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Old 11-06-2012, 05:38 PM   #25951
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got my chinee "1800 Lumen Cree XM-L T6" headlamp today. the one thats a clone of the MagicShine MJ800 or whatever. holy CRAP its bright. probably 700 lumens, not 1800, but still. thats just a wild guess, but its nearly as bright as a motorcycle low beam, but somewhat more concentrated into a spot beam.

I'll get around to setting up and taking a couple test pictures down a dark road with fixed exposures to compare it with a NR '130 lumen' and a planetbike something, and maybe even my car's lowbeams :)

but probably not tonight.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:44 PM   #25952
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Luv my Magicshines. This time of year my commute is in the dark both ways. The matching rear blinkies are bright as hell also. Get the "y" wire and a rear and your good to go. Got mine from Geomangear.com, but they went out of business over a battery recall.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:47 PM   #25953
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Nice. :)

Go to the ride and above the upper right corner of the map is a drop-down labeled 'More'. Click that and click 'Embed on blog' and it'll give you the code you need to paste into the forum.

Got it. Thanks!
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:06 PM   #25954
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got my chinee "1800 Lumen Cree XM-L T6" headlamp today. the one thats a clone of the MagicShine MJ800 or whatever. holy CRAP its bright. probably 700 lumens, not 1800, but still. thats just a wild guess, but its nearly as bright as a motorcycle low beam, but somewhat more concentrated into a spot beam.

I'll get around to setting up and taking a couple test pictures down a dark road with fixed exposures to compare it with a NR '130 lumen' and a planetbike something, and maybe even my car's lowbeams :)

but probably not tonight.
so I've been running it on high for an hour (battery test, its only been charged once so far)... wow, the LED on the back has changed from green (fully charged) to blue. rumor has it, it turns yellow at 30% charge, and red at 10%. I know the $80 Magicshine MJ808 does this, but previous reviews of these $33 noname lights said they didn't. also, my reflector DOES have the orange peel surface (gives more even lighting outside the central beam area), while other peoples reviews of these noname lights said they had a smooth polished reflector.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:14 AM   #25955
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...and mine's not here yet.

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Old 11-07-2012, 05:21 AM   #25956
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Ryan O'Dell, the NUE director/owner lives down the street from me...

I'm going to do the 100k at Mohican next year, I have lots of work to do, the furthest I've mtbiked in a day is about 30 miles, my longest race this year was only 12...


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Getting a bit burned out of racing on the road, so I'm trying a new racing series next year. The National Ultra Endurance MTB series is one of those that will test every facet of my fitness both physically and mentally. All races are a minimum of 100 miles off road with a mix of single track, fire access roads and gravel roads. Most are set in the mountains and feature an extensive amount of elevation change. The first race in the series is the Cohutta 100. Approximately 17,000 feet of elevation in 100 miles of racing.

Training begins now...
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:51 AM   #25957
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Ryan O'Dell, the NUE director/owner lives down the street from me...

I'm going to do the 100k at Mohican next year, I have lots of work to do, the furthest I've mtbiked in a day is about 30 miles, my longest race this year was only 12...
Cool, I'll find you there. Mohican is on my to-do list of the NUE races next year.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:30 AM   #25958
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I'm going to do the 100k at Mohican next year, I have lots of work to do, the furthest I've mtbiked in a day is about 30 miles, my longest race this year was only 12...
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Cool, I'll find you there. Mohican is on my to-do list of the NUE races next year.
You guys are just sick!
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:01 AM   #25959
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:14 AM   #25960
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:22 AM   #25961
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Went riding with my new light last night. As the above comments say, this thing is bright! I only had one light, and attached it to my helmet, but I had very little trouble seeing the trail. I did get the actual MagicShine MJ-808E instead of one of the others, and it has the orange-peel reflector. Very bright spot beam, and then very even "scatter" light all around the spot.

I rode for about 30 minutes, then used it for another 10 minutes or so loading everything back into the car. The indicator light on the back of the light was still in the "green" zone. I believe that means 100%-60% charge. Blue would be 60%-30%, then yellow down to 10%, then red until it dies. My local trail takes me about 45 minutes in full daylight, so since I am a little slower at night I still don't think I would drain the battery past one-half. Documentation says the light should last 3 hours at full charge, I would guess that is accurate based on my first use.

Oh, I did see several deer and racoons in the woods. Their eyes really light up when the LED light hits them
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:16 AM   #25962
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on its first charge test, I only got about 1:45 on high. the light flashed twice, and I noted the tailcap LED had gone red, so I shut it off and recharged it. I'm doing a 2nd test now, its been on about 45 mins and is still green.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:32 AM   #25963
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on its first charge test, I only got about 1:45 on high. the light flashed twice, and I noted the tailcap LED had gone red, so I shut it off and recharged it. I'm doing a 2nd test now, its been on about 45 mins and is still green.
If it doesn't have some sort of thermal protection feature, use caution when running the light at full power while stationary. It can get hot enough to damage the internal circuitry.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:50 AM   #25964
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If it doesn't have some sort of thermal protection feature, use caution when running the light at full power while stationary. It can get hot enough to damage the internal circuitry.
the whole housing is aluminum with heatsink fins... it gets hot enough that its uncomfortable to hold but not burning hot, I'd estimate 120F or so, which is usually within the safe range for power semiconductors.

I probably /should/ rig up a small fan to cool it while I'm doing these tests. its 67F or so in my living room, and I have it out in the open on top of a small wooden box, so there's plenty of convection airflow around it.

my 2nd test gave warning flashes at 1:45, and the LED had gone red, so I shut it down and plugged it back in. I never did see a yellow phase, just green -> blue at about 55 mins, then red and blink-blink in about another 45 mins.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:57 AM   #25965
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yeah, heat sink fins work much better when they have active airflow across them.
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