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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant light!
Philips Saferide LED Bike Light 80 Battery Driven with UK ChargerI've never experienced this amount of light on a bike before! It really gives a great beam that goes right from the front wheel, but without blinding anyone. It's also easy to install with a really smart clip. The battery lifetime is displayed by a signal on the top of the light and when the batteries are...
Published 9 months ago by Colin

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3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable light with some poor design choices.
I purchased this light for use around town on late night fast cycles on a road bike to use in preference to some magicshine clones that I had purchased from ebay.

The light is OK but there are a few flaws, first off the weight, it's made from aluminium and takes 4 AA batteries so as expected it is quite heavy but given how long the light output lasts it's very...
Published 4 months ago by faikeath


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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant light!, 28 Nov 2013
This review is from: Philips Saferide LED Bike Light 80 Battery Driven with UK Charger (Sports)
Philips Saferide LED Bike Light 80 Battery Driven with UK ChargerI've never experienced this amount of light on a bike before! It really gives a great beam that goes right from the front wheel, but without blinding anyone. It's also easy to install with a really smart clip. The battery lifetime is displayed by a signal on the top of the light and when the batteries are down, you can charge it from your PC through a USB connector. The aluminium housing is a bit heavy, but this is a really durable product.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable light with some poor design choices., 5 May 2014
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I purchased this light for use around town on late night fast cycles on a road bike to use in preference to some magicshine clones that I had purchased from ebay.

The light is OK but there are a few flaws, first off the weight, it's made from aluminium and takes 4 AA batteries so as expected it is quite heavy but given how long the light output lasts it's very heavy for the performance. Another flaw is that I have struggled to get the bracket to fit nicely on my bars, over a ride the light will drop lower and lower and need some adjustment, this is disappointing and it's also annoying that you can't (easily at least, I've not tried phoning Philips) get a second mount as I have two bikes and swapping mounts is always pain.

The light using AA batteries is something that I thought would be an advantage as you could carry some spares in case you got caught out but the problem is that the battery compartment is screwed shut with a small allen key, this means you won't be able to swap in some other batteries on a ride in the dark. I also found that the supplied batteries will not take a 2450 Mah charge as they should using an expensive Maha battery charger although after several cycles of conditioning them they do appear to be getting better but I'm now using low self discharge AA batteries for the time being.

The actual performance of the light is pretty good and on high beam it really does work well for road biking the trouble is that it doesn't last more than 90 minutes in this mode until it needs charging which will take around 12 hours.

If Philips could make it easier to swap batteries and supplied 2 improved mounts that don't move about then this would be an awesome package, it's nearly there but not quite. If you could live with some of the downsides I've mentioned above then you would probably find this a very capable light.
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