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Fett

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The ante has been raised in the helmet light wars
« on: December 03, 2013, 03:30:09 PM »
http://reviews.mtbr.com/review-trail-led-halo-6000-lumen-helmet-light
 
This is not the same as Chinese Ebay Lumens, which are usually about 50% of what is advertised, at best.
 
My only fear is that the heat put off by that would melt my helmet.
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Re: The ante has been raised in the helmet light wars
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 03:57:01 PM »
Talk about lighting up the whole trail... Holy cow!
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Re: The ante has been raised in the helmet light wars
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 06:12:50 PM »
Now that's a light!! Reminds me of the LC day lighters I used to run on my truck
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Re: The ante has been raised in the helmet light wars
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 07:29:47 PM »
Given the amount of cooling fins.  I don't think heat will be a problem.  Those are some seriously bright lights.  I like the slim design too, other helmet light make you look like an angler fish.  Of course you don't have to look at yourself and it's dark out, so who really cares.   Plus it's make in the USA, kinda.  The XXX at $300 isn't too bad of a price point. 
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Re: The ante has been raised in the helmet light wars
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2013, 07:33:32 PM »
All these crazy-bright lights takes the fun out of night riding. You are supposed to be dodging trees & rocks because it's dark :) that's all part of the fun.
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Re: The ante has been raised in the helmet light wars
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2013, 08:30:25 AM »
All these crazy-bright lights takes the fun out of night riding. You are supposed to be dodging trees & rocks because it's dark :) that's all part of the fun.

True, but then you go find harder trails to ride at night.  Schooner at night is still Schooner :)
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Re: The ante has been raised in the helmet light wars
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 02:10:20 PM »
Hello new commuting helmet light.  8)   I might have to order a halo soon as I need a new light setup as 2200 lumens isnt quite as bright as I thought it was going to be but just enough to scrape by with with my vision.

I think this combined with 2 of these  http://www.zoralight.com/?id=svitilny/zora_scorpion should be finally enough light for me to actually be able to see at night(around 18k lumens).

Im not kidding I feel like i can only see enough distance with 2200 to have about a 1-2sec reaction time at most some objects like pedestrians are even less at 1sec at most.  Lets not even get started with the walnuts those things are barely visible I just see a spot and cant tell if it is a mark on the pavement or actually walnut which makes riding on the monon in some areas in fall as white knuckle as doing a rock garden at 20mph.




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Re: The ante has been raised in the helmet light wars
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2014, 04:15:08 PM »
I started night riding with 200 lumens.  There was plenty of light to find my bike and stuff after crashes.   8)

 

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