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First impressions....WOW! EDIT: dont bother!

  • cyclist Moderator Thursday, October 12, 2017 1:43 AM Reply

    The manufacturers really poor rambling English description of this light doesn't even come close to telling you how good this is!

    Even the video/gif doesn't show how bright it is.


    This is as bright as a battery light!

    It only flashes (2x per second), but it also doesn't stop flashing for 60+ seconds after you stop. I passed the magnet over it 3 times and it last for about 30 seconds before it went off!


    Its not the best looking light and only being able to mount it lower down is not that great, but it seems to be able to do the job and you wont have to worry about batteries, ever.


    Compared to DX's other magnet light which is not really very good, this things is pretty awesome.

    I have just ordered another 5.


    I guess time will tell as to how long it lasts, hopefully it'll last longer than some of my recent light purchaces from DX!


    It is on my commuter and coming up for winter, it will get a good test as to how robust it is.


    I recommend this light to any one who wants/needs a bright rear light.

    I will still use a battery/usb light on my seatpost for extra visability, but this one is bright enough to be used on its own.

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  • sheepish Top 10 Forum Poster Saturday, October 14, 2017 6:32 PM Reply

    This is as bright as a battery light!


    I had to think twice about that. What sort of battery, what sort of light?


    The idea of this being amazing with so little input reminds me of when a friend got a magnetic shake light - no battery, just shake! He shook it for a few minutes then turned it on as we timed it to see how long it lasted. It was not too bad for half a minute, then the intensity dropped but it just kept on going at a dimmer level. After half an hour we got suspicious and disected it to find a lithium coin cell hidden inside. After the first half minute that's what it had been running on.


    it also doesn't stop flashing for 60+ seconds after you stop. I passed
    the magnet over it 3 times and it last for about 30 seconds before it
    went off!


    I think it's rather more likely the magnet is just acting to switch it on. Can you get inside it and check for snake oil?

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  • cyclist Moderator Friday, November 03, 2017 6:01 PM Reply

    Well, time for an update.


    Thats it broken!

    The light started flickering and going on and off (not the way its meant too!), so I opened it up and it seems it does have two very small batteries wired up in there! So much for "battery free".


    I guess hoping that they had made a good light was just stupid.

    I know some of the dynamo style. lights have some sort of thing inside that holds a charge for a min or so after stoping, so I was really hoping that is what this had, but no, as sheepish said.

    That would explain why it was so bright at the begining, and as bright as my other usb lights I got from DX.


    @Maye_Tao

    Your suppliers are lying to you and your customers, as usual!

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  • sheepish Top 10 Forum Poster Friday, November 03, 2017 6:07 PM Reply

    Subtitle: No Need Battery
                  


    Feature: ... Battery free


    lampThe utility model does not need batteries, uses the electromagnetic cutting to generate electricity


    Battery    No need    


    Battery included or not    No    


    That'll need quite a lot of explaining.

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  • Maye_Tao @DX Staff @DX Staff Wednesday, November 08, 2017 5:17 PM Reply

    @cyclist

    The battery is used for storing electricity. It can not be used without this function.

              

    Be happy. ( *^_^* )
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  • sheepish Top 10 Forum Poster Wednesday, November 08, 2017 5:22 PM Reply

    The battery is used for storing electricity.


    Batteries store chemical potential energy. Capacitors store charge.


    It can not be used without this function.


    That directly contradicts the five lines I quoted above which says it does not have and does not need a battery.


    I can only conclude it is a fraudulent product. Full refund due.

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  • cyclist Moderator Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:26 AM Reply

    Holy sh*t those are expensive batteries! 

    sku.916485768


    I'd be interested to know if the other 5 I bought (which will be getting returned once DX stop making me jump through hoops!) will die just like this one when the batteries die - 



    EDIT:

    Here are the batteries which it's not meant to have and now appear to be flat - 

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  • sheepish Top 10 Forum Poster Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:05 AM Reply

    Holy sh*t those are expensive batteries!


    Do you mean that product is identical to this one except it has a 50 mAh battery, so the nine and a half dollars extra is due to the battery?


    once DX stop making me jump through hoops!


    Surely not? It was their completely incorrect product description, after all. But wait, the present listing says:


    Feature: ... Battery free,No energy consumptionDouble magnetic self
    generating mountain road bicycle tail force fork electromagnetic
    induction ... The utility model does not need
    batteries, uses the electromagnetic cutting to generate electricity, ... the bicycle rotates, the lamp can be bright, and the
    energy conservation and environmental protection can be realized ... no longer bothered by the lack of
    electricity on the headlights


    Battery    No need    

    Battery included or not    No    


    Um, DX has not said anything about you receiving the wrong product (which would be rather hard, since it cannot work as described), so is still fraudulently claiming it doesn't have or need a battery. Most countries have specific laws against fraud and product misrepresentation.


    This is going to need quite a lot more explaining than it already did.

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  • sheepish Top 10 Forum Poster Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:23 AM Reply

    In that video, is it making any visible light as the wheel rotates?

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  • cyclist Moderator Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:11 AM Reply

    There are a couple of flashes right at the start and that is it.

    The light and the packaging of the 5 lights I got sent, are exactly the same as the new more expensive light, including the bit about how it has a battery!

    You can see the battery bit on the right hand side opposite the Lumens -

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