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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:26 pm 
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40 pages for a set of cheap lights.Is that mean theyre good of total pants :?The fact its gone on this long with several cheap models being reviewed i'd say theyre all rubbish.Well thats what this suggests to me


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40 pages for a set of cheap lights.Is that mean theyre good of total pants :?The fact its gone on this long with several cheap models being reviewed i'd say theyre all rubbish.Well thats what this suggests to me


The original lights that LGF posted were and are great, had mine for nearly 2yrs and cant fault them :)


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So back on topic, some of these recent are damned expensive.

So what is this years must have <£10 bike light.


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FSR-Si wrote:

The original lights that LGF posted were and are great, had mine for nearly 2yrs and cant fault them :)



This ^

still running mine too. one on me lid and one on me bars, both with rechargeable sticks in them


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:22 am 
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Got one of these in the post the other day for under a tenner,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360477864104? ... 290wt_1200

Very impressed with the quality of manufacture and they chucked in a spare battery foc.
Charged her up and went out for a bimble last night, ok it's very early days but seems to work very well and 3 levels of brightness. I'll be getting another one.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:09 pm 
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B77 wrote:
Got one of these in the post the other day for under a tenner,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360477864104? ... 290wt_1200

Very impressed with the quality of manufacture and they chucked in a spare battery foc.
Charged her up and went out for a bimble last night, ok it's very early days but seems to work very well and 3 levels of brightness. I'll be getting another one.

this still holding up,worth getting?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:57 am 
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BobCatMax wrote:
FSR-Si wrote:

The original lights that LGF posted were and are great, had mine for nearly 2yrs and cant fault them :)



This ^

still running mine too. one on me lid and one on me bars, both with rechargeable sticks in them


And mine - 4 sets. Two have gone a bit funny in flash mode (seems to be a switch problem) but on plain old constant they are great.


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Just received one of these, ordered back in September so arrived just in time

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CREE-XML-XM-L ... 0477864104

Absolutely spot on for quality. Am dismantling it for a bit of waterproofing but am impressed so far. No stupid flashing modes, comes with battery and charger but takes a few weeks to arrive.


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Just received one of these, ordered back in September so arrived just in time

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CREE-XML-XM-L ... 0477864104

Absolutely spot on for quality. Am dismantling it for a bit of waterproofing but am impressed so far. No stupid flashing modes, comes with battery and charger but takes a few weeks to arrive.


None adjustable beam ?

Spot, Flood or a bit in between ?
Would it light up the whole path and side trees down a dark cycletrack enough to see the edges ?


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FluffyChicken wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
Just received one of these, ordered back in September so arrived just in time

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CREE-XML-XM-L ... 0477864104

Absolutely spot on for quality. Am dismantling it for a bit of waterproofing but am impressed so far. No stupid flashing modes, comes with battery and charger but takes a few weeks to arrive.


None adjustable beam ?

Spot, Flood or a bit in between ?
Would it light up the whole path and side trees down a dark cycletrack enough to see the edges ?


Non focus beam but, and its a good but, you have full, medium and low. The low is bright enough and spread enough to see by on full charge, the medium is almost too bright and the full is almost Exposure strength. I'd use this for off-road/ country riding and combine with a cheapy as a back and general light.

Having used an Exposure MaXx-D, the cheapy really is not bad at all


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