Now I hope the other Moles don’t think I’m stealing anybody’s thunder here, but in advance of the long awaited night light test, planned for one dark evening in September, I just wanted to scribe a few words about this wee beauty – the DealExtreme HA-III P7 LED Bike Light
And here’s some further reading from the light fetishists on the candlepower forum, umm what an interesting bunch of people they sound!
Like a number of us, I have a rather unhealthy interest in lighting that, until recently, I thought I had under control. Already sporting a 900+ lumen iBlaast for the bars and my homebrew set up for my bonce, I really didn’t need anything else. But then ‘Head of New Product Research’ DaveC alerted us to the new DealExtreme bike light.
I was feeling a little low at the time of his email and before I knew it, I’d embarked on some retail therapy and a few days later, it arrived from Hong Kong.
I’ve only used it a couple of times so can’t comment on long term reliability (though LED’s as opposed to HID’s are generally highly robust and it seems very well made), but I must declare the Night Light Arms Race has to be over.
For £50 delivered, you really cannot do better. Its chuffin bright (a claimed 900 lumens) and nicely coloured, the beam spread is excellent, it has 3 modes with a three hour burn time on Hi, mounts easily and securely and comes with everything you need – that’s light, batteries, charger, mounts, the lot. Not a strip of solder or zipties in sight.
Whilst homebrew stuff is fun, there’s the time factor and the way in which the cost always escalates to double your estimates. If homebrew isn’t your thang, at £50 this seriously undercuts anything else on offer and performance-wise, it sits at well over the £200 retail mark imho.
You may be tempted to wait until our lights test but I’d advise you get in quick and snap one up before the Autumn rush sees them run out of stock. The only drawback is the charger is a twin flat pin affair, so an adaptor is needed.
See beam shots of the DealExtreme HA-III P7 LED Bike light in our MTB LED Night Light Test and Beam Shots article.
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