DX P7 lights – confused over choice
I know there have been a lot of posts on these so apologies for this but…
I'm going to order the 'bastid' handlebar light.
But also want one of the torches to helmet mount.
Can't decide between
Would welcome any salient comments or other options from you knowledge-able gents and gals…Posted 8 years agoJon TaylorSubscriber
Batteries – definitely go for the higher capacity ones (larger mAh). I'm unsure whether the 'protection' offered by some is necessary.
As for torches –
lighter is good for helmet mounting
regulated circuitry will/should give you a more stable light output and burn time
2 modes will be ample for having to reach up and fiddle with your helmet light, especially if you have more control over a handlebar light.
This is all IMHO though, hope if provides some help.Posted 8 years ago
This http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12325 and this http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12060 are the same thing but one has more modes, I reckon the later is the better of the two (I have one of these) as the medium is very useful and the low far too low.
I also have one of these http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.16092 and believe the output is 'slightly' better, though it would be hard to tell on a blind test. Some ppl can't get over the 5 modes, but once you know the sequence it's easy enough to use.
As for batteries, I'm no expert but I bought these for mine last year, for the extra dollar, I'd buy the protected version:
Be-aware that loaded up these torches weigh just under 200g's, and some ppl don't get on with that much weight up top. [EDIT: As per Rob] Have you considered one of these (helmet mount version of your bar mounted torch):Posted 8 years ago
When you consider you going to have to buy a torch, betteries & a charger – would one of these be more cost effective.
I have just stumbled across this thread when looking for a new bike light?
What are these DX lights, I hadn't heard of them before. Are they any good??
Are there any UK suppliers??
1) Very cheap (£50) 900 Lumen LED lights.Posted 8 years ago
2) Yes for the price.
3) Some people are selling them via ebay and other places but usually adding £30-40 to the £50 it would cost you to order them from DX. The main problem with ordering from DX is the time the lights can take to arrive.
Just been on the DX website and found this in the comments:
Emitter Brand/Type: Seoul Semiconductors SSC
Emitter BIN: P7-C-SXO
Emitter Brand/Type: Cree
Emitter BIN: SSC-P7-C-SXO
Can anyone shed any light on this?
I just read that as them both being Seul Semiconductors (SSC) P7-C-SXO emitters. Phrased differently but in effect the same thing?
Still not sure what I want now.
Perhaps the Magicshine unit on the helmet and a torch on the bars. The exact reverse to what I was expecting to do.
slowuphill – Member
Can you also bar mount the helmet version of this light or buy the helmet mount separately?
P.S. Selection of suitable helmet mounts for the Magicshine lights??Posted 8 years ago
sku 25149 is the bar mounted version.
sku 29489 looks like the same light but with a helmet mount instead of the suitable sized rubber O-Rings to bar mount it.
There are slight differences in the light description though, which makes one wonder if they are the same light, though they surely look the same, with the same claimed output & run time.
The Magicshine 808 here looks like the same thing.Posted 8 years ago
Jim there excellent, as bright if not brighter than most std HID's light on the market and comparable to the majority of LED systems available.Posted 8 years ago
Yes the top LED systems like the Hope LED 4, Lumicycle 850 or Lupine Betty LED lights are brighter, but for the HUGE price difference between them and the DX I would expect them to be 5 time as bright! (their not!)
Geordynige unfortunately most ppl like to complain more than they like to shout the praises of something. If you search this forum some one posted about their charger going up in flames, on the same thread is some-one saying there 'main stream' system also went up in flames. Apple & other computer manufacturer laptop battery issues are mentioned… is anything perfect?
I and many ppl on this forum and others have used the 'torches' since last year and can and do recommend them, the same now goes for their new bike system. No DealeXtreme are not totally perfect, as they aren't a specific bike light manyufacturer, but if the wait is anything to go by (normally it take 10 days for an order to be completed) the demand for them is huge, as some ppl can see a real bargain for what it is.takisawa2Subscriber
SKU12060 P7 torch user here, bought a year ago. No problems whatsoever, in constant use as bike light & torch for camping, DIY etc.Posted 8 years ago
Had a problem with a 2-mode version, DX were very good & swapped it for the more expensive 5-mode as above. No problems with that either since.
I use one bar mounted & one helmet mounted.
DX do a helmet mount SKU12000 but best bar mount is the Fenix TwoFish LockBlock
Getting around 1hr 5min on full per 18650 Li-Ion Cell charged with this charger.thefallguyMember
the torches dont come with any batteries or chargers, whereas the bike light does.
I have run a P7 torch on my helmet from last year and only drawbacks are short runtime on high and the 228g weight on my head. it's as bright as my old hope Hid lamp, and compliments the exposure maxx-d on my bars really well.Posted 8 years agodevsMember
My helmet mount is exactly the same in looks and performance as the bar mounts my pals have so don't read anything into the current figures on the DX site. I also have a Hope 4. It is not brighter than the DX. In fact you struggle to see its light when they are on together. It is more floody and has no hotspot so when used in isolation is probably a nicer light to ride with. I seldom ride with just one light and if you ride in a group the nice even light of the Hope is also negated by shadows and hotspots. If I had £250 to spend on lights just now I would get 5 DX lights.Posted 8 years ago
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