Cateye Tripleshot

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Cateye Tripleshot $330.00

Light Price Claimed Lumens Runtime Battery Type Light head weight Battery Weight Installed Weight Lumens per gram Lumens per dollar
Cateye Tripleshot $330 130 3.75hrs NiMh 212g 478g 714g 0.18 0.39

Light Meter charts and comparison table available here.

Description:

The Cateye Tripleshot houses three LEDs in a big housing with a big heatsink. It uses a NiMh battery covered in Neoprene. Introduced a few years ago, this system shows its age and has been updated with the Cateye Tripleshot Pro that features twice the light a Lithium battery.

Light Head Close ups:

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Light Meter Readings:

On our light meter readings, it measured 11 Lux. This is close to the readings we got for both the Light and Motion Stella and the Niterider Trinewt.X2 at 12 Lux

Mounting Options:

The Cateye Tripleshot can only be mounted on the handlebar. It can be aimed left to right easily. The switch is external and is mounted close to the either handlebar grip.

Strengths:

  • · Beefy light head with lots of cooling

Weaknesses:

  • Heavy light head and heavy system at 810 grams
  • Not bright enough
  • Separate wire for charging
  • Separate light switch
  • No light levels available

Bottom Line:

What happened? The leading edge of last year’s crop of LED lights got left behind very quickly. It’s not bright enough and too heavy.

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It is worth noting that an upgraded version called the Cateye Triple Shot Pro is now available. It features upgraded LEDs and a Lithium Ion battery. It retails for $449.

Beam Pattern Photos:

Cateye Tripleshot

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Cateye Triple

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Beam Pattern rollover and side by side comparison page available here.

Value Rating:

3 out of 5 Stars

Overall Rating:

2.5 out of 5 Stars

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  • Titus says:

    It seems to me that it would have been appropriate to test the Triple Shot Pro as well or instead of last years model.

  • Francois says:

    >> It seems to me that it would have been appropriate to test the Triple Shot Pro as well or instead of last years model.

    Agreed. But they have not responded to our requests for a test model.

    fc

  • bazy says:

    y not test the cateye r3 or the new light and motion 700

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