Product Type: Argos Bike Accessories
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Argos - you light up my life!
Argos Front and Rear LED Light Set
Member Name: katykicker
Argos Front and Rear LED Light Set
Advantages: Cheap, easy to install, come with batteries - just fit and away you go!
Disadvantages: Have the flashing setting when this is not suitable for public roads.
As some of my regular readers will know this last year or two has been a real turning point for me. My health has turned good (touch wood!) and since becoming able to do more vigorous exercise again I have lost a few stone. I still have some way to go yet with a couple more stone to lose but in general it is fair to say that I have lost my laziness and an out being much more active than I used to be. This is my main explanation for my dip from my previous days of writing numerous reviews a day too!
When we first moved in to our home, around two years ago, we used to laugh at the people who would lug their bikes upstairs or even leave them in the halls outside our flat, well, that was until we realised that there was a locked bike store suitable for bicycles or my husbands motorbike. We then started to think about getting some bikes but it wasn't until last year in the summer that we finally decided to take the plunge and visit Halfords for some inspiration and to test a few out!
Naturally once you have a bike you realise that you need a number of items, a softer saddle, lights, a bottle holder, a bottle to put in said holder, a pump, puncture repair kit etc etc. The list can almost be endless! We decided that we would not get swept along with buying the ultra expensive items, at least not at first, so we started with lights, mine from Argos and my husbands found a day later in Tesco as Argos only had ONE PAIR in stock!!! I recall paying around £8-£9 for these and they are currently £8.99 so that still seems very reasonable for me.
From what I can recall fitting these took just a few minutes. There is a bracket on each light and obviously one is for the front of your bike (the white one) and one is for the back (the red one). The lights are LED and each light takes 2 x AAA which came provided with my lights (and still do). The lights both fit on to my bike (a ladies bike) with ease and I have not had to readjust them or take them off yet. The original batteries that I have are still going strong but then I rarely have to actually use them, particularly now the days are lighter for longer.
These lights are nice and bright with their three lights. I feel confident if it is very dark, which is rare where I cycle, that I will be seen by pedestrians or passing cars. I have never (touch wood!) have an incident with someone brushing past me in their car or hitting or almost hitting me. The lights have several different modes that I can just change my pressing a button and then continuing to press it again and again until I reach the setting that I want. I keep mine on the continuous setting though as this is required when on any public highways. I have never noticed the lights dimming or any other problems and that is the main thing with these lights of course.
Overall I have been incredibly pleased with these LED lights. I have not had to change the batteries or bulbs at all and the brackets have stayed in place and sturdy for the whole duration of me using them. I will definitely continue to use them until they NEED replacing rather than when I get bored of them which I do with some items (I'll be honest!). I would definitely recommend these and would have no hesitation buying them again should I need a replacement for any reason.
Summary: A fantastic pair of lights from Argos.
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