- Which best value for money – bar mounted off road light
“smudge” off here is mtb-batteries and there’s plenty of great stuff said about him, his lights and his batteriesPosted 7 years agoteamslugMember
I got two lights for mayhem from mtb batteries. Superb is every way. Beam pattern is perfect.Price is good and its supporting a uk company whose backup though I’ve not needed it is highly commended. Battery life is 3 hours on full and service is second to none. Can really recommend.Posted 7 years agoAlexSimonSubscriber
I’ve got the £30 XML and it’s fine, but I had to mod it to get a beam pattern I liked.Posted 7 years ago
If the MTB Batteries one has a better beam pattern out of the box and has UK backup and spares, I would go for that. As long as you’re not totally strapped for cash (like I was).NorthwindSubscriber
Magicshine MJ-872. £70 or thereabouts and outlamps many costing 4 times as much. Near-perfect beam IMO, gives an excellent wide fill with more peripheral vision than older lights tended to manage, but enough grunt for decent range too. Well made, came with a quality charger and a sealed battery, and sealed plugs- but the bar mount’s not perfect and takes a little more faff.
The MTB Batteries one is higher quality but less bright, and a bit more spotlightly to boot. Better mountings. So a straight choice there between power/capability, and quality/convenience- but neither one’s a bad choice- the Magicshine is high enough quality, and the MTBBatteries one is bright enough.
The cheaper XML Magicshine is bright but spotlighty, tbh the beam is a bit tight even for the head never mind bars. The P7 Magicshine is a better beam but not anything like as bright. Your budget is high enough that you don’t need to settle for either of those.Posted 7 years agomartymacSubscriber
i have the deal extreme £30 one, it works fine, plenty bright enough, decent beam imo.Posted 7 years ago
BUT, the charger melted the first time i plugged it in.
smudge off of here offered me a replacement charger (cheap) and overall ive still spent less than buying in the uk, however, next time i will be buying from smudge.
i reckon its a case of you get exactly what you pay for.NorthwindSubscriber
martymac – Member
i have the deal extreme £30 one, it works fine, plenty bright enough, decent beam imo. BUT, the charger melted the first time i plugged it in.
Aye, I’ve got one of the cheap ones lying around somewhere but I don’t trust it. The higher end Magicshines come with a better charger though.Posted 7 years ago
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