# Decent Light for cycling

#### ciknismo

Joined Jan 11, 2012
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#### bwack

Joined Nov 15, 2011
113
What he said ...

If you are lucky, you get 2-3 lm pr led, 10-15lm for 5 leds, then the 250lm niterider light will shadow out your headlight easily and you don't even know if the headlamp is on or off, however for repairing flats out in the pitch black its good.

You need a more spotty light than the niterider to get better throw. A flashlight on the helmet would do it. I've used the Ledlenser T7 in the (bumpy) forrest, and it doesn't turn on and off by itself. The problem with DX light is the construction, weak battery spring, etc.

#### davebee

Joined Oct 22, 2008
540
At that price, it wouldn't hurt to try it, but my guess is that it isn't very bright.

I've done a little night biking, and I'd put lights into two categories - bright enough so others can see you, which is generally just barely bright enough to be able to make your way down an unlit path, and bright enough to be able to ride fast and far without fatigue.

But even if it isn't that bright, it could always serve as a backup headlight. It's a scary feeling having your main battery run down or your bulb burn out when you're on a bike, miles from home, on a pitch-black bike path, and a backup headlight would at least get you safely home.

#### spinnaker

Joined Oct 29, 2009
7,835
I'm guessing the price is a misprint. You ar not getting any kind of light at all for $2.18. It is probably more like$218.

Why the OP posted a bicycle question in an electronics forum with zero technical information is beyond me.