Be seen LED lights front and rear that take normal batteries

daniel_b Posts: 11,773
edited September 2008 in Commuting chat
Hello all,

I don't have a general need for lights, as both myself and my gf have AYUP front lights, but I'm looking for some decent rears and a LED flashing front one also.

A lot of them seem to take either CR2032 batteries, or batteries that aren't AA or AAA, and irritatingly a lot of the ones on wiggle/crc helpfully don't say what kind of batteries they run on :roll:

I thought this looked rather good, as is rechargeable, and can easily be done at work, would be a good backup for the AYUP, and can be left on flashing mode - anyone used one?

For rears I have seen this one which has excellent reviews:

Any views?

Thinking of maybe combining it with this:

Maybe have one on fixed, and one on flashing mode, have one on the back of the rack, and one on the right hand rear stays?


Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
Scott CR1 SL 12
Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
Scott Foil 18


  • I have one of those Infini rack mounted ones, I wouldn't recommend it as once or twice it has switched itself off, the movement sensor stuff seems to confuse it, just get one with an on/off switch. Blackburn Mars and Cateye LD are good imo.
  • alfablue
    alfablue Posts: 8,497
    I would agree, I gave up with the Infini - light sensor is unreliable, battery life is poor (drains the battery when using light/movement sensor, even when off), battery replacement is a faff, and the rubber seal broke. More often than not I would find it was off when it was supposed to be on.They are a cheap variation on the Busch & Muller Toplights theme, I'll get one of those next time.

    The Smart Superflash is excellent, ideally I would have one on flashing, with a Bush & Muller on steady.
  • Smart Superflash is v. good.
  • secretsam
    secretsam Posts: 5,117
    Check out the current C+ magazine - there's a review

    Am very happy with my basic cheapy 5 LED Cateyes, simple but visible

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • It's basic Halfords stuff, but these show AA batteries in the picture.