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    just ordered one. I hope it isnt junk. I cant wait to try it out and compare it to what i have been using.

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    I have the Spokegrenade 1000 light and it seems well made and backed with a warranty. Has anyone tried Spokegrenade lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Action LED Lights View Post
    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?
    I tried swapping the reflector from MS to ebay light and it doesn't fit properly, its less than 1mm height into the LED and you need to cut the outside cup by about a 1mm. The wide angle lens however does fit.

    Some ebay sellers do sell with the orange peel reflector on it, just take a closer look of the reflector before you buy.

    On other note:
    I was on my commute bike the other day and the battery strap snap, next thing I know the battery was dragging behind with the wire holding on..... then snap.... from the connector. I stop, connected back on an off I went, the battery was fine for 3 more hours of tests.

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    i got mine for $40 with a free rear LED light. and it looks a light brighter than the OP.

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    I bought 3 sets at deferent sellers in HK and CHI and 2 lights were the same size and other is not the same size reflector.

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    just got mine. Took it out on my road bike the first night. TOO bright for the road for sure. The lowest setting is fine but the highest is WAY too much for any roads with traffic. You will blind drivers. I had 2 cars pull over completely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Action LED Lights View Post
    For just a few dollars more you can get a quality Gemini P7 Titan with a Samsung 5200mAh battery pack.

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    I went this route instead. I figure the potential headaches with the cheap lights aren't worth $30-40. I placed the order about 90 minutes ago, and just got a shipping confirmation email.

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    Hi there

    Anyone knows where to find spare battery packs for the light reviewed? Are the connectors the same as for the MagicShine? Or if the T6 Water Resistant XML-T6 3-Mode 930-Lumen White LED Bike Light, from DX - Hong Kong, has the same connectors as the light reviewed?

    Thanks

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    II ordered 2 battery packs @$18.99/ea on fleabay from .cn, they're in SF customs now, will report...

    I cant' post links yet but if you search for "Battery Pack for CREE XM-L" you will find it.

    My MS and my 3 knockoffs all have the same connector.



    Quote Originally Posted by emirwati View Post

    Anyone knows where to find spare battery packs for the light reviewed? Are the connectors the same as for the MagicShine? Or if the T6 Water Resistant XML-T6 3-Mode 930-Lumen White LED Bike Light, from DX - Hong Kong, has the same connectors as the light reviewed?

    Thanks

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    spare battery pack

    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by patski View Post
    II ordered 2 battery packs @$18.99/ea on fleabay from .cn, they're in SF customs now, will report...

    I cant' post links yet but if you search for "Battery Pack for CREE XM-L" you will find it.

    My MS and my 3 knockoffs all have the same connector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patski View Post
    My MS and my 3 knockoffs all have the same connector.
    Mine aren't the same. I have 2 DX copies and a few genuine Magicshines and the copies won't work with the MS lights.

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    My batteries are already in West Sac, will know today or tomorrow if they fit/work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do View Post
    Very Good Review...

    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.

    Ever once in while I still remember the days riding with my 12 watt Marwi halogen on the bars and my Niterider 10watt spot on the helmet. Back then I thought I owned the night even though the total output from both was maybe 400 lumen tops. ...Ahh, those were the days.
    Now just one cheap cloned XM-L lamp beats what I had back then...and for a lot less money! Say what you will about the Chinese cloned lamps. They still have the best bang for the buck factor and give the novice bike rider the ability to safely see at night without breaking the bank.
    The lumen claims are getting ridiculous, at least when the SSC-P7 was in vogue, 900 lumens was the maximum claim.

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    Yep, they're using the lab numbers of the LED dies, with an air fan blowing cooling air over them (the lumens being better when the die is running at 25C than at 85C)... not real world enclosed in a aluminium housing and ridden on a hot summer night when the lowest temperature of the die might be 30-35C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torchy View Post
    The lumen claims are getting ridiculous, at least when the SSC-P7 was in vogue, 900 lumens was the maximum claim.
    its probably the same "exaggeration" amount in terms of % though.

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    OK, batteries are here, I plugged one into my MS808E charger and one into a knockoff charger, so far so good....

