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    New question here. 2x900 Lumen better than one 1250 Lumen?

    Just started riding at night recently and I currently use a single Lezyne 900XL and a single Chinese brand 450 lumen light on handlebar. Going to buy one more as helmet light. For my tight budget, I am considering a Lezyne 1250XXL. For just a bit more, I can get two Lezyne 900XL as they are on sales everywhere.

    Is putting two 900XL on the handlebar and a 900XL on the helmet going to have better coverage/distance than a single 1250XXL on the bar and 900XL on the helmet?

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    Yes.

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    I can't answer your question directly, as I have never tried to run two of the same lights at once. It does seem too expensive to me, running three of those lights at once. For that price you can get an ituo xp2 or a gloworm x2. Plus you would have a much better battery life. Of course those lights use separate battery packs, where you may prefer the all-in-one designs.

    The one thing I don't understand about the new Lezyne lights is the in-field battery replacement. There old models had this ability, but I'm not so sure about the new ones. I think it may be built-in. Personally I wouldn't want to be stuck in the middle of the woods with a non-replaceable battery. If you are going out for an hour loop it would probably be okay though.

    I'm not sure what Chinese light you are running, but one light that is still very cheap and also very nice light is the Yinding. It also way brighter than 450 lumens
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    It also comes in the neutral white tint which makes it easier to see on the trail.

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    Thanks varider for bringing up Ituo. I prefer all-in-one design to external pack. Did some research on Ituo and bought a Wiz20 + some extra batteries. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciocc View Post
    Thanks varider for bringing up Ituo. I prefer all-in-one design to external pack. Did some research on Ituo and bought a Wiz20 + some extra batteries. :-)
    Congrats. on your new light. These a very good lights. I did a 4+ hour fat bike ride last night (55 mi.) mostly on 50% power and battery light didn't turn red till I pulled my keys out to let myself in at the end of the ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MRMOLE View Post
    Congrats. on your new light. These a very good lights. I did a 4+ hour fat bike ride last night (55 mi.) mostly on 50% power and battery light didn't turn red till I pulled my keys out to let myself in at the end of the ride.
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    WOW!!! Thats a hell of a good ride MRMOLE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indebt View Post
    WOW!!! Thats a hell of a good ride MRMOLE.
    Thinking the same...

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    I'm semi-retired so I have lots of time to ride (lucky me!).
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