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Front Light replacement (and possibly rear)

johnbirkby46213johnbirkby46213 Posts: 399
edited October 2013 in Commuting general
Quite a few years ago, this forum suggested some little cree lights; P2D's (aluminium body, rechargeable and only about 3-4 inch long, 2 modes; on and SOS) I bought a couple and thought they were fab. (Still do btw). Anyways, a couple of months later someone else on here suggested a P7 (I think it was about £35 and allegedly 900 lumens). Gobsmackingly bright when on full, infact too bright if a car approached in the opposite direction so I was always tilting it downwards.
Now finally to my point. The P7 is on its way out in that quite often the beam is dire - yes I have changed the battery. So, is there a similar sized light that is recommended by users of this forum? I will not be commuting so hours of battery life not an issue. Used mainly during the daytime on my winter rides.

I'm also looking for a good couple of rear lights to have switched on during the daytime as well.

Thanks in anticiaption of your replies
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  • You need to read this extensive thread on lighting

    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=20005&t=12807034
  • unixnerdunixnerd Posts: 2,864
    Cree XML-T6 torches. A little brighter than the P7 but much better battery life. I have a four cell battery pack for my P7 and it doesn't last much longer than a single cell T6 torch! I run two in case one gets a dead battery or has a problem. Point one into the distance and the other bit closer in - works a treat.
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  • they're far from cheap, but I swear by Exposure lights. I've got a Joystick and Redeye on my helmet, and on the main bike either a Maxx-D or a Strada with a Redeye at the back. Amazing. Rechargeable, super powerful, lovely stuff.
  • dilemnadilemna Posts: 2,187
    BigLights wrote:
    they're far from cheap, but I swear by Exposure lights. I've got a Joystick and Redeye on my helmet, and on the main bike either a Maxx-D or a Strada with a Redeye at the back. Amazing. Rechargeable, super powerful, lovely stuff.

    As long as they are not switched to flashing.
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