    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    Mine aren't the same. I have 2 DX copies and a few genuine Magicshines and the copies won't work with the MS lights.

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    Oh, one more thing, the batteries came with this nice double velcro strap bag.
    Battery Black Bag for CREE XM-L T6 LED Headlamp Rechargeable Headlight | eBay



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    OK, batteries are here, I plugged one into my MS808E charger and one into a knockoff charger, so far so good....

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    Fixed the original issue of the light head being N/S. It was a wire that worked it's way loose. But the Led bulb has died. Have the exact same unit as the OP. What specific LED bulb can I use as a replacement? And where is the best source?

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    My lighthead died the FIRST time I used it, I got it from lifebike2011

    The button on the back still glows but nothing... tried several batteries...

    It's been more than 14days, "top rated seller," we'll see if they will help...

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    Quote Originally Posted by patski View Post
    My lighthead died the FIRST time I used it, I got it from lifebike2011

    The button on the back still glows but nothing... tried several batteries...

    It's been more than 14days, "top rated seller," we'll see if they will help...

    CREE XML XM-L T6 1800LM LED Bicycle bike Head Light Lamp/Bicycle Light SET | eBay
    I just bought from the same seller. How long did yours take to arrive? Any customs charges? Please report back if they exchanged the product for you.

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    bought mine from the same seller (lifebike2011) on 9/26 and received on 10/5. worked great during
    garage testing.
    i wish it had the o-ring mount since my bars are too fat. going to actually field test it tonight.

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    They said they will exchange it, I just have to mail the defective one to Beijing....



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    Please report back if they exchanged the product for you.

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    light worked great last night!! wow.

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    almost $9 to mail it back....

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    They said they will exchange it, I just have to mail the defective one to Beijing....

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    I purchased a similar light to the OP's off an Amazon Marketplace seller recently, advertised as an XML T6. Thanks to this thread and the seller switch-a-roo described by others, I knew enough (unfortunately not right away) to check the emitter and they had sent me a SSC P7. Contacted the seller, they said it was a warehouse error, ship it back, and they would refund me. However they wanted me to pay the return shipping because I had already cut up the headband to make a helmet mount and it was no longer a re-sellable item. I contacted Amazon's main CS to ask if this was proper, they said to ship it back out of pocket, and Amazon would give me a credit towards future orders on the cost of the shipping, very cool on their part. So I shipped it back, got my refund from the seller in about 2 weeks, and the Amazon credit for the shipping.

    So, after this is all wrapped up, I get a reminder email from Amazon to rate the seller. I do the review, describe my experience, and rate it 3 stars out of 5 (neutral on the scale). If I had lost money on the deal, the stars would have been less, if they had sent a proper replacement, probably 4-stars would have been in order. Then I start to get badgering emails and phone calls from the seller asking me to rescind the feedback because Amazon views 3 stars as negative when they evaluate Marketplace sellers. In the latest email from the seller's representative, she says she will lose her job by the end of the month if I do not rescind the 3-star rating.

    My gut says they have been lying all along... if it was a warehouse error why not resend the proper item as a replacement? Lose your job over a worthless internet opinion/rating, really? But I really want this all to be done and do not want anyone to lose their job (foreign or domestic) even if the reality of it is very small, so will probably just take down the rating a be done with it. What say you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by damnnearfastest View Post
    Then I start to get badgering emails and phone calls from the seller asking me to rescind the feedback because Amazon views 3 stars as negative when they evaluate Marketplace sellers. In the latest email from the seller's representative, she says she will lose her job by the end of the month if I do not rescind the 3-star rating. What say you?
    I'd say keep your honest rating. As you point out you looked for others' experience in deciding to buy. Perhaps complain to Amazon about the seller's response to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damnnearfastest View Post
    I purchased a similar light to the OP's off an Amazon Marketplace seller recently, advertised as an XML T6. Thanks to this thread and the seller switch-a-roo described by others, I knew enough (unfortunately not right away) to check the emitter and they had sent me a SSC P7. Contacted the seller, they said it was a warehouse error, ship it back, and they would refund me. However they wanted me to pay the return shipping because I had already cut up the headband to make a helmet mount and it was no longer a re-sellable item. I contacted Amazon's main CS to ask if this was proper, they said to ship it back out of pocket, and Amazon would give me a credit towards future orders on the cost of the shipping, very cool on their part. So I shipped it back, got my refund from the seller in about 2 weeks, and the Amazon credit for the shipping.

