Author Topic: best Be-Seen bike lights  (Read 4645 times)

best Be-Seen bike lights
« on: 23 August, 2021, 11:46:00 am »
It seems to be fashionable for the bike to wear flashing lights, and 'driving lights' on cars, nowadays.
Since I like to keep at the cutting edge of these things, I would like to equip my bike.
Unfortunately my Aberdonian heritage has led me to acquire various rather useless cheapo items.
I bought several of this type, ultra cheap and light, but short battery life, so used in rotation:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324531227481?hash=item4b8f918b59:g:6koAAOSwZ-1gVn10
I had 2 cob rear from Aldi, which is ok, but lost one on the Gairnshiel somewhere last month.
And I had varous 2xAAA rear in the past.

So I am looking for advice on buying:

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Re: best Be-Seen bike lights
« Reply #1 on: 23 August, 2021, 01:21:05 pm »
I commute everyday, all weathers. Every light I’ve had dies from water ingress, other than exposure. They don’t have the best beam shape or temp (for me) but I don’t have to replace them every year.

Re: best Be-Seen bike lights
« Reply #2 on: 23 August, 2021, 09:49:23 pm »
I like my Knog blinders.

https://youtu.be/8RzHuazQtYI a little comparison vid I made a while ago
Back in the saddle :)

Re: best Be-Seen bike lights
« Reply #3 on: 23 August, 2021, 09:57:02 pm »
You will get loads of opinions on this topic.

I’m using this https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/LIPXBBBPRODUAL/planet-x-burn-baby-burn-pro-dual-front-light

Lots of light, compact and really good run times with the high capacity battery

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Re: best Be-Seen bike lights
« Reply #4 on: 23 August, 2021, 09:59:37 pm »
Something without batteries that die. https://www.reelight.com/
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: best Be-Seen bike lights
« Reply #5 on: 24 August, 2021, 11:39:12 am »
I use Exposure Trace and Trace R after discovering that they are what the very visible road rats around here are using.
Never knowingly under caffeinated

Re: best Be-Seen bike lights
« Reply #6 on: 24 August, 2021, 07:40:03 pm »
Something without batteries that die. https://www.reelight.com/

Oh, I like those. If I was still touring/camping/audaxing, I'd be ordering now!
Back in the saddle :)