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    What kind of lights do you have?

    What do you run? Shop-brand (Niterider etc.), clones (DX.com etc.), or higher-quality Chinese (Gemini, Magicshine, etc.).

    Edit. Wanted to set this up as a poll but it wouldn't let me. Anyhoo....just curious as to what folks are running w/r to the categories above. I just don't see how Niterider etc. are staying in business with all of the more affordable options out there.
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    Re: What kind of lights do you have?

    I have 2 Xeccon 1206, bar and helmet. I just purchased them and only have a few rides with them but so far they are very good. Great battery life / build quality is very good. Great set for $150.

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    Going to use 2 808 clones on the bar and SS 2 on helmet ! And that's what I'm going with , no more banging my head on what lights to get lol ..
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    I've got 2 NiteRiders that I use on my helmet and handlebars. A little pricey but I'm hoping to get in a weekly night ride until it snows.

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    I wanted to try the regular flashlight route instead.

    Using a custom built flashlight running one 18650 battery, max output 1400 lumens. Run times depends on modes and battery capacity. With a 2500mah battery, prob ~40 mins at 1000 lumens, ~1.5 hrs at 500 lumens. Need to try a 3400mah battery.

    I don't plan to ride solo so hopefully can stay in 1000 or 500 lumens mode most of the time. Also carry a spare light and battery.
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    Gemini Olympia/Duo X2
    Gloworm XS
    "PLEASE LORD FORBID THEM FROM ENTERING, FORGIVE US FOR THEY SHALL NEVER LEAVE"

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    - 2X 40- Watt Betty-R's, Gemini Duo/Xera. Very happy with all lights. Powerful, great programming and wireless remote on the Lupine makes for a very usable set-up.

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    Glad I found this thread. I'm thinking about getting a back light.

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    All Chinese lights for me, 6 of them.
    As much as I thinks it's great that a lot of the name brand lights have become more affordable, I still can't bring myself to pay for a name brand when I'm happy with the cheapy Chinese lights.

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    I have an MJ-872 clone mounted with a Cygolite bar mount (the one that comes with a bracket plate). My helmet light is a XML T6 clone. Not a bad setup for me.

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    1 - Serfast TSL-1500 on the bars. Outstanding light, super bright, long run time but spendy. List $390. Picked it up for $200 on sale at pricepoint with free shipping.
    Amazon.com : Serfas True 1500+ Deluxe Headlight : Bike Headlights : Sports & Outdoors

    1 - Cheap amazon chinese Cree bike light on the helmet. Ridiculous value at $14.00. Super bright. 3 x 2 modes. Three brightness settings plus strobe for each setting.
    Amazon.com: Generic 5 LED Bike Bicycle Taillight Rear Light Lamp (Headlight): Sports & Outdoors

    2 - Cygolite Hotshots. One on the back of my helmet, one on my rear rack. Super bright, lasts forever on strobe modes. Programmable. Durable. USB rechargable.
    Amazon.com : Cygolite Hotshot 2-Watt USB Rechargeable Taillight with USB Cable : Bike Taillights : Sports & Outdoors

    1 - Serfas TL-200 Tail light. Last forever on a pair of AAAs. Simple and durable.
    http://www.amazon.com/Serfas-TL-200-...=serfas+tl-200
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    I have all brand light mentioned by you .But in my mind I like the Gemini Olympia/Duo X2 most,haha

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    Using the Lupine Betty R14 4500 Lumen & Lupine Betty 12 2600 Lumens here. Quite please with the German Quality.
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    Amoeba's

    Been rocking this set-up for quite awhile now, really enjoy it!

    Bar mounted light -
    4x Cree XM-L's (2S2P) w/LFlex driver set to 3.5 amps.
    Powered by a 4 cell (2S2P) 5200mah battery

    Helmet light -
    2x Cree XP-G's (2S) w/LFlex driver set to 1.5 amps.
    Powered by a 2 cell (2S) 2600 mah battery mounted on the back of the helmet. No cords!

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    How do you post a poll? That is what I originally wanted to do here, not a thread. For some reason it wouldn't let me...do I need special forum permission?
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    Gloworm XS/X2 Combo from Action-LED

    Gloworm XS/X2 Combo from Action-LED, the combo is worth more than my bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by patski View Post
    Gloworm XS/X2 Combo from Action-LED, the combo is worth more than my bike...
    That's the XS? That thing is tiny! That's a nice looking bar clamp also, such a simple thing shouldn't be so rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by varider View Post
    That's the XS? That thing is tiny! That's a nice looking bar clamp also, such a simple thing shouldn't be so rare.
    Yep, about the size of my Stem.

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    Still using my 2 XML 18650 flashlights from DX ( single XML/single battery per torch). One smaller strapped to helmet. One larger one on the bars. ( P10 and C8 sizes ... if memory serves... )

    I want more ... but I do love not having wires and battery packs. I hate extra crap on my bike, and I only night ride every now and then. Even when I do, I often start in the daylight, and finish in the dark and prefer to only put the light on my helmet when it gets dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patski View Post
    Yep, about the size of my Stem.
    It looks even smaller from that angle. Crazy!

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    i'll say it again. We need a quality light group buy.
    Trail Led, Gloworm,...something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightOWL View Post
    i'll say it again. We need a quality light group buy.
    Trail Led, Gloworm,...something...
    I'm in with lupine. At a significant discount...
    "PLEASE LORD FORBID THEM FROM ENTERING, FORGIVE US FOR THEY SHALL NEVER LEAVE"

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    Quote Originally Posted by varider View Post
    That's a nice looking bar clamp also, such a simple thing shouldn't be so rare.
    Yep, very nice minimalist design. A tad spendy but the XS comes with it.

    Designed for 31.8mm.

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    I run all Lupine. 1 Wilma CL 1000 lm, 1 Wilma 1100 lm, 1 Betty II 2200 lm, and one Betty II 3000 lm. Not all at the same time of course, but that would be pretty sick! I am looking to sell the Wilma 1100 and Betty II 2200 and get the Betty R though.
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    Re: What kind of lights do you have?

    Flashlights also. Cree XML Single-cell 18650s on my helmet & handlebar.

    I recently upgraded the handlebar light to a single-cell 26650, which has about 80% more juice than an 18650.

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