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  1. #1
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    Help for a newbie single light solution

    Looking for some help with a one light setup. Would like to spend less than $50 for the complete package (light. battery box, batts, and charger).
    Narrowed it down to these two from Gearbest, Solarstorm X3 3 x Cree XM L2 2200lm, and Yinding 900Lm CREE XM L2. Both helmet mounted since that seems like the consensus best setup for a single light.

    Solarstorm X3 3 x Cree XM L2 2200lm 4-Mode 18650 LED Headlamp with 4-18650 Battery Pack-41.50 and Free Shipping|

    Yinding 900Lm CREE XM L2 2 LEDs 4 Modes Headlight Lamp Set ( 4 x 18650 Battery Neutral White US Plug )-40.98 and Free Shipping|

    Will be riding rather tamed and very familiar to me trails. Which of the above two lights would you recommend and should I buy the complete package from Gearbest or buy just the light and then purchase the rest of the components separately.
    I have know idea where to start if I were to buy the rest of the components separately, so I'd need some help there and like I said I want to stay under $50.
    Any help is much appreciated.

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    I doubt you could do separate components (batteries & charger esp.) for under $50. Reports on the stock Yinding pack have been fair I believe. I'd go the Yinding route, though the X3 is a nice light as well. The X3 would handle the heat better, but at the expense of being a larger light. I personally like going separate components and having control over my batteries, but the sets you've chosen will at least get you started. You can always build on from there.


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    Bright Eyes Bicycle Lights $39.97 from Amazon

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    Thanks for the input. I ordered the Yinding package from the wait.

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