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    New cheap-o Chinese LED bike lights 2017

    We should start it new, don't we

    This is the 2017 lights thread to get quick overview with some basic information to keep it clean and useful.

    And this is link to year 2016 thread New cheap-o Chinese LED bike lights 2016

    As a start here is variant of one we have already seen before:

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    Zoomable 10000LM 3x XM-L T6 LED Front Bicycle light Bike Lamp Headlight 6400mAh | eBay


    In addition here is Chinese festival calendar, specialy Spring Festival ie. Chinese New Year:
    Chinese New Year 2017 Dates, When Lunar New Year 2017 Is

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    New stufff and it looks promising (beside the handlebar mount ).

    I present to you : VastFire - 6000LM 2X XM-L2 LED Waterproof 18650 bike light from eBay.

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    Utilizes two Cree XM-L2 T6 neutral white LEDs,
    ·max 6000-lumen output
    ·Instant burst activation with the remote pressure switch
    ·DUAL DISTANCE BEAM SYSTEM
    ·4 brightness levels plus warning mode
    ·Digitally regulated output - maintains constant brightness
    ·Quick attach and detach handlebar mount sized for
    ·22mm-35mm handlebars
    ·Easy, secure adjustment of the light's direction
    ·Made of aluminum alloy
    Smart Li-ion battery charging circuit, Micro-USB adaptable charging port
    Built-in 2x 18650 rechargeable batterye 6000mAh
    Size:100mm x 30mm
    For 26$ it looks like a bargain (in a year they should cost about 15-16$, I think, but we will see).

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    And here is another one from the same seller.

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    10000LM 2x XM-L2 LED Bike Bicycle Rechargeable Light Headlamp Torch H/L Beam | eBay

    It is good to see they are starting using TIR lenses more and more.

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    Omg 6000 and 10000 lumen ratings from dual emitters wtf. Thats a new low even for them.

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    I got a good laugh out of that too Tig.

    These lights aren't new, but they're forum favorites.

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    Your order is fulfilled by Amazon too.

    https://www.amazon.com/Nitefighter-B.../dp/B00EG8SCLG

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    Yinding 900 Lumens CREE XM L2 2 LEDs 4 - Modes Cool White Headlight Cycling Lamp ( 4 x 18650 Battery Pack )-30.84 Online Shopping| GearBest.com
    There is not much choice between rotten apples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledoman View Post
    And here is another one from the same seller.

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    10000LM 2x XM-L2 LED Bike Bicycle Rechargeable Light Headlamp Torch H/L Beam | eBay

    It is good to see they are starting using TIR lenses more and more.
    Hmm. I'm actually kind of curious about that one, especially because the handlebar mount appears to be for 35mm bars.

    Vastfire name is hilarious though. Probably the result of charging the battery pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigris99 View Post
    Omg 6000 and 10000 lumen ratings from dual emitters wtf. Thats a new low even for them.

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    lol...I think 5000 lumens is something close to what landing lights on a plane run... so you know, you'd never be out of luck on those REALLY big drops.... o_0
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    I found those lights on Amazon, their a little more honest there. Funny thing is if you ask the eBay seller they'll say "manufacturer specs" then you give them a link to a non eBay listing and they have nothing to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominik.M View Post
    New stufff and it looks promising (beside the handlebar mount ).

    I present to you : VastFire - 6000LM 2X XM-L2 LED Waterproof 18650 bike light from eBay.

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    For 26$ it looks like a bargain (in a year they should cost about 15-16$, I think, but we will see).
    This is the same light advertised at 800 lumens, something I would be far more likely to believe. This would be a pretty awesome light if it could run one on the helmet and one on the bars. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...f_rd_i=desktop
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    [QUOTE=tigris99;12983683]Omg 6000 and 10000 lumen ratings from dual emitters wtf. Thats a new low even for them.

    So is the 16000mah rating on the 4 cell pack.

