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    $12.38 500+ lumen (measured) cutoff beam light setup



    .38 500+ lumen (measured) cutoff beam light setup-001-5-.jpg

    https://www.amazon.com/ROKKES-USB-Bi...eywords=ROKKES


    I posted about this light setup over in the "Lights and night riding" forum but thought maybe the functionality vs. cost factor on this setup might be better appreciated here. Yes it's just another cheap Chinese amazon light but has a functional cutoff beam + comes with a usb chargeable Samsung battery that gives it a measured by me 250+ lumens per light and also measured by me 4 hr. runtime in its highest mode for a (at the moment) $6.19 per light. I have it shown with 2 lights because IMO only one light had just enough light to see safely but not enough to ride comfortably (2 has plenty of light and a nice wide beam). It's a simple light with a UI of High/Low/Blue/Flash/off. Mount offers horizontal adjustable aiming but only fits bars up to 25.4mm so will have to be mounted near the controls if you have oversized bars.

    Rokkes (2) pro's:

    500+ measured lumens (maintains that intensity till the last few minutes of its runtime)
    Usable cutoff beam
    4 hr. runtime @ max setting
    Runs cool even though mostly plastic construction (I live in the Arizona desert)
    $12.38 price for 2 lights


    Rokkes (2) cons:

    Limited mounting options especially if you have oversized bars.
    Takes up a lot of bar space using 2 lights
    Plastic! plastid! plastic! (to be expected @ this price)


    I've been using one of the lights as a backup for about 6 mo. trouble free so that's all I can vouch for as far as long term reliability. Hope this is of some value to someone.
    Mole

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    sold out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megashnauzer View Post
    sold out.
    Thanks! That's unfortunate, I just received my 2nd one a couple of days ago. I found another site that sells these but they're out of stock too. Will keep an eye out and post when available again.
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    Showing 4 in stock for me but they are add on items.

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    Sweet. Just ordered 2
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    Still showing 4 in stock. Interesting as to whether that's it when they're gone. I did a 50+ mi. ride with this set up the other night with the lights on the whole time and no problems. Took about 6 hrs. to charge the batteries after being on that long though. Here's a shot of how the mounting worked on a bike with oversized bars.
    Mole

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    Here's a link to the review in the other thread.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/lights-night-...t-1050790.html

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    i got an email from amazon that they had shipped then got an email from amazon that they couldn't fulfill the order. crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megashnauzer View Post
    i got an email from amazon that they had shipped then got an email from amazon that they couldn't fulfill the order. crazy.
    Disappointed, I was looking forward to hearing your impressions of this set up. Only one I know of besides myself that got to take advantage of the cheap price was the OP in the other thread I posted a link to. He PM'd that He picked up 3 more to gift to others. I did locate another source for the same light that had been rebranded but @ over 5x the price certainly not a bargain anymore!
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    so when i got home yesterday there was a box from amazon containing 1 light. i ordered 2 so i must have got the last one.
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    Amazon is still showing one left.

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    i finally go to use the light after having it on my bike for a month. i had to go to work early this morning and it was still dark out so the light came in handy. it seems to work fine. i'm not counting on its long term durability and it's a bit on the large size but for only $12 i'm not really complaining. thanks for turning me on to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megashnauzer View Post
    i finally go to use the light after having it on my bike for a month. i had to go to work early this morning and it was still dark out so the light came in handy. it seems to work fine. i'm not counting on its long term durability and it's a bit on the large size but for only $12 i'm not really complaining. thanks for turning me on to it.
    Thanks for posting, reminded me to check Amazon but the light is still unavailable. Glad you got to take advantage of that low price. I've still been using mine as a emergency backup light I keep in my pack + as a utility light around the house. No buyers remorse here.
    Mole

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    it finally died. lasted about a year and a half.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megashnauzer View Post
    it finally died. lasted about a year and a half.
    One of my 2 lights died a couple of weeks ago too. I didn't end using my lights for cycling much but they got a lot of use around the house and I also found for walking that I like the rectangular cut-off beam. I'm going to open up my dead light to re-purpose the battery for a 18650 torch I recently purchased.
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