DX  » Community » Reviews » MagicShine MJ-808E HA-III CREE XM-LT60 3-Mode 1000-Lumen LED Bike Light Set (4x18650)
View all reviews of this product

2 DXPoints earned for this post

write a review, and get DXPoints

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Not perfect, but still the best value. – MJ-808E HA-III CREE XM-LT60 3-Mode 1000-Lumen LED Bike Light Set (4x18650) Reviews

posted by adept1 on 08/05/2011 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
The Magicshine MJ-808E is bright. The build quality is mostly very good. The battery pack mounted to my frame very nicely and stayed put. It looks like a quality product. The colored LED to indicate remaining battery capacity is nice, and also allows you to still see your bike when the light is turned off.
Cons:
Assembly wasn't perfect. The grommet for the wire wasn't fitted properly, and the screw for the mount was loose. Also, this screw should be just a little longer in my opinion. I took the mount off, fixed re-fitted the grommet, and then used a little blue Loctite on the screw. The mounting system is not totally secure on polished carbon bars. It would probably be better on aluminum bars with a matte finish.
Other:
I'm going to devise a better mount for it to make it so it stays put during bumpy riding. Some vendors in USA sell this light with a 4-mode configuration L-M-H with the strobe mode hidden. I wish DX's was configured this way too. But to me fair, those vendors charge considering more for what's almost the same product.
Bottomline:
Even with the flaws I pointed out, I think it's still a good light and a great value. I would buy it again.

WHY CHOOSE DX.COM?

Get great weekly deals and offers like: Collections