The 2014 Bike Lights Shootout is here! The batteries are charged and the lux meter and lumisphere are ready. We’ve been riding these lights for the last few weeks and the progress in LED technology is dramatic once again.
The three sections of this test are:
1. Tunnel Beam Pattern Shots – Compare all the beam patterns side by side.
2. Integrating Sphere Lumen Measurements – View actual measured Lumens of each light
3. Individual Reviews Below – Click on each light below to read the editorial and user reviews.
Round 2 of our lights shootout include the Gloworm X1, Gloworm X2, Gloworm XS, Magicshine Eagle 600, Xeccon Spiker, Xeccon Sogn, Xeccon Geinia, Fenix BT20, Supernova Airstream and the Bontrager Ion 700. We will be testing the lights this week so check back soon!Video: Best 700 lumen lights
The graph above shows the Manufacturer’s Claimed lumens vs. Measured Lumens by Mtbr in a laboratory. The blue bars are Claimed Lumens and red are Actual Measured Lumens.
The Measured Lumen Per Dollar Graph shows the brightest lights for the money.
The Measured Lumen Per Gram Graph shows the brightest lights for the weight. Note that run times may vary but all tested are in the 1:30 to 2:30 hour range.
Check back soon for round 2 lights of our shootout that includes the Gloworm X1, Gloworm X2, Gloworm XS, Magicshine Eagle 600, Xeccon Spiker, Xeccon Sogn, Xeccon Geinia, Fenix BT20, Supernova Airstream and the Bontrager Ion 700.
Visit last year’s 2013 Bike Lights Shootout.
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