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Help me choose from these three front lights

PBoPBo Posts: 2,493
edited October 2014 in Commuting chat
Want another "be seen" light for commuting, chosen from these bargains...

Which would you choose? 8 votes

Knog blinder for £8
12% 1 vote
Knog frog for £5
0% 0 votes
Lezyne femto for £9
87% 7 votes

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  • QubeQube Posts: 1,899
    Femto all the way bud.
  • dodgydodgy Posts: 2,890
    Sorry if this doesn't help, but personally I would only buy something that can be USB recharged. The convenience means my lights are always fully charged and ready to go. You can get lights on eBay that are USB chargeable for about the price you're looking to pay.
  • PBoPBo Posts: 2,493
    anyone else going to chip in?

    thanks

    PBo
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    Us lot in the sticks go for landing lights strapped to the bike... We can't help.
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  • sswisssswiss Posts: 354
    for what it's worth I have a set of the Femto - nice little well made set of "be seen" backup/pub lights.
  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    Femto and Knog Blinder at least is USB rechargeable.

    I had the Femto on the bike that got nicked. Had it about a week. Liked it
    Have had two Knog Blinder 1's for a few weeks. Like them. Though loads of other people will tell you Knogs are shite, so maybe go with the Lezyne
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  • DrLexDrLex Posts: 2,142
    I'll offer the slightly unhelpful "none of the above"; instead, on that budget, I'd be buying a discounted Smart light to run on flash:
    example.
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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 6,231
    I had the femtos (got nicked) and currently have the Blinders (both as back up lights rather than my main lights).

    Both will serve you well I think.
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  • We have a Femto in the box that gets used as a backup by my wife or the kids. It's not bad, but IMO not a main light.

    I use Zectos as a back-up/second light. Much better.

    Main ones are Exposure Race (front) and Blaze (rear). Pricey, but you definitely get what you pay for.

    PS Sorry it doesn't actually answer your question.
  • I have Femtos from an emergency buy when I forgot to switch lights onto the MTB a day I was off to Cross training.

    I also have Blackburn Clicks, I think these are better than the three above but less robust (though the new rear ones are better I understand). The light has a good jewel shaped prism lense which give some side vivibility unlike the Femtos which you really only see from front or rear...
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  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,993
    Femto are not USB charging
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  • No idea what the Femto is, but it isn't a Knog, therefore it gets the nod from me.

    Avoid Knog like the plague, build quality is ludicrously bad
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  • PorlyWorly wrote:
    No idea what the Femto is, but it isn't a Knog, therefore it gets the nod from me.

    Avoid Knog like the plague, build quality is ludicrously bad

    yes, appalling
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    The Femtos (F&R) I have are CR2032 coin cell powered. I use of flashing mode and the cells seem to last forever (in that I've yet to run them out so can't say for sure how long). I doubt rechargeable is a big advantage though I can see the appeal
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