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Bell Halogen Headlight Lights

1.9/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $15.00


Product Description

Add an element of safety to your night cycling and commuting with this handlebar-mount halogen headlight.. Features a quick-release mount for easy on and off. Closeout.
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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chuck a Weekend Warrior from Michigan

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2005

Strengths:    cheap, good amount of light

Weaknesses:    none really for this price

Bottom Line:   
This is used as a back-up to my Mod light as i ride in total darkness home from work I wanted a simple, cheap light in case my main one failed. That said, I replaced the bulb with a mag-lite xenon bulb and use high quality rechargeable batteries. With the new bulb, light output was great and with good rechargeables, burn time is not an issue unless you plan on riding all night. I get about 4 hours on my batteries. With these simple upgrades, you get a great light for under $30. Also, the newer style mount is more durable.

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   wal-mart

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn Mod

Bike Setup:   mostly stock Haro v1

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Anna a Weekend Warrior from Wharton

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2005

Strengths:    nice bright light

Weaknesses:    very hard to the battery compartment and then the top batteries kept popping up because they were not sitting right

Bottom Line:   
I still need a bike light.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $13.00

Purchased At:   Wal-Mart

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tim from Seattle, WA

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2003

Strengths:    Throws a good amount of light for a cheap head light.

Weaknesses:    4 AA batteries only last about an hour, maybe 2.

Bottom Line:   
This is NOT a head light for use on the trail. You will easily fall into a hole and die if you try using this light in the woods.
This IS a decent headlight for commuting on semi to well lit streets with the occasional dark alley.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Target


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Nate a Racer from Chicago, IL

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2003

Strengths:    Inexpensive, Walmart's 90 day return policy

Weaknesses:    I went through four of these in about a month- the mounting bracket always breaks, even under city commuting use. Vibration causes the plastic bracket to break, or the tabs that hold the light on snap off. Also, do not ride in the rain with these- they drown very quickly.

Bottom Line:   
It will break eventually unless you ride on perfectly smooth roads all the time. If you are willing to slap a piece of duct tape across the top to hold it on, it will work just fine. Still, if you do any riding in the evening, and want a reliable light, you might as well spend a little more and get something better.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Walmart

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn bike light, maglite taped to handlebars


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Grubby Octoweed a Cross Country Rider from Canada

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2002

Strengths:    The price. The strength of the light for the price.
Easy to adust where the light focuses.
Nice spread of light with a focues beam in center.


Weaknesses:    I am leary(?) about the plastic mount breaking. If I plan on doing a demanding trail or some urban stuff, I tape some electrical tape around the light to make sure.

I don't think I am getting 2hours, but close enough I guess.


Bottom Line:   
Well for the price this light is very impresive. Mind you I have only been on a few runs with it so durablity may be a factor in overall use. So far I have down I few drops with it and it has stood up.(so far)

Battery use: I think it is supose to have run time of 2hours. It starts to fade, so you do have a heads up on it.

Bottom line: It seems okay so far. In fact I think I may get another put on. Ohh and rechargeable batterys.

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   Walmart

Similar Products Used:   My werewolf like vision.

Bike Setup:   2001 RM Slayer

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mark Curtis from Windsor, Colorado USA

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2002

Strengths:    cheap, cheap, cheap!

Weaknesses:    cheap, cheap, cheap!

Bottom Line:   
Others have been a bit harsh. No, it's not going to vaporize the countryside, but for the money it works fine. It has a tight, focused beam and it's not that hard to change the batteries (seriously....how hard is it to turn a screwdriver?). And it's not bombproof, but if you treat it with care it will serve those who can't afford a more expensive light very well. I put 2 flamin chilis, but I would say it's about a two and a half.

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Favorite Trail:   Poudre Trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $9.00

Purchased At:   Wal-Mart

Similar Products Used:   Zefal HF635 Halogen

Bike Setup:   Cheap mt. bike....handlebar mount

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Lance from Seattle, WA

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2002

Strengths:    Cheap

Weaknesses:    Plastic attachment point broke with only road use. Light can pop off of the bracket going over a pothole and fly through the air.

Bottom Line:   
Pay more. Get better.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Walmart

Bike Setup:   GT commuter

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Brian from Wrightville PA USA

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2002

Strengths:    it turned on

Weaknesses:    cheaply made, sparatic lighting pattern, short burn time

Bottom Line:   
Never buy a light that is sold in a plastic "clamshell" package that costs about as much as the batteries. I used it for about 2 hours and then it ran outta juice. It was scarry riding the trail and even on the road it only made it possible to see the lines. .. pot holes were invisible. Also, you can't do a quick-change on batteries. You must get a small flathead screwdriver and pry at some metal before you can take the light off the rack, then you have to use a phillips head to take the whole thing apart ... then you can change the batteries.

My suggestion: Bite down and buy a REAL LIGHT! you can get one for 100 bucks that will be more than 10 times what this light is.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Similar Products Used:   none


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mark from NY

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2002

Weaknesses:    The light broke within 1 week with the only use being on paved roads.

The beam only illuminates a small spot.


Bottom Line:   
I wouldn't recommend a light that doesn't last a week.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Rock hopper

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Scott a Weekend Warrior from York

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2002

Strengths:    Cheap. Throws decient light for such an inexpensive light.

Weaknesses:    Plastic mount breaks VERY easily. Tough to turn on and off with gloves and without breaking mount.

Bottom Line:   
Spend a little more money and get something better.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $9.00

Purchased At:   Wal Mart


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