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    DarkStar

    I purchased a Darkstar last season and waited a while to get it and then the mount several weeks later. The light is compact and bright, but just not what I expected. I herniated a disk shortly after recieving it so I used it a few times in my neighborhood . I went to use it the other day and the o-rings had rotted. No biggie it sat for a while. Put it on with the handlebar mount rode to a nearby park up and down one hill and noticed the on/off button cap was gone.
    I have tried to contact Grady,but he seems as difficult to contact as he was after the original purchase.
    Anyone else have any issues ?

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    Well, I want to test it.

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    I have that same button on my light and the top cover popped off after a minor scuffing, it is held on mechanically. I forgot the brand, but they are not cheap and they seem to be otherwise decent quality. Is the light working otherwise?

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    Yeah the light works, just kinda suprised it came off so easy. It wouldn't have stood a chance on the trails. I'll see if can can come up with sometihng to cover it.

    Thanks

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    Repo, I'm only going from what I can make out in that photo so you'll need to be the best judge of whether or not this is appropriate but a thin smear of clear silicon over the top of the switch should seal it up and still let you see the colour of the LED. If you are worried about the silicone stuffing up the mechanics of the switch then cut a small disc of clear plastic, even cling film will do, place that over the clear / white part of the switch and then smear the silicone over that and the black surround

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    That switch looks a lot like one of apem switches that have been popular with the DIY light builders.

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    I was thinking Apem too, but I just checked mouser and I am pretty sure it was this one:

    http://au.mouser.com/ProductDetail/I...FDi%2fv3pDM%3d

    Not a cheap switch, though obviously they could be better designed.

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