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    Lol didn't even notice that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Handlebar View Post
    ......This would be a pretty awesome light if it could run one on the helmet
    Hopefully you are kidding about this. That light is going to weigh about a half pound. Your neck will not like it after an hour or so.
    GoPro adapters for bike lights http://www.pacifier.com/~kevinb/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vancbiker View Post
    Hopefully you are kidding about this. That light is going to weigh about a half pound. Your neck will not like it after an hour or so.
    I wasn't kidding....but I also didn't realize it would be that heavy either.
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    I haven't seen this one before:



    I think it may be Sanguan. XM-L though. (or Latticebright.)






    http://www.kaidomain.com/p/S021968.K...ight-4-x-18650

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    That's been around a long time actually ultrafire or some crap

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    My bad.

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    I thought I had found something cool last winter when I found it till i hit google and saw how old it actually was...

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    Good point. I didnt think it was cool, just new, to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staypuft1652 View Post
    Good point. I didnt think it was cool, just new, to me.
    Yeah, tigris has it right. I bought one of the Ultra-fire versions a couple years ago thinking it might make a decent light. Actually the one I had provided a decent beam pattern and was a little brighter than the cheap two emitter lamps. Downside of the lamp was that it was using the same XML T6 emitters. Those emitters had a noticeable "blue tint" which I really didn't like at all. Likely with some good XM-L2 emitters they would make for a fairly good choice if you couldn't afford a better lamp and had some DIY skills. Likely the emitters on these lamps are only going to see maybe 500ma ( ea. ) maximum using the present driver ( assuming a parallel configuration of the emitters ). Now if you can up the output and exchange emitters with better ones than one of these could work for someone on a budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominik.M View Post
    New stufff and it looks promising (beside the handlebar mount ).

    I present to you : VastFire - 6000LM 2X XM-L2 LED Waterproof 18650 bike light from eBay.

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    For 26$ it looks like a bargain (in a year they should cost about 15-16$, I think, but we will see).
    I wonder if they should rethink the name VAST FIRE? Not only is it going to take out your house when it inevitably starts on fire but also your garage and maybe the whole block

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    Wow, now a 14 LED light. Says 35k lumens (overstated of course) but you modders might be able to have fun w/ this beast. Change the driver, add a KD real 13600mah 8 cell Panasonic and now you're cookin! Literally! LOL

    And it's only 9.71 inc shipping, battery, charger and rubber mount.

    Almost worth a try just to see it in action.

    34000LM 14x CREE T6 Waterproof LED HeadLamp 6x 18650 Bicycle Cycling Front Light | eBay

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    How did you get that price? I'm getting $22.67 for lighthead only.

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    Its for the single emitter, 3000 lumen lighthead only.

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    And look at the false advertising showing the Panasonic NCR18650B's in the photo! And "USA" whatever that's supposed to mean (it ships from China).

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    The beamshot is priceless!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by scar View Post
    The beamshot is priceless!!



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    And the beamshot is the same no matter which of the "brighter 4" lights you choose!

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    All I can do is shake my head at the fact eBay allows this things. They used to be REALLY strict about false descriptions and images. Like you get locked for 30-60 days first offense for falsly representing the item your selling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRMOLE View Post
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    Your wishes might come true in a few months

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledoman View Post
    Your wishes might come true in a few months
    Pretty sure I'm not the only one wishing for this light to return. I have several (I'm not the only one for this too) and realize the difference in performance between a good one (1st production run) and the later models was considerable, so that needs to be fixed. Still, even the last couple (factory scraps) that I picked up perform a lot better for me than my Yinding in light output, ease of use, and sensitivity to heat. Hope this happens.
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    So far I only know they are planning to do something about it in near future. No other details are known yet.

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    New cheap-o Chinese LED bike lights 2017-g0001ug4.jpg

    Jenson USA - Online mountain & road bike parts, clothing and accessories shop | Jenson USA

    Wasn't sure where to put this but it's cheap so I'm putting it here. POV case that also looks like it would work good for a light case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Handlebar View Post
    This is the same light advertised at 800 lumens, something I would be far more likely to believe. This would be a pretty awesome light if it could run one on the helmet and one on the bars. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...f_rd_i=desktop
    Thanks for the link. I just bought it from Amazon. $5 and free shipping!!! At that price how bad can it be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRMOLE View Post
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    Wasn't sure where to put this but it's cheap so I'm putting it here. POV case that also looks like it would work good for a light case.
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    Ugh! If only shipping wasn't $6 or I at least had other items to order.

