Sunday, October 4, 2009

Bike Lights

Time in the year to prepare for night rides. From DealExtreme I recently got a cheap setup (<$50 total), 900 lumens, last for 2 hours (with a battery change), 190 grams including the helmet mount (a little heavier than the Light&Motion's 150 grams) but still bearable, and best of all, no cables. Here is the list:
  • UltraFire 18650 3.7V 3000mAh Lithium Batteries (2-Pack), Item# 26249
  • MTE SSC P7 900-Lumen 2-Mode LED Flashlight (18650), Item# 12325
  • DSD 18650 CR123A Charger Black EKARP, Item# 0936 (I didn't buy this one because I already have a 18650 charger, but got it for Andy, Jack, and Rob.)
  • Universal Nylon Mount for Flashlights and Lasers, Item# 12000

The light doesn't seem to output 900 lumens driven by a single battery. I'll do a field test this week.

BTW, it took about three weeks from the time I placed the order online to the package arrived from Hong Kong.

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