Page 2 of 9 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 100 of 419
  1. #51
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    38
    Just to add to the review.

    I have just done a battery test on high from fully charged (8.34v) to the light turning off and the battery at 0v it lasted 4hrs 22min!! I didn't change the settings or anything I just turned it on high and left it running next to an open window to keep it cool.

    Temp wise, it didn't get too warm that I couldn't hold it and the battery stayed cold the whole time.

  2. #52
    night riding enthusiast
    Reputation: GraXXoR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    265
    Quote Originally Posted by Gav888 View Post
    Just to add to the review.

    I have just done a battery test on high from fully charged (8.34v) to the light turning off and the battery at 0v it lasted 4hrs 22min!! I didn't change the settings or anything I just turned it on high and left it running next to an open window to keep it cool.

    Temp wise, it didn't get too warm that I couldn't hold it and the battery stayed cold the whole time.
    When you say 0v, I hope you meant "until cut off" because I'm sure you are aware that running a Lithium based battery down to 0v would be catastrophic. O_o

  3. #53
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    38
    Sorry, until the light went off that should have been, rather than 0v. Just curious but what would happen if it went to 0v, say I dont use the lights for months over summer, will the batterys be knackered?

  4. #54
    Action LED Lights
    Reputation: Action LED Lights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    525
    Quote Originally Posted by Gav888 View Post
    Sorry, until the light went off that should have been, rather than 0v. Just curious but what would happen if it went to 0v, say I dont use the lights for months over summer, will the batterys be knackered?
    If the battery is like most protected packs, it would disable itself. If a Li-ion battery is to go to 0 volts there is a high probability that it will form internal shorts that could lead to a runaway reaction when it's charged. (read that as fire) The best condition to store a battery in is with a 60-70% charge and in a cool, dry place. You can even keep it in your refrigerator if you won't catch to much hell from your spouse. Then check it every few months to be sure it still has a reasonable amount of charge in it. If the light you have has a fuel gauge in like the MJ-808, then it should light up blue or yellow. If it's red give it a 1 hour charge.
    For a more complete explanation see Battery Care

    Jim Harger
    Action LED Lights
    Jim Harger
    Action LED Lights
    www.action-led-lights.com

  5. #55
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OpenLight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    69
    A good quality Li-ion battery also has a self discharge rate of less than 10% per year so unless you store it with a short in the system you should be ok (but it is a good idea to check it periodically). Heat causes the battery to oxidize reducing its capacity, that is why it is recommended that you store it in a cool place when it is going to be a while between uses.

    Josh
    Open Light Systems

  6. #56
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    641
    i just received this light in the mail today.

    eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices


    great fit and finish, the charcoal/grey color of the body and the anno red match perfect with colors on my bike, the smooth reflector is quite a tight spot so i started playing with the OP reflector and wide angle lens that i got from Action as well.

    well the OP reflector has a lif on it keeping it from sitting inside the housing far enough and it created a wider significantly wider hot spot, but it had way too many artifacts to leave it alone. so... i took the OP reflector to the belt sander and sanded off the lip to get it farther into the housing and now there are no artifacts. in all the excitement i forgot to take before pictures of the reflector.

    anyways, the smooth reflector with wide angle lens just widens the spot, dont think it would be good at night, but with the OP and the wide angle i can see it being pretty awesome for my bar light. first night ride with my own light will be wed.

    when it gets dark and i have a chance i will take pics of beam shots with all the different lens/reflector combos.

  7. #57
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    38
    Wide angle lens arrived today, will try and get out soon to test it

    Also does anyone have a guide or any tips on making these waterproof?

    Ive already wrapped electric tape round the exposed ends of the battery pack as it was cardboard by the looks of it so they are now sorted, but need to do the rest....

  8. #58
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Cat-man-do's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    5,057
    Quote Originally Posted by Gav888 View Post
    Wide angle lens arrived today, will try and get out soon to test it

    Also does anyone have a guide or any tips on making these waterproof?

    Ive already wrapped electric tape round the exposed ends of the battery pack as it was cardboard by the looks of it so they are now sorted, but need to do the rest....
    Don't know if you can make these waterproof but you can sure help it out some by using some good bike grease on the threads where the front screws on. Maybe a dab too on the screw that holds the mount ( bottom ). I would also cover the button switch 3/4 of the way with electrical tape. Just enough to repel water yet allow a little of the indicator light to be seen.

