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Cateye Omni 5 HL-LD155 5 LED Front Light

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Product Description

    The Cateye Omni 5 is the perfect safety light to increase your visibility after dark. This Five LED light has Omni Directional Technology, making it more visible from any angle.

    The Omni 5 has three modes - rapid, flashing and constant - so you can choose the best one to suit your riding. A simple tool-free bracket with clothing clip means you can use it anytime, anywhere.

    Features

    • 5 x 5mm LED’s with Opticube lens technology
    • All-round visibility
    • 3 modes: Rapid / Flash / Constant
    • Runtimes: 40hr / 120hr / 40hr
    • Flextight bracket and belt clip included

    Cateye Omni 5 HL-LD155 5 LED Front Light Reviews

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    Overall Rating:
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    4.50
    Build Quality
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    Value For Money
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    4
    Cateye Omni 5 works brilliantly

    I bought this from Tredz a few weeks ago as a "seen by" light for use in daytime (AKA "DRL") and at night. In daytime I use it in flashing mode and it works very well, having checked its effectiveness from a distance. At night it can be seen from a very long way away. In neither case does it dazzle oncoming drivers - even when seen from the seat of my sports car!. Good view from about 60 deg either side of centre - from the reaction it can bee clearly seen by drivers if I'm waiting at a turning and twist the handlebars slight in thier direction. Mine is mounted at fork crown height, pointing horizontally. Well worth buying, just about to purchase one for my son!

    I bought this from Tredz a few weeks ago as a "seen by" light for use in daytime (AKA "DRL") and at night. In daytime I use it in flashing mode and it works very well, having checked its effectiveness from a distance. At night it can be seen from a very long way away. In neither case does it dazzle oncoming drivers - even when seen from the seat of my sports car!. Good view from about 60 deg either side of centre - from the reaction it can bee clearly seen by drivers if I'm waiting at a turning and twist the handlebars slight in thier direction. Mine is mounted at fork crown height, pointing horizontally. Well worth buying, just about to purchase one for my son!

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    4.5 out of 5
    Build Quality: 4.5/5
    Performance: 4.5/5
    Value For Money: 4.5/5

    Front Bike Lights Guide

     

    Front Bike Lights Guide

    If you ride lit streets and roads after dark you will need lights so you can be seen by other road users. If you ride roads and paths with no street lighting then a front light will be needed so you can see, not just be seen. The brightness of a light is measured in Lumen.

    Mountain bikers who wish to ride trails in the dark will need two super-powerful front lights. Front lights almost always have a more powerful output than rear lights.

    Lumen is the measure of the brightness of a light, though it is worth noting that not all brands measure in the same way. The lens has a massive effect on what we see lit ahead, some lights will have a widespread while others will be more of a spot.

    We have a lights comparison tool and rear lights guide to help you choose the right bike light for your needs.


    Commuter/Road Lights

    What to look for

    If you commute on lit-up city streets, you will need lights to be seen by, rather than to see by. A front light with around 100 lumens should be enough for city commuting, over 400 Lumen will be best if you ride fast or you live in a darker area. Add lumen to your front light requirements up to around 800 for a totally dark cycle path.

    The more lights you have, the more visible you will be to traffic so ideally, you should have more than one light with one on flash mode so you are seen clearly at junctions and crossings by other road users. Flashing lights are much easier to see by others especially when it is raining.

    Road cyclist with a bright front light

    Off-road Lights

    Ultimate illumination

    If you're a mountain biker and want to venture onto the trails after dark, you won't have any street lighting to guide you. That's when super-powerful front lamps with rechargeable batteries come into their own. Lighter units have the battery built into the light body, while the longest lasting and most powerful lights have a separate battery unit attached to your bike, in a bottle cage mount, for instance.

    One light on the bars and one attached to the helmet work best. lights in this category tend to have thousands of Lumens. At this High-end the battery technology has vastly improved usage and charging time over cheaper lights. The mounts are designed to cope with the rigours of mountain biking, with lenses that optimise the magnification and spread for trail riding.

    Mountain biker using lights mounted to both the handlebars and their helmet

    Batteries and charging

    There are two main power sources for your lights: ordinary batteries such as AA which need replacing when they run out, or those with a rechargeable battery built in. Rechargeable lights used to be far more expensive, but there are now many cost-effective and compact units available which can recharge from your computer with a USB cable. 

    This makes them a brilliant option for commuters, who can charge them at their office desk during the day. There are other ways to charge your lights. Dynamo hubs store charge from your rotating wheel. They do require a new wheel to be built but need no power source other than your own legs. Modern dynamo hubs have very minimal drag and are the perfect choice for long distance touring a bikepacking. There are even a few solar power lights for totally carbon neutral cycling!

    A Knog light with an internal rechargeable battery that charges via USB

    Technology

    The majority of modern front lights use Lithium-ion batteries that give long burn times for relatively short charge time.
    Most lights have different modes of power including a flash or strobe mode. Higher power modes will use more battery.

    The lens has a large effect on the light, though there are variations most will give a spot with a wider but less bright halo around the centre.
    Most modern lights especially those designed for off-road use will have a water-resistant rating with an IP number. In brief the larger the number the better protected against water and dust the light will be.

    Lights commonly use either clamps or straps/bands to attach. For off-road lighting clamps are common helping the light stay in place over rough terrain, often featuring a quick release system.

    Mountain biker using advanced Exposure lights on both helmets and handle bars

    Delivery & Guarantee

    Christmas Delivery

    We will try our very best to get your products delivered to you before Christmas, but due to Santa's overspill into our delivery services, we would like to make you aware that while we are making every effort to deliver your order to you in time for Christmas, there may be a potential risk of delay.

    The last date to order a bike that is available for Christmas delivery is 5pm on Tuesday 18th December. For all other items the last date to order items that are available for Christmas delivery is 12pm on Wednesday 19th December.

    You can easily spot which items are guaranteed for Christmas delivery with the icon. Choose your size and colour to see if the item qualifies for Christmas delivery.

    UK Delivery Information

    We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE to mainland UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

    Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

    Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

    Click here for more UK and international delivery information.

    Returns & Warranty

    It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

    We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

    Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

    If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

    For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

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