Full-Beam Fusion – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

Lights Shootout

MTBR Light Meter Measurements:

This light measured 157 lux ont the MTBR Lux setup. This is just staggering brightness for a flashlight. The Lupine Wilma TL measured in at 113 Lux and the the Exposure Sixpack measured 135 Lux.

So clearly, the Full-Beam Fusion is brighter than any self-contained light that has come before.

Light Meter Charts and Comparison Table »

Strengths:

  • Staggering brightness from a self-contained light
  • Small and good form factor for the output
  • First-rate mount
  • Clean and wide beam pattern
  • Excellent construction
  • Configureable beam pattern from manufacturer

Weaknesses:

  • 1:20 run time is on the short end of this spectrum (but 5 hours on medium mode)
  • No US distributor at press time
  • the high end is pricey

Bottom Line:

This is the best self-contained bike light right now. We’ve used it solo on three hour rides as we run it in medium for all the climbs and flats. It’s like riding an ultra powerful light without the weight of a light.  And Full Beam should have a US Distributor by Jan 2012.

Beam Pattern Photos:

Backyard Beam Pattern Comparison Page »
Trail Beam Pattern Comparison Page »

Value Rating:

4 out of 5 Stars

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5 Stars

Related Links
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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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  • Patrick says:

    I bought a brand new FULL-BEAM FUSION light at US$195 from the UK three months ago. I like the convenience of self-contained light. The construction is solid. Workmanship is not as good as EXPOSURE lights. However it meets IP67 standard. LIght beam is wide and there is no hot spot. I really like the light as I cannot find other light with similar output at this cost. Actually I use the light in flash mode on road during day time. Drivers seem difficult to ignore me on the road.

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