  9. #59
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    641
    I Would actually use a bit os clear silicone around the edge of the with, electrical tape wouldnt do much in that location. Also sme silicone around where the wire goes into the housing then grease on the mount screw threads and bezel threads might help along with the orings that are already there. If you want to grease the orings use a silicone based grease not petroleum so they dont swell.

  10. #60
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    641
    so i went for my first ride with my light tonight and... WOW!!! this thing kicks ass!
    the first couple night rides a friend let me use one of his magic shine lights, i believe it has the P7.
    i had it mounted on the bars and it got me through the ride.
    with this new XML light w/ OP reflector and the Action wide angle lens it blew that light out of the water! when shining the light at a wall you see some artifacts from the ridges in the lens but you dont even notice them when riding. lights up the trail plenty for this regular wed night ride.

    the only time i felt like i would have LIKED more throw was on a long steep descent, otherwise even some of the faster flowy stuff the throw was fine. also once we got into some tight twisty stuff i would have liked a light on my helmet for looking around.

    I will definitely be adding more to my setup, one on my helmet with just the OP reflector, and then maybe the same thing added to the bars for the throw.

    as for battery... it was a 2 hour ride and at the "check points" for other riders to catch up (average ride group of 15) i would turn the light off, and when we were climbing the low setting was plenty.
    maybe when i add another light i will do a full ride with it on high and see how it does.

    I am super stoked on this light!

    no time for beam shots tonight, but soon...

  11. #61
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    38
    Finally got myself out in the forest for a ride (having only done road rides recently) and with the wide angle lens on the bars and a spot on the helmet its plenty of light for my rides, this includes technical and fast sections

    A word of causion though, the standard o ring bracket attached to the light isn't very strong, I broke mine in 2 last night over some rough terrain on the bar mounted light! I had the small o ring on a std size bar, so fitted ok and seemed tight enough....

  12. #62
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Cat-man-do's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    5,057
    Quote Originally Posted by Gav888 View Post
    Finally got myself out in the forest for a ride (having only done road rides recently) and with the wide angle lens on the bars and a spot on the helmet its plenty of light for my rides, this includes technical and fast sections

    A word of causion though, the standard o ring bracket attached to the light isn't very strong, I broke mine in 2 last night over some rough terrain on the bar mounted light! I had the small o ring on a std size bar, so fitted ok and seemed tight enough....
    ....I'm very sorry to hear about your misfortune but admittedly, your story did make me laugh.
    Please forgive me. It's just that no one has ever complained about the mount itself breaking. That is a first. Hopefully you still have the pieces and perhaps some good glue might fix the problem....

    Anyway, I believe some of the vendors here sell those plastic O-ring brackets. I know that BikerayUSA does, maybe Action LED Lights as well. Should just be a couple bucks.

  13. #63
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    38
    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do View Post
    ....I'm very sorry to hear about your misfortune but admittedly, your story did make me laugh.
    Please forgive me. It's just that no one has ever complained about the mount itself breaking. That is a first. Hopefully you still have the pieces and perhaps some good glue might fix the problem....

    Anyway, I believe some of the vendors here sell those plastic O-ring brackets. I know that BikerayUSA does, maybe Action LED Lights as well. Should just be a couple bucks.
    LOL thats ok, made me laugh as well. I'm not having much luck with these lights, not able to glue it as the other half is in the mud somewhere...

    Still, it's only a £30 light so things like this I can live with, if it was a £200 light it would be a different matter!

    I was showing off the beam to some of the regular night riders I was out with, they have lights like MJ7872, Hope Vision 4 etc etc, they were all impressed with the beam combination I use, and only £60!!

    For the money you could get 4 and still be quids in!

    Tempted to get this mount - Action-LED-Lights — Bar Mount, Clamp-on instead but I will see what is in the garage first, might be able to make something up that is stronger...

    Also found this - Lupine Lamp Unit Handlebar Mount - From £11.99 - Rutland Cycling but at £12 I would rather by another light!

    And this post looks interesting - BikeRadar.com • View topic - Modifed Magicshine P7
    Last edited by Gav888; 02-01-2012 at 04:42 AM.