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    Even with $6 shipping you spend $9

    For $9 you're not going to be able to leave the house and buy a similar bag any cheaper. Wear and tear on your car, gas consumption plus cost of bag at a local store is more than $9

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    Ugh! If only shipping wasn't $6 or I at least had other items to order.
    I'm ordering 3 of these, but will definitely look for other things I may need too. I've got a couple of the similar Nitefighter cases that I like and would be nice to have a dedicated case for each brand of light to keep the heads and associated mounts and brackets in.

    Have you heard anything new from Andy about the BT21?
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    [QUOTE=MRMOLE;12995170]
    Have you heard anything new from Andy about the BT21?
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    Andy only commented to me that they would start on it after the Spring Festival. I told him to keep me in mind if he wanted me to do a review on it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
    Wear and tear on your car, gas consumption plus cost of bag at a local store is more than $9
    This is a bike forum and everyone who uses a car (or other type of gas powered vehicle) to go to lopcal store/s (50km in radius) should be baned :P

    BTW, it's interesting how almost 60% of all posts (not just) in this thread has nothing to do with the threads subject: "New cheap-o Chinese LED bike lights 2017",
    I would advise members, before posting ask yourself this: "Will my post contain: new and cheap-o and chinese made bike led light", if the answer is YES then it's full steam ahead, otherview your post is for some other thread. Discusions about particular lights, as always, should be in separate, dedicated threads.

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    Couldn't write this thought better

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    Omg guys, most posts here are still related to the lights for various reasons. It's a list of cheap stuff out of China, not specific to any one light.

    So chill out please, especially when your never around much to keep track of the actual conversation

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    I don't really have to have 7K+ posts or be logged in 24/7 to know whats going on on the forum, I can just subscribe to topics of interest and read updates and new posts from my Inbox.
    Problem is non related polution and some would say that this is just a reflection of our lives and choices we make, if there are 3 bins marked with "Cardboard/paper", "PET or plastic" and "Glass" there are really only 2 ways this story can proceed, good or bad and I always considered bike riders to be in the first category, to be more caring about everything, but hey, things change...
    Just for the record, I did not say or implied that posts in this thread are garbage, that was just an analogy.
    And that's about all I will say because I don't have new + cheap + chinese bike LIGHT + model 2017 to add to this thread as a quality content.

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    I skimmed through every post in this thread so far, the only ones off topic completely are yours, Sirius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius9 View Post
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    And that's about all I will say because I don't have new + cheap + chinese bike LIGHT + model 2017 to add to this thread as a quality content.
    Guys, calm down These cheap-o threads were originally mine idea. To keep garbage off and not to pollute the lights & night riding section with separate thread for every cheap-o light, unless it is something special like yinding, SS X2, ... The first post captures that idea somehow. So keeping this manner Sirius is right.

    I didn't find something new and useful. A while ago appeared Trustfire TR-D016/D017/D018 lights that seem more comic than usable. But hey the 2017 just started ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius9 View Post
    I would advise members, before posting ask yourself this: "Will my post contain: new and cheap-o and chinese made bike led light", if the answer is YES then it's full steam ahead, otherview your post is for some other thread. Discusions about particular lights, as always, should be in separate, dedicated threads.
    You're not serious are you?

    Talk about picknits...


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    Quote Originally Posted by MK96 View Post
    Guys, calm down These cheap-o threads were originally mine idea. To keep garbage off and not to pollute the lights & night riding section with separate thread for every cheap-o light, unless it is something special like yinding, SS X2, ... The first post captures that idea somehow. So keeping this manner Sirius is right.

    I didn't find something new and useful. A while ago appeared Trustfire TR-D016/D017/D018 lights that seem more comic than usable. But hey the 2017 just started ;-)
    And I am thankful for these threads. :-p

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    I did think half the reason for these threads was a good laugh though.

