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    Default Seoul UBIN MiNewt vs Topeak Moonshine HID

    Here are the beam shots I took just after upgrading my UR-MiNewt to a U-BIN Seoul, comparing with my Topeak Moonshine HID which I have used on singletrack for the past two years. I believe it is a 7w HID. I dont plan to use just the MiNewt offroad, but it sure is bright these days.


    MiNewt With UBIN

    Topeak


    Wish I had a shot before I modded it.

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    Default Re: Seoul UBIN MiNewt vs Topeak Moonshine HID

    Sir, Where did you buy your SSC P4 ubin? Can it replace the 2 lumiled LED on a cygolite dualcross with also 2 SSC P4 UBIN units? will it adffect the run time? Because i have a friend who has a dualcross and i also want to get one but i want mine to be brighter. Thanks

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    Default Re: Seoul UBIN MiNewt vs Topeak Moonshine HID

    Doesn't the newest generation of MiNewt come with a better LED than the original luxeons? How would that compare with the U-bin Seoul?

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    Default Re: Seoul UBIN MiNewt vs Topeak Moonshine HID

    Yes, inside MiNewt.X2 is already SSC P4 – but bin is unknown so you can always try to replace it with U-bin SSC low Vf version an check what will happen
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    Default Re: Seoul UBIN MiNewt vs Topeak Moonshine HID

    This is the first generation Minewt, which even came with a different charger, Niterider claims the new lamp is twice as bright, they sell it as an upgrade for around $50 of so.

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    Default Re: Seoul UBIN MiNewt vs Topeak Moonshine HID

    Quote Originally Posted by kikoy View Post
    Sir, Where did you buy your SSC P4 ubin? Can it replace the 2 lumiled LED on a cygolite dualcross with also 2 SSC P4 UBIN units? will it adffect the run time? Because i have a friend who has a dualcross and i also want to get one but i want mine to be brighter. Thanks
    My emitter came from the Sandwich Shoppe, I paid a bit more than DX or the like, but, I got what I ordered, the first time, from the US, and even a piece of strawberry candy!

    Take a photo of the inside of your Cygo, Im sure myself or someone here could at least get you started.

    I anticipate the run time to be unaffected. The way I understand it is these emitters are just more efficient and therefore produce more light with the same draw.

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    Default Re: Seoul UBIN MiNewt vs Topeak Moonshine HID

    Quote Originally Posted by kikoy View Post
    Sir, Where did you buy your SSC P4 ubin? Can it replace the 2 lumiled LED on a cygolite dualcross with also 2 SSC P4 UBIN units? will it adffect the run time? Because i have a friend who has a dualcross and i also want to get one but i want mine to be brighter. Thanks
    That's arguably the easiest upgrade I've ever done (DualCross). Battery time is same, light is mucho brighter. I used a Cree Q5, but an SSC U-Bin would look better (not necessarily brighter) with the DC optics. Be sure to get the emitters mounted on stars. You can get them from dealextreme.com or kaidomain.com.

    De-solder Lumiled stars from heatsinks and solder on new stars (remember polarity). Oops, before putting new SSC stars on heatsink, clean mating surfaces with Iso Alcohol and add some thermal grease. Stars are screwed in place.

    Here is link to more info:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=355221

    You'll blow away your buddy for a mere 12 bucks......
    Last edited by hawseman; 11-09-2007 at 06:26 PM.

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    Default Re: Seoul UBIN MiNewt vs Topeak Moonshine HID

    triple cree/Khatod 6 degree, 1amp.
    Topeak HID
    Minewt w/ Seoul u-bin

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    Default Re: Seoul UBIN MiNewt vs Topeak Moonshine HID

    Sorry ovlovder but you have different shutter speed for all photos... They are only reliable to compare beam pattern / color.
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