    So, after this is all wrapped up, I get a reminder email from Amazon to rate the seller. I do the review, describe my experience, and rate it 3 stars out of 5 (neutral on the scale). If I had lost money on the deal, the stars would have been less, if they had sent a proper replacement, probably 4-stars would have been in order. Then I start to get badgering emails and phone calls from the seller asking me to rescind the feedback because Amazon views 3 stars as negative when they evaluate Marketplace sellers. In the latest email from the seller's representative, she says she will lose her job by the end of the month if I do not rescind the 3-star rating.

    My gut says they have been lying all along... if it was a warehouse error why not resend the proper item as a replacement? Lose your job over a worthless internet opinion/rating, really? But I really want this all to be done and do not want anyone to lose their job (foreign or domestic) even if the reality of it is very small, so will probably just take down the rating a be done with it. What say you?
    I say contact Amazon and tell them about the e-mails and what the seller is doing. Option II: Respond to the sellers e-mail and ask for another lamp at their cost explaining that you got the run-around and that you lost money in the previous deal. If you get a free light you give them a better rating. If it really means that much to them ( which I don't think it will cause I think they're just blowing smoke ) they will send you something for free. Call their bluff. Your call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damnnearfastest View Post
    I purchased a similar light to the OP's off an Amazon Marketplace seller recently, advertised as an XML T6. Thanks to this thread and the seller switch-a-roo described by others, I knew enough (unfortunately not right away) to check the emitter and they had sent me a SSC P7. Contacted the seller, they said it was a warehouse error, ship it back, and they would refund me. However they wanted me to pay the return shipping because I had already cut up the headband to make a helmet mount and it was no longer a re-sellable item. I contacted Amazon's main CS to ask if this was proper, they said to ship it back out of pocket, and Amazon would give me a credit towards future orders on the cost of the shipping, very cool on their part. So I shipped it back, got my refund from the seller in about 2 weeks, and the Amazon credit for the shipping.

    So, after this is all wrapped up, I get a reminder email from Amazon to rate the seller. I do the review, describe my experience, and rate it 3 stars out of 5 (neutral on the scale). If I had lost money on the deal, the stars would have been less, if they had sent a proper replacement, probably 4-stars would have been in order. Then I start to get badgering emails and phone calls from the seller asking me to rescind the feedback because Amazon views 3 stars as negative when they evaluate Marketplace sellers. In the latest email from the seller's representative, she says she will lose her job by the end of the month if I do not rescind the 3-star rating.

    My gut says they have been lying all along... if it was a warehouse error why not resend the proper item as a replacement? Lose your job over a worthless internet opinion/rating, really? But I really want this all to be done and do not want anyone to lose their job (foreign or domestic) even if the reality of it is very small, so will probably just take down the rating a be done with it. What say you?
    Put in one star. Sounds like a bunch of lies. You should not be so nice when they are being so dishonest with you. You give them a good rating for lying to you, they will keep doing it with everyone else. You just happen to catch them. As a service to the next buyer, you MUST rate accordingly, and to me, this is one star service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazspeed View Post
    Put in one star. Sounds like a bunch of lies. You should not be so nice when they are being so dishonest with you. You give them a good rating for lying to you, they will keep doing it with everyone else. You just happen to catch them. As a service to the next buyer, you MUST rate accordingly, and to me, this is one star service.
    Well said... It is one star service... You got the wrong part, they wouldn't fix the problem, ship it back out of pocket, and they lose their job over your review... i'm callin b/s and it's deep... really deep
    There is not much choice between rotten apples.

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    New question here.

    Can I just leave the battery pack connected to the charger 24/7 or will it burn it?
    If I can just leave it, I can put it in the garage with the bikes and automatically have it ready every time without worrying about it.

