Not a bad deal at all with the rechargeable battery. I wouldn't expect 1200 lumens, but it's actual output (I'd guess 700-800 lumens if it's running off about 3 amps of power) is pretty respectable. I'd be curious as to how much power the driver is outputting. Also, technically, the P7 LED is made by SSC, not Cree. It's comparable to the Cree XM-L and also the Cree MC-E.
Last edited by pinkston32; 10-29-2012 at 02:32 PM.
I believe I have the same one from the pictures in the ad and it works great. I ride at night with a crew and we all have different lights. With this one (helmet mounted) I find I run the medium setting more often as it is plenty of light. I do plan on getting another one but the ebay seller that I used does not have any. Keep your eye out on ebay and you can get this light for similar regular cost but shipped from central CA so it arrives much quicker.
One thing I noticed on my unit is the "complete" charge light would go green too soon so I would have to re-plug the ligtht in to top off the charge, haven't run out of juice on the trail yet.
Everyone is inflating prices on these by the hour. I have been trying to get $ on a credit card to get one and prices have almost doubled everywhere within the past week. I'm about to say the heck with it and buy from reputable products for a few bucks more for the warranty, etc.