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Helmet Lights? Suggestions?

whitestar1whitestar1 Posts: 530
edited April 2015 in Commuting general
Looking for a set of front/rear lights for my Specialise helmet. Suggestions anyone?
Ride Safe! Keep Safe!
Specialized Roubaix Comp 2017
Cube Agree Pro 2014
Triban 7 2013
RockRider 8.0 2011
http://www.whitestar1.co.uk

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  • whoofwhoof Posts: 756
    Yes, make sure they face the correct way once you are sitting on your bike and are not obstructed when you are on your bike. I see a fair number of people with a rear helmet lights with a ruc-sac compeltely covering it when they are bent over on the bike.

    I know it's not what you were looking for but still worth considering.
  • whoof wrote:
    Yes, make sure they face the correct way once you are sitting on your bike and are not obstructed when you are on your bike. I see a fair number of people with a rear helmet lights with a ruc-sac compeltely covering it when they are bent over on the bike.

    I know it's not what you were looking for but still worth considering.

    Good point! I use a backpack too.
    Ride Safe! Keep Safe!
    Specialized Roubaix Comp 2017
    Cube Agree Pro 2014
    Triban 7 2013
    RockRider 8.0 2011
    http://www.whitestar1.co.uk
  • shmoostershmooster Posts: 355
    This is what I use but it tends to go very dim in the cold. You can always get a couple of very cheap band on LED lights from ebay/ Amazon, just search LED bike lights, e.g.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/SAVFY-Bright-Si ... bike+light

    http://road.cc/content/review/100572-to ... rear-light
  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,252
    edited January 2015
    Yes. Subscribe to MBUK for £23 and get the free helmet light that they have as the subscription offer at the moment*!

    * that was the offer that I've just taken up. Can't remember the name of the light but it was more than good enough for a commute/road light! (I use an Exposure Joystick for my MTB helmet light). Obviously check whether that's still the offer before you take the subscription!

    EDIT: Just checked my subscription details and it's the Lezyne Macro Duo
    Trail fun - Transition Bandit
    Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur/Cube Agree C62 Disc
    Allround - Cotic Solaris
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,920
    I've got a FibreFlare on the rear of my helmet, rather than a light with a single beam. The FibreFlare is longer and the shape means the beam is more visible as your head moves up and down. I've got it mounted at the highest point on the rear of my helmet and in such a way I can change the batteries without removing it from my helmet. I don't wear a backpack either.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • iandoniandon Posts: 6
    Bell Array helmet.
    I have used one of those cheap but very good aldi rear lights fixed by using Duct Tape around the standard clip that comes with the light. It sits at the perfect angle pointing directly at the traffic when leaning forward riding your bike.

    Another quick piece of advice.. Don't get reeled in with reviews on expensive rear lights. I commute 10,000k per yr and the best light for the price is a double high power led from Wilko for about a fiver. Trust me they are brill.
    Ian.
  • apreadingapreading Posts: 4,532
    I got a couple of sets of these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SMART-LED-MIN ... 1499232043

    Really good, pretty bright, sit low over the helmet and weigh nothing so they dont swing around and you dont even notice they are there. The velcro straps will fit any helmet thickness and because they can be rotated to either sit the strap front to back or left to right, lots of mounting positions on any helmet. Seem to last forever too!
  • ol9ol9 Posts: 50
    I use an Exposure Flash fastened on the Exposure joystick Mount - its wrapped in electrical tape to bring up to the correct diameter but works really well

    I've got a Moon Shield mounted on the back of my helmet (Hard Nutz - Hi Viz)
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