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otolith

26,430 posts

91 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
Red 4 said:
Try a Moon Shield (60 lumen). Shop around and you should find one for about £30. (Merlin cycles currently have them for £35).

P.S. If you don't like the extra wires/ battery pack/ weight of the Magicshine, etc. try a Moon X-Power 300 or 500. Very compact, lightweight and rechargeable. The output is excellent for such a small light and it's really all you need for riding on the road, if a bit pricey compared to the Chinese Magicshines.
I've got the Moon XP300 + shield combo pack which I picked up from my LBS for 70 quid. To be honest, it's bright enough that there is no excuse for not seeing me, and having the rear light on does seem to have a positive effect on driver behaviour - i.e. being treated more like a vehicle and less like an obstacle.

vwsurfbum

295 posts

98 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all

rhinochopig

17,100 posts

85 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
vwsurfbum said:
I think you've successfully reached the point where 99% of people will agree that that is overkill. I'm surprised you don't incinerate what's in front of you with that much light.

Gizmoish

18,106 posts

96 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Holy moly. 3xT6, 1xP7 and a MJ808?

What do you ride, a police helicopter?

rhinochopig

17,100 posts

85 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Gizmoish said:
Holy moly. 3xT6, 1xP7 and a MJ808?

What do you ride, a police helicopter?
My guess is one of these...Oooooohlaaaaaaaaa



A tall funnel rose, then an invisible ray of heat
leapt from man to man and there was a bright glare, as each was instantly turned to fire.
Every tree and bush became a mass of flames at the touch of this savage, unearthly
Heat Ray.




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vwsurfbum

295 posts

98 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Wow i didnt know there was pictures of me on the net!
I found the MJ808 on the head was ok for riding on its own, then i added one to the bars (now sold) but (tim the toolman taylor suggested more power) so i got the mickey mouse light.
then the price was so good for the "beast" i had to have it.

If your riding in deep dark muddy forest you can never have too much light.

Gizmoish

18,106 posts

96 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Light does seem to disappear into the forest. That's the reason I've ordered a P7 to go with my T6, so I can have one on the bars and one on the head. But all that? Bonkers hehe

Rolls

1,282 posts

64 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Half the fun of off road riding at night is not being able to see quite as well as during daylight...
(I run an old-ish lupine on the bars, and a joystick on my lid, and find them fine!)

TonyHetherington

31,848 posts

137 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Watchman said:
Magicshine for a little over 17 quid.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bike-Bicycle-HeadLight-C...

Don't be fooled by the fact that it isn't branded. It's the real deal (I've got two).
You should be on commission...I've just ordered one too smile Thanks!

scubadude

1,724 posts

84 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Beware the magicshine batteries, I've had a couple die rather quickly although the light was fine.

Got my last light from this chap- http://www.torchythebatteryboy.com/ and very impressed, like carrying a "warships searchlight" (to join the WOTW sub-thread :-)

Fartomatic5000

433 posts

42 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
Watchman said:
Matt106 said:
Watchman said:
Magicshine for a little over 17 quid.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bike-Bicycle-HeadLight-C...

Don't be fooled by the fact that it isn't branded. It's the real deal (I've got two).

Edited by Watchman on Tuesday 18th September 18:06
What's the battery life like? Seems like it could be worth a punt for that price!
Longer than any of my rides. Longest I used them for was 3-and-a-bit hours. Never actually let them die on me yet so I couldn't say.
Just kept one of these ON Full power for 3 hrs 40 minutes. The green light on the switch went red for the last 15 minutes or so before it switched off.
I am VERY impressed, this light is incredibly bright!

TonyHetherington

31,848 posts

137 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
thumbup - for the post

thumbup - for the username biggrin

bicycleshorts

1,819 posts

48 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
bicycleshorts said:
I'm after a rear light as well, any got any suggestions? Linked from the listing above is:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewIte...
Just ordered this. Will update when it arrives.

otolith

26,430 posts

91 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
bicycleshorts said:
bicycleshorts said:
I'm after a rear light as well, any got any suggestions? Linked from the listing above is:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewIte...
Just ordered this. Will update when it arrives.
My wife bought one. Haven't tried it on the bike yet, but it's bright!

The rear led needs a couple of AAA batteries, not included.

syko89

232 posts

45 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
[quote=Watchman]Magicshine for a little over 17 quid.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bike-Bicycle-HeadLight-C...

Don't be fooled by the fact that it isn't branded. It's the real deal (I've got two).

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Just gone and bought one of these to give it a go smile
Cheers for the link! Does a normal US style adaptor work with it? Or did you get an adaptor sent out with it?

Watchman

3,194 posts

132 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
syko89 said:
Watchman said:
Magicshine for a little over 17 quid.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bike-Bicycle-HeadLight-C...

Don't be fooled by the fact that it isn't branded. It's the real deal (I've got two).
Just gone and bought one of these to give it a go smile
Cheers for the link! Does a normal US style adaptor work with it? Or did you get an adaptor sent out with it?
I have now ordered 3 entirely separately from each other. One is still in the post, one came with an adapter and one didn't.

Random eh? It's half the fun. spin

Gizmoish

18,106 posts

96 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all

doolie

121 posts

103 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
I have one of the above...brilliant for the price and yes battery life is somewhere north of 3 hours.

I think I need a second one biggrin

minimoog

2,813 posts

106 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Gizmoish said:
My P7 is here:
Happy with it? I need to get something sorted soon.

Also has anyone found an unbranded cheap version of the MJ-818 rear light?



Gizmoish

18,106 posts

96 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
minimoog said:
Gizmoish said:
My P7 is here:
Happy with it? I need to get something sorted soon.
It's ridiculous. Utterly ridiculous. No-one needs that much light. Buy one biggrin
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