Magicshine MJ-808E – 2013 Mtbr Lights Shootout

Lights

Specifications:

  • Price: $95
  • Claimed Lumens: 1000 Lumens
  • Measured Lumens: 648 Lumens
  • Measured MTBR Lux: 57 Lux
  • Light Head Weight: 139 grams
  • Installed Weight: 389 grams
  • Run Time: 3.5  hours
  • Category: High End

Strengths:

  • Very affordable

Weaknesses:

  • 648 measured lumens is much lower than 1000 lumen claims
  • Beam pattern has a gap in the middle distance range
  • Quality and consistency is low

Mounting:

Mounting is done with a rubber hoop. A remote switch is mounted separately with a band as well.

MTBR Light Meter Measurements: Compare all lights here.

This light measured 115 Lux on our ambient light measurement facility.

Integrating Sphere Measured Lumens: Compare all lights here.

648 measured Lumens. Claimed Lumens by the manufacturer is 1000 Lumens. The Lumen-hour graph below shows how the light performs over the first three minutes of its battery cycle.

Backyard Beam Pattern Photo: Compare all lights here.

We photographed the lights in the same location setting with the same camera settings. The photos were taken in the back yard that is approximately 25 yards long. These photos feature many objects and a distinct background to analyze detail and beam pattern.

Tunnel Beam Pattern Photo: Compare all lights here.

The location is useful since it has walls and a ceiling that can display a bike light beam pattern. The walls have a lot of graffiti on them and actually show detail when they are lit up by a light with a wide angle. Cones and targets are set up with the far target set up at 80 yards.

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Magicshine MJ-808 - 1000 Claimed Lumens - 648 Measured Lumens

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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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