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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:46 am 
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Are they any good?

Been looking at the 900 lumens MC-E


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:08 pm 
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We have four of these; two for me and two for my son.

I use one of mine on my road bike and the other on my mtb's. My son has one on an mtb and the other on his cx bike.

When we want a real blast in the woods, we fit two lights to one bike, which is also the plan for Mayhem this year.

Linky: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CREE-XML-XM-L ... 20c5013dc9


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:09 pm 
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Interesting..,

Thanks for that :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:33 pm 
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Pretty much the same light for a lot less , ok 400 lm less but still scarily bright

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CREE-XML-XM-L ... 43b2cbb690


Got 2 of them, excellent lights and they've never let me down. The pink may put some people off......


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:40 pm 
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I've got the one from the link b77 posted and quite a few others here have. I've only used it a hAndfull of times so far, but so far I'm well impressed. I shall be buying a second one for my bonce.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:16 pm 
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B77 wrote:
Pretty much the same light for a lot less , ok 400 lm less but still scarily bright



It wont be 400 lumens less (or even 600 :wink: ) as niether light is generates the claimed 1200 or 1800 lumens. An XML-T6 can only generate around 1000 lumens flat out and in most cases they arent run flat out as the efficiency suffers. Both lights will probably be around 800 generated lumens.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:24 pm 
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1800 lumen light from the above link, I took these tonight out on a ride...

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Ive done 2 rides night totaling about 4.5hrs without a charge 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:34 pm 
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JamesM wrote:
B77 wrote:
Pretty much the same light for a lot less , ok 400 lm less but still scarily bright



It wont be 400 lumens less (or even 600 :wink: ) as niether light is generates the claimed 1200 or 1800 lumens. An XML-T6 can only generate around 1000 lumens flat out and in most cases they arent run flat out as the efficiency suffers. Both lights will probably be around 800 generated lumens.



Quite franky, I'm not into lights enough to be bothered by the technicalities,they're cheap and work well and it's more than bright enough for me. The battery chargers still haven't burnt the house down either :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:43 pm 
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FSR-Si wrote:
1800 lumen light from the above link, I took these tonight out on a ride...

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Ive done 2 rides night totaling about 4.5hrs without a charge 8)


Having snow on the ground for your photos is cheating!!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:45 pm 
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B77 wrote:
The battery chargers still haven't burnt the house down either :wink:


... which is why I charge mine at work. :shock:


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