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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:49 pm 
South East Deputy AEC
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If I remember Dan, those ebay lights are just about as bright as the magicshine ones, but 1/5th of the price...

check the last couple of pages of the eBay lights thread (here onwards mate :))


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The MJ-872 is very bright but suffers with overheating issues. It seems to not have enough cooling surface area to drive the 4x XM-L LED's without issues. In which case, after 4 or 5 mins of riding it automatically steps down to the power level below to prevent overheating.
Of course this may not happen on really cold nights if cycling fast, but ive experienced this issue on several units.
dont get me wrong though, its very bright, even on the power level below it outshines a lot more expensive lights!.
My advice would be to go for a twin XML such as: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Inton-2x-XM-L ... 145wt_1139
2000 lumens (apparently) but boy is it bright. id say about 10-20% brighter than the MJ-872 on full beam.

That particular seller also reviews lights on the following link:
http://www.torchythebatteryboy.com/p/bi ... abase.html
Lots of good info on there, and he offers really good customer service.

The best budget light hands down however is this one:
http://www.mtbbatteries.co.uk/4.html
UK supplied by an enthusiast, great customer service, all checked before despatch (batteries are higher quality than usual rubbish), and rated at 1000 lumen, all for £67!
It has a more 'spot' light effect and as such is perfect for helmet mounting, but if on a tight budget you really cant go wrong with that one. For more 'spread' go for the twin XML. For a cheap awesome set up, go for both!


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I'm up for the four man squad 8)


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I'm hoping to get the 4 man team from last year motivated again though Smokes has dropped off the radar :?

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Pencil me in for the four man team.


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Kestonian wrote:
Pencil me in for the four man team.


Ok, pen me in for the 4 man squad!


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Any one else ?


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if it makes any difference id probably rather go 4-man


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KeepItSteel wrote:
if it makes any difference id probably rather go 4-man


Done, Can one member of the 4 man team take on the role of captin and sort out the entry etc


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Any spaces left..?


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