    Thanks

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    As a general rule, it's not a good idea to leave a battery on the charger unattended. If the worst happens, you want to be there to put the fire out. It'll probably be fine, but unplugging it when you leave the house is better than coming back to a smoldering pile of rubble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaktoos View Post
    ...and automatically have it ready every time without worrying about it.
    Li-Ion batteries have very low self-discharge rate, so if you fully charge your battery pack it will stay there for months, ready whenever you need it. That's why you don't need to leave it 24/7 on charger. And since we're talking about cheap Chinese batteries, chargers and battery protection circuits, it's a big no-no to leave it 24/7 plugged in.

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    just got myslf some of the eBay lights. got them for $32 each plus a few bucks for shipping... they claim to be 1800 lumen... yeah right... lol a guy i met riding said he'd been using his for months and it worked fine. i got 2. i also went to Action LED and got the wide angle lense and 2 OP reflectors. plan on using a reflector and the lens on the bars and just the reflector on my helmet. i got the entire setup for under $100 so its worth a shot. havent done any night riding so if these work long enough for me to get more serious about it, its a worthy investment....

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    Mine came in this week. Outstanding value. Very bright great battery life. Can't believe they can do this for 30$ delivered to my door.

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    I found this one on eBay costing only 28usd when shipped to Portugal. It features an OP reflector, 1200lm XML T6 and...8800mA! Is it possible?
    Here it is: 1200 Lumen CREE XML T6 LED Bike Bicycle Outdoor Sports Light Headlight Headlamp | eBay
    What do you think?
    I've finally decided to give this cheap light a try as mi first bike light and i'll use it with a wide lens, because i bike in the road a lot.

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    theres only one way to know for sure... try it out. its nice that it comes with the OP reflector... the higher milliamp battery means it will dicharge at a higher rate (i think)... it may allow the light to run longer... as far as output, ive heard the t6 will only put out about 900-1000 lumen in real world applications. thats still plenty bright. especially if you get one for the bars and one for the helmet. i dunno how they test them to claim such a high lumen rating but everything you will read says that its false advertising... i dont think anyone that has bought any of these "bargain" lights has the resources to actually measure the light output.... theres a million of these lights on ebay and theyre all pretty much the same thing... i dont think anyone can really say there is a better one than the other. its a chance you take by buying knock-off stuff. you can always spend the $79 and buy the magic shine light that has been tested and has a company that backs it.... or you can take the chance with these and get 2 for the price of one.... its all a matter of opinion....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PedroDank View Post
    I found this one on eBay costing only 28usd when shipped to Portugal. It features an OP reflector, 1200lm XML T6 and...8800mA! Is it possible?
    Here it is: 1200 Lumen CREE XML T6 LED Bike Bicycle Outdoor Sports Light Headlight Headlamp | eBay
    What do you think?
    I've finally decided to give this cheap light a try as mi first bike light and i'll use it with a wide lens, because i bike in the road a lot.
    Just a few facts to let you know the quality of the seller you are dealing with.
    The XML-T6 is only capable of 1000 lumens with the best of the batch driven at the maximum safe current level. Any more than that and it's life goes down drastically.

    They state the the light is 9 watts. The Magicshine MJ-808E is 11 watts so if the light is really 9 watts they are driving it lighter than the 808E there for it would have less light. We know the 808E is really about 750 lumens. That would put this light at about 600 actual lumens.

    The battery pack is built of 4 - 2200mAh 3.7v cells. You add 4 together you get 8800mAh right.
    The only problem is the pack is the pack is 7.4v. To get that you put 2 in series and 2 pair in parallel. 2 in series doubles the voltage but not the capacity. So there really selling the same cheap 4400mAh pack as every other clone maker out there. But they show they don't even know basic electricity.
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    Hey just picked up one of these lights but it only works when plugged in, does it need a full charge to work while not plugged in?

    Thanks for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lupob6 View Post
    Hey just picked up one of these lights but it only works when plugged in, does it need a full charge to work while not plugged in? Thanks for the help
    Plugged into what? If you mean plugged into the battery, then yes, the light has to be connected to the battery to work.

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    The battery is connected, when I said plugged in I meant the charger to the wall.

