CatEye HL-EL400 Lights

3/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

The Compact Opticube Head Light weighs just 78 grams with batteries and is only 9.3cm in length. The three ultra bright white LEDs are magnified using the Opticube lens and reflector technology to put out over 90 candlepower. The innovative magnetic switch allows it to achieve a waterproof seal to 50 meters/ 165 feet. The unique, built-in mount and strap can be adjusted to fit different size bars, and can be rotated to mount the light on a handlebar, a stem, or even on a helmet.
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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Laurence a Cross Country Rider from Woking, England

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2010

Strengths:    Waterproof, small, light

Weaknesses:    Bracket could be better (takes a while to remove/install on bike) and it's not hugely bright - sufficient to stop me stacking it in total darkness however.

Bottom Line:   
Don't see why it's been given such bad reviews - it's not incredibly bright, but it's so versatile - you can use it as a flashlight just as easily, and the flashing mode on it makes you stand out to motorists. I was very pleased with my purchase.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Evans

Bike Setup:   Pinnacle Peak 2.0 2010

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Silentfoe a Cross Country Rider from Eagle Mountain

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2008

Strengths:    Super light, cheap, long burn time

Weaknesses:    Cheap, blue LED light?

Bottom Line:   
You get what you pay for. I bought two of these to double mount on my bar. I rode a tough trail that night on a two hour ride and they worked flawlessly. I was dissapointed that the LED was blue and not the standard white and they were suprisingly dim compared to other LED's I own. I figure oh well, I didn't pay much for them and they worked pretty well coupled with a headlamp. They didn't dim at all over the two hour ride and the mounts didn't slip at all. I may post again after a few more rides.

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Favorite Trail:   Ridge trail 157

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $28.00

Purchased At:   Utah Mountain Biking

Similar Products Used:   Marwi

Bike Setup:   Cannondale hardtail

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Andynash a Cross Country Rider from SLC, UT,USA

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2007

Strengths:    Waterproof, compact

Weaknesses:    switch, mounting strap

Bottom Line:   
I used it for about 2 weeks and the switching mechanism fell off. It didn't even go through any kind of trauma or anything, I just went to turn it on and the swith was lying on the ground. After the switch fell off I found out that I could turn it on using a magnet though, so I didn't send it back.
The Mounting strap didn't always stay put, especially over bumps. I tried it tighter and looser and it wasn't very secure.
This light would be 5 flamin' chilis plus if those two problems were fixed.

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Favorite Trail:   MOAB

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   vistalight

Bike Setup:   Trek 1500SLR Roadbike

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Daniel Higgins a Cross Country Rider from Ft Huachuca AZ

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2007

Strengths:    It WAS decently bright enough for the late rides home from work

Weaknesses:    not very durable

Bottom Line:   
spend a few more bucks and get something better.... mine only worked the two times I used it.... after that, I think sitting on the handlebars in the sun and rough downhills killed it (third time I tried to use it.... nothing)

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   ebay

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