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    Idea! Best light set up for 300$

    Hey yall,
    Im looking at getting a respectable light set up for the up and coming fall and winter months. I really don't want to spend more than $300.00. I am mostly riding hilly dirt roads not much single track. I am very interested in the Light&Motion Stella 300L and the Baja Designs Stryker. I like the Stryker for it's High output and robust design but it is rather bulky looking and I am having a hard time finding comprehensive info on it. The Stella is a beautiful design, smart charger, nice mounting options and great battery life but, doesn't have half the lumen of the Baja. What are some other options I should be looking at.
    What are your opinons on the Cygolite Mitycross 400?
    Should I go handle bar mount or Helmet?

    Thanks for your help!

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    You don't need to spend $300.00 for what you are describing your uses are.

    Single light on anything but road my prefereance is for a helmet mount.

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    So is this your company?

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    Yes, but wasn't selling my lights, just saying there are other options out there as you are finding out.

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    I see your getting rave reviews on the Darkstar!
    I like the Grateful Dead refrence and the price! pretty crafty!
    Thanks for bringing these to my attention. I would much rather buy from a small American company than a big foreign company. What type of battery do your lights use? is there a low battery indicator? Which light would you recommend for my riding?

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    The 500l with upgraded electronics would fit your request nicely. It has about 550-600 lumens, low battery warning, overtemp protection, constant and strobe modes,adjustable power settings and a whole bunch of other options. I use a 4 cell Li-ion battery pack with weatherproof coating to give a 5 hour runtime on high.

    Thanks for asking.

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    Sounds good! Does it come with a mount and charger or are these extra?

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    Comes with bar mount, helmet straps and smart charger. Adjustable helmet mount is extra.

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    Is there a video or any photos that I can see this in action?

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    Here is an independant comparison from last year with the Darkstar and 500l up against a lot of other lights

    http://www.bigpigracing.org/big-pig-light-test

    On facebook you can see a video a guy took with his 500l.

    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http...778080&h=76855

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    Zen that's a great comparison page, very cool.

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    Very cool page thanks for posting that link.

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    I've been running my Magicshine MJ808 ($89) since last October. It's seen a lot of use on the road commuting, in the rain, and lots of night time trail use these past few months. Still going strong, and puts out a ridiculous amount of light. For commuting I leave it on the bars, but for trail riding it goes on the helmet so I have light where I look. With a budget of $300, you could just get two and have one for the bars and one for the helmet.

    http://www.geomangear.com/index.php?...roducts_id=180
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    Buy a Strykr. They are bullet proof, engineered to last, and have a life time warranty. They are a little bigger than some others because of their larger reflector. Larger reflector = more light.
    Contact us with your video production needs.
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    Zen shows up and supports all of our local races. A lot of guys around here are running the darkstar and it's an awesome light, at a great price, with top-notch support from Zen. I'll buy one when I can justify a new light.

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