- "5000" lumen light….
You could buy a balance charger like below for £13
and also a 5000ma lipo battery for £11 like below and wrap it in self amalgimating tape from screwfix £2.95
Charge it in a Lipo sack that cost £2….
That’s what I am doing with an old ayup and it’s perfect…
Also using the charger to charge my other 18650 batteries from my solarstorm and MJ872…both great lights.
I have also made a “bottle battery holder” I can put the lipo battery in a water bottle with a Connection coming out the top…Use this for my road bike and works a treat…again using self amalgimating tape to seal the topPosted 4 years ago
I used to use a single Cree XML-6 but the beam is quite narrow and focussed, and a head torch is essential.
Now swear by this, the Solar Storm, bought from fasttech, one on bars pretty much removes the need for a helmet mount. Spread is superwide, battery indicator on the back, build quality is excellent, and batterys of great quality from the x3 i’ve seen so far.Posted 4 years ago
Cheaper at lightmalls even with postage added ($9. 50)
Ordered 2 earlier.Posted 4 years agodoncorleoniMember
Hmm not sure if any of you guys seen this but put me off buying any cheap lights from HK for a bit…. Seems to be specific to lithium batteries :Posted 4 years agodoncorleoniMember
Well big bloke…. I done the same 🙂 found the light for 20.80 Inc postage on ebay BUT no mention of battery shipping option so paid the few quid extra and got the red one from light malls. Already have a lumi thingy from mtb batteries (smudge) which is awesome but this cheap one will be great second light for commuter.
Keep me posted when you get it and I will do the same!Posted 4 years ago
J273 – i’m not sure if its the same as OP, it comes in a black and red box with X2 on it, but there is also an identical looking one made by FandyFire, and other clones which look similar but differ. Fakes of fakes of fakes LOL But the fasttech solar storms have been flawless so far. I’d wager the UK seller buys in bulk from fasttech and makes £7 profit a light.
@doncorleoni mates turned up in 5 days last week. Mine ordered yesterday from Fasttech was dispatched today so i’ll let you know!Posted 4 years ago
Just bought a pair of the single XM-L lights off ebay for £38, with batteries, chargers, etc. At that sort of money you can’t go wrong – it’s worth buying the set just for the light on its own.
Did a quick spin with one on the bars and one on the helmet and they’re pretty effective, but as others have pointed out the single XM-L doesn’t have much of a light spread – definitely more of a spot light.
Will the twin LED version give a better spread, or is it just a brighter spot? Something with a broader beam to go on the bars would be better.
As far as batteries and chargers go I got over 2 1/2 hours out of both lights at full power before the low battery warning came on. I can’t imagine I’d need more than that for my uses.Posted 4 years ago
The plug in chargers don’t look like they’re upto much so I’ll get a decent quality lipo/li-ion charger and use the existing batteries until they die.ScottCheggMember
I had a test ride with the twin setup from the OP’s link. Ordered last weekend, came Wednesday; complete with 3 pin plug!
Great spread from handlebar mounts, no real hotspot just a big flood of bright light. Lasted 2 hours easy on the charge it came with (2 bars on the level).
For less than £30, they are very good.Posted 4 years agorascalMember
Quick question (or 2!)Posted 4 years ago
I have decided I need these – enough good opinions out there sways it.
Do they ALL come from China?
Someone on ebay sells them for £34 but is UK based – I assume it will all be the same.
DX.com/lightmalls – where’s the best place to buy?
I’ve heard things about Chinese chargers/batteries catching fire – put my mind at ease before I press ‘buy’ – and tell me where to buy them – cheers 😉mattbibbingsMember
Rascal, I got mine off eBay from a seller that said uk based. When I paid the sellers company name was all in Chinese. Then it arrived 2 days later with an address fom somewhere near gatwick attached. HTHPosted 4 years agochrisdwSubscriber
I got mine from the UK one. I ordered a black, got red. And no UK charger but not a massive issue; got loads of those 2 pin adapters hanging around for various shavers. Light seems awesome!Posted 4 years ago
Haven’t got to use it in anger yet tho. Still enough light after work for a decent ride atm.Hob NobMember
I’ve just ordered some for a first venture into some night riding this winter.
I had some of the original DX single lights I used to use when commuting for my old job, which i’ve dug out, but batteries look like they have long since died as they won’t charge, or work the lights.
I plan to get some decent spare batteries, and use the old DX light on my head, is there a source for pre done packs I can just plug into the lights, rather than faffing around soldering stuff? I found MTBbatteries, but i’m loathed to spend twice as much on a battery pack as I have on the whole thing (me being tight no doubt).
Or should I get the soldering kit out? Is there a how to guide kicking around out there?Posted 4 years ago
I know, the g/f was throwing it out, so I had to have it (note the dust, it doesn’t get used much). I’m a ****en hoarder!
For reference, there also a cat pheromone diffuser, a picture of me from 20 years ago, a disassembled chinese light, a box full of photo’s, a nail file & clear polish all in that photo….oh and the padded shirt I use as my kitten’s (day) bedPosted 4 years ago
could you use these lights on your lid, if so how do you mount them, I was going to buy an exposure joystick tomo as a back up light but these do seem to be very good
Mine came with a elastic headstrap – I just cut off the elastic and zip ties the mount to my lid. It looks like it grew there…Posted 4 years ago
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