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    Default **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Hi Guys,
    The MC-E RX-1's little brother PLI is here. Come to our website www.ShiningBeam.com to check out the details.

    Use the coupon code "CPFuser" to get 6% off your order

    Update: Sept 10th, 2009. New batch arrived, now with a new color





    Review done by linger (Thank you)
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=230841


    Specs:

    ** This new vesion comes with improved reflector **
    ** This new version comes with an improved switches
    ** Compact size flashlight specially designed for bikers**
    * Features a Cree MC-E emitter, M bin with WC tint
    * 700+ lumens on high mode
    * Comes with tactical momentary-on switch and regular switch
    * Voltage input 2.8-6V
    * Compatible with 1x18650, 1x17670, and 2xCR123A
    * 3 Modes: Low > Mid > High
    * Current output: 140mA on low, 1000 mA on medium and 2500 mA on high
    * Regulated circuit for constant current output
    * Built in Voltage protection, will cut off at 2.8V
    * Reverse-polarity protection prevents wrongly installed batteries from damaging the circuit
    * It can tail stand
    * The memory feature will memorize the last mode
    * Toughened ultra clear glass lens with 98% transmission rate
    * Extra thick body for good heat dissipation and excellent durability
    * Orange peel reflector for flawless beam pattern
    * Comes with accessories: holster, 1 tactical switch, lanyard, O-rings, and G.I.D tailcaps
    * Recommend not to run over 20 minutes continuously on high mode when using 2xCR123A
    ** Do not run it with 2xRCR123A rechargeble Li-ion**

    Dimensions: 14 CM x 3.4 CM x 2.7 CM
    Weight: 4.1 oz


    Shipping info:
    All orders will be shipped with USPS first class mail. Domestic orders come with delivery confirmation, and international orders with standard air mail. We charge a flat fee of $2.75 for customers in US, and $2.95 for Canada.

    We are shipping to the following international countries with a flat fee of $5.95:

    Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Germany, Hong Kong, Lativa, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, U.K....etc.
    Last edited by shiningbeam; 09-13-2009 at 10:21 AM.

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Wow, looks very nice. Does it use the same electronics as the RX-1 MC-E?
    Last edited by I came to the light...; 05-07-2009 at 04:35 PM.

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    came to the light...,
    That's right, the inner guts is identical to RX-1 MC-E.

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Quote Originally Posted by shiningbeam View Post
    came to the light...,
    That's right, the inner guts is identical to RX-1 MC-E.
    I was hoping that was the case. This light is very tempting

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    I came to the light...,
    Quite many people bought the PLI yesterday and today. If you want, you can wait for more reviews before make your decision.

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Wow

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    I just found out some of the tactical switches for PLI and RX-1 we sent out earlier might be faulty, if yours have a problem, please contact me (ShiningBeam@gmail.com) and I'll send you a replacement. The tactical switches are now fully tested before shipping out.
    Last edited by shiningbeam; 05-08-2009 at 09:00 AM.

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    can the reguation really hold 2,5A with a single 18650?

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Nos,
    I have tested out one of the RX-1 MC-E twice and the regulation holds pretty good. Exact current output depends on the Vf of the MC-E emitter and your battery. the ones with very low Vf could reach 2.8A, and the ones with very high Vf could only pull 1.8 to 1.9A. 18650 batteries like AW and Trustfire could handle the high current draw much better than the Ultrafires, you'll see a significant difference in brightness
    by using different brand of batteries.

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    I just received the MG PLI MC-E.







    MG PLI MC-E @ 96"



    MG PLI MC-E @ 32'


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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    No much hotspot, just plenty of spill. Thanks again for sharing!

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Thanks for the shots, Ern. Should tie me over while I wait for mine.

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Anyone have runtimes?

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Quote Originally Posted by vincebdx_fr View Post
    Do I see a moon mode or is that a flatliner after 80mins?

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Yeah, I saw that already, but I was wondering if anyone tried it on CR123's. Also, does anyone have the medium and low runtimes and respective lumen outputs.

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    That runtime chart doesn't look like the one I tested. It is probably due to his old AW battery. I only got arond 51 minutes on runtime with my fairy new AW 18650 and the output is much more regulated.