    Sorry for the confusion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lupob6 View Post
    The battery is connected, when I said plugged in I meant the charger to the wall.

    Sorry for the confusion
    You can't have the battery connected to the lighthead and the charger at the same time. I'm probably not helping here, but I think you think the lighthead is a self contained light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lupob6 View Post
    The battery is connected, when I said plugged in I meant the charger to the wall.

    Sorry for the confusion
    Huh?

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    How long does this light usually last on full beam?

    I would like a different lense as it is a bit too focused.

    Does this brightness on full look about right for this light?:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Action LED Lights View Post
    Just a few facts to let you know the quality of the seller you are dealing with.
    The XML-T6 is only capable of 1000 lumens with the best of the batch driven at the maximum safe current level. Any more than that and it's life goes down drastically.

    They state the the light is 9 watts. The Magicshine MJ-808E is 11 watts so if the light is really 9 watts they are driving it lighter than the 808E there for it would have less light. We know the 808E is really about 750 lumens. That would put this light at about 600 actual lumens.

    The battery pack is built of 4 - 2200mAh 3.7v cells. You add 4 together you get 8800mAh right.
    The only problem is the pack is the pack is 7.4v. To get that you put 2 in series and 2 pair in parallel. 2 in series doubles the voltage but not the capacity. So there really selling the same cheap 4400mAh pack as every other clone maker out there. But they show they don't even know basic electricity.
    That makes sense. Thanks a lot.
    I'm still going to buy this clone as it will be my first bike light; BUT i will also buy the wide lens directly from your site eheh.

    @willhub, can you tell me what light is that? Also, did you took that shot in complete darkness?
    You can take a look at this lens and see if it works out for your light: Action-LED-Lights — Wide Angle Lens

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    I've recently bought two Ebay XM-L lights that I am very happy with. While waiting for the first light to arrive, I ordered the wide angle lens insert, but the beam is quite floody, so I'm not using the wide angle lens. Very bright (no way to measure though) and so happy, I bought a second one for more light and just in case I have a light or battery failure (since it/they are cheap Chinese lights and batteries). I have a couple of the original P7 Magicshine lights, and these lights have more light and a better beam pattern (to me, anyway). Just a heads up to anyone still looking into this type of light. Link shown below. I originally bought the first light because I saw it had the OP reflector and hoped that would help make the beam floodier. BTW, I do use both lights as bar lights, so I do prefer a floodier light.

    1800 Lumen CREE XML XM L T6 LED Bicycle Light Bike Cycle Lamp Headlight Headlamp | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by PedroDank View Post
    That makes sense. Thanks a lot.
    I'm still going to buy this clone as it will be my first bike light; BUT i will also buy the wide lens directly from your site eheh.

    @willhub, can you tell me what light is that? Also, did you took that shot in complete darkness?
    You can take a look at this lens and see if it works out for your light:
    This light: CREE-XML-XM-L-T6-1800-LM-LED-Cycling-Bike-Bicycle-Head-Light-HeadLamp-HeadLight CREE XML XM-L T6 1800 LM LED Cycling Bike Bicycle Head Light HeadLamp HeadLight | eBay

    Yes it was pitch black, without a light I would not be able to see anything where I was standing and up to the shed.

    Does anyone know of a UK seller that sells a better lense that would fit this? I'd like it to be a bit wider, as turning corners in the pitch black can be a bit scary if I'm going anything over 18mph really, so I have to slow down and don't want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willhub View Post
    Does anyone know of a UK seller that sells a better lense that would fit this? I'd like it to be a bit wider, as turning corners in the pitch black can be a bit scary if I'm going anything over 18mph really, so I have to slow down and don't want to.
    Our lens is available in the UK here
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    Will I need to do a botch job to get it to fit the light I bought?

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    Quote Originally Posted by willhub View Post
    Will I need to do a botch job to get it to fit the light I bought?
    The only thing you may need to do is make up some extra thickness if your original lens is thicker than the wide angle lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Action LED Lights View Post
    The only thing you may need to do is make up some extra thickness if your original lens is thicker than the wide angle lens.
    Is it easy to take off the original lens? What do you recommend to make up for the extra thickness?

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