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      CatEye HL-EL135 Front Bike Light

      This compact commuter light uses three LEDs, Opticube lens technology and has a wide beam for increased visibility.
      • $20.00

      Item # 745522

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      • Cat Eye's exclusive Opticube lens technology makes this light significantly brighter than its closest competitor with the same LED bulb
      • Flex-Tight universal mounting bracket attaches securely to just about any size handlebar; no tools required
      • Runs on two AA alkaline batteries, included


      CatEye HL-EL135 Front Bike Light

      Specification Description
      Best use Cycling
      Bulb type LED
      Number of bulbs 3
      Headlight mounting Handlebar
      Rechargeable No
      Batteries 2 AA (included)
      Integrated battery Yes
      Battery life on high 80 hours
      Battery life flashing 320 hours
      Weight 77 grams

      CatEye HL-EL135 Front Bike Light

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      Rated 1out of5
      by fromGreat light but cheaply made I use this for a nightly 4 mile urban commute. I am not particularly rough on it. It lives in a pocket in my pack where it gets turned on accidentally. On rare occasions I drop it, I am human. This would be the perfect urban commuter head light if it weren't such a cheap piece of junk. The handle bar mount piece broke after 4 months when I dropped it and it landed on a soft cover book that was sitting on a carpeted floor. I can still use that one as a flash light. Battery connections malfunctioned on the second one after 7 weeks. Totally unusable. Can't even compost it. Waste of money and contributes to landfill waste. Will not buy again.
      Date published: 2012-03-29
      Rated 1out of5
      by frompoor design and construction I commute to work along city streets and through a quite dark stretch of park. The lens/reflector design allows too much light to reach the rider's eyes, so one is constantly blinded by ones own headlight. A pice of black duct tape fixed this problem. The mount is quite cheap, and last week the light flew off my handlebars when I rode over a bump. Over the past monts the tiny notch that held the light in place must have sheared off. It's pretty much useless now and I will return it to REI.
      Date published: 2012-08-20
      Rated 2out of5
      by fromDisappointed I'm a commuter that sometimes gets caught in the rain. I guess that was the problem with this light, no seal to keep the water out. Battery contacts corroded and light stopped working after two wet rides. Beam was somewhat adequate (better than nothing), maybe what you can expect from 3 LEDs? Attachment to handlebar slipped more than it should have (I only ride on mostly smooth roads). I picked this light because the strap fit around my handlebars (others were too small) and it looked minimalistic.
      Date published: 2010-11-13
      Rated 3out of5
      by from3* performance, 5* price This light is inexpensive. That is the best part. It wouldn't be for night time illumination of the path ahead, but it works for the city.
      Date published: 2013-09-11
      Rated 3out of5
      by fromGood light, bad mount I used this light to commute, and it works very well for that. However, I also use my bike for competitions where I need to remove the light and put on my aerobars - the light mount is made from cheap plastic that is not rigid enough for the tool-free design. I managed to remove it once and get it back on with no breakage, but the second time I tried it snapped. I am going to replace it with another Cateye product, but one with a different mount type.
      Date published: 2009-03-26
      Rated 3out of5
      by fromNice for being seen, not to see. Got the CatEye HL-EL135 as an initial headlight. The beam has a good spot and the blinking mode is good for getting the attention of oncoming traffic, but the throw is too short (about 20 feet) and the beam is too dim for night commuting, which is what I use it for. Mounting system is good, I've had no issues with the light trying to come off the handlebars. I'll be pairing this with a brighter headlight for seeing the road and probably keep this mounted to use as a strobe for the time being.
      Date published: 2010-09-09
      Rated 3out of5
      by fromAverage light, difficult mount I use this for paved trail riding to and from downtown Madison. I like the compact size and light weight, but the beam (even with new batteries) could be stronger for those parts of my ride that are not under street lights. My biggest complaint is the tool-free mount. I have a devil of a time loosening or tightening it. This weekend I wanted to move it from one bike to another but I was unable to unscrew it with the tool-free knob. Conversely, I can't tighten it enough to stop it from drooping. I still would recommend it as a cheap knock-around light, but next time I think I'll opt for one with a hex bolt and brighter beam.
      Date published: 2011-07-05
      Rated 4out of5
      by frombasic good light I have had several of these bright, convenient lights- the small size leads to my losing them. They are a bit difficult to unhook from the bike.
      Date published: 2013-01-30

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