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Cycle light recommendations

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14 Jan
4:51pm, 14 Jan 2021
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Looking for recommendations from the collective fetch knowledge base please. I've been looking myself but keep going round in circles.

I'm a recreational cyclist with a fairly heavy bike, so doesn't need to be particularly lightweight, but I do need decent function. I won't be doing much cycling on roads, I mainly use cycle paths, but they are dark without lighting at night, so do need to see where I'm going, not at any great speed though.

I see a lot of USB ones, is that the way to go or can I go down the traditional battery route? The absolute maximum would be for them to last three hours.

I'm not interested in fancy brands, as long as they do the job. Obviously prefer to pay less, but if I do need to pay more to get something that works then I will.

So, what should I be looking for? By the looks of it, it will have to be online.

Thanks in advance for any recommendations /advice 😊
15 Jan
11:32pm, 15 Jan 2021
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I've got front ones from decathlon. Going back a few years, but they are great. USB as well. Three levels of brightness and a flash. They were about 30 quid, iirc, and I swear by them

Not the best on the market, probably look at CatEye, but I do like them.

I prefer USB because I cycle a lot, but if it is recreational then battery is fine.

For rear ones, I actually prefer battery as they tend to be more waterproof. I use Asda ones, cheap as chips and do the job (although I will double up with USB ones on the backpack or jersey when needed).
16 Jan
7:42pm, 16 Jan 2021
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mr d
Might be worth asking on the bike commuting thread.
16 Jan
8:52pm, 16 Jan 2021
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Thank you PK, I'll have a look 👍

I may try the commuting thanks Mr d.
16 Jan
9:58pm, 16 Jan 2021
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Hertford Tiger
I like the ones by Chillitech. Not cheap but very bright and easy to operate with gloves.
16 Jan
10:20pm, 16 Jan 2021
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16 Jan
10:50pm, 16 Jan 2021
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I have lezyne micro drive 600xl. I cycle on country roads with no street lights for miles and they give plenty of light for me, even when not on the brightest setting.
17 Jan
2:34am, 17 Jan 2021
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Thank you all for recommendations. I've gone for Howfar's recommendation, they were in stock, had good reviews and I managed to get a set for what seemed like a reasonable price to me.

Thanks again, as a non cyclist it is a bit of a minefield, so all help was much appreciated 👍

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