I purchased a magic shine light with the 2 out rigger smaller LEDs in October of 2010. Since then I have had to contact the distributer once because the main LED was dimmer than when I originally got it (maybe one of the LEDs went bad?) They sent me a new one under warranty, but now there seems to be a short as the main LED light now won't always come on and will flicker when I ride.
At first I though that I was too rough on the system, but after the second light started to not work well, I am now thinking that the entire system is inexpensive for a reason.
I commute 30 miles a day from city into the country and back into the city. I have my light mounted at the end of my aero bars and this is a great location for my next mount, but I am a little afraid that the vibration might be a problem. I am not kind to my bike and thus want a light that will stand up to rough road riding, including the mounting system (not mountain trail riding, but constant hard asphalt and concrete vibration). I have aero bars on drop handles so not a lot of top bar space, but can mount under the aero bars on where they come together.
I use to have an old magic shine 900 that worked very well however I gave it away.
I am looking for suggestion about a light that has a battery pack (want to get at least 2.5 hours from a charge as this is the maximum of how long I am on the road), and while I have been using LED lights I am not married to them. I want to spend at most $350 (not including shipping), but really want something to last at least 2 years. I don't use it during the summer.
What do people think about night rider pro700, the stella 400d, or the Dinotte 800?
P.S. if you have any suggestion for fixing a shorting out magic shine 1400 main LED please let me know.