MTBR Light Meter Measurements:
This light measured 53 lux on our ambient light measurement facility. This is pretty much in line with its 500 lumen claims. In a laboratory environment, we measured the light at 466 lumens. This light is brighter than many lights that claim 700-900 lumens
- Excellent light output and beam pattern
- Good switch action and logic
- Excellent flashlight
- Great value at $150
- Bar and helmet mount are included
- Great light output for the money
- Different price points are available
- Side lights are great for commuting safety.
- It can get hot since there’s not a lot of heat sink area
- The yellow side lights can get annoying for mountain biking applications and they can’t be turned off.
- Mount can not be taken off easily.
This is the best commuting light for 2012. It is so light and useable that it can be used alone or complement any light. $160, it provides great value. The big gotcha is most folks will want to mountain bike with it but the (always on) side lights can be annoying when mounted on the handlebar.
Beam Pattern Photos:
5 out of 5 Stars
4.75 out of 5 Stars
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