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General Chat Thread, Keyring torch in General; I have one of these mainly to see the security codes when I open up in the mornings. It is ...
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    Keyring torch

    I have one of these mainly to see the security codes when I open up in the mornings. It is also great for under the bench work. Anyways, our local Texaco garage has them on offer at just under 2.00. They look nice and sturdy.

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    Checkout your local ALDI - they had some key-ring torches for less than three quid a pair over Christmas, so there might be a few left.

    Aluminium "tube" a couple of inches long and very bright for their size.

    Sorry no pics

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    Just found the details

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    Thanks for the heads up - I have a wee blue LED torch thingy which is useful but I think I may splash out on one of the cheapo aldi ones.

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    I saw the Aldi ones but I tried a couple of stores and neither had them.

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    Just got the kids 2 wind up keyring torches from ASDA for 2.50 each. A little big but no batteries to worry about.

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    I use a set of these myself, there handy as back up lighting when i do my night riding during the summer months, but tend to keep a couple close to hand. Not as cheap as the Aldi ones, but certainly pack a punch.

    Revolution Vision Micro Led Lights (9.74)

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    Is a flashing rear light legal? I don't think it use to be which is daft considering how effective it is.

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    I have been riding bikes for years and always had flashing rear red lights, it's the first time i have ever heard of them being illegal. Cant see why they would ever have been, Green and Blue yes, but White, Amber and Red have always been fine.

    Especially when you think a static red light could be anything, if riding on the road you could be mistaken as a traffice light int he distance or a cars tail lights. Pointless.

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    Here's an article I just found on the subjecthttp://www.ipmba.org/newsletters/Lig...g_it_Legal.pdf

    So it seems I was right that in the past lights had to be solid but sensibly, that has now changed.

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    Well, you learn something new every day, I've been cycling for over 16 years, and always had flashing rear lights. Ooops!!!

    My bad.

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    I keep it safe when riding and have 2 back lights. one that gets clipped onto my bag the other onto the bike. both flash away and i haven't been stopped by police yet. The front is a 2 bulb halogen job that i use to see with.

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    Same here, halogens are a must night riding. Sorry to go off topic slightly!

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    I got a headlamp variety (3x 1W luxeon LEDs I think) from Shell the last time they had them, which I find much easier because it frees up both hands for whatever it is I'm scrabbling at. Particularly useful in a dark theatre

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    Got a headlamp too, very handy, keeps the hands free, expecially when working in media cabinets etc.

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