Lumicycle Halogen Pro Twin lights review£199.99

Surprisingly good halogen headlamps

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This proven system is heavy but powerful and totally updatable for a long and happy life.

Halogen bulbs may seem antiquated, but this over-volted 12-watt spot/20-watt flood set actually has the most spread and reach of the lights we tested it against. The distinctive yellowy light is also less glaring in damp conditions.

Unusually, the batteries don’t fade till right at the end of their run, but using both lamps drops run time below an hour and a half. The system is quite weighty and bulky, the toggle switches are easy to knock off accidentally and there’s no runtime feedback.

But superb UK manufacturer direct customer service and event support adds value.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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