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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:23 pm 
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About 80 minutes in ....
Noticably dimmer than when we started

Yes - rechargeables are only 1.2V - and I'm no expert - but 1.5V would only make them brighter - not last any longer.
A higher mAh rating makes them last longer - or so I thought.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:34 pm 
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Yeah that's what I meant, an increase in brightness, ive not done a continious run test but ive had the same batteries running one of the lights for a couple of months now on my morning commutes (not on flash mode)
As you say, a mah rating means more juice.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:44 pm 
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Yeah - pretty much done by 90 minutes.

As the battery gets low - there isn't enough juice to get anything in flash mode - although the permanent mode still gives some light.

@ Easy_Rider
How long is your commute?


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Its only about 15minutes each way.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:44 pm 
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Standard batteries are only 1.5v when brand new (fully charged). Their voltage drops away as the run out. They actually drop to below the voltage of a NIMH pretty quickly. Decent NIMH batteries usually output around 1.2v to 1.3v and maintain that output for most of the duration of their charge.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:54 am 
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8690q wrote:
I was giving up hope of seeing the last set I bought. Over a month.

They are coming from the other side of the world though so didn't bother me too much.

I got this at the same time and It's brighter than the lights for a couple of £ more.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT


just got my head torch today :D

very very pleased for a couple of quid! fits on the skid lid nicely. got a nice half power and flashing mode too.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:10 am 
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mine are working and looking great :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:19 pm 
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Finally got lights in the post today! about bloody time! and have to say I'm pleasantly surprised with them, for what I paid I really can't complain
But I did complain, to the seller at the start of January when I said that my items had not yet arrived..."no problem, we will re-send the order" :D
Thing is, this looks like the 1st order :shock: so I guess I have another identical order still on its way to me :shock:
I guess I should really inform the seller if/when the 2nd lot turn up, but I doubt they'll want them sending all the way back to Hong Kong? :?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:52 pm 
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Ordered two for £11.20

I was umming an erring over whether to fork out for a magicshine (I'm aware of the possible issues with them), or try looking for something else cheaper. Bottom line is I was after something cheap, and I'm willing to give these a go :-)

Definately interested in the LED upgrade some of you guys have done though!

I also wish there was a way to add alternative (i.e. bigger capacity) batteries, or have a remote battery pack for these! (Has anyone done it?)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:58 pm 
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The LED upgrade was very easy - and I think gives much more output.

The corners of the new LED board just needed a very small amount of filing to allow them to fit - but easy with just an emery board.


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