Bicycle Light & Headlight 4 CREE XML T6 4800 lumen LED £15.49 ebay/Dr.Memory (5200 lumen £17.99 ebay/Safe2buy2000 - link in comments)
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Bicycle Light & Headlight 4 CREE XML T6 4800 lumen LED £15.49 ebay/Dr.Memory (5200 lumen £17.99 ebay/Safe2buy2000 - link in comments)

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Found 25th Feb 2015
Sellers Based in United Kingdom.

Light Time: 3 Hours Full Power Continuous(with Flashing Mode) Bulb Type: LED
3 switch Mode: high / low / strobe
Light Distance: 200 metres No. of LEDs: 4
Battery: 6,400mAh LI-ion Rechargeable Battery 8.4V LED Life: 50000 hours
Bulb: Cree XM-L T6 LED

14 Comments

Original Poster

4 CREE XML T6 5200 Lumen £17.99 ebay/safe2buy2000

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Edited by: "stealthx" 25th Feb 2015

Good cheap solid light. That is what most of these non branded eBay/Amazon lights are.
But NEVER let them charge unsupervised. The batteries and chargers are often poor quality and are not be trusted. They have set on fire a few times for other people so be wary.

Should always try to charge batteries in lipo bags, for instance: amazon.co.uk/dp/…EEW

They do get incredibly hot on charge. Great light though

MAdam98

Good cheap solid light. That is what most of these non branded … Good cheap solid light. That is what most of these non branded eBay/Amazon lights are. But NEVER let them charge unsupervised. The batteries and chargers are often poor quality and are not be trusted. They have set on fire a few times for other people so be wary.



I also have one of these types of lights. Mine was stated as 8.4 volts but after the charger started clicking I decided to sort something out myself. When disassembling to create something to solve the issue with the charger I noticed that my battery was only rated as 3.7 volts so be warned that the battery voltage may not be as high as stated. Luckily for me this was perfect as I bought a 4 AA battery pack from maplins and wired it up (cost a couple of quid). I can now use 4 AA rechargeable batteries instead and it lasts on full power for about an hour of cycling enough for my commute.It also means I can easily carry some backup batteries for longer rides. If you want a very bright light then this is a no brainer but I second MAdam98's comment on the charger and battery pack so be warned and be safe.

snoopygb

I also have one of these types of lights. Mine was stated as 8.4 volts … I also have one of these types of lights. Mine was stated as 8.4 volts but after the charger started clicking I decided to sort something out myself. When disassembling to create something to solve the issue with the charger I noticed that my battery was only rated as 3.7 volts so be warned that the battery voltage may not be as high as stated. Luckily for me this was perfect as I bought a 4 AA battery pack from maplins and wired it up (cost a couple of quid). I can now use 4 AA rechargeable batteries instead and it lasts on full power for about an hour of cycling enough for my commute.It also means I can easily carry some backup batteries for longer rides. If you want a very bright light then this is a no brainer but I second MAdam98's comment on the charger and battery pack so be warned and be safe.



the 18650 are 4.2v, so 2 in series and then 2 in parallel. so the voltage of the pack will be 8.4v. yes 4 aa will light it up, but brightness wont be anywhere near what it should be

be careful charging these. my wife had one explode in the house. it was like a bomb going off!! it was the adaptor that was the problem. it left two pins left in the wall and the back of the charger blew off! got a full refund from Amazon!

do not give direct light from this torch to the people it can damage their eyes for few secs.

Great a cheap light but may burn burn your house down I'd avoid that one then !

I have these and won't recommended them at all, the charging is a pain and after some time the battery losses the juice

humadoon

I have these and won't recommended them at all, the charging is a pain … I have these and won't recommended them at all, the charging is a pain and after some time the battery losses the juice


Agree, I bought one but it never charges properly, the charging indicator light connection is loose so it always flicks between red, orange and green which could lead to overcharging.
Bought a Moon XP600 in a Halfords sale, USB charging is so much easier
Edited by: "lukeo44" 26th Feb 2015

I have a 7 Cree light that is supposed to be 10000 lumens, it is fantastic, I use it for commuting and have had no problems at all. The only pain is taking the battery off the bike to charge all the time.
Edited by: "neilvaughan1" 26th Feb 2015

humadoon

I have these and won't recommended them at all, the charging is a pain … I have these and won't recommended them at all, the charging is a pain and after some time the battery losses the juice



I've got 4 of these or similar lights, charging is a whole lot better when you use a universal power supply or spare power supply you find lying around the house - not that I've had any problems with the 'fire hazard' Chinese power unit, I would never charge anywhere where the charger could be left on for too long (set a timer to remind you) or near anything flammable.

Things to bear in mind, any lumen rating from a Chinese seller (whether shipping via UK or direct) is likely to be wildly inaccurate, but as these are so bright anyway (and cheap), who's going to quibble over the numbers, I've tested mine, they range from 1800 to 5200 lumens, yet when measuring with a light meter, there's barely any difference.

For anyone with concerns over the safety of the battery pack and charger, you can find the same LEDs in USB powered lights, which work great and most come with a cover to turn them into a light bulb for camping. Perfect if you have an AA case with USB port or Li-on battery pack.

mike

I use these from a different UK based seller and haven't had an issue with them.
ebay.co.uk/itm…a21

I have two sets and so does a friend and we have used them all winter for mountain biking at night. The packaging of the ones in the post looks the same as the ones bought. I would agree that the batteries can be hit or miss as they tend to re-package old laptop batteries for these. But I have been luck so far. At this price, definitely worth the risk.
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