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    recommendation for helmet mounted light

    looking for a helmet mounted system using a rechargeable battery small enough to stuff in a jersey pocket if possible and under $100.

    i'm not well versed on the latest and greatest systems so i thought i'd ask here.

    thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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    Have you tried the search function? A quick scan of page 1 of this forum yields this.

    For a helmet light with a rechargeable Li-Ion battery, in your budget, you're most likely going to be looking at the MagicShine MJ808e, or one of a myriad of Chinese XML clones commonly found on eBay.

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    thanks, fuzzy. i did use the search function.

    however, the link you provided yields this which is intriguing.

    JETBEAM ST CYCLER XM-L T6 - Cycle and Outdoor flashlight

    anybody?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    thanks, fuzzy. i did use the search function.

    however, the link you provided yields this which is intriguing.

    JETBEAM ST CYCLER XM-L T6 - Cycle and Outdoor flashlight

    anybody?
    For helmet use, I'd specifically avoid that light because it requires both hands to change modes, being a twist-head-to-change type. For a small lightweight light, consider the ShiningBeam S-Mini instead. The S-Mini comes in two variants: the XP-G emitter (more throw) or the XM-L (more flood). I have one of each and usually use the XP-G. I just loop a rubber band through my helmet vents and over each end of the flashlight, works well enough. The light with a battery loaded is about 90 grams.

    If you don't have any 18650 batteries yet, or a charger, then make sure you buy protected 18650s, which have a circuit that prevents dangerous overcharging or damaging over-discharging. Once you've bought into 18650, you can upgrade to newer flashlights as LEDs keep improving.

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    Universal Cycles has the 2012 Night Rider Minewt 300 plus on close out for $74.99. Great light, includes helmet mount, etc. I used one I'm my handlebars all season and recently ordered one on close out for helmet use.

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    Amazon.com: CREE XML XM-L T6 LED Bike Bicycle Light HeadLight HeadLamp 1200LM Red: Sports & Outdoors

    A whole bunch of my friends have this light. For the money, in my opinion, it's unbeatable.
    I like turtles

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    On eBay currently there is a Cygolite Expilion 700 (700 Lumen Max output) Light for $118 or best offer. I have this light and it's great. Several different lighting modes and is capable of max output for almost 2 hours which is more than enough for a nice night ride. Plus it's really light and has the integrated battery which I like. Offer up a hundred bucks and you've got a great deal. I paid $145 for mine.

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    NYrr496 - Honestly that light looks way better! Thing is awesome for 40 bucks! Thanks for the link, I may buy one myself now to have an extra.

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