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Has anyone tried the Magicshine 900 lumen?

Old 11-12-09, 01:56 AM
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Originally Posted by operator
Just had mine stolen tonight - stupid enough to leave it on my bike with the big steal me standby light (seriously get rid of that **** please.)

Tried to reorder from geomangear about 10 times in a row, wouldn't work even though I ordered succesfully from there before. Wouldn't accept my cc. **** this. ****
damn, sorry to hear. the light is pretty obvious. my buddy was like "hey did you forget to turn off your light?". the backlight, along with the lack of usable flash mode makes this a sub-par choice for commuters.
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Old 11-12-09, 06:38 AM
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OK...I'm writing in ignorance because I haven't put mine through 'real' paces yet + when I do commute, I usually have a place to lock it where it's safe. With that caveat, I'll say that the dang thing mounts & dismounts so easily that I would treat it just like I do my Garmin 705...if I'm locking up outside, I take it off & carry it with me. My situation may be a bit simpler having more space to carry things and a generally less sketchy area to operate in that some.
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Old 11-12-09, 07:20 AM
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Question

Originally Posted by tFUnK
good to know. i was concerned/skeptical when i saw the part where the wire enters the headlight body as well as the battery pack and connector.
One could also go and use good old fashion silcone seal and caulk over by where the cord makes entry into the enclosure and also where the screw makes entry into the enclosure in order to provide a positive seal that should be be relatively waterproof.
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Question MagicShine Racer's Edge Kit Pack Out of Stock Even before restock shipment arrives

Originally Posted by daniel58
The racer pack includes an $38.00 extra rechargeable lithium ion battery pack as well as the MagicShine head/helmet mount that is $9.99.

Ostensibly, the bicycle racer pack was designed specifically for the ardent cyclist that spends enough time cycling at night to require bright cycle lighting by cycling tourers, cycling commuters and cycling racers.

The racer pack is a pretty good deal since it comes with an extra rechargeable lithium ion battery pack that allows one to easily extend battery run times as well as giving the cyclist the option of mounting the MagicShine Led Lightset in a head/helmet mounted configuration(handsfree) both are very important and desireable traits to the above demographic cyclist bases.

I look at it this way, anyone in possesion of a MagicShine Led Lightset with two batteries and a head/helmet mount can basically also use this as a very convenient and useful handsfree flashlight(very intuitive and natural feeling),

which only adds to the utility, value added functionality and usefulness in a very bright high intensity personal lighting system with a very long six hour run time that has desireable high light intensities(retina blinding) approaching that of a very much more costly HID lighting system(can only run about forty minutes per shot at the highest intensity setting versus up to six hours on MS) costing at least three times more(already all of my three watt high intensity Led flashlights have been retired as a direct result of this MS-nothing short of amazing).

This is simply put, one of the most radically advanced design featured, advanced compact profile, brightest intensity and longest running(up to six hours) ten watt high intensity Led hands-free substitute flashlight; that I have seen to date that is under one hundred dollars period.

Now that is definitely something to cheer about for any confirmed lightaholic who is already spending to much money on their flashlight collection in order to get the latest, best and brightest design(this lightset ends that search or at the very least puts it on hold for the forseeable future horizon).

cheers
Unfortunately, the MagicShine Racer's Edge Kit Pack is currently Out of Stock once again even before the inbound restocking shipment arrives at geomangear, Oh well.

Apparently, once news is announced of a pending scheduled MagicShine in bound Racer's Edge kit, and pre-orders are opened; it is subsequently then sold out in a record two days.

Holy BatMan,

cheers to the lucky few who got in on the pre-order of the MagicShine Racer's Edge Kit Pack

Those who get the Magicshine Racer's Edge Kit Pack don't hesitate to write up a descriptive review of how you are using your Magicshine lightset in your chosen bicycle application,

as I am sure other Bicycle Forum members are probably also wondering and having the same initial concern's and initial question's when considering the purchase of the MagicShine lightset.

