Cateye EL-135 and TL-LD130R Bicycle Headlight and Tail Light Combination

May 22, 2015 - Comment

Cat Eye EL135/LD130 Headlight & Taillight Sets. The HL-EL135 uses three LED’s with Opticube lens technology with a wider beam pattern to see more of the road 3-LED front lightPerfect for bicyclists commuting in low-light situations, this battery-powered package combines a three-LED white headlight and a three-LED red tail light. The headlight features a wide

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Cat Eye EL135/LD130 Headlight & Taillight Sets. The HL-EL135 uses three LED’s with Opticube lens technology with a wider beam pattern to see more of the road 3-LED front lightPerfect for bicyclists commuting in low-light situations, this battery-powered package combines a three-LED white headlight and a three-LED red tail light. The headlight features a wide beam that illuminates plenty of road. The tail light features three flashing modes. Powered by two AA batteries, the headlight runs constantly for 80 hours and in flashing mode (useful for cycling under city lights) for 320 hours. Cateye’s OptiCube technology optimizes lens and reflector brightness. Powered by two AAA batteries, the tail light runs up to 150 hours. Each light comes with a mounting bracket. The tail light also has a clothing clip.

About Cateye
Founded in 1946 in Osaka, Japan, CatEye is the leading manufacturer of cycle computers, lights, and reflectors to cyclists in the world. In 1964, CatEye was the first in the industry to create a flashing lamp for bicycles, followed by their first battery headlamp in 1982, and the very first bicycle head lamp using white LEDs in 2001. The company’s Opticube lens and reflectors make the brightest and most efficient LED headlights. while their LD500 remains the only rear safety light that can meet the rigorous CPSC standards for reflectivity.

Product Features

  • Battery-powered 3 white-LED headlight and 3 red-LED tail light with mounts
  • Flashing and constant modes for headlight; 3 flashing modes for tail light
  • Headlight uses 2 AA batteries; tail light uses 2 AAA batteries
  • Headlight run times: 80 hours constant or 320 hours flashing
  • Tail light run time: up to 150 hours

Comments

S. Kovarik says:

Perfect for City Commuting These two lights make a great combination for the price. The quick-detach mounts are very straightforward to install, the lights come on and off easily and are bright enough for most conditions. I use them for a 25 mile round trip commute at least one leg of which is before or after sunlight. I use the disco mode on the rear light, and the flashing mode on the front except for the darkest areas. Another great convenience is AA and AAA batteries – I prefer to always use rechargables, so I am never at risk of not having a battery when I need one. Overall, these are very good lights and nicely round out the look on my all-black Fuji Patrol bike. I’m contemplating adding a PlanetBike set just for good measure, but these also do just fine on their own. If you are buying lights, don’t go too cheap, these are perfect. Also they can handle a lot of rain (I live in Eugene, OR w/ 200 days of rain a year).

Old Hippie says:

Can You See Me Now? Once again, I should’ve shopped at Amazon.com first. Oh, well…I made the local bike shop slightly richer. This light set is about $27.00 on Amazon.com. About $10 higher at your local bike shop. 

Reed Maxson says:

Too fragile? I have owned this light set for about three months and am not quite as happy with the product as most of the other reviewers here. In fact, I decided to buy this product primarily because of the many positive reviews. The LEDs are bright and certainly will help make riders more visible, especially when the lights are used in their flashing beacon modes. However, the headlight provides only marginal lighting for unlit roads or trails, as mentioned by others. My main complaint is that the lens and one battery fell off of the rear light when I hit small depression on a paved street. More recently the lens, LED lights and circuitry fell off of the front light when jarred by a not too severe bump. The wire leads from the battery compartment are very small and fragile, so the weight of the LED lights, which are mounted on the circuit board, was enough to break the wires from their solder joints. After some searching I found the parts that fell off, but the wires are very small and…

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