  14. #64
    Action LED Lights
    Reputation: Action LED Lights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    525
    Quote Originally Posted by Gav888 View Post
    Tempted to get this mount - Action-LED-Lights — Bar Mount, Clamp-on instead but I will see what is in the garage first, might be able to make something up that is stronger...
    Not that I wouldn't mind selling it to you but for you EU readers the clamp-on quick release mount is also available from Magiclight-UK as is our wide angle lens
    Jim Harger
    Action LED Lights
    www.action-led-lights.com

  15. #65
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    38
    Cheers Jim, already got your wide angle lens, but forgot the website to get the bracket

  16. #66
    mtbr member
    Reputation: spartacus001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    81
    Hey Gav,

    Glad to see your lights working out for you
    Any chance for some beam shots of your set-up?

  17. #67
    Team NFI
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    5,288
    Same light and died about a week and half ago. Though ggrainy you can see the melting of the connectors.


  18. #68
    Light freak
    Reputation: scar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    2,738
    Pretty tough to see what is going on in that picture. Can't pick out the melting or the connectors. Can you try another picture?


    ***

  19. #69
    Team NFI
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    5,288
    Quote Originally Posted by scar View Post
    Pretty tough to see what is going on in that picture. Can't pick out the melting or the connectors. Can you try another picture?


    ***

    Noticed this when I pulled it apart. Looks like to connectors melted. But without another unit hard to confirm,



    Other side of the area in question.

  20. #70
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    152
    how long is the battery cable and light cable combined?

  21. #71
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    1
    I also bought this light from one of the more-or-less random/equivalent ebay sellers.

    Initially I was blown away by the brightness & apparent build quality, as well as value. $50 seems cheap for such a torch.

    It lasted about 10 minutes into a night ride & died. The battery had full voltage, and the indicator led was still lit green. I contacted the seller, who offered to refund my money after I returned the light to China. At $15 shipping, minimum, I opted to just keep the thing and mod it instead. Lesson learned.

    Anyway, I tore it apart completely, replaced the driver board with a $6 ~1000mA 3.7V one from KD, and it works again. Some modding of the heatsink was required, since my new board is smaller diameter than the original one. I also tore open the battery pack & re-wired it to be parallel to produce the required output. It was my first mod attempt, and I'm now motivated to do more. I can confirm that the battery pack has some sort of circuitry between the end of the wire & the batteries, but I'm not enough of an engineer to know what it is.

    The wire on my unit was cheap--very easy to break the insulation on the inner wires after stripping the outer sheath. Overall I now see why these lights cost only $50. If it were not fun to mod them, or if I just wanted a working light, I'd be bummed about the experience.

  22. #72
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Cat-man-do's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    5,057
    Yep, undoubtedly the cheap generic Chinese stuff has poor quality control. Only goes to show that you get what you pay for. Still, for the price sometimes it's worth taking the chance.

    Last night I was doing some major web surfing and ended up looking at a couple items on ebay. For the most part I don't do the ebay thing. I have to admit though, there is so much stuff at rock-bottom pricing it is tempting. A while back I said I wouldn't buy on ebay. Now I might have to eat those words. Last night I saw a cheap XM-L bike light with 2-cell battery for about $24. No, I'm not going to buy it but is an example of the kind of deals that you see. At that price you can buy two. If one goes up you send it back but you still have one. This is the same strategy I use when I buy cheap torches. If it turns out both work fine you can almost always sell one to a friend. If it lasts a year you got your money's worth.

  23. #73
    I like turtles
    Reputation: TiGeo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    5,684
    I would be interested to see what someone would say if their cheap-o light died in the middle of a ride. Seriously, spend a whopping ~$30 more and get a Magicshine that has a good track record. I am not saying that MSs are as nice as say a Baja, but come on, why even mess with this eBay crap?
    Last edited by TiGeo; 03-19-2012 at 01:14 AM.
    Geologist by trade...bicycle mechanic (former) by the grace of God!

    2012 Specialized Stumpy EVO 29 HT

  24. #74
    DFMBA.org
    Reputation: MTBeing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1,690
    Quote Originally Posted by PinkFloyd View Post
    Get a Camelbak Rogue. Camelbak Rogue 70 oz. Hydration Pack - 2011 Model

    Top zipper pocket is perfect for holding the battery pack for your helmet light.
    Second that! It's exactly where I keep mine. Love this light!
    Please donate to IMBA or your local IMBA chapter. It's trail karma.

