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    Magicshine Tail Light MJ-818 3W review w/video

    I would like to thank Geoman for the excellent customer service, I ordered the light friday around 2:00pm, shortly after he put it on his site and got it at 12:30pm monday.
    First thing I noticed is the light has a dial around it which is the way to alternate modes, 120 degree turns change the mode. After realizing this I noticed that this means there is no button, which also means no battery gauge. Still the light is super bright from what I have seen so far and well worth the money.
    Obviously this is only a partial review because it's not dark out yet but I went in my basement and took a quick video to show the modes of the light
    Mode 1- Inner and outer lights flashing
    Mode 2- Inner and outer lights alternate flashing and strobe while they are on.
    Mode 3- Inner and outer lights on


    If you have any questions feel free to ask and FEEL FREE TO ADD YOUR OWN REVIEWS IN THIS THREAD!!!

    Last edited by GTR2EBIKE; 05-24-10 at 02:14 PM.

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    Thanks!

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    Thanks for the quick, first review. I think I'll order one of these. FYI, the original Geoman, Jay Stopestad, died last month after a valiant 2-year battle with cancer. Fortunately, his staff at geoman.com is carrying on and continuing his high standard of customer service.

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    What's the coin, a nickle or a quarter?

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    Looks plenty bright and for the money with the LiIon battery it absolutely can't be beat.

    I still don't think the flash modes are as good as the Dinotte flash over constant modes.
    Work: the 8 hours that separates bike rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    What's the coin, a nickle or a quarter?
    It's a quarter, guess I should have flipped it over.

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    I really like the no light up button design because that means the light doesn't draw any current while plugged in so no need to unplug it every time after use.
    I took the light in my basement to take the video and this light can be used as a flashlight if you don't mind the red tint. It is incredible how much light it produces.
    Here is a new video, it is taken holding the camera and light 10 feet from the wall. The second mode I really don't care for because of how large the gaps are in the between the flashing strobes and when the outer rings light it up doesn't project nearly any light, that's why the gaps seem so big. Ideally this mode would have been best with a both inner and outer strobing (like the 4th mode on MS900's)
    The camera adjusts to the light in mode 3 so pause it right when it comes up that's how bright it really is. It makes it look duller the longer it's on the screen.
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    It's mounted on the bike rack but haven't put the rack back on the bike yet. the light is tipped down because the rack on the bike sits at an angle. I'm going to run the wire under the rack and poke a hole in the bottom of my bag, so the battery and connection are in the bag.

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