Tag: Cree XML

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High capacity battery for SolarStorm

Our SolarStorm 2x CREE XML U2 LED bike light has always been compromised by it’s battery. I doubt we’ve ever really had more than an hour from the lamp and in recent weeks the battery performance has dropped off a cliff. Having the dual-lamp configuration, the SolarStorm was always going to burn through the power …

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Cree lights first impressions – XML T6 and SolarStorm XML U2

After the first ride with the Cree lights, we concluded: 1 – if I could only run one of these lights, I’d go for the single Cree XML T6. 2 – if I’m going to do a spin, I will mount the SolarStorm on the bike, to give a good spread, and put the Cree …

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CREE lights reviewed – XML T6 and SolarStorm XML U2

We’ve just taken delivery of two sets of Cree LED lights to get us out training over the winter. The first thing to note is that this whole cold-dark-winter training thing is new to Mombee, so I didn’t want to spend a small fortune on lights and then find out that I didn’t: a – …

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First impressions – Cree XML trail lights

These lights should make winter training a breeze… with good depth and, for the Skyray, amazing spread. The picture here gives an indication of the difference compared to a very good UK commuter light, the Cateye SingleShot. Note – the pictures were taken with a Canon 50D with a 50mm lens in Manual mode (f/1.8, …