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    Unless you post an 18 XML 45000LM thing with a 5W driver

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK96 View Post
    Unless you post an 18 XML 45000LM thing with a 5W driver
    And for 32 bucks!

    How about this weirdo light. Check out the reflector. Old emitter T6 but looks like U can buy light head for under 10 bucks.

    MXDL CREE T6 LED 1000 Lumens Bike Light Cycle Lamp W/Tie Band &Compass Golden | eBay

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    Wolverine?

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    Last edited by Staypuft1652; 08-27-2017 at 10:51 PM.

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    Not new 2017 light but BT-40 is back at Garbest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Staypuft1652 View Post
    Heads up there, I have a mount just like that one and it doesn't fit 31.8mm bars...

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    At least they told more honestly about how bad the battery pack is:

    "Updated Water-proof Battery
    The functional and black / red: 6 lights is equipped with 6*1500mah 18650 lithium battery pack, 8 lights is equipped with 6*2000mah 18650 lithium battery pack. "

    Of course they are unable to properly calaculate the capacity. They have calculated it like all cells are connected in parallel:

    "-1*8.4V 9000mah lithium ion rechargeable Battery pack(For the black/red 6 lights) OR -1*8.4V 12000mah lithium ion rechargeable battery pack(For the 8 lights)"

    "6 lights" should be translated in "6 leds", I think. I'm wondering what leds are actualy installed. Pictures shows something like Cree XM-L2 but could easily be some counterfight LatticeBright XM.

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    I don't think this KD light was ever posted up. Neutral white, head only, but modes are high-low-strobe :



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    Good job!

    I do think that maybe the BL70s is a better bargain with 3 power levels and hidden strobe. I like mine alot!

    http://kaidomain.com/p/S026105.KDLIG...ke-Light-Black

    Peace!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garrybunk View Post
    I don't think this KD light was ever posted up. Neutral white, head only, but modes are high-low-strobe
    Was about to get it for testing but it got stucked somewhere. Driver should be changed per my suggestion and as described by mr. Ban back in authum 2016:
    "I will try to re-write to 3-Mode (Lo > Med >Hi), hidden strobe (or maybe not to have)."

    I should remind them, but there is Chinese New Year comming and I doubt anything new is going to happen for awhile.

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    Just wanted to chime in. I ordered one a tail light from gearbest along with a yinding I just bought as a backup light. It was a bit of a gamble but I'm actually very happy with the purchase considering it only cost me about 6 bucks. It's more then bright enough and has a very good wide viewing angle.

    [img]http://gloimg.gearbest.com/gb/pdm-pr...4252_74489.JPG[img]



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    Yeah that tail light is awesome, I bought three of them. Can even be charged from a USB power bank while in use, though haven't found that necessary yet. Says 2 hour run time on the site but 12 hour on the box; while the latter might actually be correct am not gonna chance it .

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    Holy wind resistance batman!

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    But it's got 960 lumens!

    Leave it to the Chinese to be "hey let's take cheap fog lights or bar lights and sell them as a bike light"

    I kind of want to find a set of cheap lights to use the housings to make some wicked fog lights for our Honda van.

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    Looks like a smaller version of what the design team @ Gearbest wanted to do to the new light they keep promising us.
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    How bright is this thing? It says 1000 -1200 lm so I'm guessing probably a dozen actual lumens.

    Quote Originally Posted by minimusprime View Post
    Just wanted to chime in. I ordered one a tail light from gearbest along with a yinding I just bought as a backup light. It was a bit of a gamble but I'm actually very happy with the purchase considering it only cost me about 6 bucks. It's more then bright enough and has a very good wide viewing angle.

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    New cheap-o Chinese LED bike lights 2017-image.jpg
    On sale at BANGGOOD $8.47. And it's realistically rated at 400 lumens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Road View Post
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    Holy wind resistance batman!
    I keep clicking the image to take me to buy it, but it isn't working! Dirt Road, why tempt us so badly and not provide the link to buy it!

    WAIT! Here's a teardown posted on MTBR!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garrybunk View Post
    I keep clicking the image to take me to buy it, but it isn't working! Dirt Road, why tempt us so badly and not provide the link to buy it!

