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My tuppence - ALL THE LIGHTS! A handlebar lamp is what vehicle drivers "expect" to represent your forward direction. So I have a high-power chinese thing with 4x18650 in a pouch. I only take it in winter or when I expect to be riding in the dark. I'm not sure if it works better on the bar or on the head-tube... with the headtube the light doesn't wiggle ...


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What is your budget? Don't split between two cheap lights. I would start with a good (like $80+ USD) bar light before spending money on a helmet light. The nicer lights even have a broad low beam and more focused high beam with multiple power settings. Then you can add a nice helmet light. It is good for riding trails as you can direct the light. ...


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This is always going to be a matter of opinion but here are some reasons why I think the answer is "yes": Cornering: you don't have to be cornering hard for a bar-mounted light to point the wrong way, and cornering is a time when you really don't want to hit a pothole. Signaling to others: if a bus starts indicating out while you're alongside, lifting ...


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Answer: Bad luck. I would contest the idea that consumer battery powered led lights generally fail mid ride, you have just had bad luck or been buying bad lights. I have only replaced one rear light on one bike in 5 years, this replacement was necessary because I came off the bike on an unexpected icy patch on a switchback in the woods... the light still ...


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I agree with Jablanovic about striking the lights in the direction of the batteries' orientation to test them. I have two blinkies with this problem. Folded aluminum helped but didn't fix it. Then used narrow strips of duct tape parallel to the batteries to hold them in place. That completely fixed one and only helped the other. For that I put a 50uf (micro ...


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USB rechargeable lights are not typically designed to be run off of USB power continuously, they're only designed to be charged over USB. I run The Bike Light Database, and have tested dozens of different USB rechargeable lights. A few models will run while plugged in, but typically do not charge if turned on, and only run at the lowest output setting. If ...



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