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    Magic Shine 808 vs 868

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    Post this over to the lights and night riding forum for more opportunities to get replies.

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    808U ? What LED did they switch to to achieve that claim ?
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    Never seen a 808U either.

    Action-led has the 808E (XM-L ~1000lumen*) with helmet mount for $85 - add an extra Mj-6030 battery (with carry pouch) from the 868 for $49 and you come up to $134 - which is $5 more than the 868 kit by itself, and you end up with a spare battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalnjunky View Post
    Never seen a 808U either.

    Action-led has the 808E (XM-L ~1000lumen*) with helmet mount for $85 - add an extra Mj-6030 battery (with carry pouch) from the 868 for $49 and you come up to $134 - which is $5 more than the 868 kit by itself, and you end up with a spare battery.
    I think he found some ebay add reference to a supposed 2013 model magicshine using the U2 bin of the Cree XM-L. They're already showing up in flashlights. Supposed to be rated to 3.5A input vs the 3.0A of the T6 bin. I saw a Niteeye light with 4 of them and a claimed 3000 lumens combined, so clearly NOT being driven to maximum as the XM-L T6 CAN do slightly better than a thousand at 3A on its own.
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    Yeah - but I've also seen ebay ads for single XM-L's claiming 1600 lumen, lol.

    I hadn't seen any updated cree documentation with a 3.5A rating for the U2 - but the documentation on thier website is dated August 2012.

    I thought Cutter had teased that there might be a XM-L2 in the pipeline, kind of like the XP-G2.

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