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Old 02-09-09, 08:30 AM
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3w LED Bike light 7.99 slickdeals.net

Thought I'd share the deal!

https://www.meritline.com/3-watt-led-...cle-light.html
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DX also reduced their price on the Ultrafire Cree C3 lights:

https://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.4452

Two of these can't be beat for $30 shipped IMO.
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I think it is hilarious that the light is listed as "quakeproof".
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Old 02-09-09, 09:18 AM
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I just hope it's hurricane proof
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Originally Posted by DallasSoxFan View Post
DX also reduced their price on the Ultrafire Cree C3 lights:

https://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.4452

Two of these can't be beat for $30 shipped IMO.
I've got that exact model. One way that it could be beat is by building it with a switch that lasted more than a week. It's crap. By the 3rd ride it was randomly changing modes when I hit a bump. By a week, it would just dim randomly also, and I'd have to hit it to get it back to full brightness. By week 3 I gave up and just used it as a flashlight; a flashlight that I have to turn on and then bash it on things until it turns on.

I bought a Dinotte. No regrets. I've wasted way more money trying to make cheap stuff work than I would have just buying good stuff in the first place.
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Originally Posted by ItsJustMe View Post
I've got that exact model. One way that it could be beat is by building it with a switch that lasted more than a week. It's crap. By the 3rd ride it was randomly changing modes when I hit a bump. By a week, it would just dim randomly also, and I'd have to hit it to get it back to full brightness. By week 3 I gave up and just used it as a flashlight; a flashlight that I have to turn on and then bash it on things until it turns on.

I bought a Dinotte. No regrets. I've wasted way more money trying to make cheap stuff work than I would have just buying good stuff in the first place.
I haven't had those problems. The only time mine changes modes is a hard ride over train tracks. Maybe I got lucky or you got unlucky...
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Old 02-09-09, 10:41 AM
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$7.19 shipped with the promo code. I guess we'll see how it works...
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Originally Posted by DallasSoxFan View Post
I haven't had those problems. The only time mine changes modes is a hard ride over train tracks. Maybe I got lucky or you got unlucky...
The only time my PB Blaze 1W changes modes is when I press the button.

Just sayin'......
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does anybody know about the quality of these lights? I was about to buy one, but I don't know that I want to spend money on something that may fry the first time it gets rained on, or turn off when I hit a pothole.
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The only time my PB Blaze 1W changes modes is when I press the button.

Just sayin'......
And I can buy two of the Ultrafires for less than one of those. Different preferences, I guess.

Just sayin'......
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I drank coffee this morning and then had to pee during class.

Just sayin'....

(sorry, i just wanted to chime in on the 'just sayin' pissing contest.)

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Originally Posted by DallasSoxFan View Post
And I can buy two of the Ultrafires for less than one of those. Different preferences, I guess.

Just sayin'......

Yea, some people don't like buying disposable crap. (or supporting the people who make it)

Just sayin'....
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Well I ordered two as backup lights(wife, kid bikes). I do understand you get what you pay for most of the time. I used to have a niterider ultrafazer 3.0 that got water dammage after less than a year. I now have a PB Blaze 1/2watt that has worked flawless for almost a year. I will post my first impressions when I get them and use them for a few weeks.
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The Blaze is fine for a "see me light", but it's a joke if you need road illumination (I've got the 1w model myself). I'll probably be looking for something more substantial pretty soon. I don't think I would need anymore than a P7, but maybe a bike specific light would be more reliable.
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I ordered two.
I'll likely modify one and keep the other as a "throw-on-whichever-bike-doesn't-have-a-light-on-it-but-I-feel-like-riding-at-the-moment" headlight. I have a couple of taillights laying around that I use the same way.
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I bought one of these a few weeks ago from dealextreme, and haven't recieved it yet. I have a cateye tailight that works great, but I didn't want to spend another $35+ship on a cateye headlight. We'll see how this works.
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I bet "Quakeproof" meant shake-proof or rattle resistant. Untrue from what I read here.
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Quake-proof? Does that mean they're approved for use in California?
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I think they meant "Quaker-proof." (That way, that dude who wants to ride with his gun can have a light he can trust.)
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I think they meant "Quaker-proof." (That way, that dude who wants to ride with his gun can have a light he can trust.)
Keep the gun debate on that thread please!
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I got this today:
Dear Customer,

Thank you for shopping with Meritline.com. We are sorry to inform you that your
order is currently on back order due to item : 3 Watt LED Aluminum Bicycle
Light/Flashlight with Mounting Accessories, Free Standard Shipping is out of
stock. The estimate time for shipping your order is on Feb. 20. Would you like
to wait or cancel the b/o item? Please email back to let us know. Once the item
is back, we will ship your order immediately.

We apologize for the inconvenience and we thank you for your patience and
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I had a similar experience with DealXtreme, last year. I ordered an item that had "In stock" on its webpage and then got basically the same email. It took them over two months to get my stuff.
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Originally Posted by ItsJustMe View Post
I bought a Dinotte. No regrets. I've wasted way more money trying to make cheap stuff work than I would have just buying good stuff in the first place.
Couldn't agree more. Save up if you need to but buy the best quality gear you can afford. I have more crap laying around in my "broke" pile that most landfills.
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Just got'em today and they seem alright. Aluminum body "waterproof" seals(we'll see how that goes), and they run on 4 AAA's. I put batteries in and banged them around in my hands and they didn't flicker. I'll just have to see how they do the first rain ride.
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Just FYI if you go to Target/Home Depot or a similar store you can find LED flashlights equipped with emitters similar to those in the lights dealextreme sells. Q5 I think?

Anyway, I bought one for $20 or so and mounted it on my helmet; it's bright as all hell. I figured at least that way I have some way to return it and not have to wait weeks for shipping.
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I got mine today. I didn't have any charged, AAA batteries sitting around, so I haven't tried it yet. I'll mess with it tonight. I'm probably going to rewire it to run from AAs in an external battery pack.
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