JetLites Starfire I Dual Beam Lights

DESCRIPTION

  • 12W Brilliant halogen lamp
  • 20W Brilliant halogen lamp
  • 13.2V NiMH Water bottle battery
  • Handle bar Mount
  • Run times:
    4.2hrs @6W
    3hrs @9W
    2.2hrs @12W
    1.3hrs @20W
    0.9hrs @32W
  • Beam Pattern:
    (12W) 30 ft wide x 200ft
    (20W) 55 ft wide x 200ft

  • USER REVIEWS

    Showing 1-10 of 14  
    [Dec 30, 2009]
    Anonymous
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Full trail ilumination, great color. Jet Lites support picks up the phone and talks with you!

    Weakness:

    None that I have found it is over 7 years in service.

    Bought these lamps in 2002 for Tahoe Granny Gear. Still in use today. Love the support the Jet Lites team provides, the product is still working and keeping me on the trails @ night. Hey come

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    [Jun 13, 2003]
    Ron Wilson
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Durable! Bright! Long Lasting Battery! Quick Recharge! Easy to operate! Awesome Customer Support!!!

    Weakness:

    NONE Related to the Product.

    You do need to be careful not to over torque the handle bar mount. (Just a mental note when cranking the lever down)

    These lights rock! As bright if not brighter then any ARC or Blow(me)Torch. With this light you can really see what's coming... with other 'White' lights you're guessing if it's a root or a ditch, snake or a stick. I like the detail that the Jet Lights give me. The lights can also withstand abuse... now I'm not gonna try and find out how much, but lets just say then can take the average fall and occasional tree clipping. (These lights show you where to go but you still gotta get the bike to go there). I wouldn't but anything else! And now that my wife just got a bike... I know who I'll be calling to dial me in... Jim at Jet Lites.

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    [Dec 12, 2003]
    Nev

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    BRIGHT! Durable. Great mounting.

    Weakness:

    Zip

    Bright as hell. Level switch is great. I've gone down in the dark many times but the lights have never gone out. Easy on and off. (I have two sets. New adjustable mounts are even better.) Every time I've ever ridden with others my lights are the brightest. I've lit the way for others in front of me when their lights ran out. Charge fast. Ride pretty bumpy terrain so they get pretty shaken up, never had a problem. Just now changing my first bulb. Service great too. Own these.


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    [Sep 09, 2002]
    chuck
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    WHITE LIGHT, intelligent five hour charger( just plug in, forget about it, and play), bomb-proof casing, customer service.

    Weakness:

    none so far and i don't expect there to be any.

    if your looking for a bright, white light system, here it is. the starfire i dual beam uses a 12v lamp pushed at 13.2v. this is what gives this light its power.
    night rider does the same thing (and some others), but jet lites gives it to you for a better price. compared to night rider, jet lites are just as durable, if not more.
    the customer service is unbeatable. jim can answer every question you throw at him and then some. thanks jim.

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    [Feb 20, 2003]
    Lance Hays

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Bombproof construction. Durability under all conditions

    Weakness:

    Handlebar mount for dual lights takes a while to mount using the rubber spacers/joiners. Plastic casings nick more than metal would

    These lights will work completely submerged, at least mine did. I dumped myself and my bike into a 25 degree (farenheit) river at night while on a ride. I found my bike by the lights shining under the water. My drivetrain and cables froze but the lights still work.

    I would only post a review if I felt the product deserved credit. It most certainly does. Great customer service, bright light, durable, and less annoying and finicky as some of the HIDs I've come across.

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    [Jun 22, 2006]
    BC Shelby
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Excellent workmanship and detail. The threaded connectors are definitely a big plus (no more "lights out" on a rough road). Brilliant, white light. Fast charge time (especially compred to my old light set) Rock solid mount.

