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    New Bike Light

    Heard about this new light on Kickstarter. Designed here in Mtn View, Needs funding. Made in the USA too!

    The Future of Bike Lighting by Barry Beams — Kickstarter

    Anyone seen it or tried it?

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    Cool looking light. Going to be a hard sell against Magicshine and pals. This guy would get more respect if it were manufactured domestically like Light & Motion.

    What's up with these operations like Kickstarter? If you really believe in your product then get the funding together yourself. I didn't go asking people for money when I started my business.

    Sorry, a little OT, but not really.

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    I don't see how that's any better than anything else made by the guys over on the Lights thread. And at least their stuff's made domestically, -1000 for making the stuff in China.

    Here's a protip - head to Dealextreme and get lights of equal quality and brightness for 20% of the price. Same batteries, chargers, and LED emitters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    I don't see how that's any better than anything else made by the guys over on the Lights thread. And at least their stuff's made domestically, -1000 for making the stuff in China.

    Here's a protip - head to Dealextreme and get lights of equal quality and brightness for 20% of the price. Same batteries, chargers, and LED emitters.
    I don't see much of a selection at Dealextreme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliffover3 View Post
    I don't see much of a selection at Dealextreme.
    Check out the flashlights; there are over 1800 available. Since the Barry Beams light doesn't list brightness (as far as I can tell), we have to assume that it's limited to about the same range as other lights using 18650 type Lithium batteries. From what I've seen, that's <1000 lumens (claimed.)

    You can get a 900+ lumen light (claimed) on DX with batteries, charger and a handlebar mount for your bike for <$30 shipped. Alternatively, if you want something with higher quality, head over to the Lights subforum and check out what's going on over there.

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    If you want Chinese-made go here.

    CREE XPG R5 1000LM 3-LED 3-Mode White Bike Light with Mount Bracket and Battery Pack (4 x 18650) - Worldwide Free Shipping - DX

    The Barry Beams light does look like it has a better beam pattern. That much is impressive.

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    Kind of/very OT.. Would you use Kickstarter? You are essentially funding a product/project with no return to yourself other then maybe having that product available to you later on at a cost. You don't even know how they plan to use your funds..

    *note: just asking this out of curiosity.

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    I'd love to see the Barry Beams light in the shootout. It's a bit too expensive for what you get maybe.

    I am a Kickstarter supporter for Hexbright. It's been over a year since they took my money. It's suppose to ship sometime in Nov or something. It is a programmable light. I became a supporter thinking I would build a Hexbright-compatible bike light. We'll see how far I get with that.

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    I feel like people who are going to get something done are going to find a way to fund their project too.

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    I ended up getting a HEXBRIGHT that I funded over a year ago....pretty awesome LIGHT. Quite a wait but like getting a custom bike you have to wait. Love the light FYI...need to find a way to attach to my bike though should not be too hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by icantdrive65 View Post
    If you want Chinese-made go here.

    CREE XPG R5 1000LM 3-LED 3-Mode White Bike Light with Mount Bracket and Battery Pack (4 x 18650) - Worldwide Free Shipping - DX

    The Barry Beams light does look like it has a better beam pattern. That much is impressive.
    Cheaper at Amazon.

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