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headlamp suggestions

ianbarianbar Posts: 1,354
edited January 2012 in Road beginners
hello, i am looking for some suggestions for headlamps that obviously provide a lot of light for both cycling and running. thank you
enigma esprit
cannondale caad8 tiagra 2012


  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    You need far more light for cycling as you're going much faster.

    You can get the magicshine bike lights with a headband - I guess thats what you need.
  • MettanMettan Posts: 2,103
    For a lightweight option, an Ultrafire C3, Trustfire R5-A3 or a Uniquefire G10 with an XP-G R5 emitter will give you decent throw and flood - runtimes are good on AA but not so good on 14500 li-ions (its easy to carry 2 or 3 spare batteries though - I do) - (I use two C3's on my helmet) - if you want more output and a floodier beam again, go for a Fandyfire 2160 or a 501b with an XM-L T6 emitter, or for ultralightweight, something like a Xeno E03 XM-L T6.
  • redvisionredvision Posts: 2,958
    for running i use this:
    absolutely brilliant for the price. probably not bright enough for use on the bike though.
  • Wrath RobWrath Rob Posts: 2,918
    Ayup lights. End of. Magicshine might be a little too heavy for running, plus I'd always be concerned about the reliability/exploding aspect of them.
    FCN3: Titanium Qoroz.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 70,640 Lives Here
    edited January 2022
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