Official Flashlight/Headlamp Setup & Discussion Thread- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: akaBrowntown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    454

    Official Flashlight/Headlamp Setup & Discussion Thread

    A THREAD FOR THE DISCUSSION AND MOUNTING/SETUP OF FLASHLIGHTS AND HEADLAMPS.

    I only last night did my first night ride and was very pleased with my gear. I have been using a decent compact flashlight for other chores often and knew there were users on here that used them for night riding - but finding mounting and information wasn't exactly easy when it came time to make a choice.

    For those that curious about flashlights for night riding purposes, there are quite a few benefits.

    1. Most use a common 18650 lithium ion battery. This means no external battery pack with dangling wires.
    2. Size - most flashlights are rather compact and lightweight.
    3. A huge variety of lights with ranging colors/outputs/sizes.
    4. Prices are on the lower side when compared to bike specific lights - especially when looking into higher output lights.
    5. Utility - once you're off the bike, they can be used for other purposes.

    Bike specific lights are great - but I wanted to create a thread of useful information on the alternative route of flashlights/headlamps. I know there are a handful of users that know a lot more than I do and can contribute to the thread.

    LETS SEE THOSE SETUPS!

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: akaBrowntown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    454
    I used a Zebra Light SC64c on the helmet. I actually ordered it by mistake thinking it was an SC600. But I ordered it based on the specs (Neutral White and high CRI) and figured I would try it out. I'm extremely pleased with the SC64c, the amount of color that I was able to see while riding in the dark was fantastic - nothing was flooded in white. The size is on the small side so that was a plus as well.



    Using Two Fish U-Hooks as some friends suggested and they worked like a champ.


    Here is a comparison pic (I know the pic is somewhat useless without all sorts of details) but figures I would show it anyways.

    The SC64c is on the left and a BT-40/Magicshine Battery on the right. I do have the MJ-872 light, but decided to use the BT-40 as its a bit warmer and wanted to try and match colors better.

Similar Threads

  1. General Discussion forum: Official name change ..Poll...thread.
    By DIRTJUNKIE in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 86
    Last Post: 09-20-2016, 07:28 AM
  2. C&B SEEN CABS-1200 1200 Lumen Bike Light & Headlamp Kit review
    By Skyraider59 in forum Lights and Night Riding
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-21-2014, 07:56 AM
  3. Official, Official .....thread.
    By DIRTJUNKIE in forum Off Camber (off topic)
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 12-03-2014, 09:46 PM
  4. Official, Official .......thread.
    By DIRTJUNKIE in forum Off Camber (off topic)
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 12-03-2014, 09:30 PM
  5. Is solar flashlight superior to normal flashlight ?
    By Alice2012 in forum Lights and Night Riding
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-05-2012, 09:13 AM

Members who have read this thread: 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.