MTBR Light Meter Measurements:
This light measured 72 lux ont the MTBR Lux setup. This is excellent output and right in line with its 1000 lumen claims. But besides the output, the quality of the beam pattern stands out. It is a big and wide beam pattern and it has a center spot that throws a very long way. The pattern is clean without any artifacts or shadows.
MTBR Actual Lumens and Lumen Hours Measurements:
Mtbr spent several days in a light laboratory facility and utilized ad $30k integrating sphere to measure some lights. The procedure is described in the video below. This is very revealing as most lights claim a certain ‘Lumen Output’ without actually measuring the actual lumen output. We are able to measure actual lumen output with this setup and the measurement for the Cateye Nano Shot is 209 lumens at the peak output.
Another excellent data point is the lumen-hour graph below. It shows exactly how the light behaves over its whole run time. A flat graph is good as it means the light output is constant over the its run and the user gets the same light outpu in hour one as in minute one of the light. It also shows how long the actual run time lasts under ‘high’ mode. The area inside the graph can be described as the total output of the light for one full battery charge.
- Big, bright and very wide beam pattern
- Excellent materials and construction
- Solid, adjustable mount
- Helmet mount is functional and has a breakaway feature in case of a crash
- Very good battery and charger
- Company researches, tests and backs up its products
- Not as cheap as Chinese lights
This X51 a great evolution of the A51 from Jet Lites. This one almost doubles the output and it has the flexibility to be used dual mount. It is produced by a great company so it is a winner all around.
Beam Pattern Photos:
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