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  • 04-14-2014
    carguy4471
    Yinding sources
    I'm going to begin biking to work a couple days a week here soon. Going to need a light for the early morning hours.

    I'm going to attempt the clone route (yes I know, I may be in for an interesting venture).

    Are there any sources for the Yinding 2x U2 in the US? If not I'll just snatch one from DX or Fasttech. I think I'm grabbing one of the 2x U2's first then adding a solarstorm for the bars later on.

    I'm always eager to hear thoughts on the setup as well?? Any other clones folks might think would be a better fit?? My commute will be short, about 6 miles.
  • 04-14-2014
    TiGeo
    I assume you have spent some time looking through the Yinding thread(s)? I suggest going through Wallbuys..mine came in 3 weeks, was $45 delivered, and seems to be of sufficient construction. Its the XM-L2 version. There are not any U.S. sources that I have ever seen; its China or bust on these. The risk is low for $45. Another option for a nice light from a U.S. source would be one of the Magicshine 808s from action-led-lights.com for about $40 more. I can't see how the Yinding wouldn't be a good choice; you can geek out on the spill/throw blah blah blah but at the end of the day, its a bright light that will work fine for your application.
  • 04-15-2014
    carguy4471
    Alright. Mulligan.

    I'm almost certainly going with the yinding. What would everyone's recommendation be for another light, say, under $75 (on top of the yinding). And which would you run bar and which helmet. So total under $125ish.

    My riding is a combo, commute with the mtb in the am in the dark and occasionally mtb at night on a trail.
  • 04-15-2014
    TiGeo
    Re: Yinding sources
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by carguy4471 View Post
    Alright. Mulligan.

    I'm almost certainly going with the yinding. What would everyone's recommendation be for another light, say, under $75 (on top of the yinding). And which would you run bar and which helmet. So total under $125ish.

    My riding is a combo, commute with the mtb in the am in the dark and occasionally mtb at night on a trail.

    I already gave you a good choice. 808 from action with the Yinding will be $130ish. Amazon has the Securitying brand clones which would be ok too.

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  • 04-15-2014
    carguy4471
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    I already gave you a good choice. 808 from action with the Yinding will be $130ish. Amazon has the Securitying brand clones which would be ok too.

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    From fast tech I could get a ms brand 808e and the yinding for just about my budget. What's your take, 808 on the bars, yinding helmet? Should I get a wide angle lens for it?
  • 04-15-2014
    TiGeo
    I would do Yinding on the bar as it is more of a flood-type light; the 808 sans wide-angle is v. spotty and great for a look-around helmet light.
  • 04-15-2014
    TiGeo
    Here you go.

    Amazon.com: SecurityIng® Waterproof Super Bright 3 Modes 1200 Lumens CREE XML T6 Bulb LED Bicycle/ bike HeadLight, HeadLamp Flashlight, LED Light Cree T6 Headlamp Suitable for Cycling, Climbing, Fishing, Hunting, Camping and Other Outdoor Activities:

    Its $22....and with Amazon..you can return it if it sucks. So $22(+shipping for orders under $35)+$45=~$75. Seriously..how can you go wrong with this Yinding/Securitying combo meal deal?
  • 04-15-2014
    CdaleTony
    my old MS was a pretty good light, I bet this amazon one is a bit better still....!
  • 04-15-2014
    carguy4471
    Yinding on helmet and amazon 808 for bars it is then. I think I'll need a helmet mount for the yinding. ActionLED has gemini helmet mounts if that's the case.

    Any other items I should be picking up at the same time??

    Thanks for all the input!! I really appreciate it!!!
  • 04-15-2014
    TiGeo
    Yinding on bar 808 on helmet.

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  • 04-15-2014
    carguy4471
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    Yinding on bar 808 on helmet.

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    Lol, that's what I meant.
  • 04-15-2014
    Ivan87
    a yinding on the helmet with 10 degree spot lenses would be the way to go.
  • 04-16-2014
    carguy4471
    So, two options.

