASH AND FLARE

Postby thistle (MBNW) » Thu Jan 17, 2013 18:45 pm

For a front light one of these will do (about £27):

http://www.buyincoins.com/new_en/detail ... 22075.html

There are other models available as well, there should be some reviews of different models on this forum or on other sites. (Similar looking lights vary in quality a bit, I bought this one and it has a narrower beam angle than the original Magicshine light, and is more focussed to the centre).
My last order from buyincoins took 3 weeks to arrive.

I have one of these as a rear light:
http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalo ... CF0Q8wIwAQ
Seems to be doing well at handling wet commuting abuse and it's nice and bright.

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Re: exposure flash and flare suitable?

Postby cooldad » Thu Jan 17, 2013 19:56 pm

Or you could look in the Lights sticky at the top of the forum, or the huge Lights thread below.
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Re: exposure flash and flare suitable?

Postby Greer_ » Thu Jan 17, 2013 20:05 pm

I can recommend this here. More than bright enough for riding pitch black trails, so will work fine for paths on the lower setting. And then get a nice bright LED rear light to go with it - can be had for a fiver.

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Re: exposure flash and flare suitable?

Postby allthegearnoidea » Fri Jan 18, 2013 09:45 am

one of thes for the front,
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CREE-XM-L-T6- ... 9588935%26

and a coupl eof these on the back (ones more than enough, but never have enough!!)
http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/LIPHBPDRL/p ... rear_light

with budget to spare too!!!

then if you want to go offroading then grab anothr of the front ones for your lid and offyou go!!!!
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Re: exposure flash and flare suitable?

Postby CB75 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:08 am

ive got the flash and flares and they are good lights for commuting in regards to making traffic aware that your there with the flashing modes and they are reasonably bright however i wouldnt recomend them for off road and dimly lit places. they are just not strong enough. the above post recommends the cree front light from ebay, which a mate from work recently bought and it is seriously bright. a good buy.

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Re: exposure flash and flare suitable?

Postby Danlikesbikes » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:12 am

I have both on my winter bike road bike & both are quite good at getting you seen by other road users which in the current foggy & snow conditions are a must for me on the country lanes.

I do live right next to a canal and to be honest wouldn't use the Flash for the tow paths at night in total darkness as its not bright enough. However I have used at dusk time and it was OK, but most of our paths are also part of a walk/cycle route and have good to minimal lighting so might be alright.
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Re: exposure flash and flare suitable?

Postby clair » Fri Jan 18, 2013 14:56 pm

thanks for your help i will look into your suggestions. im also looking at getting a helmet, need something light as no matter what sort of helmet i wear i seem to get a headache. Anyone here heard of the lima pro mtb 104. I have seen it for a really good price under £30, but is it any good, cheers again.

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Re: exposure flash and flare suitable?

Postby cooldad » Fri Jan 18, 2013 16:48 pm

Google it and the first review to come up will be the BR one.
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