BR Lights C2-K $399.00
|Light||Price||Claimed Lumens||Runtime||Battery Type||Light head weight||Battery Weight||Installed Weight||Lumens per gram||Lumens per dollar|
|BR Lights C2-K||$399||1000||2.25hrs||Lithium Ion||407g||n/a||407 g||2.19||1.43|
This won’t be a long review. The BR Lights C2-K looks exactly the same and works exactly the same as their C2.1 H that we reviewed last year. There are three differences:
- the price changed from $329 to $399
- the run time dropped from about 4 hours to 2.25 hours.
- And most important, the light got a heck of a lot brighter. It went from 410 Lumens to 1000 lumens. Our Lux measurement jumped from 28 Lux to a whopping 65 Lux. The beam pattern improved too with a much bigger hot spot and a much wider beam.
Light Head Close ups:
This light is for handlebar mounting only. The aluminum clamp can handle both standard and oversize handlebars. The light can be aimed left to right
Light Meter Measurements:
As mentioned, the C2-K measured in at an impressive 65 Lux. This tops the Lupine Wilma 5 at 56 Lux and the Dinotte 800L at 55 Lux.
- The light brightness and beam pattern is a slam dunk winner
- The color of the light is slightly yellow compared to most LEDs. This is easier on the eyes and enhances contrast
- Self-contained, no wires system
- Very fast 1 hour charge time
- Great on/off switch with battery level indicators
- hard shell case included
- It’s big and not so pretty and bulky on the handlebar
- The design has not been updated at all from last year
- 2.25 run time at full power is a bit short.
- It’s very easy to lose the plastic charge plug cover and the rubber strips for handlebar mounting.
So we were a little disappointed to see the same exterior design as last year. But when we turned on the light, all doubt was erased. This is a staggeringly bright light. The measurements and the beam pattern photos confirm it too. This light is a torch.
Beam Pattern Photos:
2008 C2.1 H
5.00 out of 5 Stars
4.50 out of 5 Stars
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