Written on: 16/03/2010 by METHUSALA (16 reviews written)
The Cateye EL530 should be considered as the base level for bike front lights.
The centre spot is very bright - I angle this down at the road about six metres in front of me. A pool of weak light is cast around widely as well - it's good for giving an all round view (a fairly dim one, but sufficient to see what you need to) showing the edges of the road, hedges in country lanes, and the road and lie of the land ahead when set as I have it.
It gives a good view of the road surface ahead... (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2009 by moultoneer
I've used this Cateye el530 light for night riding over the winter months and can honestly say that it's not up to the job as a main light for dark lane use.It's okay if you are travelling at very slow speeds but if you want to go fast down unlit country lanes safety issues arise when using the cateye.The main problem is the beam....it has a very bright centre spot which lights up a very limited area on the road surrounded by a flood beam which isn't much use at all.Cateye would have done... (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2008 by KENT H
Disappointed - lamp fell onto worktop (about 6 inches) cateye el530 not worked since - can't seem to find out if the lamp can be repaired or if one can get a spare led unit (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2008
A must have for cyclist. Long battery life, bright spot and larger flood around the centre spot. easily removeable from bars. I did find that the Cateye el530 tends to rattle a bit in the bracket (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2008 by MartinD1 (1 review written)
After six months the Cateye light fell off my bike, and stopped working. There does not seem to be any way to mend it, (I think the LED blew). (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2008 by MWallace
I bought this light for commuting because I wanted something really bright. It delivers on brightness - when it works - but spectacularly fails in most other areas, notably the quality of the mounting system and the reliability of the light. First, I found the mounting bracket supplied incredibly difficult to fit tightly to my handlebar - the light would tilt downwards every hundred yards or so, making for a very frustrating commute! The mounting system on the light body itself is... (read more)
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