  25. #75
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Cat-man-do's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    5,057
    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    I would be interested to see what someone would say if their cheap-o light died in the middle of a ride. Seriously, spend a whopping ~$30 more and get a Magicshine that has a good track record. I am not saying that MSs are as nice as say a Baja, but common, why even mess with this eBay crap?
    Well, yeah...I have to agree for the most part. Buying from a reliable vendor is "So" much smarter. But like I said before, If you have more than one and one fails you still come out on top. Personally I always ride with at least two lights. Basically it's the smart thing to do. Add to that I always carry an emergency torch which could also function as a bike light if somehow both bike lights malfunctioned on the same ride ( although not likely to happen ). If you ride night on a regular basis you learn to be prepared.

  26. #76
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Wombat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,984
    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do View Post
    Personally I always ride with at least two lights. Basically it's the smart thing to do. Add to that I always carry an emergency torch which could also function as a bike light if somehow both bike lights malfunctioned on the same ride ( although not likely to happen ). If you ride night on a regular basis you learn to be prepared.
    I've had three lights "not work" for me on a commute home (on fire trails through pitch black bush). The first was my Dinotte that ran on AAs. I dropped the battery holder while getting it ready for the ride and it would no longer hold the batteries. So I then wrapped my P7 torch around the handlebars and started riding only for its battery to run flat about 1/2 way through the ride in the darkest section. I then wrapped my Princeton Tec Apex headlamp around my helment and set off.

    This was the first time I used the Apex on the bike and I thought I I'd badly overestimated how bright it was as it was very difficult to see much beyond the front wheel. It was only when I got home that I realised I was running it on it's lowest setting.

    All of these were of course my fault, and I guess it shows I really need at least 4 lights for a night ride.

    Tim

  27. #77
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    641
    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    All of these were of course my fault, and I guess it shows I really need at least 4 lights for a night ride.

    Tim
    i think you just need to learn your equipment, and be better prepared with charged batteries, and or spares if running AA's. you really dont NEED 4 lights with you.
    Juice

  28. #78
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Cat-man-do's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    5,057
    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    I've had three lights "not work" for me on a commute home (on fire trails through pitch black bush). The first was my Dinotte that ran on AAs. I dropped the battery holder while getting it ready for the ride and it would no longer hold the batteries. So I then wrapped my P7 torch around the handlebars and started riding only for its battery to run flat about 1/2 way through the ride in the darkest section. I then wrapped my Princeton Tec Apex headlamp around my helment and set off.

    This was the first time I used the Apex on the bike and I thought I I'd badly overestimated how bright it was as it was very difficult to see much beyond the front wheel. It was only when I got home that I realised I was running it on it's lowest setting.

    All of these were of course my fault, and I guess it shows I really need at least 4 lights for a night ride.

    Tim
    Besides what Mr. Juice said ( and I agree with him ) none of what you said had to do with the lights themselves malfunctioning which was the subject at hand. ( Also, two of your lights were not bike lights ) You also mentioned that you had a P-7 torch that only got you half way home. My P-7's will go 3 hrs on mid-mode so either yours had a half dead battery when you left or you have a single mode ( high ) P-7 torch. You didn't mention a spare battery which if you're using torches is a very big "must have". At least the Apex got you home. Some light is better than no light at all. I have a 30 lumen single mode AA torch sitting around gathering dust. It's not real bright but I could get out of the woods with it if I had to.

    Luckily for me I have much better stuff now. My current back-up emergency torch is a 3 mode AA XP-E torch that is also my daily EDC pocket torch. On high about 150-175 lumen and useable throw to 75ft. Cost me maybe $24 I think. Regardless, I always ride with an XM-L 3-mode torch on the bars to back-up my bar lamp and yes I always carry spare torch batteries if I'm on a ride lasting more than 2 hours. You NEVER EVER want to be back in woods and suddenly find out you have no lights with the sun going down. Been there, done that. Once was all I needed to teach me that lesson.

  29. #79
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Wombat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,984
    I did point out that all of these were my fault, and spare AAs would not have helped when the battery carrier was broken. That's probably the only poor quality thing about AA Dinotte lights.

    Tim

  30. #80
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Cat-man-do's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    5,057
    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    I did point out that all of these were my fault, and spare AAs would not have helped when the battery carrier was broken. That's probably the only poor quality thing about AA Dinotte lights.

    Tim
    I understand. I have a couple Dinotte 200L AA lamps. Not sure how you broke the carrier as the plastic is pretty tough. I don't use mine anymore but if I did I would have to get rid of the stupid nine volt type battery connectors. Those used to give me fits. An easy fix actually. Just solder some better connectors to the carrier terminals and to the lamp.

    The spare batteries I was referring to was for the P-7 torch. For that a back-up 18650 cell is a must.