    1 minute 27,600 lux
    6 minute 26,800 lux
    11 minute 26,600 lux
    20 minute 25,500 lux
    26 minute 24,700 lux
    29 minute 24,600 lux
    33 minute 24,600 lux
    38 minute 24,600 lux
    45 minute 23,300 lux
    49 minute 18,600 lux
    52 minute went to low mode


    Output on a Trustfire 18650 is significantly brighter than Ultrafire 18650 batteries. Some brand of 18650s don't handle high power drain well.

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Anyone else received theirs yet?

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Shipped but not received yet

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Quote Originally Posted by shiningbeam View Post

    ** Compact size flashlight specially designed for bikers**

    As a serious cyclist I think a strobe mode is needed for daytime use as many of us use a strobe during daytime for visibility. For me, and I'm sure quite a few others, it's a deal breaker.

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Looks nice. Just wondering if there are any beamshot comparisons with RX-1.

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Is this really a regulated Single 18650 Driven P7 light? what kind of driver is it? buck/boost?

    thanks
    Wishlist: Mag 2D with standard bulb.

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Just got mine in the mail - it has a wonderful weight / feel to it and it is smaller than I thought it would be. This is a plus because it will holster well !

    Anyone know how to replace the switch with the tactical?
    Or is there a manual anywhere online?
    Last edited by gbleeker; 05-11-2009 at 04:21 PM.

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Quote Originally Posted by gbleeker View Post
    Anyone know how to replace the switch with the tactical?
    Or is there a manual anywhere online?
    I asked shiningbeam the same question and also asked on cpf. From what I figured and was told, you have to use a tool like tweezers to place in the small detents on the retainer and then unscrew counter clockwise. Problem is (at least with mine) is that my retainer is screwed in so tight I have bent two pairs of tweezers trying to get it out. I need to find a more robust tool to get it out. Shiningbeam graciously offered to replace it for me if I sent the tailcap back to him as he has a tool but I would rather find something and do it myself just in case I want to switch it back. Anyone have any suggestions of a tool that would work?

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Quote Originally Posted by 2brian0 View Post
    .......... From what I figured and was told, you have to use a tool like tweezers to place in the small detents on the retainer and then unscrew counter clockwise........... Anyone have any suggestions of a tool that would work?
    I use these Snap Ring Pliers. This set has different sized pins for large and small holes. There are less expensive pliers out there, I just happened to have this set. They've come in very handy for switch work over the years.
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    But mama...., that's where the fun is.......

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Quote Originally Posted by 2brian0 View Post
    I asked shiningbeam the same question and also asked on cpf. From what I figured and was told, you have to use a tool like tweezers to place in the small detents on the retainer and then unscrew counter clockwise. Problem is (at least with mine) is that my retainer is screwed in so tight I have bent two pairs of tweezers trying to get it out. I need to find a more robust tool to get it out. Shiningbeam graciously offered to replace it for me if I sent the tailcap back to him as he has a tool but I would rather find something and do it myself just in case I want to switch it back. Anyone have any suggestions of a tool that would work?
    A pair of needle nose pliers should do the trick. Most of the ones i had were slightly to thick to get a good grip, but I managed to get it out. I picked up these from flash crazy's site. Work like a charm for all my tail caps. I don't have any MG lights... yet (simply because i can't make up my mind between this one or the RX-1), but those pliers should work fine.

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Those pliers look pretty good for the job, nice and pointy.
    Mama always told me not to look into the eye's of the sun.
    But mama...., that's where the fun is.......

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Thank you both for the reply and suggestion. I had a picture of those snap ring pliers in my head but just couldn't remember their name. Figured I'd have to go to the hardware store and just look until I found them. Now I can go with a purpose. I never thought of a pair small pointy needle nose. Guess I just wasn't thinking outside the box. That is what this forum is all about. Again, thanks for the suggestions!

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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    This is the tool I got from the manufacturer, a bit stiff other than that works pretty well.


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    Default Re: **NEW** MG PLI Cree MC-E 700 Lumens Compact Flashlight

    Hi Guys,
    I have two 5-mode PLI available. It uses same circuit board as the 3-mode, but with the SOS and Strobe enabled. If anyone is interested please let me know. The price is $53.

    You can Paypal directly to me at ShiningBeam@gmail.com.
    Shipping fee is $5.95 for international, and $2.75 for domestic. With the exception of Canada, which is $2.95.
    Last edited by shiningbeam; 05-14-2009 at 06:08 PM.

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