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Oxbow Helmet Light Alternative

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Here my first look and comparison of the cheap Amazon helmet light vs the Oxbow Voyager. Personally, I think this is a way better value than the Oxbow but I can understand why some would want the easier to mount Oxbow. I think it is just as bright as the Oxbow and I prefer the mode of operation of the cheaper light. Anyway, I haven't done an actual ride with it yet so we shall see. I'll post up my ride review here when it happens.


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Re: Oxbow Helmet Light Alternative

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How's the battery run time?

Amazon claims 6-8 hours on a fully charged battery, but doesn't state if thats 6 hours on medium and 8 hours on low etc.

https://www.amazon.com/TANSOREN-Lumens- ... 00Y441QT2/

I believe that's the same exact light.

Night riding is awesome 👍
Even a familiar trail feels like a completely different world and completely different experience. I'm trying to get more friends set up on their KDX's & KTM's with good headlights. As a backup, I carry a rechargeable bicycle headlight at night, but also can use that for friends.
We've done short night rides going into twilight hours with the 2 guys without headlights, each one sandwiched between the 3 bikes with headlights. It'll get you out of the woods, but is no good for technical rock gardens or other tricky terrain, obviously...

Let me know about the real run time on low or high if you can.

I've added this to my shopping list 👍
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The Oxbow was close to it's claimed run time on high at 2h 54m. The cheap Tansoren was 3h 26m on high. I assume the difference was that the LED's in the Tansoren put out less light but my eyes couldn't see the difference or it could be because it has a much larger heat sink, thereby running cooler, and making the battery last longer. The Oxbow runs hot enough it hurts to touch it even when I had a small fan cooling both lights during testing whereas the Tansoren was hot but could be touched with your bare hand.
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Update! I figured out an easy GoPro type mounting system for this cheap light and used it on my first night ride of the year. I ran the light for just over 2 hours and zero issues. I hope this encourages some of you to get out there and try a night ride as they are a blast!

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Night rides are great fun!
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