JetLites i6 Helmet and Bar Older Lights

4.2/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 455 grams<br>(16 oz) MSRP : $199.95

Product Description

  • 15W Brilliant halogen lamp
  • 3 light level intelligent switching with power saver mode
  • 6V NiMH Canister battery pack
  • i6 intelligent 5 LED fuel gauge
  • Intelligent 5 hr fast charger (typical)
  • Adjustable mounting bracket
  • Run time:
    (7W) 3hrs 10mins
    (10W) 2hrs 20mins
    (15W) 1hr 40mins.
  • 15W Single beam is ideal for most off road riding conditions and commuting
  • Beam pattern 20ft x 150ft
  • Battery weight – 320 grams (11.2 oz.)
    Dim. 2.187" L 1.75" W 3.125" T
  • Light head – 65 grams (2.3 oz)
    Dim. 2.75" x 1.70" x 1.85"

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    Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Frank a Cross Country Rider from Baltimore

    Date Reviewed: August 10, 2004

    Strengths:    Very well thought-out design. It's pretty obvious some thought goes into the product. Not your standard Taiwan-sourced design and parts. For example, breakaway assembly in you snag a tree; solid connector so you don't go dark in the woods all of a sudden. Intelligent charger is also a nice feautre Great customer support. Jim at Jetlites is very knowledgeable and will take the time to explain the technical aspects of the design to you.

    Weaknesses:    Cost, but you also get what you pay for in lesser products (less reliability). Otherwise, none that I can see so far.

    Bottom Line:   
    I am fairly new to night riding but this light works beautifully. No problems with it at all. It simply runs and illuminates the trail very well (I have a light on my handlebars and helmet as well) I like the brightness adjustability as well as the ease of adjustment for pointing the light.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Jet Lites

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale Jekyll 1000

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by John Little from Portland, OR

    Date Reviewed: October 24, 2002

    Bottom Line:   
    Good product, good company. I had a warranty issue with the original bulb that was resolved in a day; not even a hint of a problem since then. The fuel gage on the battery is a great idea for those of us who often find it difficult to turn for home once we're out on the trail.

    On the road I've had oncoming cars flash their lights to get me to turn the thing down; imagine their surprise when I crank it up a notch! I definitely know the "deer in the headlights" look as well. It's only a matter of time before one panics and runs right at me. 5 scorched retinas all around.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   JetLites

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Raul from Seattle, WA

    Date Reviewed: October 14, 2002

    Strengths:    JetLites and BICycle have shown excellent customer support in identifying the problem (12V vs. 6V bulb) and accepting the product in exchange for the Starfire series.

    The i6 light seems to be plenty bright when equipped with the proper bulb - more than adequate for commuting, etc.

    The Starfire dual beam is on the other hand VERY bright. The combination of the wide angle 20W bulb and the 15W spot bulb produces an excellent light cone in dusk to pitch black. The light output rivals most cars on the road and does command more respect from passing motorists.


    Weaknesses:    The i6 came from the factory with a 12V bulb installed instead of a 6V bulb.

    Bottom Line:   
    i6 - Very bright, had the wrong bulb
    Starfire dual beam - Insanely bright

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Bainbridge Island Bicycle

    Similar Products Used:   i6, Starfire dual beam

    Bike Setup:   Giant NRS

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Raul a Cross Country Rider from Seattle, WA

    Date Reviewed: October 2, 2002

    Strengths:    Low weight, fuel guage, adjustable wattage

    Weaknesses:    Canister mount does not fit well on large tube frames and is somewhat insecure. The light level is effective only in very dark conditions. I'm returning the light for a 12 or 13V version from Jet and probably trying the helmet mount.

    Bottom Line:   
    Insufficient light output, get a 12V or 13V with a 15W or 20W bulb.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $199.00

    Purchased At:   Bainbridge Island Cycle

    Similar Products Used:   None

    Bike Setup:   XC

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dirk ter Veer a Weekend Warrior from Boise, ID, USA

    Date Reviewed: December 6, 2001

    Strengths:    I've been using the light for trail running. This thing is BRIGHT! It's lightweight enough for a distance runner. At running speeds, the lowest setting is plenty. This will give me at least 3 hours of light.

    Weaknesses:    The light is configured for bike riders. A head strap needs to be developed for hikers/runners.

    Bottom Line:   
    I am very happy with this light. I was worried about battery weight, but the battery pack is very small & light. This is an awesome light for runners & opens up the trails for me at night. Just be careful about where you point it. It's so bright it will freak out car drivers!

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   JET Lites

    Bike Setup:   I have mounted the light on my running cap. I use a single loop of 1" strap to secure it to my head over the cap. The light rests on the bill. The wire goes through the strap & down my back to my running fannypack. This is a small, comfortable fannypack that also houses my hydration pack. There is room for my hydration pack & the battery. The up/down beam adjustment works fine on the cap. On city streets, I aim it as low as possible so that I don't blind oncoming traffic. On the trail, I aim it farther up.

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