PSA: SSC P7 Super Bright Rechargeable LED Bike Light UK store £27.89
If you need power and long life out of your bicycle head light then look no further. This rechargeable bike light gives you maximum brightness and long life and will make your bike journeys much safer.
– Light will not dim as the battery runs down, manufactured to keep the same level of brightness until the end.
– High capacity rechargeable battery for long life, 4400mAh.
– Compact size, won’t take up too much space, and can easily attach to a bikes handlebar. Great for everyday use, mountain biking etc.
– Three light settings: High/Low/Flashing, High: 900 lumens – 4 hours, Low: 300 lumens – 8 hours.
– Fast mains charger included, can fully charge the head light in 3.5 hours. An LED indicator will show when the unit is fully charged.
– Waterproof: no need to worry about the light getting wet.
– Can be applied to all bicycles, 2 different sized strong elastic bands to fix the head light on to any sized handlebar.
I’d say it’s a complete set. Might grab one for the commuting bike 🙂Posted 5 years agonosediveMember
i wondering if the c and b seen 1200 looks slightly better, for a little more money:Posted 5 years ago
I’ve not used the CandBseen light so don’t want to assume too much, but single XML lights tend to be excessively spotlighty. There’s a temptation to chase big lumens numbers but I reckon the old P7 lights were far better for riding- they still have a decent amount of light, but with a much more usable throw.Posted 5 years ago
I was just about to post a PSA about these…
I have one of these but it came from an ebay supplier. The P7 LED with the orange peel reflector which 7dayshop are selling is IMO better as a bike light than the XML with smooth reflectors, which tend to be way too spotty, especially for MTB. The P7/orange peel lights are blimmin great.
Battery is 8.4v
These are bargain lights!Posted 5 years agosmiththemainmanMember
Bought half a dozen last year, one on helmet one on road bike,rest to mates, one on the helmet with tie wraps(semi permo winter helmet) is excellent,mates dont thank me for it if i try and talk to them!!! lasted about 2 hour full plus 1.5 on flash on saturday before cutting out no warning, but it was daylight then( early start)!! no reported faults with these 6 ,but mate bought one last week and the battery case strap snapped on ride 2 leaving him in darkness and the battery back down the road,worked fine after mounting in top pocket,cant be bit at under £30.Posted 5 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
UK-based ebayer doing the same light plus a rear, from a thread 3 weeks ago
Ive wrapped the battery in a section of inner tube and duct tape to increase water resistance. This has the smooth reflector.Posted 5 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
from parallel thread
SEVENTEEN quid 😯 🙄Posted 5 years agoPaulDMember
Picture above shows enough wire to put the light on a helmet and the battery in a backpack.
If it arrives with shorter leads like the DX from a few years back, get an extension…but check that you measure the connector size very carefully as there are several options that look very similar.
I would also recommend you put the battery inside 2 layers of nitrile gloves, sealed with a small cable-tie to keep the rain and sweat out…the circuit board is not H2O resistant.
PaulDPosted 5 years agotpbikerMember
I’m toying with the idea of this night riding lark. Will this 27 quid light allow me to go round the pentlands/GT in the middle of the night, or is it for commuting predominently?
I’ve seen tons of threads about lights, and I’ve confused myself, what with all this chat of beam pattern and lumens, so the first one someone can recommend for the aformentioned purpose, for under 40 bucks (from a uk seller) I’ll buy.
taPosted 5 years ago
it was this one: Linky
4 x 18650 battery, same housing as all the others, O-rings for fitting, a helmet adapter and a UK plug adapter for the charger…
Not bad VFM IMO…
Edit: From China so ~2 Weeks delivery and doubtful “Product support” but come on these same lights wer going for about the £35+ about 12-18 months ago and you can merrily tank into pitch black woodland with one (or two)…Posted 5 years agocouldashouldawouldaMember
Tpbiker – yes this is ideal for off road. I’ve had the dx version around gt and the pentlands for the last 2 years. I originally had it on the bars and now lid (with a more expensive bar light).
There are brighter lights nowadays. And spottier lights (eg t6). And floodier lights. But for the cash this is a great allround first light. I would happily get another if needed.
My only additional comment is bring a backup / torch. Any light can and does die unexpectedly.Posted 5 years ago
Yep Same sort of cheapo US std 2pin charger all the other chinese lights seem to come with, and a UK plug adapter was in the box (but not expected, just a pleasant little surprise).
I had no extra charges…
I’ll probably order myself another one or two as reserves, the same seller seems to have a couple of similar listings, same product different price/carriage charges, which all combine to about £17.50ish, dunno if exchange rate has had an impact as mine was ~£18 – £19 I think…Posted 5 years ago
I still have an old P7 on the bars and that XML on my lid, one would be perfectly sufficient 2 (1 on bars, 1 on your noggin) is a bit better…
Be aware they are not the perfect light; the battery needs to be kept dry (there are many, many threads on this, I use cling film and bury it in my pack or in a cargo bottle) and the beam pattern has a nice big hot spot with a peripheral Halo type effect, but they do the job for night rides at a fraction of the cost of an Exposure or Hope unit, the obvious trade off being build quality, beam pattern weather proofness and of course a UK number to call when it goes tits up…
You pays your money you makes your choice… If your trying out night riding they do the job should your needs be for a more serious setup for say regular Enduro racing? then maybe consider more expensive options…Posted 5 years agopleaderwilliamsMember
I bought from the same company (although a different eBay id, but they seem to have several), ordered three, £16.50 each at the time. They arrived from China in a week and a half, with no customs charges. Came with two pin chargers, but with UK adapters.
They work fine, very bright, but a bit spotty, so I ordered 3 of the ‘orange peel’ reflectors and one wide angle lens from Action LED in the US. The reflectors make the light pattern a lot more usable, and the wide angle lens gives a good flood for the bars. I use two bar mounted, one flood and one spot, and one spot on the helmet. One on the helmet would probably be ok most of the time, but having two lights, one on the helmet and one on the bars does help with depth perception.Posted 5 years agophilwarren11Member
Ive got a T6 one only, and the spot is strong, but ill be using this on my helmet, then a P7 jobbie on the bars, which im yet to get.
So in basic terms (from my experience of seeing/owning both)
T6 – Focused spot beam – wear on helmet
P7 – Wider Flood – Mount on bars
Done.Posted 5 years ago
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