Re: What Is The Best Riding Light?

Postby ursavage on Fri 6/May/11 12:20pm

Just had my first ride with my new quad iBlaast from Nightlighting ... BLAM, damn often I have worse visability on a sunny day with shadow and dappled light :D

Awsome light power and handy dimming options for the climb or to avoid blinding ride buddies when stopped. I got the QuadBlaast with 2.2ahr battery – set at 1000mA it provides 1600 lumens, run time 1 hour 30min on full power, 20 hours runtime on the lowest setting, battery weight 215grams. Price for pack including charger and headmount - $599.

Awesome customer service, carefully answering all my stupid questions and overnight delivery to my door. Flexible payment options of Credit Card and Bank Payment - they didn't even require payment before they shipped!

Happy customer! :thumbsup:
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Re: What Is The Best Riding Light?

Postby pushbikerider on Fri 6/May/11 12:22pm

Awesome :thumbsup:
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Re: What Is The Best Riding Light?

Postby happybaboon on Fri 6/May/11 6:38pm

znomit wrote:
happybaboon wrote:Anyone tried these?
http://www.torpedo7.co.nz/products/NPLI ... -power-led


AAA batteries really suck. Plus once you add in batteries, and a charger that will charge three batteries properly(most cheap ones do 2 or 4) you're much better off going for the MS. Cheaper and hugely brighter.
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/mj-808e-ha ... 8650-57100

Any NZ stockists with good prices? I'm basically looking for a good <$100 that'll adequately light up the road for night time road bike riding.
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Re: What Is The Best Riding Light?

Postby znomit on Fri 6/May/11 6:47pm

happybaboon wrote:
znomit wrote:
happybaboon wrote:Anyone tried these?
http://www.torpedo7.co.nz/products/NPLI ... -power-led


AAA batteries really suck. Plus once you add in batteries, and a charger that will charge three batteries properly(most cheap ones do 2 or 4) you're much better off going for the MS. Cheaper and hugely brighter.
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/mj-808e-ha ... 8650-57100

Any NZ stockists with good prices? I'm basically looking for a good <$100 that'll adequately light up the road for night time road bike riding.

Thats about it if your budget is 100.
People buy these off DX and then on sell them on TM for 150+
Yes it will be bright enough for that.
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Re: What Is The Best Riding Light?

Postby skaffen on Fri 6/May/11 6:48pm

Does anyone have the DX part number for a spare Magicshine battery pack?
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Re: What Is The Best Riding Light?

Postby happybaboon on Fri 6/May/11 6:54pm

znomit wrote:
happybaboon wrote:
znomit wrote:
happybaboon wrote:Anyone tried these?
http://www.torpedo7.co.nz/products/NPLI ... -power-led


AAA batteries really suck. Plus once you add in batteries, and a charger that will charge three batteries properly(most cheap ones do 2 or 4) you're much better off going for the MS. Cheaper and hugely brighter.
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/mj-808e-ha ... 8650-57100

Any NZ stockists with good prices? I'm basically looking for a good <$100 that'll adequately light up the road for night time road bike riding.

Thats about it if your budget is 100.
People buy these off DX and then on sell them on TM for 150+
Yes it will be bright enough for that.

These the same ones?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Cycling ... 857311.htm

I'd buy from overseas, but shipping + warranty concerns means I'm not all that keen if someones selling them for only a little markup with buy now's on tardme...
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Re: What Is The Best Riding Light?

Postby znomit on Fri 6/May/11 7:45pm

skaffen wrote:Does anyone have the DX part number for a spare Magicshine battery pack?


Isn't one :(

I got one + charger from gloworm
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Re: What Is The Best Riding Light?

Postby slidecontrol on Fri 6/May/11 7:48pm

znomit wrote:
skaffen wrote:Does anyone have the DX part number for a spare Magicshine battery pack?


