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Cheap eBay Lights
#11
"sirromj" Wrote:Yeah... I ended up ordering these:
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£124  :o
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#12
&quot;Laggingbehind&quot; Wrote:£124  :o

Yeah I noticed that last night when I went to check the description of what I bought - the listing I originally purchased has since been modified by seller. Hopefully that price is not intentional. I paid £24.

EDIT: I have just asked the seller to fix their mistake.
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#13
&quot;sirromj&quot; Wrote:Yeah I noticed that last night when I went to check the description of what I bought - the listing I originally purchased has since been modified by seller. Hopefully that price is not intentional. I paid £24.

EDIT: I have just asked the seller to fix their mistake.

I've recently bought what looks like an identical light set from a different seller. Weirdly I've just looked at the listing and I paid £29.99 where as the seller has also amended the listing with the price now showing as £229.99! Seems like too much of a coincidence but not sure why they would do it?

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#14
I'd imagine they are now out of stock, so rather than pull the listing, they have just massively increased the price to stop people buying. I too bought a second set from that seller for £24.

Regardless of what the actual lumens rating is, they are (so far) very good for the money. I may well attack both ends of the battery pack with some sealeant or hot glue to seal them up, but other than that, nothing to complain about here. I've also not had a problem with the mount. While it's not rock solid, it does only "bounce" a tiny amount which is fine by me (I've got it mounted on the oversized part of the bars right next to the stem...).
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#15
&quot;sirromj&quot; Wrote:* The o-ring setup doesn't offer great grip on the handlebars and I expect they would soon roll round when riding very rutted ground
Also used a piece of inner tube to try and increase the grip on the handlebars but with limited success. I imagine some kind of soft and sticky rubbery (silicon) tape would do the trick.

I found positioning the lamp unit underneath the bars instead of on the top helped to stop it from rolling downwards  Wink
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#16
&quot;Wideload&quot; Wrote:I found positioning the lamp unit underneath the bars instead of on the top helped to stop it from rolling downwards  Wink

Surely now it rolls upwards....  Tongue
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#17
so does that mean you've got to roll with it.....
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#18
I have one of the newer smaller Cree 1800 l lights which I think have not be about that long and I ordered from China which turned up in 9 days. £22 including postage. I have tried it out tonight and it is the best light I have seen or used of this type with a very good pattern and beam. One good point is the flash setting which is a lot slower than the other lights I have seen of this type and the flash setting is some thing you could use on the road. I found that even running the light on the lower setting you still get more than enough light. I was running it a helmet light with a 900 l cree light on the bars. I would post a link to the light but I never seem to post links that work.
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#19
Could be just what I'm looking for, do you have a pic, seller or an item number if you cant post a link?
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#20
I was looking on ebay last night, just out of interest really. If you want to type "cree" in to the search bar then look at the cycling sub section there are loads.

If you want to take a gamble they start from about £17  :o

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I am most certainly not endorsing any of them, but was amazed how how cheap they are, wonder if they would even survive the journey from china, let alone on a ride.
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