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    Recommend me some good but cheap (DX?) lights...

    Yes, I know, good and cheap rarely go together, but I think there are some decent options on DX...I'm thinking of getting one handlebar light, one helmet light (battery operated, perhaps?) and one bright taillight...any recommendations?

    MJ-808E HA-III CREE XM-LT60 3-Mode 1000-Lumen LED Bike Light Set (4x18650) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

    I'm thinking that might be a good one to start with...

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    I have 2 of these on my handlebar, and just ordered 2 more just to show off ;-)

    UltraFire SSC P7 2-Mode 900-Lumen LED Flashlight with Strap

    I cannot post a link to them ( this is my first post on this forum )

    They have a very nice beam-pattern for biking IMO. Lots of flood-light and very bright. Its not the brightest light out there, but I like the beam with the soft transition from spot to flood.

    + I like that I don't have to mess around with wires and batterypack (more things to break/fail on you)
    Just order some 18650 batteries and a charger. Spare batteries is nice to have if the trip is longer than planned.

    I haven't tried the one you linked, but many people like it for headlamp.
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    Bad. Had one, sold it. Beamshot way to narrow .

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    As far as I am concerned, the T6 Assault Crown Water Resistant XML-T6 3-Mode 1200-Lumen White LED Bike Light with Battery Pack Set actually has not 1200-lumen output.

    T6 has the good max output 1000 lumen.

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    Hey Canonite, I have a few of my 2011 Demo Strykr's and Strykr Pro systems available if you'd like to pick one up, we can get you rolling with some great lights (including the factory lifetime warranty) for close to what you are thinking of paying for the DX stuff. Email me at Shannon@BajaDesigns.com if you'd like to know more.

    Shannon

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    Whether it's 1,000 or 1,200 I'm not too concerned, I think both are ridiculously bright

    Any suggestions? Narrow beam doesn't sound like fun, but I'd really like to pick something up in the next few weeks!

    Thanks...also I emailed you Shannon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batas View Post
    Bad. Had one, sold it. Beamshot way to narrow .
    I have 2 one for me and one for my Son, Yes it is a narrow beam but I still Like it very much , I have been using it to commute for the last month and a half, with no problems , add the Magicshine helmet Mount for $3 and you in great shape.
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    Thanks! Do you have a link to the helmet mount? I might just pull the trigger on a pair of those (one for the handlebar, one for the helmet), that way they can share batteries, etc.

    But still open to opinions and suggestions!

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    Or this?

    CREE XML XM-L T6 1600 Lumens LED Bicycle bike Head Light Lamp Headlight Headlamp | eBay

    Looks like higher capacity batteries/higher output?

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    You will not get 1600lm from a single XM-L, my guess is a max of 750-850lm OTF.
    But that is not so bad, and the big battery seems good.

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    Canonite:

    I think you'll find that that particular model is rated in Zimbabwean lumens... Even the Cree homepage states you'll not get more than 1klm out of a T6.... The U2 I believe can pump to 1200 but these are ideal figures. Figuring in cheap-sh*t diodes sourced in China with only average design and optics and you'll be at less than half of that.

    1600 is pure BS.

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