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    Best Helmet Mount for Under $50

    As the title says, I'm looking for the best helmet mount light for less than $50. I don't need tons of bells and whistles. Just low and high, 2.5 hrs run time, light, reliable, easy to mount. Self contained battery is desired, but not necessary. I already have a Light and Motion HID handlebar mount light with a wide pattern so I'm just looking for a tight beam for the helmet. I just don't have the time to search every light article on this site so please refrain from the "search is your friend" type of responses. Links and pix are a bonus.
    Thanks all,
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    Yinding is still good for the price. Lightweight and selfcontained doesn't go together, so no way to get 2.5h unless you change the cells or run on low.

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    While self-contained lights have improved considerable they're still not the best choice for helmet use. Only ones I know of that will run for 2.5+ hours on high are the Ravemen PR900, Gloworm CX 900/1300, and Ituo WIZ 1, none of which cost less than $50. If your starting from scratch even the Yinding + battery + charger + helmet mount will be over the $50 mark as will the Magicshine 808 L2 once you add the helmet mount although close.

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    Thanks for the replies guys.
    Don't get too hung up on "self-contained"
    If they're not available at that price point, don't worry about it.

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    2.5H run time could mean lots of different things. You need 2.5H of run time on the brightest setting? I only need to use the "high" mode for fast descents, and a ride with 2.5H of descending would be a VERY long ride. I can't give good reccs on current models, but I would guess many torches work on the helmet and would get you through a 2.5H ride that maybe had 20-30 minutes of high and the rest on low. Lightweight and selfcontained! Throw in an extra battery in your pack and be safe.

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