- Hanging out the washing late at night.
- Blasting the neighbours retinas while he smugly sits in his spa pool late at night while I am out hanging out the damn washing!
- Blasting the retinas out of anyone silly enough to stick their head over the divider in my office.
- Using them for illuminating the engine bay in our car while changing the oil.
- Feeding the chickens late at night
- Commuting the 2kms back and forward from my work to my house!
I have shown my roadie 08 kit (which is effectively just half of the MTB 08 kit), to 3 different guys at work, and they have all been impressed enough to buy kits, one the 08 MTB, one the 08 Enduro, and another guy a headband with a single set for running.
I think its the overall package that sells them. Incredibly light, simple robust construction, with long burn times and cheap pricing. The lithium ion polymer batteries are cheaper than anything I have seen before. All the bits are purchasable separately, but its probably cheaper to get one of their kits that seem to have about 2 spare of everything.
What are they like in the real world? My kit is awesome on the road, and pretty damn good off road, but I think for total confidence a full two-light kit would be the way to go for serious off-roading. Thats 1 set on the helmet, and 1 set on the bars.
I did notice in my only forary in the dirt that the light was very flat with no shadows, I am not sure if this is an LED thing, or because they were mounted on the helmet. I'd like to see how it compares to my workmate's two-light kits or try off -roading with the lights on the bar, its a 10 second job to change from helmet to bar.
More details here: http://www.ayup.com.au
Thinking of building your own LED light set, you could do worse than this link: