Cateye HL-EL135 LED Black Front Light
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The incredibly stylish but compact EL-135 measures just 2.5 x 3.5 x 9cm and weighs in at just 91g.
Top Features of the Cateye HL-EL135 LED Black Front Light
- 320 hours flashing mode
- 80 hours constant mode
- Runs on 2 AA batteries
- FlexTight™ mounting bracket
|Mounting Bracket:||Handlebar - Standard and Oversized|
|System Weight (g):||91|
|EU Plug Supplied:||No|
|US Plug Supplied:||No|
|Aus/Nz Plug Supplied:||No|
Using 3 LEDs and Cateye's Opticube technology, this sleek light is 50% brighter than its marginally cheaper sibling, the EL-120. Includes the new H34 FlexTight bar bracket for rapid, easy fitting.
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Cycle light technology has moved on greatly over the years, traditional 'bulb' lights have been more or less replaced by LED and HID systems. Battery, lens and reflector technology has been improved greatly resulting in brighter and longer run times. Wiggle lists a large selection of bicycle lights suitable for lit streets in the city, or unlit country lanes and even bike lights suitable for off road riding, ranging from around £8 to over £300 they vary greatly in purpose and performance. Tiny LED's with flashing or constant modes are great for being seen in built up areas, whilst rechargeable systems can keep the road or off-road trails lit up for non-stop riding at night.
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About the Cateye brand
Cateye is the leading manufacturer of cycle computers, bike lights and reflectors. In 1964, Cateye became the first company to create a flashing lamp for bicycles. Cateye invented the first battery headlamp in 1982, and the very first bicycle headlamp using white LEDs in 2001. Cat Eye is a true leader in lens and reflector technology; Cateye's Opticube lens and reflectors allow them to make one of the brightest and most efficient LED headlights in the world.
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Magazine reviews for Cateye HL-EL135 LED Black Front Light
Review from Bikeradar
Small but bright from all angles and with a simple tool-free mount that works well.
Powered by two AA batteries this light gave well in excess of Cateye's claimed run times of 80 hours constant and 320 hours flashing (we recorded 91 and 328).
The LEDs are set forwards in the open lens design, making the impressive light output for such a small unit really stand out from the side and obtuse angles, and although it's not bright enough to ride with on dark roads at speed, this is a cracking little light to be seen with. When you power up the unit it starts in flashing mode so that when your batteries are running low you do not need to cycle through the full power setting first, resulting in a light that will at least flash to get you home on virtually flat batteries.
Typical Cateye - well made, functional, well thought out and affordable
Review from Cycling Plus
There are several things about this light that make it very good. It's small. it has a good mounting (a band capable of fitting nearly anywhere you like, it runs for ages on two AA batteries, it's weatherproof and it costs under £20. For being seen, this is a great little unit, but it's not that great for seeing where you are going. Then again, it is clearly not intended for that kind of use. The first mode when turned on is flashing, making it legal, and the second mode is constant. By far the best aspect of the light is how visible it is from the side. The LED's are quite far forward in the reflector, making it more noticeable because it's more than bright enough to attract attention. Of all the lights on test this is by far the best as regards visibility form obtuse angles.
For being seen, this is a wonderful light, and the price is fantastic.
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BS is lagging behind technology so far now...
This should mean that they are compliant with UK standards and regs per the Dept of Transport. Try these links:
Can't see any references on the packet though
Google it :)
so you if you have bent bars you could get it to angle
It can angle up and down though
But i can tell you when i was camping i couldnt travel more than walking pace in total darkness
Kind of like riding with a small torch
Can't speak for a lit street
Lux measures the illumination of a surface and the distance at which the illumination is measured becomes increasingly important i.e. further away the lower the illumination level.
This light, HL-EL135, is bright enough to ensure you can be seen and adequate for occasional use on unlit paths but if you want serious lighting look at the rechargeable range and go for at least a 300 lm (lumen) rating. Go to the CatEye website and look at their headlamp chart for a good overview of what to expect. They also have a Beam Chart App if you are interested.
Due to the different measurements used, it is not possible to compare candle lower, Lux or Lumens Directly I am afraid.
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