35 Lux output from a single 2 Watt high-power Japanese LED. Features: •High, low and flashing modes. •Up to 5,12 or 19 hours run time in high, low, flashing mode using 2AA batteries. •Intuitive mounting bracket, installs without tools. •Extremel ....Read More...
This light looks very basic, which is probably a good thing, as it will be less likely to be stolen. The build quality is fine, with a snug and rattle free housing for the batteries (2 X AA). When I first turned this on I was surprised at how bright and far reaching the beam is. For a light that only takes two AA batteries I am puzzled where the power comes from. My other light is a Nightrider Evolution, which is 15 Watts, but has a quite yellow light. Although the Smart Lunar 35 is just two watts it has a beam that seems to reach further! (Although not as wide), and the light it gives out is bright white. At first I had my reservations about buying a light that doesn’t recharge, but when you use this you will soon see why a lot of the more expensive and bulky rechargeable lights simply don’t offer as much performance and value. I will be getting some rechargeable AA’s soon. I give this light Five big stars. Get one, why not two!
This light is amazing; I use Fujicell 2700mah rechargeables in it, after 90 mins ride there is no dimming. I have not seen or used any of the ultra expensive cycle lights but wonder why you need to pay that much when this light is so good. I cycle on dark country roads and a tow path at an average of about 15 miles per hour and find this light more than adequate for the job. The beam is bright and well focused to light up the road in front. I would seriously consider buying another one to make an awesome pair.
Having been using the now low quality Cat Eye lights for a while and seeing the second front light come off under braking and a London Taxi drive over it, I decided to go for a different manufacturer. I've had a Smart in the past and was impressed and this is a step up from that light.
Its bright, don't ever test that out by looking into it, it'll hurt and you'll be blind for a while. Its so bright that you could use it to see the way in dark roads and as MTB emergency light if your cautious. Certainly never going to compete with the proper lights but they are 100's
Its simple to fit, easy to operate and feels like a high quality item.
For commuting, its about as good as your going to get without costing the earth. Drivers are going to know your coming.
Whether you're commuting through towns or cities, taking on a night time mountain bike ride or touring on a long distance road trek, having a reliable set of lights is crucial – and a legal requirement in many countries.
There's a great range of lights for all purposes and at all budgets, which can be broadly separated into models that'll help you BE SEEN (commuting, road riding, touring etc on relatively well-lit roads), and models that will help you SEE (mountain biking at night, lighting your way on unlit roads etc).
Front lights generally have handlebar attachments and rear lights attach to your seatpost, but there's also the option to fix lights to your helmet using helmet-specific mounts, and to a backpack or even your clothing.
There's a huge range of lights that'll help you be seen, and you don't have to break the bank to get a decent front and rear lightset. We'd advise you to get the best you can afford: after all, the more visible you can make yourself on the roads, the safer you'll be.
When you're looking for the right lights for you, check to see whether they offer good side-on visibility so that other vehicles and pedestrians can see you at junctions, for example. Also consider lights which offer a number of modes – some flash, some are constant. There's no limit to how many lights you can have, so you may want to have one light on flash and one on constant to make yourself that little bit more noticeable.
If you're commuting on unlit country roads, mountain biking in the dark or you want something more powerful than a general purpose bike light then we have something for you with our high-end performance front lights.
Bike light technology has advanced so rapidly in the past few years that you can now buy lightweight LED units with long running times which pack a huge punch. Yes, you'll pay a little bit more than your average front light, but the results are night and day (literally).
Many of these high powered units are lightweight enough to helmet mount – perfect for picking out trail obstacles when you're riding off-road at warp speed, but they're also just as useful on-road for pinpointing potholes and other road obstacles too.
Beam patterns on these lights vary – some with a wide spread; others with a more focussed beam. You may want to use a mixture of the two, or choose the one which suits your riding the best.