OK, I've been sorta looking at lights for the past couple of months, and the MS seems to be the best cheap one BUT it has a couple of serious flaws.
I've read these posts on this forum and others where somebody takes the thing apart and really checks it out. My impression is that they all have an Achilles heel, The MS connections come to mind, plus I forget what else.
My question: Since these lights are becoming so popular, has anybody put together a simple set of instructions that will allow the home consumer who is no geek (but not a total idiot either) to bolster the weak links?
I have the impression that these lights could last a decade or two but for these few weaknesses that currently render them little more than disposable. They cut corners and save 5 cents on some dinky little part and your light goes into the trash in a few months. Nobody get offended--I'm not mincing words here--this is my impression.
In other words, instead of just saying, "tsk tsk, the cord will pull out easily because the connection is ****", actually list the procedure for fixing it with commonly available parts from radio shack or Home depot or whatever.
I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear that this has been done--if so, please direct me. Thank you.
Alright, I know it's MagicShine, not Magidshine--Maybe the same guy who designs the fix-your-light kit could find a way to fix spelling errors in the forums titles
Given that I could be way off base here, I have mentioned this thread to Mr. Geoman and invited him to address the issue of weak links in the lights. I need a decent light that's going to LAST--I'm sick of shoddy stuff that breaks if you gaze at it . . .