Backup bar light - $6

J-Dro

Well-Known Member
If you're looking for a really cheap backup light for your bike, I can report that this $6 handlebar mount light is not a total piece of crap - which I fully expected it to be.
meritline_2030_507644529


Runs on 4 AAA batteries and will give you almost 2 hours on a set of new alkelines. It's surprisingly bright and will definitely get you out of the woods if your primary light fails for whatever reason. The bar mount is pretty rugged and works on both 25.4 and 31.8" bars. I wouldn't recommend it as your main light, but a decent 2nd or backup light.

http://www.meritline.com/3-watt-led-aluminum-bicycle-light.html

Use coupon code M24830865POFF to knock the price down from $16.99 to $5.94 with FREE SHIPPING. Coupon expires 12/25.
 

Wobbegong

Well-Known Member
Thanks Jeff,

I had a cheap backup light I kept in my pack and it crapped out on me.

Just ordered this, for 6 bucks, why not?

J.
 

MEAN IRISH GUY

Horse-faced space dog
just bought one. i dont do any night riding but hey, cant go wrong for 6 bucks. ill just toss it in my pack for just incase moments.
 

soundz

The Hat
Team MTBNJ Halter's
I do something similar, but even cheaper and possibly brighter. I got a bunch of 9LED flash lights from MicroCenter in Hawthronefor $3 each. These:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0289776

Sales tax is only 3% because it is in a development area, or you can pay for shipping.

Then I mount them on my bike using old tubes using this technique:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrfZhEzjWwg

Here is a good thread on bikeforums:

http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-370258.html

So far I have 2 on my bars and one on the helmet, but at $3 I can put on like 10 more. But in reality it's more expensive since you need AAA batteries and to make it most effective you'll need NiMH rechargeables.

Jimmy
 

soundz

The Hat
Team MTBNJ Halter's
Sales tax is only 3% because it is in a development area, or you can pay for shipping.

Maybe I was not clear, but I meant that you can pay the 3% tax by going to the store in Hawthorne or pay the shipping ($5.99 as you pointed out).

Anyway, the main point I was trying to make is that you can mount any flashlight (within reason) on your bike using old tubes.

Jimmy
 

Fogerson

Former Resident Nerd
Holy crap! I just got my light from Meritline...it is really nice. Thanks Jeff.

In fact, I ordered a second one...the 65% code expires tomorrow so get it while the getting is good!
 
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