    WAIT! Here's a teardown posted on MTBR!

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    That guy got iy for $19.77! Can't find it any where now for less that $65 which kills the novelty factor.

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    Lol, thought I found a new one! That's a steal at $20 bucks. At $65, NFW!

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    Hi all, like most others, I'm new to night riding and want to find something cheap to test the waters. I saw something like a Solarstorm today at the Tucson Gem and Mineral show (of all places), but with three headlights instead of two. It looks like this one on Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.com/Gugou-6400mah...5%3A2470955011


    There's another that I've run across that might be ok...

    https://www.amazon.com/Y-O-S-SuperBr...5%3A2470955011


    Thoughts?



    *edit to add additional light.

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    Most cheap lights will "work" just understand that the description has no truth for specs. As long as you understand what your buying, everything will be good to give night riding a go.

    The 3x one solarstorm makes as well, x3, been around a long time.

    Some were very decent lights when they were the originals, these days it's a lottery if they are decent or not.

    Make sure to buy 2 lights though. Not a good idea to go out with a single light.

    Welcome to night riding, it's a lot of fun. Definitely a new kind of rush but it's fun. And don't sweat being nervous or getting "the creeps" the first couple times out. After a couple minutes you forget about everything but the smile on your face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pack66 View Post
    Hi all, like most others, I'm new to night riding and want to find something cheap to test the waters. I saw something like a Solarstorm today at the Tucson Gem and Mineral show (of all places), but with three headlights instead of two. It looks like this one on Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.com/Gugou-6400mah...5%3A2470955011


    There's another that I've run across that might be ok...

    https://www.amazon.com/Y-O-S-SuperBr...5%3A2470955011


    Thoughts?



    *edit to add additional light.
    I like the second one. For a starter the advertised amounts of lumen is probably correct and the old magicshine with the same configuration, two small and one big had a very nice beam pattern.

    Peace!

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    There are a few good light (not that cheap but still afordable investment like Nitefighter BT40S) for everything else I would say only relevant questions one buying a light should ask himself is "Am I ok with gambling and probably losing $xx" or "How much would it cost me to fix it when it brakes, can I do it by myself or I have to pay someone and does it pay off to fix it."

    Because in most cases what you will get is:
    - overrated lumens number
    - overrated battery capacity
    - bad thermal design with missing crucial parts like "hollow pill" or no thermal mass under the emitters
    - fake leds
    - horible modes arengemet like low-high-strobe

    I probably wouldn't risk more than $15 to play with suspicious products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimusprime View Post
    Just wanted to chime in. I ordered one a tail light from gearbest along with a yinding I just bought as a backup light. It was a bit of a gamble but I'm actually very happy with the purchase considering it only cost me about 6 bucks. It's more then bright enough and has a very good wide viewing angle.
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    Loving the photoshop pic on the ad

    What are they riding?

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    Someone mixed up the front and back of the bike, good photoshop work

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    That's 100% a bk30 Klarus rip off.


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    That's how it always goes sadly...

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    Hello everyone. I'm new here and this is my first post. I'm from The Netherlands. I have a Chinese Trustfire TR-D006 with a problem. The on/off button does not function well anymore. Is there somebody who knows how disassemble/teardown a Trustfire TR-D006 to fix the problem? Thanks in advance.

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    It would cost you more to have it fixed than replace it unless you have a friend that is good with small electronics and knows how to do it.

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    A good friend of mine knows for sure he can fix it. He teaches electronics on a technical highschool. The only problem is how open/disassemble/teardown the light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpa View Post
    A good friend of mine knows for sure he can fix it. He teaches electronics on a technical highschool. The only problem is how open/disassemble/teardown the light.
    It appears that if you remove the handlebar mount, unscrew the front bezel holding glass in, and carefully push power wire into housing while also carefully pulling reflectors and such out front. Dont know for sure.