    Stock yinding on bar, 808 on helmet.........

    or

    Yinding with spot on helmet (I found this one Action-LED-Lights — Gloworm X2 Spot Optic) and 808 on bar with flood (found this Action-LED-Lights — Wide Angle Lens).

    Thoughts??
  • 04-16-2014
    TiGeo
    Sure, the 808 with the wide angle works on the bars too. The one issue I have with it (I have this setup) is that it also decreases the light output quite a bit.
  • 04-16-2014
    carguy4471
  • 04-16-2014
    TiGeo
    That is more of a flood light suitable for the bars...lots of info here (mega-thread I believe) about that light. You can analyze this to death. Get the Yinding, get the 808, ride.
  • 04-16-2014
    carguy4471
    I like how you think. Ordered the yinding from fasttech and the 808 securityling (808) from amazon. Now I should just need a helmet mount which it looks like actionled carries. Any other nick-nacks you'd suggest??

    I really appreciate your input. I was on information overload and had a bit of paralysis happening.
  • 04-16-2014
    TiGeo
    Won't need anything else but a proper helmet mount. You can take the one that will come with both (it's set up to use on your head), cut off the straps, get a regular velcro strap with a buckle and make the existing one work. Will post a pic shortly.

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  • 04-16-2014
    TiGeo
    Re: Yinding sources


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  • 04-16-2014
    carguy4471
    That looks easy enough. I guess I'll save an additional $12 on top of the couple hundred I just saved. Some days being a budget minded (see broke and underpayed) chap is sort of fun.
  • 04-16-2014
    Smoke&Lasers
    Re: Yinding sources
    I have read all the posts as I can't be arsed :D

    Not seen if you ordered yet but avoid DX I been having but hessle mate to with his tablet order
  • 04-23-2014
    bongsta329
    I'm using Yindings for both the helmet (using 15 degree optics) and the bar (using 45 degree optics). This combo is quite good as I get enough spill from the bar light and get the throw from the helmet light. BTW, I got 3 sets of Yindings all from Wallbuys. Never had any problems with shipping and the sets came in around 3-4 weeks.
  • 04-23-2014
    siata94
    bongsta, I don't see the option to specify 15* or 45* optics from Wallbuys. Does the light come with both optics?
  • 04-23-2014
    bongsta329
    The optics I bought from Reflector / Collimator Lens - LEDDNA
  • 04-24-2014
    KVW
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bongsta329 View Post
    The optics I bought from Reflector / Collimator Lens - LEDDNA


    To be exact, is it this one? 15, 45, 60 degrees Lens for CREE XML XM-L LED - LEDDNA

    And just wondering - the lens being plastic and all, And you haven't had any melting issues?
  • 04-24-2014
    TiGeo
    Pardon my ignorance on this, but I assume the 15 narrows the beams into more of a spot for the helmet and the 45 spreads it out for the bar? What angle are the stock optics?
  • 04-24-2014
    robs31
    I believe it was speculated that the stock lenses were 15, but their not marked so no way to tell for sure. The original ad stated they were 60 degree, but we know that to not be true. Optics also have a less defined cutoff so you can't really compare to a reflector like the 808's 10 degree.
  • 04-24-2014
    bongsta329
    @KVW... Yes, that's the one. The original lens are also plastic. No melting issues and been using them since Dec.
  • 04-24-2014
    bongsta329
    The stock lens looks something in between the 15 and 25 deg lens from leddna. The stock are definitely not 60 deg. The lens are cheap enough that I bought 10, 15, 25, 45, 60 degrees. For me the 15 and 45 degree combo worked the best.
  • 04-24-2014
    TiGeo
    So the 45 has a noticeable impact on the "spread" of the beam for bar use?
  • 04-24-2014
    bongsta329
    45 degree has more spill but the throw is short. Definitely recommend the 45 deg if using bar/helmet 2 light combo. 25 degree is the best compromise for throw and spill. Better for single light application.