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    Anyone try one of these 872 clones yet

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    It doesn't include a battery, so the price isn't that good. There were also a number of reports that the genuine 872 had overheating issues, so it might be better to wait for the mj-856 clones.

    You can find the genuine (it's funny saying that in relation to magicshine) mj-856 light head only for about $85.

    Having said that I just picked up an 856 light head and I'd probably have chanced my arm on this if I'd known about it as the 808 clones I own have been fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    Rakuman

    It doesn't include a battery, so the price isn't that good. There were also a number of reports that the genuine 872 had overheating issues, so it might be better to wait for the mj-856 clones.

    You can find the genuine (it's funny saying that in relation to magicshine) mj-856 light head only for about $85.

    Having said that I just picked up an 856 light head and I'd probably have chanced my arm on this if I'd known about it as the 808 clones I own have been fine.

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    At $50 this is a killer price even if it only lasts a year I have a 872 and have had zero issues with overheating I just power down to medium on climbs in fact I just got back from my ride using a 872 and it was 83 deg out when we started our ride . I am on the fence on getting a Olympia to add to my collection but at this price I might pick up a couple of these and run 2 on the bars, right now I'm running a 872 and a 808e on my bars and another 808e on the helmet.
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    Yeah, I have a new GEO 6.0 battery just sitting around. This is a cheap way to use the battery.

    Do any of you know if there is something like this w/ 3 XML T6's available at this price.

    And what do you all think the actual out the front lumens really is.

    And now it appears the XML T6 clones are $32 delivered. I know not good for light manufactures but great for consumers.

    CREE XM-L T6 LED Cycling Bicycle Bike Light HeadLight headLamp | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakuman View Post
    At $50 this is a killer price even if it only lasts a year I have a 872 and have had zero issues with overheating I just power down to medium on climbs in fact I just got back from my ride using a 872 and it was 83 deg out when we started our ride . I am on the fence on getting a Olympia to add to my collection but at this price I might pick up a couple of these and run 2 on the bars, right now I'm running a 872 and a 808e on my bars and another 808e on the helmet.
    I have to admit, this looks like a good deal. It has 3 modes too ) L-M-H. However seeing you already own a 872 if I were you I might go with the Olympia light head which you can get for a good price as well. Also the Olympia has the nice adjustable mode menu that I think would make it better for someone looking for an upgrade ( coming from the 872 perspective point. )

    In the mean time, anyone else who already has the battery and is looking to upgrade their bar light from a standard 808 or 808E ( with ActionLED lens ) might want to jump on this. Of course as with all things "e-bay", it might be best to let someone else be the first to buy one to see how they like it.

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    And it seems it's $110 if you buy it with a battery and charger from the same place:

    [USA] CYCLONE 1600 4*CREE XP-G BIKE LIGHT + MAGICSHINE SAMSUNG BATTERY mj-872 | eBay

    Although they seem to have done a poor cut and paste job for part of the ad.

    mb323323: that comes with a 2 cell battery, which is great if you want run it on your helmet. I see that the 3 LED versions are out there, but this doesn't show a price:

    Cree XP-G R5 led bike light 3-Modes bike light LED BR8041 products, buy Cree XP-G R5 led bike light 3-Modes bike light LED BR8041 products from alibaba.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    And it seems it's $110 if you buy it with a battery and charger from the same place:

    [USA] CYCLONE 1600 4*CREE XP-G BIKE LIGHT + MAGICSHINE SAMSUNG BATTERY mj-872 | eBay
    ActionLed's current 20%-off MS offer makes their genuine MS 872 + 4.4ah battery package actually less expensive than this ebay 872 clone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seeker View Post
    ActionLed's current 20%-off MS offer makes their genuine MS 872 + 4.4ah battery package actually less expensive than this ebay 872 clone.
    Thanks Seeker that 25% off of a Olympia was the ticket to seal the deal. but for 50 bucks I still might get a couple of these for my kids to use,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakuman View Post
    .... I still might get a couple of these for my kids to use,
    Somehow I knew you were gonna say that.

