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    Shout out for Amoeba Lights

    Just want to say thanks to Omoeba Lights for making a great product. I purchased a bar mount and helment mount XP-G2 in September 2013 and have loved them ever since.

    I was looking for something made in the USA and wanted a quality crafted and durable light. After 1.5 years, I can now say that I've been very pleased.


    • Beam spread is perfect - never seen a light with a better spread. Bright in the middle and very gradual and even fade to either side/forward and back. And I really like having both a bar mount and helmet mount at the same time.
    • Color temperature and spectrum is excellent
    • The switch is big and obvious - never need to fumble with it - can hit it quickly when needed
    • Great weather resistance - absolutely no issues in heavy rain.
    • Excellent construction quality.


    If you are in the market for a good bike light, I highly recommend you check out Amoeba Light:

    Amoeba - The simplest "light" form

    Cheers,

    Ben Fleskes
    Portland Oregon

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    +1 on this.

    This is one of the brands to look seriously at when one gets tired of the iffy and variable quality of the throw away Chinese lights.
    GoPro adapters for bike lights http://www.pacifier.com/~kevinb/index.html

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    Yes, agreed. There's a huge honking thread on the Yindings, but Scar can build an Amoeba light more powerful with a much better driver and excellent batteries, with guaranteed quality throughout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ofroad'bent View Post
    Yes, agreed. There's a huge honking thread on the Yindings, but Scar can build an Amoeba light more powerful with a much better driver and excellent batteries, with guaranteed quality throughout.
    I've heard plenty of positive opinions about Amoeba light: definitely good light! But if you'd like to compare it with Yinding, you've missed one more minor difference:

    Amoeba:
    $220 dollars (plus $10 Priority shipping in the USA)

    Yinding:
    $44 dollars (free worldwide shipping)


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    Thanks for the support.


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    No question the Yinding is a great bargain.
    But- by the time you get decent batteries and waterproof them, and get a real charger, and change from the mickey-mouse rubber band mount, and change the driver... You know, it's a hobby not a cost-efficient venture.

    I've gone both routes over time, as well as full DIY.

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    Have recommended the Yinding clones here a time or two.

    I also have an Amoeba that is still going strong after 7 years.

    Scar builds them to last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Archie- View Post
    ...Amoeba:
    $220 dollars (plus $10 Priority shipping in the USA)
    You want a particular tint: you'll get it. Good battery: absolutely. Waterproof: yes. Assembly quality: Top notch. And so on....

    Quote Originally Posted by -Archie- View Post
    [/I][/B]Yinding:
    $44 dollars (free worldwide shipping)
    You want a particular tint: maybe you'll get it, maybe not. Good battery: occasionally. Waterproof: if you get a good one. Assembly quality: quite variable. And so on....

    Cheap lights are like any other cheap MTB component. Sometimes cheap stuff works, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes cheap stuff is durable, usually it is not.

    Cheap lights are good in that they allow folks to try night riding without a big expense. Kind of like one's first mt bike. Rarely do we go out and buy a first class bike for our first ride. But once you get hooked...
    Last edited by Vancbiker; 02-10-2015 at 01:52 AM. Reason: fix typo
    GoPro adapters for bike lights http://www.pacifier.com/~kevinb/index.html

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    Vancbiker, the point of my message was: you can not seriously compare $230 and $44 lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odtexas View Post
    I also have an Amoeba that is still going strong after 7 years.
    Scar builds them to last.
    One thing to consider is also the rapid development of emitters lately. Even my 7 years old lights are working but they feel utterly outdated when compared to new lights.

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    Yep, why buy a new light every time a new emitter comes out?
    I can upgrade any light I have ever built with the latest and the greatest emitters that I am using.

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    Sounds great!

    BTW, may I ask you how many Amoebas were manufactured? I've heard several positive reviews of your excellent lights, but I was thinking it's some kind of "boutique" custom-made production. Now it seems, you have plenty of happy customers here...

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    I just want to echo the sentiments of the OP. I received my Amoeba current standard model from Jay. He rigged it up with a GoPro adapter for my Bell helmet with a GoPro mount. I couldn't be happier with the beam, the lightness and overall compactness of the system. Plus Jay was great to work with; super responsive, quick turnaround and stays on top of his orders. The guy really gives the personal touch. I will definitely work with him in the future.

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