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Oh yeah. I need a good all-in-one light system. Bike & Hike(7 posts)

Oh yeah. I need a good all-in-one light system. Bike & HikeKristin
Oct 6, 2003 8:11 AM
Do they make such a creature?

3 ways to mount. Helmet mount, head straps, AND handlbar mount
Can take AA's
Can ALSO take rechargable power from a water bottle battery
Bright enough for night-riding on the road and trail
Light for backpacking
Your going to have trouble.the bull
Oct 6, 2003 8:37 AM
Finding a AA set up that is going to be work on a trail at night, at least for mtn. biking(the real kind of a trails where I live).
Sorry here is more info why.the bull
Oct 6, 2003 8:50 AM
Most higher output lights are operating on a 12V system.
This would be 8 AA batteries.
I am not sure how long they would last but not long considering that most of these lights are 10 to 20 watts.
Better off getting a trail light system for nite riding and a seperate headmounted light for camping.
I have a couple of Niterider light setups they are nice.
For camping I use a Petzel(sp?).
re: Oh yeah. I need a good all-in-one light system. Bike & Hikegf99
Oct 6, 2003 8:50 AM
I don't know of anything that meets all your requirements (especially the AA's), but I have a Light & Motion ARC that I use for road and mtb that could meet many of them.

The 2004 model, unlike previous years, comes with both helmet and bar mounts. Battery lasts 3+ hours on a single charge and I can blind drivers if I look right at them. I imagine it could be adapted to head straps with a little ingenuity.

The down side: $$$
you need a rechargable for trail riding...period (nm)ColnagoFE
Oct 6, 2003 12:41 PM
Jet LitesMKD
Oct 6, 2003 1:18 PM
I think you need multiple lights depending on the activity. Backpacking, you only need a light with LED, maybe even a halogen. Biking requires more lighting. I have the helmet mount Jet Lite and it is awesome. I don't think I will ever need a handlebar mount light. Go to My friend has a nite rider and to me the Jet Lite is far more superior.
Thanks everyone.Kristin
Oct 6, 2003 1:23 PM
I was thinking that there wouldn't be a light that would take both battery types. Bummer. I hate owning two of everything.