    Weakness:

    About the only one (& this is real nitpicky) is the extra rubber spacer for the quick release is easy to misplace or lose. Performance and quality wise - none

    This is one sweet light system. It's not only stopped dogs & cats in their tracks, but cars as well. With a late work schedule I frequntly find myself riding home after dark. Part of my commute is on a street where motorists on the cross streets chronically run stop signs sometimes right in front of you. In the past I have come close to T-boning these idiots on numerous occasions. With the Starfire Dual's huge bright beam they stop. This light has also paid itself back many times over when it helped me avoid what could have been a very nasty head-on with a van that had a burnt out left headlight.

    As to the system itself, again the quality is the best I've seen. It is definitely vibration proof (Portland streets are notoriously rough) and gives a nice big beam that illuminates a good Distance. The Quick Release is just that - quick. I have no trouble removing the lighthead from my handlebars (an issue I had with my old system) even with my badly arthritic hands. Once mounted, it stays put.

    The five levels of brighntness come in real handy and I often switch between them depending on the area I'm riding in. (low beam for in the city, High on the lit side streets and "rolling daylight" on those dark backstreets in my neighbourhood. I even use the low beam during daylight on those dreary days (which we have many of here), and it still catches motorists' eyes.

    If you want to "see and be seen" - whether you are a trail bomber or just a daily commuter - the Starfire Dual is worth every penny.

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    [Mar 01, 2003]
    JH
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Durability, Weatherproof, Bright, Dimming Ability to save power, Lots of options available. Customer service rocks!

    Weakness:

    Not enough hours in the night. Damn woodland creatures freak-out.

    I originally purchased just the Dual i. Found the handle bar mounts to be a real limitation on the lights' ability. I then purchased a second battery and the helmet mount. Placed the 12W on my head and the 20W on the bar. I use the 20W only for bombing downhill. The 12W is on from the momment I hit the trail. If there is a lot of straight fireroad riding or something, I'll use only the 20W in the 10W power save mode, which is still more then enough light to ride with. I've been on rides that have gone well into three hours and have yet had to go home because a battery was dead. Can't wait for the 24 races to start.

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    [Mar 15, 2003]
    Paolo
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Weight, Light

    Weakness:

    Price

    It has a price 6 times to similar products in Europe... but it is better then others. I use as new bulbs similar alogen bulbs (made for home) with a silicon reinforcement. (same light but 4€ vs 30€...)

    [Nov 14, 2002]
    Christopher
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    I love the button which velcros to your handlebar, enabling you to turn one or both lights on/off/dimmed accordingly. Much easier than fumbling for a button mounted on the light itself. The light is white and strong. Mounts easily, and adjusts easily.
    The price is great.

    Weakness:

    None so far.

    I also bought a helmet mounted Starfire single. The second ride I used this system on, we got caught in a downpour. The lights were not effected in the least. The ride was about 1 1/2 hours and neither my bar lights, nor my helmet light, lost any intensity. I also had to exchange some items that I received and called Jet directly to do so. They were excellent on the phone, gave me great service, and even sent me the new parts I needed without charging me, as long as I sent the unused parts back after getting the new ones. I am very impressed with the product and the company. They're on the same scale as Nightrider, but more affordable. What else can I say?

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    [Nov 16, 2002]
    Micki
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Bright, bright, white lights, long runtimes, easy to mount, lightweight, modular system allows you to easily use one or both light heads. Fast smart charger. Cool looking blue lighthead casings that give off a neat violet glow in the dark!!

    Weakness:

    none

    I returned a Niterider Digital Evolution and bought the Jet Dual Starfire thinking that I needed a Dual beam to get the amount of light I desired. Well the Jet is so bright, I could have gotten the single beam - the single beam is way brighter than the Niterider single beam and less expensive. But I kept the dual beam because you can never have too much light. I got caught in an hour long rainstorm last week and the light worked flawlessly through it. The runtimes are great. I do not have to keep a spare charger at work anymore. I was a little leery of the plastic clip that connects the lighthead to the mount, but I can't call it a weakness because it hasn't failed despite hitting some bone jarring potholes.

    Very, very satisfied. What more could you want in a light?

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    Niterider Digital Pro 6 (wiring problems), Cygolite Night Rover (not enough runtime), Niterider Digital Evolution (not bright enough)

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