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    I just have to make a comment. :-)
    I'm sure you'll get great customer service from someone who mostly sells sports memorabilia and Laptop covers and happens to get a hold of a few Magicshines and clones to make a little extra money.
    MJ-872 lightheads on sale for $67.96 (the real thing with 1 year warranty) - discount code GEOMAN
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    Quote Originally Posted by Action LED Lights View Post
    I just have to make a comment. :-)
    I'm sure you'll get great customer service from someone who mostly sells sports memorabilia and Laptop covers and happens to get a hold of a few Magicshines and clones to make a little extra money.
    MJ-872 lightheads on sale for $67.96 (the real thing with 1 year warranty) - discount code GEOMAN
    We all know when your buying from ebay its the risk you take and must be willing to take, just like dealing with DX and china, you usually get what you pay for. By the way Action I dropped some dough with you last night so I could get the warranty and CS on a Olympia looking forward to giving it a workout......
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    I picked up one of these as an experiment. The seller is now listing them as genuine Magicshine 872's, but I don't believe it. It's unbranded, and looks exactly like the "872 Clone" in Collen C's thread: Review: Xeccon Spiker 1210....4 x cree XP-G R5

    I'm using it with a Gemini 5200 mah battery pack. I'm running it as a helmet light. I have no idea about durability, but the light is great. Almost all of my riding is on singletrack. The 'semi-flood' nature of the light fits well there. It lights up the trail incredibly well and has enough throw to get me to the next turn on the trail. I've been running it on high on relatively slow, technical trails, with ambient temps in the 70 f range and have had no issues with over heating. It's warm to the touch, but that's it - no different than the Gemini P7 in similar situations. The light body itself is a bit smaller and lighter than the Gemini. I don't have solid run times yet, but it was in 'blue' range after I finished a 2 hour ride earlier this week. I'll try to get a real run time later this week.

    Anyone else using one of these yet?

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    the light lasted 3.25 on high hours before I noticed it flashing red. I turned it off at that point. Pretty reasonable for a 4 xp-g setup on a 4 cell battery.

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    one of my riding buddies , got one,
    put it on my power meter, 12.3W
    my lux-bender, my guess ~1000 lumen .
    not an MS, he did contact ebay seller,
    no reply,...
    they are using MS pictures to sell clones.
    second look, has watery thermal-paste.
    .... bottom line, would much rather, recommend an MS, then a clone,...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechniKal View Post
    the light lasted 3.25 on high hours before I noticed it flashing red. I turned it off at that point. Pretty reasonable for a 4 xp-g setup on a 4 cell battery.
    Not bad...just be sure to remind people that you were using the Gemini 4 cell 5200mAh battery....not the included battery. If I'm wrong on that please correct me.

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    yes - I was using the Gemini 5200 mah battery. I only purchased the light head - I have no idea about the battery included in the kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rschultz101 View Post
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    not an MS, he did contact ebay seller,
    no reply,...
    they are using MS pictures to sell clones.
    ...
    I contacted the seller as well. He swore it was a real magicshine, with a 1 year warranty. Given that he was previously selling the light as a 'Cyclone' brand that 'isn't Magicshine' - he's either confused or dishonest.

    However, assuming the light lasts, the longer run times fit my needs better than the 'real' 872.

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    I really don't see how it can be a real Magicshine claimed by the seller. Between the two, there are obvious difference. There is not Magischine label nor does it have the Patent label. The questionable clone has a 10.5" longer power cord, the driver draw less power, and there are extra machining cut on the housing of the clone. Still, the price is very hard to beat for a 1000+ lumens light head only.

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    This Magicshine MJ-872 clone is great MagicShine MJ 872 1600 Lumen 4 Mode Bike Light Head Only with O Rings | eBay
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    Waldens,

    You shouldn't be pitching your own product on this forum without identifying yourself. It is also against E-Bay listing practices to use the Magicshine brand name on a product that is not a Magicshine, in the title or in the listing. They will be pulling your listing soon.

    Everyone else, I got one of these lights to see how they compare to the 872. Though the light looked very similar to the 872, when put on our beam test the light output was at least 1/3 below that of a real one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Action LED Lights View Post
    Waldens,

    You should be pitching your own product on this forum without identifying yourself. It is also against E-Bay listing practices to use the Magicshine brand name on a product that is not a Magicshine, in the title or in the listing. They will be pulling your listing soon.

    Everyone else, I got one of these lights to see how they compare to the 872. Though the light looked very similar to the 872, when put on our beam test the light output was at least 1/3 below that of a real one.
    Thank you. I will stop the listing soon.
    We also tested Magicshine MJ872, it is only 900 measured lumens, so i didn't see they are much better quality than this clone lights.

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