Review: ITUO Wiz2 and Wiz1

This 800 Lumen light lasts 2 hours and has a sibling that lasts 3

Lights Lights Shootout

2016 Lights Shootout

The ITUO Wiz1 800 unit has a good form factor with a big head for cooling. The lens then tapers to the battery area.

The ITUO Wiz1 800 unit has a good form factor with a big head for cooling. The lens then tapers to the battery area (click to enlarge).

Editor’s Note: This article is part of Mtbr and RoadBikeReview’s 2016 Bike Lights Shootout. See the 2016 Mtbr Headlights Index and the RoadBikeReview Commuter Lights Index.

The Lowdown: ITUO Wiz1 800

The ITUO Wiz1 and Wiz2 lights have been sitting in our offices for a few months now, waiting for lights season. Playing with this unfamiliar brand, we were pleasantly surprised to see well packaged and well crafted lights. They both share the same 800 Lumen output with the Wiz1 using a bigger battery and lasting 3 hours on high. The Wiz2 uses the standard 18650 cell that provides 2 hours of 800 Lumen output.

Output is honest at 800 Lumens and beam pattern is excellent with a good spill and a well-defined spot for distance. The result is one of the more useable beam patterns in the shootout.

Then the kicker is the price of $80 for the Wiz2 and $90 for the Wiz1.

Stat Box
Claimed Lumens: 800 Lumens Mtbr Lux: 78
Measured Lumens: 795 Lumens Mounted weight: 208 grams
Lumens per $: 8.83 Lumens Category: Headlight
Lumens per gram: 3.82 Lumens Price: $80 for the Wiz2 and $90 for the Wiz1
Run time on high: 2:00 Hours Rating: 5 Flamin' Chili Peppers 5 Chilis-out-of-5

Pluses
Minuses
  • Excellent beam pattern
  • Bulky bar mount
  • Great value with 8.83 Lumen per dollar
  • Good packaging and construction
  • Has a Wiz1 sibling that lasts 3 hours on high

Full Review: ITUO Wiz1 800

There’s a crowded field of self-contained bike lights out there but the ITUO Wiz2 and Wiz1 are standouts. First they have honest Lumen outputs with very good beam patterns. The beams on both lights are identical as optics are shared. The beam has a large halo on it and a good spot. This allows good peripheral vision while achieving good throw (beam distance) as well. The color is fairly pleasant too with a slightly warm tone.

The mount is GoPro compatible and it works well with a quick release lever. It is a bit bulky too at 55 grams, making it one of the heaviest mounts we’ve seen for a self contained light. But machining and construction are quite amazing, as some manufacturers (like GoPro) would probably charge $40 for the mount alone.

The ITUO Wiz1 800 has a great lens reflector.

The ITUO Wiz1 800 has a great lens reflector (click to enlarge).

The big surprise here is the runtime. Two hours for the Wiz2 is quite good and is on the better end of the category. But if one is more interested in big, long rides, the Wiz1 goes for three hours on full power. It is indeed the longest we’ve ever seen for a self-contained bike light.

Continue to page 2 for more on the ITUO Wiz1 800, the beam pattern and Lumen measurement ยป
About the author: Francis Cebedo

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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  • mtbiker4Lyf says:

    where can these be purchased from?

    • trevor jackson says:

      The Ituo Wiz1 and Wiz 2 can be purchased at Brightbikelights.com – more info on the Wiz 1/2 on the website

  • Josh S says:

    I purchase link would be awesome. Nice review.

  • ReplaceableGuy says:

    I’d love to see a pict of these sitting beside a Fenix BC21R. The lights have really similar performance (same LED), feature set, and take standard batteries.

    Seems like the Wiz’s are a little bigger, have a bulkier, more versatile mount. The Fenix BC21R seems to be plastic, has a fancier beam, and red side-lights. It’s mount is proprietary and I don’t think that rubber will last as long as the Wiz mount. Especially if you leave it in the sun all day.

    I like that these Wiz’s seem to have the charging port on the side. I’d be hesitant to mount the Fenix upside down for fear of water puddling on the cap and getting in.

    Any comment on the feel of the buttons? Both fairly glove friendly? Do they make clicky noises?

  • ReplaceableGuy says:

    ITUO recommends “high quality protected” batteries for it’s double-barrelled Wiz20 [http://www.ituoworld.com/en/content/?215.html] and all 3 of these new Wiz lights clearly have a lot in common. Any recommendation for “protected” batteries for the Wiz1 & 2?

    I wonder if the “protected battery” is actually the “19670″? According to Wikipedia, that’s the proper designation for a protected 18650 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/18650#Cylindrical_lithium-ion_rechargable_battery]

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