Re: Cheap Bike Lights
- Per a review I found light output of the 3AA Mini Maglight is
approximately 60 lumens. This is considerably more than the figures
I have seen for comparably priced bike headlights.
--- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, "Rich Wood"
> For those who only occasionally need a bike headlight
> Batteryjunction.com lists Twofish flashlight to bike handlebar
> adapter/holders at very reasonable prices currently, about half
> claimed MSRP at under $8 for either version. One web site I founda
> wanted $72 for the same thing, a total ripoff. Two versions are
> listed. One is designed for AA flashlights and the other for ones
> that take C size cells per the batteryjunction web site.
> I just received the 3AA LED Mini Maglite and it is very bright for
> it's price. I found it for under $20 on Amazon with batteries and
> carrying holster. Puts out lots of light compared to anything Isubject
> have seen in it's price range and the beam is adjustable. I will
> give it a try on a bike once I receive the Twofish mount to hold
> it. I would estimate output to be in the 80 lumens range, maybe a
> bit more.
> Beam focusing does not put a central hole in the light pattern at
> reasonable focus adjustments as the Incandescent Maglites and mini
> maglites do. It uses a LED specific reflector that is IMO much
> better than the reflectors on regular Maglites and Mini Maglites.
> Remember that LED lights should have a long life and are not
> to lamp failure from vibration or similar causes as areincandescent
> lamps. Solid state devices such as LEDs typically fail veryquickly
> or last for thousands of hours.