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    Nightlights LED lights

    Has anyone bought from these RBR advertisers?

    It seems too good to be true, 1200 lumens for 120 bucks.

    Let me know if it's the real deal and then I'll drop some mad cash.
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    link?

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    There was little to no talk about them on the MTBR lights forum when I was looking at these so I bought local where I could try it before I bought it.

    I ended up with a 600 lumen Niterider MiNewt that was on sale and cost me a little less.
    Half the lumen I know but it's still bloody bright. The last time I bought lights HID was the big thing and they were wicked expensive, had huge external battery packs and if you dropped it you broke it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CleavesF View Post
    Has anyone bought from these RBR advertisers?

    It seems too good to be true, 1200 lumens for 120 bucks.



    Let me know if it's the real deal and then I'll drop some mad cash.
    You got a link?

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    There's a Magicshine light that is claimed 1600 lumens, usually $140-160 (on sale at geomangear.com for $140 right now). There seems to be a lot of relatively inexpensive lights based off varying Cree LEDs...

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    I have been using the bikerayusa lights. So far so good. Been using a ray1 for more than a year with no issues. Just picked up a ray speed. 1000 lumen light with a great narrow beam pattern perfect for road rides. No problem at all riding 25mph in the dark can see anything and everthing coming. Getting 4hrs burn time on high woth a fresh charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deviousalex View Post
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    DEPT OF ADVENTURE | LED Cycling Lights

    here you go since nobody has ever tried them lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by deviousalex View Post
    The review wasn't really much of a review. He used to own cheap lights and decided to buy a high intensity light. Not really a good comparison. He also stated the following...

    The lights are awesome, so very bright, great battery time and also very quick charge.
    Yes, they are bright compared to the cheapy lights he used to have.



    There's another review on a person that bought the product through the above website and stated...

    I ride only during the daytime, but use the strobe mode virtually the entire time I ride. Since the installation, the Illuminator has run a total of 11 hours on a single, full charge in the strobe mod--far exceeding my expectations.
    From all the lights I have (Cygolite, Niterider, Cateye) the strobe mode will always result in the longest run time.

    They also state...

    The brightness of the strobe is almost blinding with a wide coverage.
    How far of a distance? Up close, any light will be blinding. I have a 2 watt Cygolite Hotshot that's blinding up close.
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    The issue I would have is buying spare parts, especially an additional battery. Of course, at under $100, you could probably just buy more lights.
    Last edited by ecub; 02-02-2012 at 03:25 AM. Reason: Duplicate
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    great info

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    dang it...

    anyway, going to be in the market, great to see some reviews

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    I bought a Magic Shine MJ-808E head only for $55.
    I am pretty happy with it. I usually have it on medium brightness as high is overkill for road riding.
    It is nice to have the overkill when you might need it though.

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    I have a Niterider Minewt 250 and a 600. I have not tried the Nitelights brand so I can't comment.
    The 250 I have has more of a spot and the 600 has a better flood pattern. I could easily get by with just the 250 and a cheap 1 watt light on the bars for visibility. It will depend on your night vision and how you ride, but I think the 250 would be adequate for night road riding by itself. I like the all-in-one compactness and the usb charging, I can charge them on any computer.
    The one you posted has a separate battery pack and cords, which I was trying to get away from.
    If you get it let us know how it works for you...
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    See, right now I use a L&M Vis 360 which is bright... but since I still have close calls with drivers (Columbus drivers have no brains other than talking on the phone) I'd figure I get more lights.

    The L&M 750 is on PB for 200 bucks
    Nightlights is 120 for 1200 lumens
    Stella 600 is 250 bucks
    SpokeGrenade 1000 for 90 bucks.

    I'm just afraid that their lumen rating is you know, not adequately measured. Maybe I should stick to the big brands huh?
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