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Lights - 2014-15 season (merged)

Nov. 19, 2014, 2:34 p.m.
Posts: 9747
Joined: Nov. 20, 2002

its insane how cheap these chinese lights are now

I wonder how bright this is http://www.lightmalls.com/sky-ray-7t6-bike-light-7-cree-xm-l-t6-3-modes-max6000-lumen-front-bicycle-light-with-6-18650-battery-set

I bought the 20 dollar 3 LED light and the quality is surprisingly good

Nov. 19, 2014, 3:01 p.m.
Posts: 1608
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002

its insane how cheap these chinese lights are now

I wonder how bright this is http://www.lightmalls.com/sky-ray-7t6-bike-light-7-cree-xm-l-t6-3-modes-max6000-lumen-front-bicycle-light-with-6-18650-battery-set

for $45 what could possibly go wrong?

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity ~ Seneca

Nov. 19, 2014, 3:10 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 6, 2005

for $45 what could possibly go wrong?

Nothing of course..:rolleyes:. but I would charge those lights outside… risk of fire is real with those cheap systems.

Nov. 19, 2014, 3:39 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 27, 2002

^been rockin' my cheap magishines for 3 seasons now no fires yet.

But yea I only like to charge them while I'm home, on concrete.

Nov. 19, 2014, 3:41 p.m.
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Joined: April 8, 2011

^^^Gulp,

Yah, I had those Magic Shine $ 40 knock off's or whatever the model is that is discussed on this thread the most, great deal, they work fine…but mine hummed while they charged which made me very nervous about the possibility of a home fire starting, so I got rid of them.

They served there purpose though, proving that night riding is fun, so I'm still night riding just with a more expensive product. I feel the price is justified though, as I get out enough and I don't have to worry a home fire

Nov. 19, 2014, 3:42 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 20, 2002

the quality of my Magicshine lights is far superior than my old 300 dollar HID nightriders.

these 20 buck ones seem pretty damn good for the price as well

Nov. 21, 2014, 8:22 a.m.
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Joined: March 8, 2006

Can someone tell me what the deal is with my lights,

Destination Country - Tracking Consuming: 3572 ms - Go to official website
2014-11-12 19:02
MISSISSAUGA, Item has arrived in Canada and was sent for further processing.
2014-11-06 06:25
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2014-11-06 06:25
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2014-11-12 18:53
The item has arrived in the country of destination
2014-11-07 01:52
The item is on transport to the country of destination
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The item is at the PostNL sorting center
2014-10-31 03:26
The item is pre-adviced
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Nov. 21, 2014, 9:21 a.m.
Posts: 5731
Joined: June 24, 2003

Has anyone managed to obtain a new battery for a Niterider light from a source other than Niterider? Kinda pricey and it is cheaper to buy a whole new light set it seems. I have dropped a battery and shattered the case it was in and it won't work any more plus it was old and not up to snuff anyway plus I have another two that are loosing their ability to hold a charge.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

Nov. 21, 2014, 10:06 a.m.
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Joined: Sept. 5, 2012

i had the opportunity to try out the new Specialized Flux Elite light last Friday night on my ride at Sumas on Squidline . not a bad unit , pricey but worth it in some ways due to it,s features .
it,s a self-contained unit so no battery or cables ,
it has a remount switch if one chooses
there is several options of light usage , different lumen ratings , strobe , choice of LEDS lite .
light can be flipped upside down if needed
quick-change mount .

for one ride and the conditions , cold and windy at the time i liked the unit , the brightness lasted the whole ride where those in the group with Magic Shines where below 50% battery life over the same time frame .

not sure i would pay $300ish for it but it is a unit to look into .
http://www.specialized.com/ca/en/ftb/lights/lights-ftb/flux-expert-headlight

speaking of battery life my helmet lite is a 4 cell Gemini Duo
http://gemini-lights.com/products/duo

i used it for my ride with the Specialized unit above , several hours the other nite doing trail work and a couple hrs last night when we had a power failure and the light quality was still strong for a lite that was in use for over 4 1/2hrs minimum .

#northsidetrailbuilders

Nov. 21, 2014, 11:43 a.m.
Posts: 3602
Joined: Sept. 27, 2004

Has anyone managed to obtain a new battery for a Niterider light from a source other than Niterider? Kinda pricey and it is cheaper to buy a whole new light set it seems. I have dropped a battery and shattered the case it was in and it won't work any more plus it was old and not up to snuff anyway plus I have another two that are loosing their ability to hold a charge.

Polar battery in burnaby can build you something. price?

"X is for x-ray. If you've been bikin' and you haven't had an x-ray, you ain't goin' hard enough." - Bob Roll

Nov. 21, 2014, 2:08 p.m.
Posts: 10077
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

Can someone tell me what the deal is with my lights,

Destination Country - Tracking Consuming: 3572 ms - Go to official website
2014-11-12 19:02
MISSISSAUGA, Item has arrived in Canada and was sent for further processing.
2014-11-06 06:25
NLAMSC,Netherlands, International item processed in originating country
2014-11-06 06:25
NLAMSC,Netherlands, International item has left originating country and is en route to Canada
Origin Country - Tracking Consuming: 5772 ms - Go to official website
2014-11-12 18:53
The item has arrived in the country of destination
2014-11-07 01:52
The item is on transport to the country of destination
2014-11-06 06:25
The item is at the PostNL sorting center
2014-10-31 03:26
The item is pre-adviced
Copy the result

Enter your tracking number in the Canada Post site. Looks like it is stuck in Canada Customs in Ontario.

Nov. 21, 2014, 7:32 p.m.
Posts: 637
Joined: Dec. 14, 2003

I am so sick of forking out on numerous lighting systems .
Current make and model is Light in motion Arc the wire from light housing has pulled out of solder points on circuit board.Diameter of hole is size of pencil. close together proximity then grommet popped back in .Seems im not capable of tedious maneuver.
The light before was Cygo tri light from mec i lost headlamp now battery and charger remain. Plus got 2 extra turbo chargers im not using for LIM.

"Looks like a Canoe with the seats kicked out of it !"

Nov. 26, 2014, 8:47 p.m.
Posts: 1
Joined: April 27, 2013

The shipping seems a bit slow with lightmalls hopefully shows up in the next couple weeks lol

Nov. 26, 2014, 8:55 p.m.
Posts: 2025
Joined: May 2, 2004

I ordered from them a year ago it took 5 weeks so patience is key, one of the downsides of the cheapo lights

Nov. 26, 2014, 9:03 p.m.
Posts: 1
Joined: April 27, 2013

I ordered from them a year ago it took 5 weeks so patience is key, one of the downsides of the cheapo lights

ah good to know, im at week 3 so I dont feel too bad then. Yeah price is right :D

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