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  • Halfords Advanced 1600 bike light
  • Premier Icon Rich
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    I’ve just bought a Halfords 1600 bike light after seeing all the good reviews. On the website it advertises that there are 3 xm-l2 leds, yet the box says 1 xm-l2 and 2 xt-e leds. Is this a downgrade in quality?
    Thanks.

    Premier Icon johnnystorm
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    A downgrade in online listing skills mostly I expect. Googling “XT E cree” brings back blurb like “best ever leds”. I’d hazard a guess that’s always been the spec and some has just see XML and 3 Leds and run with it. Perhaps the xml is better for spotlighting and the others for flood or similar?

    Premier Icon argee
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    Wouldn’t worry, battery will fail before the LEDs, you get 1600 lumens so it’ll all be good, used the ones i got last year at the weekend, honestly it was as clear as daylight for 10 metres ahead of me, a far cry from t’olden days!

    Premier Icon Rich
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    I was just surprised they weren’t the leds advertised.
    Apparently they used to use xpg2, so it’s had some changes. I just wish they had changed the micro USB to USB-C.

    Premier Icon martymac
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    I use a magnetic micro usb in mine, just leave it in all the time. I do this because I’ve read a couple of reports of failed sockets on these lights.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I use a magnetic micro usb in mine

    @martymac can you still put the cover on when you’ve done this?

    Premier Icon h4muf
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    Mines gone back on warranty, apparently not making them any more.

    Premier Icon martymac
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    @molgrips i could have, if I’d trimmed it a couple of mm, so it didn’t insert as far.
    But I just cut it off completely.
    Fair weather rider, and it’s underneath anyway, minimal chance of any problem in my situation.

    Premier Icon GeForceJunky
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    Interested in the magnetic idea. I’ve broken the charging port off twice on a Lezyne and once on the Halfords.

    Premier Icon allanoleary
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    Anyone else have a problem with it holding charge? Mine goes half way flat in a couple of days without even being turned on

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