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I noticed that there are about a million differrent kinds of lights out there and they all claim to be bright enough.I recently ordered one ;its a BLT RADIUM 15, a singe light w/ two settings 10/15 watts& uses a NIMH battery.I know of HID lights but find these to be a bit expensive.Also my light comes w/ both helmet & bar mount.will this be enough light for descending speeds ,do I need another or will this kind of light just not cut the cake???? opinions anyone......... :confused:
 

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I noticed that there are about a million differrent kinds of lights out there and they all claim to be bright enough.I recently ordered one ;its a BLT RADIUM 15, a singe light w/ two settings 10/15 watts& uses a NIMH battery.I know of HID lights but find these to be a bit expensive.Also my light comes w/ both helmet & bar mount.will this be enough light for descending speeds ,do I need another or will this kind of light just not cut the cake???? opinions anyone......... :confused:
15 watts will get you by while descending. You can go faster with a brighter light but fun can still be had with a 15 watter. 10 watts will do fine for climbing. It's good to be able to switch back & forth between the two.

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I agree

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15 watts will get you by while descending. You can go faster with a brighter light but fun can still be had with a 15 watter. 10 watts will do fine for climbing. It's good to be able to switch back & forth between the two.

--Sparty
With Sparty, I run two lights with one on the helmet and one on the bar. Both are adjustable wattages, I think they range from 12-20, and usually use the middle setting to preserve battery life.

Almost everyone I ride with seems to have the HID lights, they have several things going for them one of which is battery time. My lights will get 2hrs, maybe 2 1/2 if I am good, most HID's will get upwards of 4 hours, my wife's new light get's 10-12 hours of burn time.

I have as much fun as the next guy, and go just as fast if not faster :) than most of them.

We used to all ride with 10watts kind of being the bright light, 15 watts was amazing then the 20 watt came out and that was incredible. Now we have HID's, next we will be carrying the Sun on our heads :)

Like I said above, I run two lights, I like the helmet for looking where I am going and the bar light for lighting the contrast. If I had just one I would run the helmet.

Hope that helps,
 

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you guys rock

thanks again,I want to get another light(same brand for compatability)and some extra batteries.Can not find the battery packs though.I might have to get something else for a second light .lookin for something with NIMH batts ,15 watts or so.....do you have a favorite brand(something I can get extra batts for? :confused:
 

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I agree, too. Heck, I remember when we were wowed by the power of the new 6w halogen bulbs!

With all the HIDs on the rides you can ride close and "borrow" light on the descents.
 

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If you want to stay with compatible batteries, you'd probably be advised to get a battery pack from the same manufacturer. Alternately, make sure that the voltages are identical rated, and that the connections are the same type. And yes the General does run away from us now, but the rest of us on this thread are at least ten years older than him, and I remember leaving him in the dust ten years ago. .....Too soon old. Used to be fast..................
 

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And yes the General does run away from us now, but the rest of us on this thread are at least ten years older than him, and I remember leaving him in the dust ten years ago. .....Too soon old. Used to be fast..................
Timmy, since you've been afflicted by singlespeed fever, you have gotten FAST! (...again?) Now get outta here and get yer @ss over to the singlespeed board! :D

MerryChristmasHappyHanukkahHappyNewYearRideRideRide!
 

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Timmy, since you've been afflicted by singlespeed fever, you have gotten FAST! (...again?) Now get outta here and get yer @ss over to the singlespeed board! :D

MerryChristmasHappyHanukkahHappyNewYearRideRideRide!
Thanks Albee,

Just going for it. It does help to have muscle memory, then gotta build the endurance. Now that you've gotten tha house built are you gonna ride some more?
MerryChristmasHappyHanukkahHappyNewYearRideRideRid e!-----and don't forget_ Ride some more
 
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