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Description: The Diablo from last year was a favorite at 700 lumens (claimed) and 33 lux on our meter. This year, they increased the rating to 900 lumens but our measurements came in at 63 lux. The output went up by almost 100%. The lumen rating is a lot more honest now because they switched to three Cree XPG emitters. Run time was miraculously maintained at 1 hour so our favorite just got better. It still weighs in at a scant 110 grams.
The Strada is an interesting light and it is caught in between a lot of great lights from Exposure. It’s only saving grace is that its two Cree XPGs are nicely configured horizontally and it delivers a wide beam. So it is pretty efficient with the beam pattern as it doesn’t waste light up high.
Exposure Toro Mk.2
Claimed Lumens: 900 lumens
Measured Lux: 72 lux
Highlights: The Toro is the same as the Diablo with three Cree XPGs but it is configured with three batteries instead of one to produce a run time of 3 hours instead of 1 hour. This makes the Toro a primary duty light instead of the backup/emergency duty normally reserved for the Diablo. Another bonus is because of the powerful battery, it puts out 72 lux which is 9 more the the Diablo’s 63 lux.
Exposure MaxxD Mk.3
Claimed Lumens: 1200 lumens
Measured Lux: 90 lux
Highlights: The MaxxD is the workhorse of the Exposure line up rated at 1200 lumens and 90 measured lux. It has the best form factor, brightness, price package for the high end user. It is only hampered by a 16 hour charge time.
Exposure Six Pack
Claimed Lumens: 1800 lumens
Measured Lux: 146 lux
Highlights: The Six Pack is the ‘what if’ light. What if we stuffed all those LEDs and batteries in one case? It’s great that enquiring minds seek out to build exotic lights like this one similar to the Bugatti Veyron of the auto world. But alas, this ‘light cannon’ is simply too big and inconvenient and we shudder what would happen to the mount if one crashed. It has a wide beam but not wide enough to utilize all this light. And it is anchored from great heights by a 24 hour charge time. At the end of the day, then user is much better off with two Exposure Diablos on the bar, aimed for an ultra wide beam. But it is still cool to know that this light exists, much like the impractical Ferrari Enzo.