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Extended run time with Deal Extreme lights

afcbianafcbian Posts: 424
edited February 2010 in MTB general
I have been using the setup recomended in the what lights thread ie 5 mode P7 on the bars and 5 mode C1 on the helmet and am finding that I am getting far longer run times than quoted.
I regularly go out for 2 hour plus rides at night and the P7 hasn't run out of puff once.
I was prepared for and expected to have to change the P7 batteries every hour as quoted but this is simply not the case in reality.
Now I know that some of my riding, when on road for example, I use a lower setting on the light so I don't blind drivers, but this is only a small farction of my ride time.
Bare in mind that recent rides have also been in sub-zero temps too when battery life is not good.
I am so so impressed it's not true :D
Is anyone else finding this ?
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  • ceecee Posts: 4,553

    I get more than 3 hours on full power from the magicshine type light thing...

    might just buy a second battery fro very long night rides.

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  • joec1joec1 Posts: 494
    yea, i bought a torch in november last year, and another in jan... the older one needs batteries every hour or so. but the newer one didnt need any at all last time i rode at night :D

    must be a new wiring system. - MTBing in Wilts and the southwest, join up for info and ride details.
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