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    Magicshine Lights

    I purchased the Magicshine MJ-816 last November. The battery and lights lasted five months (about 40-50 hours of run time). The battery went first; it died and then wouldn’t take a charge. I then purchased a new battery only to discover all three lights we defective, even with a new fully charged battery they were only about 30% as bright as when new and Magicshine is ignoring my request for warranty service. If you’re in the market for a lighting system do your research and don’t get sucked in by lots of lumens for what appears to be a reasonable price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rokoko
    I purchased the Magicshine MJ-816 last November. The battery and lights lasted five months (about 40-50 hours of run time). The battery went first; it died and then wouldn’t take a charge. I then purchased a new battery only to discover all three lights we defective, even with a new fully charged battery they were only about 30% as bright as when new and Magicshine is ignoring my request for warranty service. If you’re in the market for a lighting system do your research and don’t get sucked in by lots of lumens for what appears to be a reasonable price.

    batteries are in the process of a recall - search the lighting forums...and also check here:
    http://www.geomangear.com/index.php?...age=page&id=17

    first batch of recalled/replaced batteries should start to happen around late April.

    if you bought your batteries from Geoman he will replace them.

    As far as the lightheads go - i had 1 that went wonky and was replaced within 2 days....not a problem form my end....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rokoko
    Magicshine is ignoring my request for warranty service. If youíre in the market for a lighting system do your research and donít get sucked in by lots of lumens for what appears to be a reasonable price.
    If you are trying to get customer service through Magicshine, that may be the problem. Next time order through Geomangear, their service is excellent and gives no reason to not buy a Magicshine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rokoko
    I purchased the Magicshine MJ-816 last November. The battery and lights lasted five months (about 40-50 hours of run time). The battery went first; it died and then wouldnít take a charge. I then purchased a new battery only to discover all three lights we defective, even with a new fully charged battery they were only about 30% as bright as when new and Magicshine is ignoring my request for warranty service. If youíre in the market for a lighting system do your research and donít get sucked in by lots of lumens for what appears to be a reasonable price.
    THere is a whole lighting forum dedicated to this topic.

    Yeah, early MS lights had an issue with overheating... an internal resistor would burn. hence the 30% power issue you're having.

    Secondly, yeah, the batteries are crap. Rumor has it they were using recycled laptop cells. They are cheap enough to homebrew rebuild that it's hardly worth warrantying them.

    Heck the light is so cheap, you can buy three of them for what NiteRider gets for one of their lights, and batteries are 1/3 the price as well.

    Still..., fabulous light, IMO. I own two. They completely smoke my NiteRider Digital Pro 12e, and run three times as long, weigh 1/4 as much, and cost me less for one new than the NR was used with a dead battery.

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    Did Magicshine replace the light or did Geo Man?
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