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Old 03-21-2013, 11:13 AM   #27946
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Interesting concept. I guess the width of the lane would be determined by how high up you mount the light.
that vendor, superbrightleds.com, is totally legit. fast service, good products, good customer support, great prices. I've replaced the dim dome lights in my 20 year old volvo with their drop-in compatible LEDs, they rock.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:29 AM   #27947
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Interesting that lights come up now...i am looking at several cree xm-l t6 bike lights on ebay right now....LOL
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:01 PM   #27948
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that vendor, superbrightleds.com, is totally legit. fast service, good products, good customer support, great prices. I've replaced the dim dome lights in my 20 year old volvo with their drop-in compatible LEDs, they rock.
Good to know. Thanks, pierce.

I'll keep them in mind when it comes time to replace bulbs in my car/truck/bike.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:32 PM   #27949
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Interesting that lights come up now...i am looking at several cree xm-l t6 bike lights on ebay right now....LOL
I have one of those, a cheap copy of a Magicshine (looks like it was bounced out the back door of the same factory hah!). the advertised brightness is ridiculous, but its so damn bright at half that that it really doesn't matter. the beam was too focused and round stock, so I put the horizontal diffuser that actionled's sells (meant for the real magicshine) on it, this required a different thickness o-ring which I've not yet 100% sorted out.

anyways, this light on LOW is too damn bright to use in town, its like a car low beam but without the clean cut-off so there's tons of glare. would be awesome for doing stupid things like bombing mountain downhills solo in total darkness.

the rechargable battery it comes with lasts for some ridiculously long number of hours on the low setting, and way plenty long on high.

if I was using this on a commuter bike, I'd want an alternate less bright light like a 130lumen for not blinding people.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:35 PM   #27950
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I have one of those, a cheap copy of a Magicshine (looks like it was bounced out the back door of the same factory hah!). the advertised brightness is ridiculous, but its so damn bright at half that that it really doesn't matter. the beam was too focused and round stock, so I put the horizontal diffuser that actionled's sells (meant for the real magicshine) on it, this required a different thickness o-ring which I've not yet 100% sorted out.

anyways, this light on LOW is too damn bright to use in town, its like a car low beam but without the clean cut-off so there's tons of glare. would be awesome for doing stupid things like bombing mountain downhills solo in total darkness.

the rechargable battery it comes with lasts for some ridiculously long number of hours on the low setting, and way plenty long on high.

if I was using this on a commuter bike, I'd want an alternate less bright light like a 130lumen for not blinding people.
I don't remember if you ordered yours first or if I did. BRIGHT light. Low is plenty for off-roading at night. (thinking about it, I think you got yours first)

I got mine for $40 + shipping from china. Its probably not the best thing on the market, but for what I do with it (cross rides on gravel roads at night) its more than adequate.

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Old 03-21-2013, 12:39 PM   #27951
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I don't remember if you ordered yours first or if I did. BRIGHT light. Low is plenty for off-roading at night. (thinking about it, I think you got yours first)

I got mine for $40 + shipping from china. Its probably not the best thing on the market, but for what I do with it (cross rides on gravel roads at night) its more than adequate.

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the history is all back in this thread somewhere, hah. the mind is aware, but the body forgets, or something like that. maybe its the other way around, the body is aware, but the mind forgets?
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:43 PM   #27952
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the history is all back in this thread somewhere, hah. the mind is aware, but the body forgets, or something like that. maybe its the other way around, the body is aware, but the mind forgets?
I picked one of those clones up as well. It's BRIGHT. I found these o-rings

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and figured I'd give 'em a shot with the spreader lens. Haven't had a chance to install it yet, but I'll let you all know the results.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:18 PM   #27953
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So I just got notification yesterday that one of my teammates has entered us in the BURN 24 hour race this year... oh boy.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:54 PM   #27954
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Went for a quick CX ride yesterday after work. I decided to wear my new MTB helmet to test it out, a Kali Chakra Plus (I kept the visor on for extra dork points!). It was only $50 from my LBS and is way nicer than my old Bell from Walmart. It moves around less and feels lighter than the Laser Helium I normally wear for drop-bar duty. Also, I normally wear a XL/XXL in just about any head gear, but fit easily into a M/L Chakra. If you're in the market, this is a nice lid for the money (IMHO).
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:05 PM   #27955
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I have one of those, a cheap copy of a Magicshine (looks like it was bounced out the back door of the same factory hah!). the advertised brightness is ridiculous, but its so damn bright at half that that it really doesn't matter. the beam was too focused and round stock, so I put the horizontal diffuser that actionled's sells (meant for the real magicshine) on it, this required a different thickness o-ring which I've not yet 100% sorted out.

anyways, this light on LOW is too damn bright to use in town, its like a car low beam but without the clean cut-off so there's tons of glare. would be awesome for doing stupid things like bombing mountain downhills solo in total darkness.

the rechargable battery it comes with lasts for some ridiculously long number of hours on the low setting, and way plenty long on high.

if I was using this on a commuter bike, I'd want an alternate less bright light like a 130lumen for not blinding people.
Well thats precisely what i want...a stupid bright light... The advertized output from the seller i am looking at is 1000 lumens, which, after a good bit of investigation of volt/amps comparisons seems to be fairly accurate for a t6 xm-l lamp driven at roughly 3a...it is about at the max of what it can produce, but it is capable of it...

And i want it for bombing the forest after dark, mostly in the fall when its still warmish, but gets dark by 8....and to piss people off in town....LOL
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:07 PM   #27956
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Oh and anyone have a link to the diffuser lenses?
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:21 PM   #27957
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Oh and anyone have a link to the diffuser lenses?
This is the one I picked up:

http://www.action-led-lights.com/col...ide-angle-lens
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:54 AM   #27958
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that vendor, superbrightleds.com, is totally legit. fast service, good products, good customer support, great prices. I've replaced the dim dome lights in my 20 year old volvo with their drop-in compatible LEDs, they rock.
Yep. I've used their stuff, on two of my motorcycles. They're only ~100mi, from me.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:58 AM   #27959
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Well thats precisely what i want...a stupid bright light... The advertized output from the seller i am looking at is 1000 lumens, which, after a good bit of investigation of volt/amps comparisons seems to be fairly accurate for a t6 xm-l lamp driven at roughly 3a...it is about at the max of what it can produce, but it is capable of it...

And i want it for bombing the forest after dark, mostly in the fall when its still warmish, but gets dark by 8....and to piss people off in town....LOL
I think you'd better go look at the lights section in MTBR before you believe the 'manufacturer' of that light. I seem to recall someone that knows a bit about the LED used to make the light saying max 600-800 lumens.

I don't particularly care 'cause its bright enough to mtn bike at night by, so more lumens than that is wasted. I use it on my bars as my only light.

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Old 03-22-2013, 07:59 AM   #27960
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Awesome!!! Thanks for the link!
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