Isn't one :(

I got one + charger from gloworm

you mean this one?
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Re: What Is The Best Riding Light?

Postby znomit on Fri 6/May/11 7:53pm

happybaboon wrote:

These the same ones?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Cycling ... 857311.htm

I'd buy from overseas, but shipping + warranty concerns means I'm not all that keen if someones selling them for only a little markup with buy now's on tardme...


Probably the same. I asked that guy about warranties once, pointing out he was a dealer. He wasn't interested. Plus his shipping from Palmy to Palmy is more expensive than China to Palmy(free). Either go DX and take your chances with quality, or pay a bit more for a gloworm and get 18months warranty. Note DX can take a month or more for shipping.

Edit.... might have been another Palmy guy selling DX lights with no warranty. There so many :)
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Re: What Is The Best Riding Light?

Postby Mickyfinn on Fri 6/May/11 8:00pm

kiwi stuff is not a patch on stuff from europe
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Re: What Is The Best Riding Light?

Postby znomit on Fri 6/May/11 8:14pm

slidecontrol wrote:
znomit wrote:
skaffen wrote:Does anyone have the DX part number for a spare Magicshine battery pack?


Isn't one :(

I got one + charger from gloworm

you mean this one?


Ummm yeah. Thats the one. :blush:
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Re: What Is The Best Riding Light?

Postby happybaboon on Fri 6/May/11 8:22pm

znomit wrote:
happybaboon wrote:

These the same ones?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Cycling ... 857311.htm

I'd buy from overseas, but shipping + warranty concerns means I'm not all that keen if someones selling them for only a little markup with buy now's on tardme...


Probably the same. I asked that guy about warranties once, pointing out he was a dealer. He wasn't interested. Plus his shipping from Palmy to Palmy is more expensive than China to Palmy(free). Either go DX and take your chances with quality, or pay a bit more for a gloworm and get 18months warranty. Note DX can take a month or more for shipping.

Edit.... might have been another Palmy guy selling DX lights with no warranty. There so many :)

Warranty essentially means nothing; if it's sold at auction, then the customer has no rights... But if you use the buy now then the consumer guarantees act applies and goods have to be of reasonable quality :)
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Re: What Is The Best Riding Light?

Postby happybaboon on Fri 6/May/11 8:23pm

Gloworm does look damn appealing though. Especially the "pro" kit with the headbandy kit. That'd be damn handy.
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Re: What Is The Best Riding Light?

Postby RussS on Fri 6/May/11 8:24pm

slidecontrol wrote:
znomit wrote:
skaffen wrote:Does anyone have the DX part number for a spare Magicshine battery pack?


Isn't one :(

I got one + charger from gloworm

you mean this one?


Thats the one. Kinda like these http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Cycling/Parts-accessories/Lights/auction-374383099.htmones better, but the guy comes across as a bit of a tool. Probably better to pay a few bucks more to Bruce at Gloworm.
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Re: What Is The Best Riding Light?

Postby Mickyfinn on Fri 6/May/11 9:43pm

happybaboon wrote:
znomit wrote:
happybaboon wrote:

These the same ones?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Cycling ... 857311.htm

I'd buy from overseas, but shipping + warranty concerns means I'm not all that keen if someones selling them for only a little markup with buy now's on tardme...


Probably the same. I asked that guy about warranties once, pointing out he was a dealer. He wasn't interested. Plus his shipping from Palmy to Palmy is more expensive than China to Palmy(free). Either go DX and take your chances with quality, or pay a bit more for a gloworm and get 18months warranty. Note DX can take a month or more for shipping.

what tosh..... if a dealers sells it ( or anyone sells it as new) then they are bound by the consumer guarantees act

Edit.... might have been another Palmy guy selling DX lights with no warranty. There so many :)

Warranty essentially means nothing; if it's sold at auction, then the customer has no rights... But if you use the buy now then the consumer guarantees act applies and goods have to be of reasonable quality :)
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