I certainly had my own share of initial concern's and initial question's,

[see my posted indepth and comprehensive review feedback impressions,
[ detailed feedback reply responses to assorted Bicycle Forum members concerns/issues, etc.);

please help out your fellow Bicycle Forum members and spread your good fortune for having discovered Magicshine Lightset as I have("pay it forward");

in order so that we may ultimately make the best possible personal choice prior to purchasing an all around decent, pertinent and relevant, highly applicable and genuinely affordable Bicycle Lighting system for our chosen bicycle lighting application.

cheers and good luck with your "in the field testing" and "detailed" review writing

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Old 11-12-09, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by youthcom
The only seals on mine are the ones sandwiching the glass lens. The hole for the cord may be small enough that the cord provides somewhat of a seal, but not sure about the screw. Some silicone glue between the mount & the body may be a good idea.
That's true, but thankfully we have this thing called "gravity" and those spots are on the bottom. Water might get up into the screw threads a bit due to capillary action, but since there's nothing absorbent in there, it won't go any farther.
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Old 11-12-09, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by fiataccompli
OK...I'm writing in ignorance because I haven't put mine through 'real' paces yet + when I do commute, I usually have a place to lock it where it's safe. With that caveat, I'll say that the dang thing mounts & dismounts so easily that I would treat it just like I do my Garmin 705...if I'm locking up outside, I take it off & carry it with me. My situation may be a bit simpler having more space to carry things and a generally less sketchy area to operate in that some.
It would be nice if the magishine did away with the stupid o-ring system. It's clumsy and requires readjustment with every takeoff (which as noted, you WILL do a lot). A really good mount i've come across is the one the Cateye EL-500 used to use:



It allows a limited amount of swivelling AND the light is easily removeable per the standard tab release - bracket stays on the handlebar. I was hoping to retrofit that mount onto the magicshine but I do not have the cateye light anymore.
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I definitely don't like the mounting system. They should really come out with a slide-and-lock mechanism that has become almost standard with most light heads. Maybe it would add a couple bucks to the price, but it would still blow away the competition in that price category. Anything less than $100 shipped is a steal. If anyone has a suggestion for a better way to mount this light, I'm all ears.
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Old 11-12-09, 10:25 PM
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You can get various cateye brackets and spacers from the small parts store:
Probably a good upgrade for commuters.
One link here but poke around for other options.

https://www.cateye.com/store/parts.php?cid=2_24
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Old 11-12-09, 10:53 PM
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I cannibalized the mounting hardware from my existing lights, which is similar to the Cateye. Now I can easily remove and re-install the Magicshine. Plus, I hear a clicking to confirm the light's locked in place when I re-install it. If you have any old lights, look to see if you can cannibalize the mounting system. (Another reason not to throw away older systems.)
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Old 11-12-09, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by znomit
You can get various cateye brackets and spacers from the small parts store:
Probably a good upgrade for commuters.
One link here but poke around for other options.

https://www.cateye.com/store/parts.php?cid=2_24
**** yeah, awesome man. Ty
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Originally Posted by operator
**** yeah, awesome man. Ty
Something like...


https://www.cutter.com.au/proddetail.php?prod=cut925
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Old 11-14-09, 06:59 AM
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just rec my ms yesterday - VERY impressed with the build quality and the power of the light.

The light on the bike on the box on the web site looks likes it's about 3" in diameter .... to my surprise and joy the actual lite is about half that size - .... way smaller than I thought it would be - the batter pack is smaller too - which is nice - ... Really nice light - thrill to own one -

Tonight - I ride
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Old 11-14-09, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by operator
It would be nice if the magishine did away with the stupid o-ring system.
Mr Hoffman/El34 has a kit he sells to fit a Marwi mount to the MS.
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The adapter is $3.50 plus ~$8 if you need the Marwi.

Guy has some swell ideas and does nice work, but his site is a nitemare to navigate. He mainly sells the parts and 'kits' for you to do it yourself. This page describes the project and the pieces and parts you need. Here is the ordering page but it pays to read the overview so you know what to get.
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Awesome find! Could you post the exact part numbers from the site? Because you're right, that site is pretty confusing and I'm just not sure what to order.

