We created a few graphs for you to make light comparison easier.
2013 Claimed vs Measured Lumens
This first graph is a bar graph of each light’s lumen output. Taller bars indicate a brighter light. The cheaper lights are on the left and the most expensive ones are on the right. And the best feature of this graph is it has the red dots on each bar that mark a light’s ‘Claimed Lumens’. This makes it very easy to compare what a light claims and what we measured its lumen output to be.
2013 Lumen per Dollar
This next graph is our measured lumens divided by the price of the light. Higher numbers indicate a brighter light for the money.
2013 MTBR Lux vs Lumen
This graph compares the Mtbr Lux metric in our very own lab and compares it to the integrating sphere readings. This map shows that the Mtbr Lux reading is always consistent and proportional with lab measured integrating sphere data. This validates the Mtbr Lux readings which we have used for the last 5 years. This means that we can compare these new crop of lights to all our historical data. And in cases were we can’t measure with an integrating sphere, we will always have Mtbr Lux readings.
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SPECIAL NOTE: Cygolite has declined to participate at this point. Niterider, Exposure, Jet Lites and Gloworm are all sending new lights asap. If you would like to send lights for this test, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.