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  1. #376
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    i think i posted images of mine rigged with my old niterider trail rat mount. i've had no problems using it with the larger of the two original o-rings. scroll back a few pages and you'll find it.

    as for getting another lens, can the person who replaced theirs re post the link to the vendor who is selling them?

    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khrystyan27 View Post
    Can this light be powered just by a dynamo hub? (no battery, etc...)
    Not without some modifications. Dyno hubs output 6V AC. This light uses 7.4V DC

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    But chinese PCB cuts off at 2.3V/cell so I think it may work (this light and also other 2S2P should be able from 5 to 8/9V). I bought a 3V/cell cutoff PCB since I use li-pos ...
    Just add a simple AC/DC convertor, perhaps a nimh cell / capacitor ...

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    No, at least not for full power. Dynamo just doesn't provide enough current for XML led.

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    Yeah, I know hub dynamo's output AC curent.

    I was thinking about adding a full-bridge rectifier and a 3.500uF capacitor, but somebody told me that it wouldn't work, because the light consumes far more than the dyno can output.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK96 View Post

    Bobax, I have mine (and other chinese clones) on a Cateye H24 mount - perfectly strong ;-)
    Is this the Cateye H24 mount?

    If it is, i can't justify the mount being more expensive than the light itself :/

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    Yes,the second one,paid about 4 euros for it on bike24 web.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kir View Post
    No, at least not for full power. Dynamo just doesn't provide enough current for XML led.
    About what percent will the light run on a dynamo?

    What if I add 5x1.2V Ni-Mh accu's?

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    How do i go about mounting the light onto the Cateye H24 Mount? Do I remove the stock O ring mount from the light? If so, how do I remove it?

    This is the stock O ring mount on the light.
    Review of Ebay: 1800 Lumen CREE XML T6 LED Bicycle HeadLight Lamp-2013-10-28-13.27.12.jpg

    This is the Cateye H[24 Mount
    Review of Ebay: 1800 Lumen CREE XML T6 LED Bicycle HeadLight Lamp-%24-kgrhqvhjf-fji-9mvfybszdjr-vgw%7E%7E60_57.jpg

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    Hi BobaX, this is not the H24 mount. The right one posted here fightnut. To unscrew the chinese plastic mount you need to take off that black soft sticker sitting in the mount arc/or under the arc, it will reveal the screw - the one and only.

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    IF u are in the USA then Buy the H-24 Bracket and spacer directly from Cateye

    https://www.shopcateye.com/product/hl-500-black

    BUT this is NOT a simple bolt on modification.

    The H-24 bracket will NOT center properly with the existing hole.
    In addition, I didn't feel that there was enough metal on the body for a single screw.

    This is the reason why I fabricated a Custom Plastic Spacer that lies between the light and the H-24 bracket. If you look closely you can see the black 'fat' piece.
    I drilled/tapped 2 new holes in the light and secured the spacer with 2 countersunk screws. Then I screwed the H24 mount to the spacer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartacus001 View Post
    IF u are in the USA then Buy the H-24 Bracket and spacer directly from Cateye
    Quote Originally Posted by spartacus001 View Post

    https://www.shopcateye.com/product/hl-500-black

    BUT this is NOT a simple bolt on modification.

    The H-24 bracket will NOT center properly with the existing hole.
    In addition, I didn't feel that there was enough metal on the body for a single screw.

    This is the reason why I fabricated a Custom Plastic Spacer that lies between the light and the H-24 bracket. If you look closely you can see the black 'fat' piece.
    I drilled/tapped 2 new holes in the light and secured the spacer with 2 countersunk screws. Then I screwed the H24 mount to the spacer.


    Would buying the H24 bracket and its spacer solve the problem of the light not being center or do I have to custom fabricate another spacer?
    Last edited by BobaX; 10-29-2013 at 05:18 PM.

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    In my case it was a new hole in the light head and some cut out rubber spacer between H 24 and the head. This way even the 3 XML Skyray holds fine and has ability to bounce very slightly when riding mtb.

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    Marwi mounts have about 10 degrees of rotation on each side of center


    Magicshine to Marwi mount adapters

    Magic Shine to Marwi adapter

    And you will need the Marwi mount -

    LED Bike Lights 7


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    Got mine mounted by enlarging the original screw on the light. Loctite the screw so it doesn't come loose. Works perfectly!
    Last edited by BobaX; 11-01-2013 at 09:55 PM.

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    I guess I should say thank you to everyone in this thread. I was about to buy one of these lights from Amazon (Germany) since it had such great reviews on the amazon site. Right before I was about to click "buy" I says to myself, maybe you should check other reviews from those bike internets. I don't know anything about electrical work nor do I have time to tinker with it until I get fed up and bin it for something more legit. Thank you all for saving me 30 euros and who knows how much frustration. I guess I'll go stright for the magic shine or Gemeni.
    Switzerland doesn't need a bike park, Switzerland is a bike park.

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    I think, it's the right way to go. Good luck!

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    To use the Cateye H24 bracket I fabricated a custom piece of plastic allowing a channel for the wire to come through the back.

    I drilled&counter bored 2 holes in the plastic piece which screws into the lamp.
    I modified the lamp head by drilling&tapping 2 holes 8-32 to which this piece is bolted on to.
    Then I drilled & tapped a center hole to which the the "H24 Spacer" attaches.
    I Hope this helps.

    Review of Ebay: 1800 Lumen CREE XML T6 LED Bicycle HeadLight Lamp-badgers-light1.jpg

    Put Together
    Review of Ebay: 1800 Lumen CREE XML T6 LED Bicycle HeadLight Lamp-badgers-light11.jpg
    Last edited by spartacus001; 11-27-2013 at 03:06 PM.

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    I have similar spacer but made from rubber thick about 3-4 mm. Oh man this thread has 209.000 views!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK96 View Post
    .... Oh man this thread has 209.000 views!
    Yes.
    This was quite unexpected but since my OP 3 years ago the light is still going strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartacus001 View Post
    Wow.
    80K+ views and counting. I'm flattered with the ongoing discussion since my original post a year ago.

    Time for an update:

    After a year of moderate use the battery capacity is only functioning at 20%.
    I always carry 3 light sources but 2 of them failed because of battery issues.
    On my commute home last night the Ebay light cut out at around 35mins (high) after an overnight charge. I had to finish the ride with only a small blinker and 10km was in pitch dark.

    The original charger died after 6 months and had to be replaced.
    So now I plan on building a custom 2S2P battery pack with a set of high quality 3100mAH 18650s

    In the end it costed me $60+ for a year of lighting. *meh*
    Nothing lasts forever but I was expecting a little more longevity then a year.

    In hind sight, if I had to do it all over again I would spend a little more money for a quality light. So if you have this light or you're considering it, don't set your expectations too high. You get what you pay for.

    I'll keep you guys posted on my build.
    You say the light is still going strong. How much more money did you have to invest (new charger, new battery, different mount) to make it a reliable light?


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    On its 3rd year and still working

    I love the versatility of the custom battery pack.
    I can take the single 18650s to run my other handheld flashlights.

    I'm very tempted to pick up the latest 3-emitter head.

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