Exposure Toro Bike Light Review

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Last Year’s Video on the Toro and Diablo

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Light Price Claimed Lumens Measured Lux Run time Light head weight Battery Weight Installed Weight
Exposure Toro $400 900 72 3:00 276 0 300

Light Meter charts and comparison table available here.

Light Meter Measurements:

This light measured an impressive 72 lux on our ambient light measurement facility. This is  twice as bright as last year’s Diablo at 36 lux. It is such a huge improvement that it has really doubled the useability of this light. The light has switched from using one Seoul P7 emitter to three Cree XPGs.  The light is much brighter but it is not quite as wide as last year’s since it doesn’t have a reflector.

For comparison, the Magicshine MJ-808 claimed at 900 lumens measures 37 lux on our test bed.

Strengths:

  • Almost twice as bright as last year at the same weight and price
  • now features USB charging so you can charge it with your computer or any USB output
  • No wires
  • machining and quality are first rate
  • carrying case is just right
  • the light is very handy as a flashlight around the trail and around the house

Weaknesses:

  • A bit pricey at $400
  • Handlebar mount is not up/down adjustable while on the bike

Bottom Line:

With the light output nearly doubling from last year, this is now a great light.  If you want the ultimate hassle-free and bike light, the Exposure Toro  is a great option. If you want long run times in a compact bar light, the Toro is a great choice. Otherwise, the Diablo is an even more versatile light for bar and helmet use.

Beam Pattern Photos:

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Beam Pattern and side by side comparison page available here.

 

Value Rating:

4.0 out of 5 Stars

 

 

Overall Rating:

4.75 out of 5 Stars

 

 


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About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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