Rob from Dinotte encouraged us to spend some time riding with the new Dinotte lights and we were smart enough to listen to his advice. This XML-3 shines on the photos, mtbr lux meter, integrating sphere and most importantly, on the trail. It is a light that could sell for $500 but Dinotte is offering it at $229.
The head is small and light at 102 grams. This includes the mounting system that is probably the easiest to use and the most secure. Three Cree XMLs are integrated in this light head and there are deep cooling fins to keep temperatures under control.
Battery and charging is provided by the existing four-cell battery and charger systems. So existing customers with these batteries can just buy the new XML-3 light head to experience the latest in Dinotte engineering.
As you will see in the photos and measurements, this light is a just a breakaway hit. It just continued to surprise us in performance so we had to re-check everything twice. It was brighter and had a better beam pattern than many lights that cost almost twice the XML-3′s $229 price.
Couple that with Dinotte’s safety, quality and customer service and this package almost seems too good to be true. Dinotte uses good batteries and charges them properly. Everything is UN and UL tested. And the lights are never over-driven. They are designed and manufactured so the small Dinotte headquarters can spend time producing lights instead of answering problem/failure phonecalls.
- Price: $229.00
- Claimed Lumens: 1200 Lumens
- Light Head Weight: 102 grams
- Installed Weight: 340 grams
- Run Time: n/a Hours
- Measured MTBR Lux: 154 Lux
- Measured Lumens: 1550 Lumens
Handlebar mounting is one of the best in the business. It’s not a fancy CNC mount but this rubber strap will allow you to install the light on the bar in seconds. Pull up on the strap and lock it down. The light head can be aimed left to right easily.
A helmet mount is included for the standard price so that’s a great deal. The mount simulates a handlebar pipe so the same strap action is used to secure the light on the helmet.