Bell Halogen Headlight Lights

DESCRIPTION

Add an element of safety to your night cycling and commuting with this handlebar-mount halogen headlight.. Features a quick-release mount for easy on and off. Closeout.

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 13, 2002]
Scott
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Cheap. Throws decient light for such an inexpensive light.

Weakness:

Plastic mount breaks VERY easily. Tough to turn on and off with gloves and without breaking mount.

Spend a little more money and get something better.

[Sep 30, 2002]
Lance

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Cheap

Weakness:

Plastic attachment point broke with only road use. Light can pop off of the bracket going over a pothole and fly through the air.

Pay more. Get better.

[Oct 25, 2002]
Mark Curtis

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

cheap, cheap, cheap!

Weakness:

cheap, cheap, cheap!

Others have been a bit harsh. No, it's not going to vaporize the countryside, but for the money it works fine. It has a tight, focused beam and it's not that hard to change the batteries (seriously....how hard is it to turn a screwdriver?). And it's not bombproof, but if you treat it with care it will serve those who can't afford a more expensive light very well. I put 2 flamin chilis, but I would say it's about a two and a half.

Similar Products Used:

Zefal HF635 Halogen

[May 26, 2005]
Anna
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

nice bright light

Weakness:

very hard to the battery compartment and then the top batteries kept popping up because they were not sitting right

I still need a bike light.

Similar Products Used:

Schwinn

[Oct 16, 2005]
Chuck
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

cheap, good amount of light

Weakness:

none really for this price

This is used as a back-up to my Mod light as i ride in total darkness home from work I wanted a simple, cheap light in case my main one failed. That said, I replaced the bulb with a mag-lite xenon bulb and use high quality rechargeable batteries. With the new bulb, light output was great and with good rechargeables, burn time is not an issue unless you plan on riding all night. I get about 4 hours on my batteries. With these simple upgrades, you get a great light for under $30. Also, the newer style mount is more durable.

Similar Products Used:

Schwinn Mod

[Sep 10, 2003]
Tim

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Throws a good amount of light for a cheap head light.

Weakness:

4 AA batteries only last about an hour, maybe 2.

This is NOT a head light for use on the trail. You will easily fall into a hole and die if you try using this light in the woods.
This IS a decent headlight for commuting on semi to well lit streets with the occasional dark alley.

[Mar 01, 2003]
Nate
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Inexpensive, Walmart's 90 day return policy

Weakness:

I went through four of these in about a month- the mounting bracket always breaks, even under city commuting use. Vibration causes the plastic bracket to break, or the tabs that hold the light on snap off. Also, do not ride in the rain with these- they drown very quickly.

It will break eventually unless you ride on perfectly smooth roads all the time. If you are willing to slap a piece of duct tape across the top to hold it on, it will work just fine. Still, if you do any riding in the evening, and want a reliable light, you might as well spend a little more and get something better.

Similar Products Used:

Schwinn bike light, maglite taped to handlebars

[May 13, 2002]
Mark

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Weakness:

The light broke within 1 week with the only use being on paved roads.

The beam only illuminates a small spot.

I wouldn't recommend a light that doesn't last a week.

Similar Products Used:

None

[Nov 25, 2002]
Grubby Octoweed
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

The price. The strength of the light for the price.
Easy to adust where the light focuses.
Nice spread of light with a focues beam in center.

Weakness:

I am leary(?) about the plastic mount breaking. If I plan on doing a demanding trail or some urban stuff, I tape some electrical tape around the light to make sure.

I don't think I am getting 2hours, but close enough I guess.

Well for the price this light is very impresive. Mind you I have only been on a few runs with it so durablity may be a factor in overall use. So far I have down I few drops with it and it has stood up.(so far)

Battery use: I think it is supose to have run time of 2hours. It starts to fade, so you do have a heads up on it.

Bottom line: It seems okay so far. In fact I think I may get another put on. Ohh and rechargeable batterys.

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My werewolf like vision.

[Jun 29, 2002]
Brian

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

it turned on

Weakness:

cheaply made, sparatic lighting pattern, short burn time

Never buy a light that is sold in a plastic "clamshell" package that costs about as much as the batteries. I used it for about 2 hours and then it ran outta juice. It was scarry riding the trail and even on the road it only made it possible to see the lines. .. pot holes were invisible. Also, you can't do a quick-change on batteries. You must get a small flathead screwdriver and pry at some metal before you can take the light off the rack, then you have to use a phillips head to take the whole thing apart ... then you can change the batteries.

My suggestion: Bite down and buy a REAL LIGHT! you can get one for 100 bucks that will be more than 10 times what this light is.

Similar Products Used:

none

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