Review: Lumicycle Explorer Enduro Pack

It's a very bright light from the UK

Lights Lights Shootout

2015 Lights Shootout

Lumicycle Explorer Enduro Pack Lens

One of the cool things about the lights shootout is we get to see many different lights from different parts of the world. Australian and New Zealand lights are interesting since they have a different take on versatility and form factors. Now we have these fine example from the UK with the Lumicycle Summit and Explorer lights.

These are finely constructed lights that come in a nice metal case. The head has a lot of heat sinking and it has a nice shot-peened texture to it. The clamp is a well-sorted affair as it opens fully but with a quick release clasp as well. To accommodate the larger 35mm bars, an extra clasp is added to the mount to increase the diameter.

The switch is awesome as it is the classic toggle type, but is spring loaded at the on position. Thus it can be turned off easily and the user can scroll through the different brightness modes by pushing it on the on position. It is deceptively simple and intuitive yet we’ve never seen it before.

Finally, the brightness and beam pattern are good. The Explorer is brighter at 2250 measured Lumens and the Summit is at 1210 measured Lumens. The Explorer is really quite the light with its incredible brightness and huge beam pattern.

Beam Pattern Photo

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. Compare all Beam Patterns here »

Lumicycle Explorer Enduro Pack Backyard Beam Pattern

Integrating Sphere Measured Lumens

This light measured 2250 Lumens in an integrating sphere. Claimed Lumens by the manufacturer is 3000 Lumens. Compare all Lumen Tests here »

Strengths
  • Excellent construction
  • Wide, bright beam pattern
  • Nice switch ergonomics
  • Fast charging
Weaknesses
  • Not up to Lumen claims
  • Expensive for the light output
Specifications
  • Price: $454
  • Claimed Lumens: 3000 Lumens
  • Measured Lumens: 2250 Lumens
  • Lumens per $: 4.95 Lumens
  • Lumens per gram: 5.60 Lumens
  • Time on High: 1:30 Hours
  • Charge Time: 2:00 Hours
  • Mounted Weight: 402 grams
  • Category: High End
Overall Rating

4 Flamin' Chili Peppers 4 out of 5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers

For more information visit www.lumicycle.com.

This article is part of Mtbr and RoadBikeReview’s 2015 Lights Shootout. To see all the bike lights tested CLICK HERE.

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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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