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  1. #11
    i mountian bike at night with a lumentek 1000 lumen light. it has a high med and low setting rechagalbe battery it works great i havent had any problems with it. it's rechargeable and lasts up to 8 hours on low. you can find it on amazon.com it was only 100 bucks cant go wrong.


  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by snoseek View Post
    http://www.amazon.com/Magicshine-MJ-...agicshine+1400


    This is IMO the brightest bang for your buck, you can get a helmet strap seperately. I ride mtb at night with it and its very bright. run it low to medium on the up and full power on the down.
    lol, 1,400 lumens is some serious business. Are you sure that can be mounted to a head strap (i.e. it isnt too heavy or awkwardly shaped with the 3 lenses)? Would probably be a blast for nighttime snowshoeing.

    EDIT:

    Here's one that's 3000 lumens (or so it claims) that comes with a headstrap. I wonder how heavy this thing is.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/3000-Lumens-...item4abecdf8ff
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  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    lol, 1,400 lumens is some serious business. Are you sure that can be mounted to a head strap (i.e. it isnt too heavy or awkwardly shaped with the 3 lenses)? Would probably be a blast for nighttime snowshoeing.

    EDIT:

    Here's one that's 3000 lumens (or so it claims) that comes with a headstrap. I wonder how heavy this thing is.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/3000-Lumens-...item4abecdf8ff


    That light looks a lot like the magicshine I have. Probably the same mount. It would be fairly simple to rig up some sort of homemade chest mount I would think. 1400 lumens is plenty sufficient for bombing singltrack @ 2am, I work nights in the summer, do this frequently. Either would be sufficient.

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkshot99 View Post
    I use a light on the skin up. But once I am up top I can almost never see good enough to ski with tje light. I just take a 20 min break to let my eyes adjust to tje dark and can see even better than the light. Even on a moonless night. You would be amazed at the amount of light that is out there.

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    I'll have to see how my eyes adjust. I have a bit of a hard time seeing at night when I'm driving but when out in the woods with snow everywhere I can see your point.

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by David Metsky View Post
    There's a crop of folks who do night trips up there on a semi-regular basis. Based on the videos they post they seem to use either bike lamps or the brightest of the hiking headlamps.
    Oh yeah? Anyone on this site?

    Have a link to videos?

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Here's one that's 3000 lumens (or so it claims) that comes with a headstrap. I wonder how heavy this thing is.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/3000-Lumens-...item4abecdf8ff
    Wow 3000! might have to research this guy a bit more

  7. #17
    check out the MTBR light reviews. some really nice info on the range and light distribution of various lamps. If your storm skiing at night you'll want a light, if your gonna be sliding through trees your gonna want a light. its not just the lumens that matter but the beam it puts out.

    we've been using the old nite rider's for years. they have some cordless options now that will replace mine when it's dead.

    tikka's, etc are fine for dinking with your gear and passing the flask around without blinding each other. but if your gonna ski faster than you ride a sled down the hill you'll need more juice.

    all that said, skiing under the moon, purple snow is something everyone should do at least once IMO

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Huck_It_Baby View Post
    Wow 3000! might have to research this guy a bit more
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    Its been a long while since I used mine,but I used to ride a lot of singletrack at night.I had two different systems,Nightsun and Nightrider.Don't know if these are still sold but both put out a ton of light.Most of us had one on the handlebars and one on the head/helmet.The light itself was the size of an egg and easily mounted to the helmet with the battery pack held on your waist.Really powerfull light that would work great for night skiing.You got me thinking about breaking that stuff out and use it if I can find it.

    Here's the Nightrider:http://www.niterider.com/rechargeable-2013/
    and Nightsun:http://www.night-sun.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIKSKIER View Post
    Cool thanks for the links!

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