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    cheaper no name copies of MagicShine lights on eBay

    Should I purchase these cheaper bike lights from eBay, which look exactly the same as the MagicShine lights? Or, should I pay the extra $30 or so to get the MagicShine brand instead? If so, why? TIA.

    This one is the XM-L

    2-In-1 CREE XM-L T6 LED Max 1600Lm Headlamp Bike Light | eBay




    This one is the SSC-P7

    SSC-P7 Waterproof 3-Mode 900-Lumen LED Bike Light Set | eBay
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    I have this one:
    T6 Water Resistant XML-T6 3-Mode 1200-Lumen White LED Bike Light with Battery Pack Set - Free Shipping - DealExtreme
    It's good, no doubt about it. The beam is extremely focused even more than DX 1000L headlight (MJ-808E HA-III CREE XM-LT60 3-Mode 1000-Lumen LED Bike Light Set (4x18650) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme), it has glow-in-the-dark o-ring and a clear lens and reflector. Build quality is good, connectors are not tight but I'll change them to Lupine standard anyway. I didn't notice battery life indicators, on/ff button glows green only (but I used it only for an hour). For 44$ you can't go wrong.
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    I went upmarket by 70c and got this one and it's been excellent so far, good quality build and a really nice bright beam with plenty of spill as well. And the light housing is slightly longer as well to help with better cooling.

    Plus I would rather buy it direct from DX than buy from somebody who also bought from DX and then put it on ebay with a price markup.

    And you can be sure that DX will still be there in the months ahead to deal with RMA issues, but your ebay seller might not.

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    thanks simen and Road_Runner. Where can I buy a second or replacement battery for this T6 Assault Crown Water Resistant XML-T6 3-Mode 1200-Lumen White LED Bike Light with Battery Pack Set - Free Shipping - DealExtreme ?

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    I just ordered mine from DX as well. Will post up once I get to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Over The Bars View Post
    I just ordered mine from DX as well. Will post up once I get to use it.
    +1

    I got this one rated at 1200 lumen (Manufacturer rated)
    T6 Water Resistant XML-T6 3-Mode 1200-Lumen White LED Bike Light with Battery Pack Set - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

    Does anyone know what the actual lumen output of this light with the XML-T6 might be? Also wonder what the "Assault crown" is? Is that the name of the light model, or something else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by isleblue65 View Post
    +1

    I got this one rated at 1200 lumen (Manufacturer rated)
    T6 Water Resistant XML-T6 3-Mode 1200-Lumen White LED Bike Light with Battery Pack Set - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

    Does anyone know what the actual lumen output of this light with the XML-T6 might be? Also wonder what the "Assault crown" is? Is that the name of the light model, or something else?
    Assault crown is the jagged ring on the front. On a flashlight its for bashing baddies over the head with.
    Output is probably around the 600lm mark (a bit brighter than the old P7 magicshines).
    I've had 4 or 5 rides with mine and quite happy so far.
    DIY LED Bike Lights:
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    Quote Originally Posted by znomit View Post
    Assault crown is the jagged ring on the front. On a flashlight its for bashing baddies over the head with.
    Output is probably around the 600lm mark (a bit brighter than the old P7 magicshines).
    I've had 4 or 5 rides with mine and quite happy so far.
    Thanks for the description. I'd like to see someone using their headlamp to bash baddies with

    I have 2 old P7s that have been running strong for 2 years and no complaints, so I should be very happy with this one, especially for 45 bucks. Good to hear you like yours!
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