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  • andymc06
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    Just ordered 2 X2’s from Lightmalls. Fingers crossed they aren’t duffers!

    Also, I have an “open light systems” 2 cell pack which is 2.9ah and 7.2v

    Does anyone know approximately how long the ss x2 would run from this (if compatible)?

    Cheers

    Andy

    Kbrembo
    Member

    Regarding Batteries….

    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 top

    J273
    Member

    The X2 the OP linked to on the first page, Does it have the same connectors as magicshine? could i use my magicshine MJ872 charger/battery with the X2?

    Thanks

    andymc06
    Member

    MTBR thread says yes.

    wiggles
    Member

    Kbrembo – are you using 2s lipos?
    seems like a good idea as been meaning to get some and a charger for my rc stuff anyway, would much rather a proper balance charger.

    Kbrembo
    Member

    Just one at the moment but I am going to buy a few more….

    I have also made a small cable which goes from Magicshine connector to deans…so I can charge all magicshine batts etc.

    You can buy them in Maplin.. £1.99
    Clicky

    wiggles
    Member

    Sorry I meant 2s as in voltage, 7.4v?
    Was thinking would probably be a bit much to run 11.1v 3s as most only come with 8.4v batts

    Kbrembo
    Member

    Yeah 5000ma 2s 7.4v

    cruzcampo
    Member

    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.

    http://www.fasttech.com/product/1285800-solarstorm-x2-cree-xm-l-u2-4-mode-2000-lumen-led-b

    Got mine Here. Fast dispatch 2 days. Uk plug, Build quality is excellent and the beam is great.

    J273
    Member

    @Cruzcamp – Thats the cheapest I’ve seen. Is this the same as the one in the OP even though its rated at 2000 rather than 5000? Im guessing so it looks the same.

    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 :

    http://www.fasttech.com/forums/stickies/t/1037107/hk-post-delay-in-outbound-air-mail-services-10

    bigbloke
    Member

    Just ordered the spangly red one from Lightmalls.com choosing postal option that includes battery postage for the princely sum of £22.73, fingers crossed now 🙂

    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!

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    hmm so do those lightmalls and other web stores ship from HK and thus going to be affected by the lithium battery ban?

    andymc06
    Member

    As stated above, there is a specific shipping option to allow postage of batteries.

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    Bugger!

    Lamp only for $20, wish I’d spotted that first I’ve got enough spare battery packs, might order one anyway… 2x 2x XML lights… Hmmmm

    cruzcampo
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    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!

    MarkLG
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    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.
    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.

    ScottChegg
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    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.

    cruzcampo
    Member

    The solar storm twins have a far better usable beam. Especially on twisty stuff. The single Cree looks primitive now in comparison.

    MarkLG
    Member

    Thanks, that’s pretty much what I was expecting.
    Think I’ll be ordering one of the twins for the bars and keep the XM-L on the helmet.

    cruzcampo
    Member

    I think you’ll be that impressed with the twins on the bars, you’ll rarely turn the helmet light on LOL 😆

    rascal
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    Quick question (or 2!)
    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 😉

    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. HTH

    eBay link except they have gone up a fiver since last week!

    rascal
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    Bought from the UK guy.
    Arriving Weds – hope its early enough so I can charge them for Weds evening ride 😀

    Premier Icon chrisdw
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    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!
    Haven’t got to use it in anger yet tho. Still enough light after work for a decent ride atm.

    cruzcampo
    Member

    rascal i’ve had x3 from fastech hongkong seller, all come with UK plug and reliable. If you don’t mind waiting go for it, otherwise pay the premium and go UK seller.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Can someone show a pic of how small it is please?

    Hob Nob
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    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?

    wiggles
    Member

    C and be seen have 4×18650 packs for less than £20.
    There stuff seems to be the best of the Chinese stuff from a UK seller so considering them for a slightly Higher price than eBay stuff for my first ‘proper’ lights

    ScottChegg
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    Can someone show a pic of how small it is please?

    I’ll do that later, but for comparison, they are about the size of a Hope M4 caliper

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Wow, that’s small..

    ajantom
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    Found on MTBR 😉

    I ordered some, too, last week. I’m used to riding with cheap Chinese lumens.

    As long as they’re slightly more powerful and burn for slightly longer than my current cheap Chinese lumens (400 of the bad boys), I don’t really care. 🙂

    z1ppy
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    grumble gumble grumble.. I go to the trouble of taking photo’s and what happens… grumble …


    Solarstorm X2 by z1ppy2, on Flickr


    Solarstorm X2 by z1ppy2, on Flickr

    Solarstorm X2 by z1ppy2, on Flickr

    PS: Tidy desks are for losers!

    lcj
    Member

    Solarstorm X2 by z1ppy2, on Flickr

    PS: Tidy desks are for losers!

    You can see the desk. That makes it tidy in this office!

    MarkLG
    Member

    z1ppy – where did you get the bracket for your XM-L from? Could do with getting a couple for mine.

    z1ppy
    Member

    Mark, CRC, it was made/supplied by electron.
    Unfortunately they sold out a long time ago, electron stopped making/supplying them & I’ve never found another source.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    A calculator ruler!

    z1ppy
    Member

    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) bed

    milkyman
    Member

    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

    MarkLG
    Member

    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…

    milkyman
    Member

    Thanks Mark
    Where did you buy yours, and where do you put the battery, is it heavy
    Cheers craig

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