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    Podium Lights

    The current edition of Mountain Biking Australia magazine has an ad for "Podium Lights" which I've never heard of before. They are fairly inexpensive ($100 for the base single system) & they use a single MCE per light head for a claimed 850 lumens as opposed to the P7's that you often see with low cost bike lights. They also have a twin & a triple system, and the latter claims 2550 lumens & costs $250 .
    I assume they're made in China, but not really sure.
    I'm interested in these possibly as a cheap "back up" system for my main lighting system.
    Can anyone shed some more light on these? http://www.podiumlights.com.au

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    Optic might produce a decent beam.
    Price is right.

    But yeah, MS knockoff with improvements.
    Similar light pic included in a magicshine aution.
    DIY LED Bike Lights:
    A few Dynamo builds and some Small battery lights

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    Been available on Aliexpress for near 2 years now. They also have an Osram version of the light.
    Not heard any feedback at all anywhere on the lights.
    The battery pack thing is new though.
    As above with upgraded Samsung battery packs.
    Maybe this is in response to the MS battery issues........

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    Quote Originally Posted by odtexas
    Been available on Aliexpress for near 2 years now. They also have an Osram version of the light.
    Not heard any feedback at all anywhere on the lights.
    The battery pack thing is new though.

    Maybe this is in response to the MS battery issues........
    Yes, most certainly. It seems the Chinese have gotten the message when it comes to batteries. I'm still waiting to see how long it will take someone to make one of these with an XM-L. Still the MCE version might be nice. The only down side to this set-up is you don't know what the low mode will look like. If the lamp is too much of a flood the low mode will likely suck. Would be nice to see some beam shots. Thanks od for that link.

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    What do you think the real lumen output is? 550??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by mb323323
    What do you think the real lumen output is? 550??????
    If they're using an M-bin MC-E and a good driver ( 2800ma) maybe 750-800 lumen. Can't know for sure though. I have to wonder what beam pattern the Osram version would produce. Once again, regardless of the LED, beam pattern is everything.

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    I rang the guy who imports these into Australia the other day. He is the Lumicycle importer as well & wanted these as a budget product to add to his line up. I think the battery upgrade option was possibly his own initiative though.
    He has put beam shot photos on their website now.

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    they look alright, but its hard to go against the likes of DX for MS lights for the price.

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