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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Great light – MJ-808E HA-III CREE XM-LT60 3-Mode 1000-Lumen LED Bike Light Set (4x18650) Reviews

posted by SerialChiller on 04/23/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
- Great build quality - Really great output - It gets hot on the outside really quickly, which is a good thing because it means the heat dissipation is working - Nice beam (thanks to OP-reflector) - The main switch changes it's color, depending on the battery status.
Cons:
- UI could have been simpler for my taste. Nobody needs a flashing mode. Short press for switching between high/mid and a longer press for off would have been perfect in my eyes.
Other:
- Maybe not 1000 lumens but close. Compared to the 700lm-setting of my Olight SR90 this light is clearly brighter. - The cable is rather short (about 30-40cm), which I don't see as a downside. I attached the light to the front and the batteries to the back of my helmet. The cable is perfect for that, if it were longer I wouldn't know where to put it. You can order an extension cord, if you need a longer cable. - Get a head strap, if you want to use it as a headlamp. - You should probably only use this light on high, if you are outside and moving, because it might get too hot withoud some air movement.
Bottomline:
Get it if you need a lot of light for biking, skating, etc. You won't get a better or brighter light at this price.

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