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After hitting my HID lamp a few times I managed to coax it into life so decided to ride anyway. I did the usual Uni route and met the cubs playing a game up on the Downs so stopped with them for a while before heading on down to the HQ. One very tedious AGM later I headed home with the road lit beautifully by my working HID lamp. This lasted all of 5 minutes before it died again, I think it’s a dead battery which is slightly annoying as it’s not actually been used much.

Time to save up for a new light.

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5 Responses to 3 from 3

  1. Simon says:

    The light sounds bloody annoying :(
    Time for a switch to LEDs?
    If I stick with this bike shop lark then I might get one of those Hope 1000 lumen jobbers. Must investigate to see how much it would cost me.

  2. Rich says:

    The Hope 1000 lumen one is probably overkill. One of the Exposure lights looks a possibility though.

  3. Tom says:

    Joe borrowed one of those bonkers Lupine Betty or whatever the really really bright LED one is. Bloody annoying as it meant you were blind if he was behind you even with a HID.

  4. MikeD says:

    Used an Exposure MaXx at CLIC24 (and an L&M Stella on my helmet). Jolly good it was too, although switching modes while riding is a bit fiddly. Had a piggyback battery, though, so didn’t really need to turn it down from maximum…

  5. matt says:

    1000 lumens would be way too bright IMO, it would just burn out all the shadows on the trail and you’ll crash all the time.

    Simon’s HID was about right for me, but I rode into the daylight, so I was only in dark for maybe 70 mins, I didn’t think it was any better than a couple of Lumi’s though, color was probably better.

    Are LEDS good yet?