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Smart 700 Front Light

mtbjunkie08mtbjunkie08 Posts: 192
edited October 2017 in Road buying advice
Hi,
Wondered if anyone else uses one of these lights: https://www.fawkes-cycles.co.uk/2472503 ... ilver.aspx

It's powerful considering it's price, but the beam shape really doesnt work for road riding. Unless I tilt it really far down even on the lowest setting it tends to dazzle oncoming cars as I've had driving beeping and flashing their lights at me in protest. The problem with tilting it so far down is its only lighting the road right in front of my wheel, so if I'm going any faster then 12/13mph I can't really see well enough down the road.

I thought about trying to add a piece of plastic/tape to create some kind of visor/peak above the lens to try and focus the light down on the road more.
Do any other owners of this light experience the same issues of dazzling drivers?, and if so is there any solution.

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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    I use one of these. Well an earlier version. Works really well.

    Never had the beeping either.

    https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/10000Lm-2-3-CR ... 4335.l8656
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,612
    Pretty much any moon xpower light fairly cheap and half decent beam pattern that doesn't blind.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Thanks for the ideas guys, I know there are other lights, but I really wanted to know other peoples experience with this particular light.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,612
    As you have already found the beam pattern is not the best, hence the suggestion.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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