CatEye EL220 Lights

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $30.00


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Product Description

  • Wide beam with flashing mode
  • Side visibility for safety
  • OptiCube lights use superbright
  • Tool-free Flex-Tight mount is secure

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SmellyTofu a Weekend Warrior from Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2009

Strengths:    - Wide beam for LED (as wide as LED can get)
- Long lasting battery
- Sideways adjustability (albeit not much sideways adjustment)
- Use of AA batteries
- Button on the back to turn the unit on is quick and easy to turn on and off.


Weaknesses:    - The non-tool mounting kit makes it hard to mount. It's better to just use a screw mount since the mounting would rarely come off my bike
- Weight .. 4 AA is heavy.
- Size.. it's a chunky unit


Bottom Line:   
- Bought it for A$70, better value than the Planet bike 1/2 & 1 Watt verions and a much wider beam of light than Planet Bike versions.
- Good value for its intended purpose. It is bright enough to see where you are going in constant mode, not just to be seen by others.

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Favorite Trail:   Road

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Cheapy hardtail bike

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ian_in_budapest a Cross Country Rider from Budapest

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2008

Strengths:    Super little light that hasn't missed a beep in over two years. Super efficient, the batteries seem to last forever (although this may be because I tend to use the strobe function). Can be easilly detached and used as a hand-held torch. Sturdy construction - it has survived a few spills without being damaged. Great value.

Weaknesses:    Not particularly strong for unlit roads and/or off-road.

Bottom Line:   

A great light for commuting. It will help you to be seen whilst providing minimal light for helping you to see where you are going in unlit streets.

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Favorite Trail:   Buda Hills

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Similar Products Used:   Cateye HL-500


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