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    What part do you mean by the front bezel. The small purple part or the bigger part with Trustfire etc, written on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpa View Post
    Hello everyone. I'm new here and this is my first post. I'm from The Netherlands. I have a Chinese Trustfire TR-D006 with a problem. The on/off button does not function well anymore. Is there somebody who knows how disassemble/teardown a Trustfire TR-D006 to fix the problem? Thanks in advance.
    I don't want to take this thread off-topic, but I believe you would access the switch by unscrewing the front bezel. Then remove the bottom plastic o-ring mount to allow the cable to feed up inside. Now with both removed you should be able to pull the reflector/driver assembly up and out so that you can access the switch. Once you can get to the switch, try using an electronic contact cleaner or rubbing alcohol around the switch trying to get it into where the switch contacts actually are. Work the switch button while doing so.

    See this pic, from this triple LED review:


    For further discussion this should move to it's own new thread.

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    Purple part. Should unscrew counter clockwise.

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    Garrybunk en Staypuft, thank you very much. The link you gave is wonderfull. I'm sure the light can be fixed.

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    https://www.amazon.com/Lumen-Cycling...ree+bike+light

    Cree light. Anyone know of a substitute for cheap battery? Bought two sets. work great, but now battery will not take a charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kabaroo View Post
    https://www.amazon.com/Lumen-Cycling...ree+bike+light

    Cree light. Anyone know of a substitute for cheap battery? Bought two sets. work great, but now battery will not take a charge.
    Is this correct?
    Voltage: 10 to 30 V DC

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    wow not only the lumen count (really...) but rated for 10-30v. gotta love chinese sellers.

    Just uses 8.4v pack hopefully (read the voltage on the charger it will say)

    plenty of cheap packs that should fit it all over amazon. but no telling how well it will last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by znomit View Post
    Is this correct?
    Voltage: 10 to 30 V DC
    It's just a bad ad. If you look at the photo's it comes with a standard 4-cell battery. I suppose it could be all in series but likely it's just a standard 8.4 volt battery. Who ever put up the ad just screwed up.

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    Does this qualify as a "Cheapo-light"?



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    i wonder why no other manufacturer honestly does that. IN times where cycling on the road is more dangerous than ever before youd think helmets like that would be commonplace.

    my only concern there is does it meet safety standards??? If its worse than walmart helmets (at least they meet safety standards) then I would shy away. but if not then shit I might order my son one for when we go out after dark. Needs all the help he can get, still doesn't get the need to pay attention and he's 10.
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    I agree, this one is interesting. We all know the front light is poor, but still, it is there. There is lot room for improvements. Got idea to have compartement for 18650 cells built in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAKC Ind View Post
    i wonder why no other manufacturer honestly does that.
    Really? I think, I've seen several helmets with embedded lights. One recent example is MagicShine one:
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    Nice, I guess maybe you guys have more options, over here none of the "known" manufacturers have anything like those.

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    My helmet made by Giant has a rear light built in.



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    Wow!!

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    It's 5 star rated so it must be good!

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    Gotta love chinese sellers buying 5 star ratings lol

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    Don't know what they were smoking in China that day.

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    I saw this lamp a couple nights ago and decided to roll the dice on it. Right now I seem to have a fascination with self-contained road lamps that provide a cut-off beam pattern. This lamp is listing total output at 500 lumen ( 250 per emitter ). The optics looks similar to the Rokkes only one optic is horizontal and one vertical. The one that is vertical should add more light near the bike that was missing with the single optic Rokkes and also provide some additional forward throw. Run time with both emitters is supposedly 3hrs. The lamp also offers some ( yellow ) side ports for viewing from the sides. Anyway, I should have it by Tuesday. The Amazon beam photo showed what looked like to be a very wide beam pattern ( covered three lanes ) so I'm curious to see if I get the same results. For $30 ( +Amazon prime free 2-day shipping ) I figured I'd go buy another cheap Chinese toy to mess around with.

    New cheap-o Chinese LED bike lights 2017-61cnvk9ospl._sl1000_.jpg

    BTW, a rep from Raveman ( not related to the above lamp ) has asked me to review one or two of their newer lamps ( when they becomes available ) I think one is an upgraded CR-500 so that should be interesting. No idea on when that will be but I hope it's before it gets too cold.

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    This one really looks nice. I have positive attitude towards disassembling results

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