|Oh yeah. I need a good all-in-one light system. Bike & Hike||Kristin|
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 & Hike||gf99|
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
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 www.jetlites.com. My friend has a nite rider and to me the Jet Lite is far more superior.|
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.|| |