2011 Bike Lights Shootout – Beam Pattern Photos

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Here are the beam patterns for all the lights in our 2011 shootout.

Full reviews and videos on each light are HERE>>

Long range beam pattern photos are HERE>>

diy-combo.jpg1) Beam pattern photographs – We photographed the lights in the same location setting with the same camera settings. The photos were taken in the back yard that is approximately 25 yards long. These photos feature many objects and a distinct background to analyze detail and beam pattern. The camera settings we used are the following:

canong9_front.jpgCamera – Canon G9

Setting – full manual

ISO – 100

Exposure – 4 seconds

Aperture – F4.0

Focus – Manual

White Balance – Daylight

A full review of the Canon G9 Camera is available here: http://reviews.photographyreview.com/blog/canon-powershot-g9-review/

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  • Indebt says:

    Thanx Francios for another batch of lights for us to ponder and talk about.Two quick observations,,,it looks to me like there isn’t a brighter light in the photo’s than the xpg Wilma.I own a Betty2 and in the real world it is brighter than the Wilma over all.Second,in my opinion the Piko easily holds it’s own with the Stryker and Tesla and seems a lot more than 5 lux brighter than the A-51.The Seca 1400 seems to put the most well ballanced spread of light on the ground, where as the Betty1 and2 almost look like there pointed up to much having way more punch but less usable light in the first twenty feet.Not sure if it’s the shear punch of light burning the swing set and lower tree branches that is giving me the illusion of less usable light up close,but up to the swing set based on the photo’s,i have to give the nod to the Seca 1400.

  • Francois says:

    Very good observations Indebt. Yes the Wilma XPG is very bright indeed! It has much less though on the sides compared to the Betty II and the Light and Motion 1400. It seems the Wilma is pointed a little lower that the others too.

    The Seca 1400 is the most balanced and efficient light I think.

    These ultra bright lights are starting to show the weakness of my backyard studio. I will upload the long range shots since they are better at showing the differences between the most powerful lights.

  • coach2win says:

    Is that the wide lens on the Baja Stryker or the normal lens? Thanks

  • Francois says:

    >>Is that the wide lens on the Baja Stryker or the normal lens? Thanks
    That is a wide lens on the Baja Stryker

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