TG wanna sell the fluxient?
It was for a mate
This looks awesome for the money on Amazon.
that has the same head unit as the SSX2 I bought - it is pretty good at full, less good at medium, comparing to my Gloworm X2 at 1200 lumens. It looks less powerful than the Gloworm, which I have seen measured at a true 1150 lumens.
Sorry to repeat from another thread, why is this not the perfect value light:
The fluxient torch type thing
I have the previous model, which Torchy's site showed as much better than the 'much less powerful' Exposure Joystick.
Unfortunately, as a helmet light, it isn't - the Joystick has a tighter spot but it is brighter and much more useful.
That fluxient is OK as a helmet light, but not really as your only light on the bars as it is not floody enough so you get that disorientating riding into a tunnel of light effect.
Plus the switch on mine has always been a little dodgy, but turns out to be terminally dodgy when used outside, which I have only done once, where it wouldn't turn on. Shame as the case matched the fluxient I bought my mate and so I was planning on giving it to him.
I was told in a pub that the 18650 cells that accompany many chinese lamps are originally from Laptops.
this appears to be the case, or using other dodgy batteries and/or chargers. Look at torchy's site which shows what they are like inside.
Whereas some people on these threads will say that they have had no problem, there have also been lots that have had issues and it is getting tiring seeing posts from people towing the old 'why pay more' line. You might get lucky, you might not.
Olly has been selling a good battery option for the SSX2 which has a waterproof box/case for a set of high quality panasonic cells, and he has been selling this with charger and SSX2 for £55.
It seems to me that this would be a good option as you can actually take the cells out and use them in a smarter charger, which are about £20, which can charge the cells individually and help keep the cells in good condition.