  31. #81
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    641
    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    I did point out that all of these were my fault, and spare AAs would not have helped when the battery carrier was broken. That's probably the only poor quality thing about AA Dinotte lights.

    Tim
    oh, i understand the carrier was broken, i was talking about in general carrying spare batteries for a light that uses them is a good idea. dont break the battery holder, and spares can come in handy.
    Juice

  32. #82
    mtbr member
    Reputation: spartacus001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    81
    I was hoping this lamp would problem free a little longer but since my original review I've run into some issues.

    I switched on the light during a night ride and it ran for about a minute then it shut off. It seems like the battery just ran out of juice.
    I plugged it into the charger and the LED indicator light was out. So I left it over night but it didn't charge the battery. I put a meter on it and the charger has died.

    I've order a replacement charger.
    This time I'm trying out a 8.4v 1.5A AC/DC charger for a Sony Camera.
    I'll update this thread as soon as I get recieve the charger and test the battery.
    Last edited by spartacus001; 05-25-2012 at 11:47 AM.

  33. #83
    mtbr member
    Reputation: spartacus001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    81
    I recieved a Sony laptop charger @ 8.4V 1.5A. Pretty close to the specs. of the original charger. I spliced the jack from the broken adapter, soldered and heat shrunk the splice.
    Put the battery in a metal tray and plugged in the charger. I monitored the temperature the entire time. The adapter was slightly warm and the batteries showed no signs of heat. After 5hrs it was done. The adapter was cold.
    Plugged in the light. Bingo! Back to night riding.



    The old adapter just died. Other then no LED there was no other warning. No burning smell, no excessive heat. Probably a bad transformer or capacitor.
    Last edited by spartacus001; 06-16-2012 at 01:00 PM.

  34. #84
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    23
    Cree XML T6 is 1000 lumens , can you let us know you make the T6 to be bicyle light, it iwll be 1800 lumens?? you are gold so you can add the 800 lumens more for it ??

  35. #85
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    23
    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    I've had three lights "not work" for me on a commute home (on fire trails through pitch black bush). The first was my Dinotte that ran on AAs. I dropped the battery holder while getting it ready for the ride and it would no longer hold the batteries. So I then wrapped my P7 torch around the handlebars and started riding only for its battery to run flat about 1/2 way through the ride in the darkest section. I then wrapped my Princeton Tec Apex headlamp around my helment and set off.

    This was the first time I used the Apex on the bike and I thought I I'd badly overestimated how bright it was as it was very difficult to see much beyond the front wheel. It was only when I got home that I realised I was running it on it's lowest setting.

    All of these were of course my fault, and I guess it shows I really need at least 4 lights for a night ride.

    Tim
    I think you can chocie a goog qualtity light will be ok

  36. #86
    mtbr member
    Reputation: littlebadboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    187
    I almost considered this light... but I didn't like the idea of having too much wires going around the bike.

  37. #87
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    23
    I think you can choice some bicycle light have the Velcro on the wire, it will tie the wires on the bicycle

  38. #88
    mtbr member
    Reputation: littlebadboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    187
    Quote Originally Posted by Alwin.Wu View Post
    I think you can choice some bicycle light have the Velcro on the wire, it will tie the wires on the bicycle
    Yeah... but the wires are still there.

  39. #89
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    23
    Quote Originally Posted by littlebadboy View Post
    Yeah... but the wires are still there.
    I see what you are need now , a bicycle light more like flashlight, battery is in the body of light, this type bicycle light have no wires, Fluxient T6 mini is suit for you, I think ebuy have it.

  40. #90
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    23
    Quote Originally Posted by littlebadboy View Post
    Yeah... but the wires are still there.
    but always the flashlight sytle bicycle light bright is not very good, it only have one battery in it , so will lower the output to save power.

  41. #91
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    2

    Wide angle lens Cree XML T6

    Hi I bought one of these CREE XML T6 LED 1800LM a month ago and absolutely love. I use it for both bike and running and have nothing but good to say about it.

    However i keep reading that you can get a wide angle lens for them and i am obviously missing something as i cannot find them on ebay. can someone please point me in the right direction?

    I am not in the USA

    Thnx

  42. #92
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    26
    That also bothered me....


    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do View Post
    The only thing that bothered me was the 1800 lumen claim by the vendor. Sorry but you won't get even half that. Maybe 700 to 800 if you're lucky. I'm glad to see the Action wide lens working so well. One light with wide lens on the bars, one spot on the helmet and you're ready for action.
    ..........

