View Full Version : Headlamp / tailight suggestions?

01-04-2009, 09:54 AM
I've tried many over the years with disposable batteries, and most seem to twizzle too soon, lose their lumens, and become useless. I just ordered a 700 lumen Light and Motion Seca 700 Race, hoping it may prove useful for my nightly commutes.

Perhaps it's overkill for my needs: I ride home from work -- near 181st and Sandy -- to Hollywood, at 11 p.m., M-F. However, if it keeps lit, charges easy, and actually lights up the paths and direction of travel, I'm cool with the pricey part.

Thanks to all that've detailed their use with and suggestions for reflectors (active and passive). I've included such in my cadre of safety gear for night riding.

steve knight
01-04-2009, 10:55 AM
that will work. though you may have saved a fair amount of money getting a dinotte. I have a 600l that I got off of ebay and the 200l I bought right before I got the deal. the 600 is fine in the rain it washes out but from what I have heard most all lights do that. the planet biek superflash or I like the mars 4.0 since it has better side lighting. both are around 25.00 or less.

01-04-2009, 06:15 PM
Here's a couple of threads you might want to check out...

Lights... What do You use? Why? (http://bikeportland.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1270)

Glow-in-the-Dark Bike (http://bikeportland.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1357)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3073/2697187055_31aafaeb98_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ufobike/sets/72157606341007268/)

Please post pics of your bike when you finish, I'd love to see it!

Rubberside Down!