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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:17 pm 
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this
costs £ 233 whereas
this
costs £ 21. Ok so the latter doesn;t have a poxy front nad rear LED lamp but still, someone is having a Image

* see what I did there? :)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:08 pm 
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Typo...:D

If you look back at his feedback, there are 2 or 3 previously listed about 20 down the list (#140744146377, 11-Sep-12 16:49) at £29.99, re-listed at £229.99 :shock:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:06 pm 
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Yeah, click on the 20 sold, £32.99


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:26 pm 
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Sellers list at a stupidly higher price because they are out if stock
When stocks in, the price gets amended :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:40 pm 
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Anyone tried these cheap-o, seemingly excellent lights?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:38 pm 
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yup - on my second - but been through 3 batteries - don't use them in heavy rain - they are good if you only use them in the dry. To be honest I have now spent almost as much as a half decent light set, they are bright but quality is not high.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:33 pm 
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donch hate it when peeps post sensible repolies .... i did spot the sold items and it appears there is the number 2 beofre the actual price.

anyways, that is neither here not there - mr Ken - which exact model of these lamps do you have?

i received a set couple of days ago - the 3.7 V version (ther are some running of a 8.4 V bsattery)

admitedly the handlebar clammps looks a bit flimsy and the bracket on the lamp itself is loose as it is held by one tiny screw - bit of epoxy glue should fix that.

have to say it is much brighter then my DIY lamps not surpirisngly really as the cree is a 4 die LED compared to a single die.

the lamp itself has o-rings so it ought to be sealed - roll on GMT when I will get round to testing it.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:44 pm 
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02gf74 wrote:
donch hate it when peeps post sensible repolies ...


Before the other posts were made I was in 'rip-off Britain' mode :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:48 am 
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the first one I bought was form deal extreme and looked like this....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CREE-XML-XM-L ... 816wt_1163

the newer one is this one.....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300677445326? ... 555wt_1163

the second one is much lighter and the fins are no where near as deep so I think cooling might be an issue, inside was clean though and it does have a dimpled reflector.

On my original I also bought a spreader lens and it it brilliant - no hot spot and evenly lit trails, can't find the link though.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:02 am 
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My first one is still going fine. Though not always in use, I supplemented it (for commutting) with two of the Cree bar mounted torches.


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