Jet Lites Shadow 2600 HID

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Jet Lites Shadow Lithium $ 500.00

Light Price Claimed Lumens Runtime Battery Type Light head weight Battery Weight Installed Weight Lumens per gram Lumens per dollar
Jet Lites Shadow Lithium $500 675 2:40 Lithium Ion 150g 719g 869g 0.78 1.35

Light Meter charts and comparison table available here.

Description:

The Shadow is a 13W light head that has been around for years. It is still extremely competitive with a bright spot and a wide halo. This year, it has been updated with a Lithium battery with a fuel tank. The wiring connector on this is an aligned, screw-on type. It’s a bit cumbersome for day to day use but great if you ride in wet and rugged conditions.

Light Head Close ups:

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Mounting Options:

Handlebar mounting as well as helmet mounting is available for this light. It works great in both applications.

Light Meter Readings:

Our ambient light measurement came in at 30 Lux. This was equal to the output of the Exposure Enduro Maxx and just below the Niterider Trinewt at 33 Lux.

Strengths:

  • Still very competitive brightness against the new LED competition
  • Beam pattern has a very bright center yet there is a wide outer halo.
  • Lithium batteries lighten up an old favorite

Weaknesses:

  • Cannot be dimmed. Not convenient to turn on off on the trail
  • Light head is a bit large and sits pretty high when mounted on the helmet
  • Switch is sensitive. Contact with it while on results in the light shutting off

Bottom Line:

This is one of the best HIDs available and it continues to represent its class against the new crop of LEDs. This light is still competitive in terms of brightness, beam pattern and value. The old Jet Blast HID package was a bit heavy but it has been updated nicely with a compact Lithium battery.

Beam Pattern Photos:

Shadow Lithium, Shadow Lithium

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

Value Rating:

3.5 out of 5 Stars

Overall Rating:

4.5 out of 5 Stars

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