Thanks!
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Does that mount swivel at all?
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From reading hit, you just need the Marwi clamp, the base plate thing he made and the nylon bolt. They are altogether on the order page. I think it includes a longer screw/bolt to hold the base to the light because the factory ones are only hanging on by 1 or 2 threads (and Chinese Good Fortune).
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I ordered 2 of them, they worked great for the first week, although the light on my bike (other one went on the wifes) went dead... light won't turn on, no green light at the back, switched out battery packs, no good, checked my battery pack on the wifes light, worked fine... I emailed Geoman today, it's the weekend so hopefully I'll hear something monday / tuesday.
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Ok, looks like these are the part #'s...but correct me if I'm wrong.

Mount DX - DX-Marwi adapter-screw (Part # ZZ5) - $3.50
MountBarNew - New style Marwi handle bar mount (Part # ZW8) - $8.75
MountKit - Nylon Marwi Mount Kit (Part # ZH3) - $0.80
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lots of great ideas for alternative mounting. i do find that, while the rubberbands hold the light tight onto the bars, the light comes out of adjustment fairly easily whenever i hit bumps in the road. to be fair, this happens to all the lights i've had thus far, but the MS seems the easiest to jolt out of adjustment.
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Originally Posted by operator
Does that mount swivel at all?
I dont think that one does, but if you look at the order page, he lists an 'old stlye' mount which does.

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Ok, looks like these are the part #'s...but correct me if I'm wrong.
Looks correct to me. You do have some options on the Marwi: Old style which swivels, new style, helmet mount and you can add an offset mount ($1) to allow the light engine to sit directly over the stem.

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Question No Go Magicshine

Originally Posted by jwollam
I ordered 2 of them, they worked great for the first week, although the light on my bike (other one went on the wifes) went dead... light won't turn on, no green light at the back, switched out battery packs, no good, checked my battery pack on the wifes light, worked fine... I emailed Geoman today, it's the weekend so hopefully I'll hear something monday / tuesday.
Let us know how you make out, I am sure the "G" man comes thru as he promises in his promised Magicshine Lightset marketing campaign; sounds like its time to perhaps revamp the "Magicshine Lightset quality control" program perhaps "what are the Magicshine Lightset quality control measures anyhow that are put in place anyway", does it consist of turning it the Magicshine Lightset "on" and "off" or something quite a bit more substantial to detect more substantial Magichsine Lightset defects down the road?

Sounds like a bad soldered Magicshine Lightset connection opened up inside the wiring inside the Magicshine led light or perhaps something else shorted out in the Magicshine Lightset "battery pack".

Get ready to RMA the Magicshine Lightset back to the "G" man though you will have to prepay shipping it back to the "G" man with prepaid shipping insurance back also as well about $15 of financial damage; I wonder how many are bad in a lot; in your case guess you lucked out.
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The only problem I've had with mine is that the female connectors on both the battery pack and on the extension cord had spotty solder joints resulting in intermittent continuity issues. Moving the cable around behind the connector would sometimes restore continuity, but that's not exactly a solution.

Unable to find a way to inspect the joints without destroying the connectors, I eventually decided to sacrifice them to verify the bad joints. Sure enough, the center pin was barely connected to the positive leads with a thin thread of solder on both connectors. Since they were already trashed at this point from opening them up, I just hacked them both off.

I wound up soldering on some 5.5mmx2.1mm coaxial DC connectors from the local Radio Shack. Not waterproof, but they work for now. I'll probably just redo the wiring all together with some other connectors from binder-usa.

I might have been just unlucky getting two defective connectors; I haven't seen anyone else, here or elsewhere, describing anything similar to my issue. To Geoman's credit, he immediately sent out a replacement battery when I emailed him about the problem. I haven't received the replacement yet to verify if it too has the same connector issue.
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From his web site...for the new style Marwi Handle Bar mount...

The Top mount swivels side to side so you can aim the light beam where you want it.

It looks like it will swivel some amount...

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Old 11-16-09, 07:19 PM
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Update. Received warranty replacement battery from Geoman today. Connector seems good on this one. I guess it was just bad luck.
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says can last 3 hours on high does the light weaken as time passes or does it keep the same beam power the whole 3 hours?
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