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It doesn't really look that bright in the picture, nor does it say half watt on the page anywhere that I saw. Did I miss that part?
 

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Jim311 said:
It doesn't really look that bright in the picture, nor does it say half watt on the page anywhere that I saw. Did I miss that part?
Unless it comes with one half watt led it's not a true clone. I wouldn't buy one unless I just wanted standard 3-led blinkie.

On the other hand, Performance is marketing a Planetbike SF clone that does includes a half watt led ( $20.00 ).
 

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J&B's housebrand Sunlite was cloning planet bike lights for half the price.
http://www.jbimporters.com/web/checking_product_description.php?part_number=96496

They've maybe stopped making them though. Still plenty out there.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230429259669
Not sure if this means anything but with the SF the 0.5watt led uses a clear optic. This means the led must be red. On the clone you link to the entire lens looks red. not sure if this means anything but I thought it worth noting.
 

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Not sure if this means anything but with the SF the 0.5watt led uses a clear optic. This means the led must be red. On the clone you link to the entire lens looks red. not sure if this means anything but I thought it worth noting.
Pretty sure that's just refracted light. We've sold those at our co-op, and they're a pretty exact clone. The genuine PB Superflash is maybe 5% brighter. Haven't tested them with identical batteries though. So I can't be sure if it's just the cheapo stock batteries.
 

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Chris RX-7 said:
This guy posted a comprehensive review on the DX superflash clone.

http://johnridley.livejournal.com/343400.html
That review was great. :thumbsup:

Looking at the outputs head-on I think the SF wins but the DX clone still wins "Best in Value" at $3.54 per unit. The video didn't stay long enough on the head-on distance comparison to make a decent judgment call. It needs to be noted though that IMO videos can't really show subtle differences in output ....especially at distance. Judging from the side-by-side ( wall shot ) comparison, my bet would be that the SF would look much brighter at distance. Still, I wouldn't throw the DX clone away, matter of fact I just might buy a couple of these as give-a-ways ( or back-ups )
 

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I got the clone in my hand the other night, it's slightly brighter than DX Sku 3639 from an angle, however directly head on it's pretty bright.
 

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There are hundreds of blinky lights on the market. What makes the Super Blinky so special?

Is the DX clone considered a decent alternative?
 

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I got the DX super blinky.

Has three modes: Slow strobe, fast strobe and constant.

In what situation would you use each mode?

I'm guessing constant for night time and slow strobe for daytime?
 

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Not the same...

I own one of the DX models and all of the LEDs are the same, they emit the same amount of red light and do not compare to the PB. I wrote a review on the DX website stating that it was a bright little light, but the body build quality is pretty poor. I broke a tab just (carefully) taking it apart to replace the batteries. Buy two or three, they are worth the money.
 

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I bought one out of curiosity. The plastic tab snapped right off while trying to take it apart to install the batteries. This thing is cheap dollar store quality.

I'll use it inside a carved pumpkin this Halloween, its perfect for that. :)
 

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Wobbegong said:
I bought one out of curiosity. The plastic tab snapped right off while trying to take it apart to install the batteries. This thing is cheap dollar store quality.
This is my experience with their cheap clone bike lights. They copy the physical design but not the materials.
 
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