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from Deal Extreme site:
sku:30864

HA-III Cree SSC P7-C (SXO) 5-Mode 900-Lumen LED Bike Light Set (4*18650 included)

Model: P7
Emitter Brand/Type: Cree
Emitter BIN: SSC-P7-C-SXO
Color BIN: White
Total Emitters: 1
Battery Configurations: Powered by a separate rechargeable battery pack (4 x 18650 lithium batteries inside)
Voltage Input: -
Switch Type: Clicky (Clickie), Glow-in-the-dark
Switch Location: Tailcap (Tail-cap)
Modes: 5
Mode Memory: -
Mode Arrangement: Hi > Mid > Low > Fast Strobe > SOS
Circuitry: Digital Regulated 1000mA Current Output
Brightness: 900 lumens maximum brightness (manufacture rated)
Runtime: 3 hours (manufacturer rated)
Lens: Coated Glass Lens
Reflector: Aluminium Textured/OP Reflector
Carrying Strap: -
Special Features: HA-III finished
Spare Parts Included: 1x Head Strap, 1x 100~240V AC Power Adapter (UK Plug), 1x Rubber Band


It is being advertised at $82.43. At the moment that is about £50.

I have the previous model . This is the upgrade. The upgrade has 5 settings to lower the intensity. These lamps for the money are incredible. Could be used off road as they are so bright. Mounted on the bike with a very simple rubber band which is very effective and easy to fit. They really do light up the road. You can be seen from along way away. These lamps compete with similar lamps around £250.

The delivery time form Deal Extreme is slow but items do arrive. Its such a bargain its worth the wait.

One criticism is the strobe effect. Its so bloody bright its like cycling in a disco.
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#1
fantastic post -- will save up for this
#2
Can you really buy lights for your bike for £250?
#3
as this is coming from overseas, it may be subject to import taxation, and fees associated with this, such as post office collection fees, so investigate further just in case
#4
wearewolves
Can you really buy lights for your bike for £250?


£250 buys you a decent front light set, you can go up to £600 though!
1 Like #5
Take a look here http://www.mtbbritain.co.uk/mountain_bike_lights_review_led.html for a review of a similar light, I have 2, and they are great
#6
equalityforall
as this is coming from overseas, it may be subject to import taxation, and fees associated with this, such as post office collection fees, so investigate further just in case


DX normally mark it as a gift so not normally an issue. Fair point though

Also, don't expect them this side of Xmas!
#7
equalityforall
as this is coming from overseas, it may be subject to import taxation, and fees associated with this, such as post office collection fees, so investigate further just in case


Everything that I have ordered from Dealextreme has been sent as a 'gift'
#8
wearewolves
Can you really buy lights for your bike for £250?

£550!! for that one
#9
The Betty 14 is about £700
#10
Considering the price of similar lights (which are a rip off) this is pretty good value.
But if I was getting one I would look around and see what others are doing to mod this light and make it better. As with a lot of DX stuff you need to be prepared to spend a bit more time and cost to get real value out of the product.

So if you need a really bright light and dont mind modding it a bit, go for it (oh and keep a back up light with you just incase) :)
#11
Never had to pay any addiitonal costs form Deal Extreme due to customs etc.Hav e baught loads from them.
#12
bluehair
Never had to pay any addiitonal costs form Deal Extreme due to customs etc.Hav e baught loads from them.


I was more concerned that as this is a higher priced item than many at DX that it may attract import tax. It's put me off from buying expensive stuff, though I am in the US at christmas and new year, so can bring some stuff back, subject to my allowances.

I wonder whether this 'gift' marking affects the Customs and Excise people, else you could import anything and never pay fees due to the government.

Just seen the following on HMRC site -

2.4 Gifts

Goods sent as a gift that are over £36 in value are liable to import VAT. Customs duty also becomes payable if the value of the goods is over £120 but is waived if the amount of duty calculated is less than £7.

To qualify as a gift:
the customs declaration must be completed correctly
the gift must be sent from a private person outside the EU to a private person(s) in this country
there is no commercial or trade element and the gift has not been paid for either directly or indirectly
the gift is of an occasional nature only, for example, for a birthday or anniversary.

Please note if you purchase goods from outside the EU to give as a gift to a relative or friend, whether or not addressed to that person, is treated as a ‘commercial consignment’ for which the import VAT relief threshold is £18 (paragraph 2.3 refers).

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageTravel_ShowContent&id=HMCE_CL_000014&propertyType=document#P36_3279
#13
So where's the deal? This is the standard price!

If everyone put DX items here it would be pretty dull...

Do the right thing - remove this post yourself. No excuse for being a newbie to the site either ;-)
#14
A friend of mine has one of these. I was there when he unwrapped the parcel. A few weeks later I asked him what he thought of his new light. He told me that it was fantastic. The best cycle light that he had ever had. So, there's a recommendation from a happy user. :)
Hot :thumbsup: (and very bright)
#15
I ordered these over seven weeks ago and still have not received them - they are not in stock as described on their website and they cannot tell me when they are due to be shipped so unless you are prepared for a long long wait I wouldnt bother!!
:x
#16
Almost bought one of these myself, but read alot about this light only to find build quality is a bit of a lottery.

http://www.dealextreme.com/forums/Forums.dx/Forum.30864

A good deal if you are happy to get dirty with a soldering iron or take the risk of the light dying on a race or out on a night time jolly (which is fine for most I expect).

Edit: This is the 3 mode version of the same MagicShine light:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.25149
And these were the comments I had previously read:
http://www.dealextreme.com/forums/Forums.dx/Forum.25149

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