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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbubbles View Post
    There is, replace the driver.
    Any threads on how to replace the driver and/or where to buy? Searched "How to replace driver" but I keep getting hits on bad drivers in bike lanes :6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sk8r View Post
    Any threads on how to replace the driver and/or where to buy
    Post over in the DIY light forum. There may be more help there.

    PM me if interested in a repair. I've built lights for myself and a few others for the past 4 years and have repaired a couple Magicshines. The only difficulty is finding a suitable replacement driver from DX or Kaidomain and then waiting 3-4 weeks for it to arrive. If you understand basic electricity and can solder reasonably well, replacing a driver is easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sk8r View Post
    Any threads on how to replace the driver and/or where to buy? Searched "How to replace driver" but I keep getting hits on bad drivers in bike lanes :6
    Actually, you can buy drivers almost anywhere. When it comes they even include the lamp head with the driver already installed. Cost about $25-$30. Your choice in the type of lamp head. Hard to beat that deal.


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    Well said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do View Post
    Actually, you can buy drivers almost anywhere. When it comes they even include the lamp head with the driver already installed. Cost about $25-$30. Your choice in the type of lamp head. Hard to beat that deal.

    Yup, new heads are so cheap that repair is certainly not an profitable thing to do. Could argue that it is the right thing to do.

    I still stand by my belief that one should open these cheapo lamps and check them over for proper assembly, soldering, etc. and fix all defects before trusting your night ride to one. Not doing so is a little like buying a new bike that you know was spec'd with the cheapest of components, welded and assembled by someone with little skill and no care as to the product, (but has a nice looking paint job) then heading out on a gonzo ride with no further inspection. Run two systems and maybe even carry a torch for backup.

    That's what I mean by difficult. How does the newb user/repairer decide which one is correct or usable? Wading through the various specs and features is bad enough and then once you get what you thought you ordered it does not work as described. The last batch of DX drivers I bought spec'd the drive current at 1.25A. They actually only deliver .7A.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vancbiker View Post
    I still stand by my belief that one should open these cheapo lamps and check them over for proper assembly, soldering, etc. and fix all defects before trusting your night ride to one.
    Absolutely. This is what I'm always doing myself, and recommend to others. Vast majority of problems can be eliminated by preliminary inspection & minor repair: most lights are working flawlessly for quite long time then...

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    Mine FINALLY arrived, and although I haven't even turned it on yet (charging battery), I had to post about how small this thing is!

    When I opened the case it comes in, I removed the head strap which was covering everything up, I saw the battery and the charger, and then I saw a little bag. When I pulled the bag out of the case, I had a sinking feeling that they had sent me the wrong thing. The bag and the object in it were surely way too small to be my dual light. Nope, it's that small!
    Pictures don't do it justice.
    I'll post my impressions of it after I get to use it.

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    Got mine too, first impression - so small! Will make a perfect helmet light imo.

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    The lighthead with cable is 60 grams.

    I took some pics with my phone (iPhone 4s), but can't seem to figure out how to load them. If anyone wants to pm me instructions so as not to take this thread off topic, I'd appreciate it.

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    Sorry for the separate posts for the pics. I haven't uploaded pics in a long time, and I'm relearning it (we get spoiled loading pics from our phones to Facebook). I'll get better at it.

    By the way, the light from this is very clean white. I thought my triple xml (in photo) was pretty white, but this thing makes the beam on that one look slightly yellowish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fightnut View Post
    Sorry for the separate posts for the pics. I haven't uploaded pics in a long time, and I'm relearning it (we get spoiled loading pics from our phones to Facebook). I'll get better at it.

    By the way, the light from this is very clean white. I thought my triple xml (in photo) was pretty white, but this thing makes the beam on that one look slightly yellowish.
    please some beamshots =)

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    That's amazingly small. Now the million dollar question is how bright is it?

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    Ordered one. Might throw XPGs into it if the beam is too wide.
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    Looks just like my gemini duo for half the price

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    Quote Originally Posted by znomit View Post
    Ordered one. Might throw XPGs into it if the beam is too wide.
    The beam is wide. Much much wider than carclo spot 20mm triple on an xpg triple.

    Someone needs to rip this light open and experiment with different spot optics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbubbles View Post
    Someone needs to rip this light open and experiment with different spot optics.
    I nominate you.
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    Someone needs disassemble to measure optics and take pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by fightnut View Post
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    So fight, Which one did you buy, the one with XML U2s' or XM-L2's? How does the output compare with your tri-clone lamp? Where did you order from and how long did it take to get to you? Nice to hear that the beam tint is very white. That alone makes these worth buying. I just hope they hold up after using for some time ( without doing any mods ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbubbles View Post
    The beam is wide. Much much wider than carclo spot 20mm triple on an xpg triple.
    Wow, that Carclo is already a pretty floody beam. Hard to believe this is even wider.

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    I disassembled them.

    Leds.
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    The measurements.
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    From left to right, stock yinding lens, dx cree xr-e 8 lens, and carclo 20mm 15 lens for xr-e. That's all the spare lens I have on hand that fits.

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    The latter two lens are floodier than the stock yinding lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbubbles View Post
    I disassembled them.
    Thanks!!!

    How much room is there around the driver?
    I'd like to put a taskled Lflex in there.
    Board is 0.780" in diameter (<20mm). Maximum thickness 0.120".
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    Anyone found light only version anywhere?

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