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Good rechargable lights

father_jackfather_jack Posts: 3,509
edited October 2016 in Commuting general
I have a set of Aldi front & rear premium lights but with the oncoming dark nights I would like another light.

I have a Hope Vision 4 for front with the Aldi light so I'm covered on the rear. I've got a few .5W that are powered with AAA's but I want to move from replaceable battery driven lights to rechargable ones.

So I need a new rear light. The Lezyne Strip Drive Rear Bike Light looks ok, but are there any others? The Lezyne LED Micro Drive looks too focused not spread out, also design looks like it would fall out from the bracket.

I'm also considering the sidelight.

I also need replacement velco strap for the Hope Vision 4 cell battery pack
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  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,498
    Aldi have USB rechargable lights in their deals coming up.

    I use 2 rear lights on my commute - a Knog blinder and a Smart R2 - although my Smart R2 takes AA batteries - I use rechargable ones and they last ages (I think I charged them up in July? and I use the light on my commute home - night or day)
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,735
    Get the smart lunar R2 usb version well worth it
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 6,978
    Where are you riding?
    Well lit city roads? Unlit country lanes? Off road paths?

    I'm guessing if you have a Hope 4 it's away from lit roads.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,811
    Lezyne macro drive front for me, plenty of light with a nice pattern, you get a focused beam fro looking ahead and enough peripheral light for things not to catch you unawares. that's on unlit country roads.

    Out back a Moon Shield 60 still does it for me, this will be its fourth winter with no sign of a loss of performance.
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  • drlodgedrlodge Posts: 4,826
    Lezyne macro drive front here too, I've got the 600XL which appears to be discontinued but is still at Halfrauds for a bargain price.
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  • seajaysseajays Posts: 331
    The Lezyne Deca Drive Loaded is also on special at the moment, with an extra £10 off:

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  • father_jackfather_jack Posts: 3,509
    Bought the aldi cob lights £13 each.

    One thing I may to do to mod them is to put a strip of black electricans tape on the top edge as you the light is distracting from riding position and effects night vision.
    Say... That's a nice bike..
    Trax T700 with Lew Racing Pro VT-1 ;-)
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