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    Back-Up / Emergency Bike Light

    I have a Trail Tech MR11 (13W HID) for my main night riding light needs. Enough light to go nearly full speed on a DH bike. However, I ride a lot in the early morning and want a compact light to keep in my pack for the 1/2 hour to 1 hour before the sun comes up or if I ride late and it gets dark before getting back to the car.

    I've seen a few recommendations for the P7 with an extra battery and handlebar mount. http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12060 They claim 900 lumens, but I'm guessing more like 200L. Are there any actual comparisons with this light? Are there any other similar or better recommendations?
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    I have the light. I would say 200-400 lumens. It is close to my Dinotte 400L but with more of a spot beam. It still enough spread to ride with for a while. For the price, it is almost impossible to beat.

    (I gave them as Christmas gifts last year).

    Does get hot when used as a flash light, but then again it makes for a heck of flash light.

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    Figure about the same output as the Magicshine. I think they are much more then 200 lumen. Based on many other comparisons I've seen (in photos, videos and in person), I'd say closer to 500-600.

    Regardless of the number, they are BRIGHT! And as string said, pretty much impossible to beat for the price in terms of lumens per dollar.

    I use an MS on my helmet, but I recently got one of these for my bars and like it a lot.

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    Thanks for the info String. Your comment, "more of a spot beam", got me thinking. I'd like as much of a flood as possible from a small light like these. There are a few versions of these P7 lights on DX. Does anyone have any comments on which ones are more flood oriented or is it possible to get a flood replacement light.
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    Scott, there is a lot of spill with these, so it really dos light up a big area, but that spot has some half decent punch down the center of the trail.

    A nice shot from the photos section of the P7 I linked:


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    Thanks for the pic fightnut. That looks like plenty of flood light for casual/dawn/dusk trail riding. I want to get one of the single cell 18650 lights. Price is not a concern as most are only $25 - $35. Any final recommendations on which version to get from DX?
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    i just ordered a P7 and that pic definitely has me excited to use it on my bars. thanks fightnut.

    i also ordered a:

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12060

    for the helmet. i hope that works out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    Any final recommendations on which version to get from DX?
    I only have experience with the one I linked above (sku#22567), and one of the reasons for choosing that one was the shorter length. I wanted one of the shortest ones I could get (I think there's only one shorter then mine).
    Plus I did read some good feedback on it, here on the forums as well as on DX.

    I initially had planned to mount it in one of these, since I had several around already, but it did bounce around a bit too much for me (smaller, lighter flashlights do fine in those by the way).
    So I ordered a couple of these. They're on their way, and I'll post a review once I've had a chance to use them.

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