I have commuted to work by bike for 20 years. I have used everything from free headlights given away for Ride to Work day to $8 tail lights with barely enough Lumens to be seen to a $50 Cygolite that looks like an avalanche beacon to 800 Lumen headlights that brighten trails for night MTB'ing. So I didn't expect much from these at this price, but they have exceeded expectations.
I have had purchased many that work,and just as many that fail. I have determined some key things to their success, the first being how they attach. If you have to fuss, stretch the attachment too much or if it's not flexible/too hard wrap around bars, seatpost, helmet, or rack, you will avoid using it - even if it's the brightest light you have. These both have decent rubber straps that are not too stretchy/fragile, but also easy moves to transfer lights between bikes in a jiff. The headlight also has a nice cradle that seems to be securely anchored to the rubber strap w/an audible click that tells you it is returned correctly and securely. The tail of the two light straps provided, struggled to force the bigger around my 27.2 post. But the light back is the rubber cover to the charge port and once secure, is completely stable. Maybe over time of of the rubber straps will wear the thin...that's why I always have extra straps in my kit.
Another factor is features. You can have the brightest light but if it only is visible in front of you to oncoming cars, not helpful in traffic. Cars in every direction need to see you but especially those right beside you while you're in a bike lane. BLINKING lights get drivers attention day or night. When you need that steady stream it's there but we daytime commuters also need to be visible to surrounding traffic at all times. This headlight shine solid high, solid low or blinky high and is not too bright when it does. Just as effective is the taillight brightness and blink options - solid and medium blinking.
Last factor for me is Lumens. I have come to realize for a headlight to work in the dark at a bike speed of even 10mph - if you need one to do that - illumination needs to be over 400. If tail riding, it needs to be that much more and it's precisely why I have an 800 and 1200 lamp. But at full brightness the batteries can't go more than an hour, and the Light & Motion models get so hot they seem like a fire hazard.
I honestly cannot find a single con about this light set at this price point. They even came somewhat charged, however, the charge cords - which had two ends - one for each light, thank you - failed to function out of the box. When plugged into the USB, there was no charging indicator light on either tail or headlight but when i used my own USB micro charge cord they both lit up and began to charge. I will reach out to the seller or Energizer for another.
|包装尺寸||12.5 x 6.3 x 5.21 cm|
|包装清单||自行车灯, USB 充电线, 尾灯|