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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:25 pm 
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There's been a lot of praise for a P7 led light from dealextreme on STW.
Beam shots :arrow: HERE

What you actually need to make the whole thing work with clicky links :arrow: HERE

I'm lucky running a Hope4 led, which is probably the system that Pickle was on about. Ask DrS or sithlord about it, its bloody fantastic!!! :twisted:

I run it mainly on medium, which will probably be similar to the above on full :wink:


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How much did it cost shipped P20?


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They reckon about £40 posted in that 2nd link :)
A lot cheaper than the Hopes......


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I was going to run 2 of the trustfires from the second link. Though the 900 lumen chap looks good.


BTW rob, the 2X160 lumen lights I use are good for unlit country roads at a fair clip. :D


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I have just got a colleague to pick me up a couple of the Tesco LED jobbers. Should be fine for what I need them for, but will buy a mount rather than rely on sellotape I think


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I've got one of those Tesco jobs, bloody bright for the money :)
Apparently it has issues with water though.... It needs the barrell filing out if you want to fit high capacity nimh rechargable batteries though
£10 though :!: :D


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Any techie bods know how 3 watts compares to lumens?


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Not that simple
I think that the 3w is the power consumption, whereas lumens is the output, so it depends on efficiency of the led. The Tesco one is probably somewhere around a 10watt halogen ish....


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Smart used to make a light with two heads, both with 20W bulbs. More than adequate for enjoying yourself on the trails. I used one to get me round Mayhem and like Pickle, I was totally out gunned when the £500 units got close, but mine cost less than £30.


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