Initially, we had this light rated at 1200 lumens since that’s about how bright it is after you turn it on. But after looking at the graphs and measurements, we realized this light plummets to about 900 lumens after one minute. We put a powerful fan blowing on the light head but it still got very hot and it never increased in brightness again.
We are rating this light at 920 lumens since the overboosting of this light during turn on is not sustainable for more than a minute. Rated at 1600 lumens, this light falls well short of claims and is overstating it’s brightness by about 90%.
- Price: $130
- Claimed Lumens: 1600 Lumens
- Measured Lumens: 920 Lumens
- Measured MTBR Lux: 92 Lux
- Light Head Weight:102 grams
- Installed Weight: 370 grams
- Run Time: 2.2 Hours
- Category: High End
- Very affordable
- Beam pattern is very wide
- 920 measured lumens is much lower than 1600 lumen claims
- Light is artificially boosted during first 30 seconds of run time
- Beam does not have a long throw
- Quality and consistency is low
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 92 Lux on our ambient light measurement facility.
Integrating Sphere Measured Lumens: Compare all lights here.
1226 measured Lumens. Claimed Lumens by the manufacturer is 1600 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.
Photo Thumbnails (click to enlarge)
Mtbr Lights Shootout Main Page »
2013 Backyard Beam Pattern Comparisons »
2013 Tunnel Beam Pattern Comparisons »
2013 Mtbr Lux measurements »
2013 Mtbr Lumen Tests »
2012 Bike Lights Shootout »
Light Meter Measurements »
Mtbr Lights Reviews »
Mtbr Lights Forum »