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    Deal Extreme Super Blinky Flash clone?

    Deal Extreme seems to have rolled out a PB Super Blinky Flash clone. Has anyone else ordered it? I'm curious if the main LED is actually running at watts or if the case is just a copy.

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    It doesn't really look that bright in the picture, nor does it say half watt on the page anywhere that I saw. Did I miss that part?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim311
    It doesn't really look that bright in the picture, nor does it say half watt on the page anywhere that I saw. Did I miss that part?
    Unless it comes with one half watt led it's not a true clone. I wouldn't buy one unless I just wanted standard 3-led blinkie.

    On the other hand, Performance is marketing a Planetbike SF clone that does includes a half watt led ( $20.00 ).

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    I ordered one with a few other things from DX. I'll test it out and post pics when it arrives.

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    no even close... here is a true "clone", but not much cheaper
    http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=M0004

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    J&B's housebrand Sunlite was cloning planet bike lights for half the price.
    http://www.jbimporters.com/web/check...t_number=96496

    They've maybe stopped making them though. Still plenty out there.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=230429259669

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxtheheathen
    J&B's housebrand Sunlite was cloning planet bike lights for half the price.
    http://www.jbimporters.com/web/check...t_number=96496

    They've maybe stopped making them though. Still plenty out there.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=230429259669
    Not sure if this means anything but with the SF the 0.5watt led uses a clear optic. This means the led must be red. On the clone you link to the entire lens looks red. not sure if this means anything but I thought it worth noting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do
    Not sure if this means anything but with the SF the 0.5watt led uses a clear optic. This means the led must be red. On the clone you link to the entire lens looks red. not sure if this means anything but I thought it worth noting.
    Pretty sure that's just refracted light. We've sold those at our co-op, and they're a pretty exact clone. The genuine PB Superflash is maybe 5% brighter. Haven't tested them with identical batteries though. So I can't be sure if it's just the cheapo stock batteries.

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    Oh, and pricepoint has a knockoff as well,
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/193...fety-Light.htm

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    This guy posted a comprehensive review on the DX superflash clone.

    http://johnridley.livejournal.com/343400.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris RX-7
    This guy posted a comprehensive review on the DX superflash clone.

    http://johnridley.livejournal.com/343400.html
    That review was great.

    Looking at the outputs head-on I think the SF wins but the DX clone still wins "Best in Value" at $3.54 per unit. The video didn't stay long enough on the head-on distance comparison to make a decent judgment call. It needs to be noted though that IMO videos can't really show subtle differences in output ....especially at distance. Judging from the side-by-side ( wall shot ) comparison, my bet would be that the SF would look much brighter at distance. Still, I wouldn't throw the DX clone away, matter of fact I just might buy a couple of these as give-a-ways ( or back-ups )

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    We ordered 30 of the DX taillights to sell at our co-op. I'll post if there are any complaints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxtheheathen
    Oh, and pricepoint has a knockoff as well,
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/193...fety-Light.htm

    I have this one on my road bike. I'm not sure it's a half watt, but I've never seen a Superflash to compare it to. It seems about as bright as most standard LED flashies.
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    I got the clone in my hand the other night, it's slightly brighter than DX Sku 3639 from an angle, however directly head on it's pretty bright.

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    There are hundreds of blinky lights on the market. What makes the Super Blinky so special?

    Is the DX clone considered a decent alternative?

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    I got the DX super blinky.

    Has three modes: Slow strobe, fast strobe and constant.

    In what situation would you use each mode?

    I'm guessing constant for night time and slow strobe for daytime?

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    Not the same...

    I own one of the DX models and all of the LEDs are the same, they emit the same amount of red light and do not compare to the PB. I wrote a review on the DX website stating that it was a bright little light, but the body build quality is pretty poor. I broke a tab just (carefully) taking it apart to replace the batteries. Buy two or three, they are worth the money.

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    I bought one out of curiosity. The plastic tab snapped right off while trying to take it apart to install the batteries. This thing is cheap dollar store quality.

    I'll use it inside a carved pumpkin this Halloween, its perfect for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wobbegong
    I bought one out of curiosity. The plastic tab snapped right off while trying to take it apart to install the batteries. This thing is cheap dollar store quality.
    This is my experience with their cheap clone bike lights. They copy the physical design but not the materials.

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    I have been using these http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.22361 for a few months, they have stood up to plenty of rain and mud. The red and blue combination is very effective at slowing cars down.
    blah blah blah

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    I really liked my PB Super Flash, but it fell off my bike on a trail.

    I found the Portland Design Works Radbot 500 and 1000, which are similar, but are screwed together instead of snapped. They also have a bigger reflector. The 500 is a half watt. The 1000 is a full watt. I figured the 1000 might be a little too obnoxious to fellow riders, so I bought the 500 for $22.50 shipped on eBay. I've been very happy with it. It's been on my bike for a couple months now with no problems.

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