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Today It’s Mostly Front Lights …

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Time was when bicycle lights would cost you $2.00+ per lumen. Modern LED lights will more likely cost you 20¢/lumen.

The Cateye Volt300 - $59.99

The Cateye Volt300 – $59.99

Today’s bike light is now very bright and effective for its size and will most likely have the advantage of being rechargeable and switching to several lighting modes.

The package includes a helmet mount

The package includes a helmet mount

We’ve just taken delivery of the latest Cateye Volt300 front light with a claimed output of 300lumen for 3 hours on full beam and up to 11 hours on Hyper-Constant.

Hyper-Constant Technology is a true first among the cycling industry. LEDs maintain a solid beam while simultaneously flashing, allowing cyclists to “See And Be Seen”.

Kit includes helmet mount, handlebar mount and charging cable

Kit includes helmet mount, handlebar mount and charging cable

The light can recharge on any USB port or USB phone charger and the battery is easily removable with spare batteries and an optional charging cradle also available for long trips and commutes.

We have a range of Cateye rechargeable and regular battery lights as well as high-end units by Light & Motion and Knog. We also stock effective budget lights by Blackburn and Giant.


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Alan That British Bloke | OldCranksCC Forum


Yes!!! More Lights!!!!

Friday, September 27th, 2013

I know … Lights again … but let’s face it, if you’re going to be riding this time of year you need to be seen, especially in those last few minutes after sunset while you’re dashing for home.

Make sure they see you, right?

Make sure they see you, right?

So we’ve just taken delivery of a ton of Knog Blinder rechargeable LED rear lights.

Minimalists will love the Blinder 1, just one very bright red LED which can be switched between several strobe patterns. Very small, yet very effective.

Cateye Rapid 1 rechargeable rear light - fits most aero seat-posts

Cateye Rapid 1 rechargeable rear light – fits most aero seat-posts

We also stock two versions of the Blinder 4, a 2×2 and a 1×4 pattern. Both utilise four very bright red LEDs and one of them or the other will fit on your seat-post to help make you super conspicuous.

Knogs are a little difficult to fit onto an aero frame/seat-post, but we’ve found the CatEye Rapid 1 has a fixing which securely fits on most aero sections. It also looks like HAL from 2001 from the back …

The Cateye is also rechargeable via a USB cable.

These rechargeable LED lights vary between $30 and $45 which makes them rather more expensive than an AA or AAA battery version, but they’re rated for 600+ recharges, which is a lot of Energizer bunnies compared to the cents it costs to charge these lights up again.


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Alan That British Bloke | OldCranksCC Forum


Knog Rear LED Lights

Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Knog Blinder4 LED rear light

Knog Blinder4 LED rear light

Summer is a coming, but we’re still big exponents of using a rear light even on the sunniest day, let alone during the encroaching evening.

Being seen from the rear is crucial on a bicycle. Of course, it’s good to be seen from the front as well, but you do have the advantage of seeing what’s coming at you.

Even on the brightest day a bright red light flashing towards the rear will enhance your security. Imagine a sunny day as your country lane dives under the trees and an SUV driver, complete with dark, dark shades just seeing a pool of dark under the branches as they close in behind you at 50mph … that red strobe in the darkness can only help.

Lighting technology is developing by leaps and bounds and none more-so than in the field of rear lights. A good front light is still going to cost you more than $100, but an effective, rechargeable rear light is going to cost you less than $50.

Remember that these lights can be recharged at least 600 times. Imagine the cost of 600 sets of DuraCells …

Knog Blinder4V

Knog Blinder4V

Most of us at the bike shop have taken to the Knog range of Blinder lights.

All are rechargeable via a USB slot on your computer or USB phone charger and give several hours on flash.

They are available in a number of configurations, the Blinder4, the Blinder4V and the minimalist Blinder1.

All three fit, with what amounts to a sophisticated elastic band, onto the seat post of your bike. They can also fit elsewhere on the bike or on a helmet in most cases.

The Blinder4 is best if you don’t have a lot of seat-post showing and the Blinder4V if you have more room.

Knog Blinder1 - a good thing in a small package

Knog Blinder1 – a good thing in a small package

The Blinder1 is smaller and is just right if you are looking for an effective light-weight rear light.


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Alan That British Bloke


 
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