Smart alloy light vs Planet Bike Alias

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  1. Jemsquash

    Jemsquash New Member

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    I am thinking of buying one of the following lights:

    Smart Alloy BL913HFSC (With variable watts)

    http://www.thebikebarn.com.au/lights.htm

    or the

    Planet Bike Alias

    They look almost identical. Does anyone know if they are the same light? Maybe an OEM light rebranded? The power rating seems to be different by 2 watts, I assume this would affect the brightness & run time.

    Amazon seems to be selling the Alias one quite cheaply:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009SAL66/104-3063184-2288734?v=glance&n=3375251

    (216 AUD)

    Has anyone ordered one of these internationally before? I'm in Australia.

    A local shop will be getting in the Smart on Friday for about 240 AUD. I'm tempted to get from the shop since I'l be supporting my local shop. However, I am not sure about the differences between the lights if there are any.

    My current thought is that they are the same light & the reviews on mtbr.com rave about the Planet Alias, so I shall be getting the Smart.
     
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