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Old 11-08-18, 07:35 PM
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I've been using a fenix pd35 double hoseclamped to the handlebars for about two years now (though I've only been commuting by bike since september 22). The mounting for my helmet is equally hillarious, but they've been awesome. I usually run them on the middle setting. I like self contained lights with easily replacable batteries but I'm kinda odd like that.
I use a Fenix as well. BC30. I like that it uses 18650 rechargeable batteries. Bright. Multiple modes. Waterproof.
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Looked up the Fenix PD35, I have a no-name light similar to that, and I like it very much. I see some of the PD35s on amazon are shown with 18650's, and some with CR123A. I've never seen those before. Are two stacked CR123A equivalent to an 18650? (like apparently 3 bundled AAAs are)?
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Looked up the Fenix PD35, I have a no-name light similar to that, and I like it very much. I see some of the PD35s on amazon are shown with 18650's, and some with CR123A. I've never seen those before. Are two stacked CR123A equivalent to an 18650? (like apparently 3 bundled AAAs are)?
I vaguelly recall reading somewhere that they could use two cr123a's or a single 18650 though I've only ever run them with 18650 samsung batteries so don't quote me on that!
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Looks like they might sometimes be interchangeable but not always

Can a 18650 battery be used in place of 2x CR123 batteries? | BudgetLightForum.com
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I ordered a second one. I'll probably regret it, as I am ultimately dissatisfied with cheap stuff, especially when it ships directly from Asia. But I can't find much fault in the banggood light, at least not yet. It's amazingly small and light, too.

Now one of my favorite headlights is the B&M Eyc (pronounced Ike). I wrote a little review of it here. It requires a dynamo to power it. I love dynamo lights, and I generally prefer them, but not everyone can use them, and I can't put them on all of my bikes.
Well, I ordered one of the cheapies myself, along with some cheap red blinky's. I'm fed up with expensive blinky's because they break, especially during the winter. All in good fun.
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Or they fall off lol. (I didn't want that planet bike blinker anyway!) Lately I've been using a Lezyne strip drive 150 with good results!
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Or they fall off lol.
I know, that's how I got my cygolite hotshot, and it's so good, if it ever falls of my bike and I lose it, I will pay for another
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I've had more bad experiences with the cheap stuff than with the expensive bike-specific lights, so I prefer the latter, but others have different experiences.
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I ordered a second one. I'll probably regret it, as I am ultimately dissatisfied with cheap stuff, especially when it ships directly from Asia. But I can't find much fault in the banggood light, at least not yet. It's amazingly small and light, too.
How is that holding up? I didn't order one earlier because I didn't need one then, but since then the generic Chinese copy of the Magicshine battery pack failed and my Vis 360 may be failing too, and that's all I need to order another light.
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How is that holding up? I didn't order one earlier because I didn't need one then, but since then the generic Chinese copy of the Magicshine battery pack failed and my Vis 360 may be failing too, and that's all I need to order another light.
I hardly use it, but I carry it with me as a spare. So far, so good. I have a second, too. I'm pretty impressed, and I've been disappointed with all other cheap lights.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Looked up the Fenix PD35, I have a no-name light similar to that, and I like it very much. I see some of the PD35s on amazon are shown with 18650's, and some with CR123A. I've never seen those before. Are two stacked CR123A equivalent to an 18650? (like apparently 3 bundled AAAs are)?
The Fenix BC30 can use either 18650 or CR123A. Makes it a good deep winter light, as rechargeable batteries are not as good at cold temperature as primaries. For anything above 0F or so I use 18650, and when the temp drops below 0 I switch to CR123A lithium.
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I think I remember I used to own a camera that took a CR123A (back in the days of film)
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