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    self contained Helmet Light

    I just bought the solar storm2 and for $30 it works great. I would like a helmet light but without running a battery back to my camelbak. Are the self contained bright enough only need 2 hours of light max.

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    I have what I believe is the Lezyne Super Drive XL. It is super bright and lasts +2 hours on the lower setting. It works great as a helmet light because the beam is very focused. I actually use it only on the lower setting as the focused beam can make the darker areas outside of the beam hard to see at the highest setting. It wouldn't work very well on the bars while mtn biking, but I do use it for commuting that way. It's not overly heavy, but it is noticeable when mounted on my helmet. The "Loaded Box" version comes with the helmet mount and extra battery, along with the normal 2 handlebar mounts.

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    Thanks for feedback, however I do not see a helmet mount that come with the lezyne

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    If you buy the "Loaded Box" version it comes with a helmet mount. From the description on the website:

    "It is also available as part of a Fully Loaded package with CM handlebar mounts, a CM helmet mount, a spare battery pack, a Micro USB charging cable, and CM storage case."

    If you want just the light you can buy the mount separately here: Lezyne - Engineered Design - Products - LED Lights - Composite Helmet Mount (XL Lights)

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    You ought to check into the Amoeba light made by Scar on this forum. It is not "self contained" but has a battery pack on a short cable. Mount the light toward the front of the helmet and the battery toward the back. Might have better balance that way. It also sits lower on the helmet than the all in one lights, it is really tiny.

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    Have you though about something like the Gemini XERA or Gloworm X1? With a 2 cell battery mounted on the back of the helmet they are a great light weight setup with 950 lumens and 2 hours of run time.



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    Exposures Diablo is what I use for night riding.

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    I bought a solar storm 3 and put that on the bars and using the solar storm two for my helmet the 2 of them worked great together however the solar storm 2 is not self contained

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    How much is solar storm 3 ?

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