Foo - man i am addicted to china made flashlights
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10-29-12, 07:37 PM
some are just crazy how bright they are like this one it will fit in my pocket yet is 5 times more brigh then a 6 d magl;iught
A 6 x D cell Maglight, huh? That can easily do double duty as a stick ball bat and it would still work.
10-29-12, 09:31 PM
I know what you mean. This is my $60 Chinese bike light. That's 2.5km's to the roadside reflectors down the center of the road!
10-29-12, 10:20 PM
Incandescent maglites were good in their day but LED's have surpassed them. Your basic 2D LEG maglite is a pretty good light and has more than enough output for most people. But Mag was late to the game and the specialty flashlight manufacturers have been producing good LED lights for almost 10 years. The cheap Chinese manufacturers finally caught on and have been making some pretty good lights too. The good LED's require something like 4.5 volts minimum to operate, which you can get with 3 fresh AAA batteries. I've heard that they don't work as well as the batteries run down. There are plenty of manufacturers now making lights with electonic circuits in them to step up and modulate the voltage so that a light can have good output with one or two batteries instead of 3, and can maintain that output throughout most of the life of the batteries. Mag makes several lights like this now, with good prices and good output. I have two new Fenix lights that I really like. They weren't cheap but they weren't all that expensive, and they work very well.
The little Fenix LD01 in this photo is barely larger than the single AAA battery that it contains but puts out lots of light.
10-30-12, 12:20 PM
It's amazing the changes they've made with those in the past 5 years or so. I wouldn't want to ride without mine anymore.
10-30-12, 12:38 PM
yeagh its like the compter industry they keep going for more lumens pet watt. the things to look of row is a cree xml t6 led in the light its pet out a ton of lumens but it aint a good thrower meaning the beam aint to focused i think thge xre is more focused but less lumens
10-30-12, 12:45 PM
Any recommended links>?
10-30-12, 12:49 PM
I realy like 18650 battery lights there rechargeable make sure you buy a god battery like a aw or pansonic.this light is good for the price and with the bigger head it should throw decent http://www.amazon.com/TrustFire-C8-T6-5-Mode-Lumen-Flashlight/dp/B005VCJNYG/ref=pd_rhf_se_s_cp_3
10-30-12, 12:55 PM
I like flashlights but not for bikes so much; getting one for my 11 yr old to commute with, though. WA law requires visibility from 150m for pre-dawn riding (i.e. next week when daylight savings kicks in)
The 18650 lights and a Two Fish Lock Block work nice. I carry a single 18650 MTE SSC P7 similar to the one linked to above and a spare 18650 that I use for scout camps and cycling. Seldom run out of battery. I also have a Magic Shine 900 that I love. Easy to bar or helmet mount. Long run time on small easy to mount batter pack. You can buy a clone off ebay for $50.
11-07-12, 11:02 AM
Got a new xml c8 today man o man i highly recomend this light if you like throw
11-07-12, 02:18 PM
I like the TerraLux 300 because it takes 2 regular AA batteries so I can use my existing rechargeables without having to get a new kind of battery & charger. I use them as regular flashlights and backup headlight w/ a handlebar mount in case my MagicShine dies halfway through a ride.
11-07-12, 06:53 PM
MAn this c8 is crazy crazy crazy crazy i cant find anything far enough to see how far it shines even on low it blows my mind
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