- Front Lights
A few quid more than your OP, but I’ve just got a mtbbatteries lumenator. It hasn’t had a proper run out yet, but it surpasses a 3 CREE led light I had from amazon. It’s meant to be slightly better than the magic shine M880, but at fifty sheets less.
The customer service is superb.Posted 4 years agorobbiehMember
My £28 cheapie s from ebay have now done 2 winters riding with a small single cell torch on my helmet to see round corners when you look before turning. Of course many on here will tell you how you need to spend much more because everything else is rubbish……your choicePosted 4 years agonealyMember
…or this 7 x XM-L2 if you’re feeling stupid http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S022241Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
MJ-872 is a bit outdated now, but still an excellent little unit- 4 xpgs, lovely wide throw (but enough power to still have decent range). But also, very nicely made, fully waterproof, effective mount, decent battery, even a nice charger. You can buy worse lights for 3, 4 times as much. Put it another way, it’s an awful lot closer to the best lights out there than it is to the old DX cheapos. I paid £70 for mine- and it’s a lot better than 3 single XML lights for £25 each.
But, no doubt there are other new kids on the block that have it beat.Posted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
For £100+ (for a single unit) I’d be looking at the smaller dual XML units. Lots of choice, the Smudge’s luminator, neninja’s glow worm & numerous other offering appearing now (see this week fresh goods), along with the barginous chinese versions. Though if you want immense amount of light, look into the Inton dual xml (MJ-880 is very similar), bloody amazing but too heavy for use on your head . Hmm can’t seem to find the Inton anywhere now, except for some joker on ebay with a price tag of £300+(!!!!!!!!!!!!!), so maybe try the fluxient 3x XML unit instead.Posted 4 years agonealyMember
Nealy; are the batteries that come with the 2 kits you specified rubbish? is that why you suggest getting a magicshine battery too?
Yes. In my experience the batteries that come with bike lights from China (DX, eBay etc) are rubbish and have very small capacity. I only got about 1 1/2 hours out two 4×18650 packs linked together with a 3xT6 LEDs light but that 6 cell Magicshine pack lasts at least 3 hours and I’m yet to ride long enough for it to run out as I only got it in March. Genuine Magicshine lights are more expensive than they used to be and might not have the latest LEDs but they are very good. Also the guy who is behind http://www.candb-seen.co.uk/ sells decent lights and seems to have sourced good battery packs.
The latest and most efficient (brightest per amp) LED is XM-L2 so try to get that. Next best is XM-L U2 then XM-L T6
Skyblustu – maybe this? http://www.magicshine.co.uk/accessories/complete-uk-charger-mj-6012uk.htmlPosted 4 years ago
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