  43. #93
    Action LED Lights
    Reputation: Action LED Lights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    525
    Quote Originally Posted by tallsmurf View Post
    Hi I bought one of these CREE XML T6 LED 1800LM a month ago and absolutely love. I use it for both bike and running and have nothing but good to say about it.

    However i keep reading that you can get a wide angle lens for them and i am obviously missing something as i cannot find them on ebay. can someone please point me in the right direction?

    I am not in the USA

    Thnx
    They are available here. WIDE ANGLE LENS
    Jim Harger
    Action LED Lights
    www.action-led-lights.com

  44. #94
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    2

    Thanks Jim

    Many Thanks Jim

  45. #95
    mtbr member
    Reputation: wannabeRacer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,107
    It was either a Magicshine or Gloworm but I went with this cheaper option. It cost me at an auction of $34 it was soo cheap then its a matter of waiting from Asia shipping which took about 2.5 weeks. Before this I had those HID & ay-up LED which cost me about $300-400 and this copied magicshine light is bright enough and value for money. I just ordered another light for the helmet too. I took that risk and so far soo good for 2 x 1800 cree LED at $70.....bargain!

  46. #96
    mtbr member
    Reputation: wannabeRacer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,107
    I run the light static on the tile floor and was on for 3.5hrs but I had to turn it off as I had to go to bed, next time will do an all out test. The battery took 4hrs to charge from 3.5hrs of use. This light went well and better than I expected, really surprised, wow.

    anyway I'm that excited I'm buying 2 more for my commute bike (front & rear) and use y cable with single battery and use the other battery as spare For the rear light I will have to find a red lense

  47. #97
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    513
    Hey guys here something that is very similar with a lower price $43.30 and free shipping.

  48. #98
    Action LED Lights
    Reputation: Action LED Lights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    525
    Quote Originally Posted by pucked up View Post
    Hey guys here something that is very similar with a lower price $43.30 and free shipping.
    I like the beam pattern shot with the big dark artifact in it.
    If you want to try and fix that you might try a Magicshine orange peel reflector available here and/or a wide angle lens
    Also be aware that the power connector on most of these is not the same as a MS.

    Be for-warned, I have a wholesale customer who uses lights for an off the bike purpose and thought he would save some money and bought 100 of these. Within 6 months over half of his batteries had died and he was SOL.
    What's the longest anyone has had one of these in use and how are they doing?
    Jim Harger
    Action LED Lights
    www.action-led-lights.com

  49. #99
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    426
    I bought a $43 close last September and it's still going good. Almost full run time, etc but I'm sure when it gets cold the battery will run far less.

    However, I say this knowing my group has 6 MS's and a couple of clones. Most have either had bad batteries after 6-12 months or defective heads, several and splitting cables at the connectors.

    We all have at least 1 good light set of a quality brand. Mine are Dinotte.

    They are cheap and if you figure a year and are happy w/ that, then go for it but never ride w/ just one of those lights by yourself.

    By the way, my Dinotte XML-3 dual kicks butt. Use these on the bars as the beam is wide. Use the clone on the helmet as the beam is very narrow but that's ok w/ me on the helmet.

    I'd buy another for sure b/c they are so affordable but would never go out w/o the Dinotte's.

  50. #100
    mtbr member
    Reputation: l_eon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    1
    spartacus001,
    Hi.
    I would like to buy the same flashlight, but capacity of battery is not so high for me.
    In my country that batteries are expensive and hard to purchase.
    How do you think, is this available to change the original power source?
    I can not find the same voltage batteries.

Page 2 of 9 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. CREE XM-L 1600 & 3800 lumen flashlights on eBay
    By ussprinceton2004 in forum Lights and Night Riding
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-25-2013, 03:42 AM
  2. Serfas TSL-500 True 500 Lumen Headlight
    By skyflying1 in forum Lights and Night Riding
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 11-06-2011, 05:42 AM
  3. 1800 lumen Regina batteries inc
    By troutie-mtb in forum Lights DIY - Do It Yourself
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 12-19-2010, 06:02 PM
  4. DIY headlight on the cheap with an MR16 LED lamp
    By Mtn-Rider in forum Lights DIY - Do It Yourself
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-01-2010, 08:28 PM
  5. 1800 lumen Cateye tripleshot
    By troutie-mtb in forum Lights DIY - Do It Yourself
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 05-15-2010, 02:03 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •