Review: Xeccon Sogn 700 – 2800 Lumen Bike Light

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The Sogn 700 is a powerful light from Xeccon that features two banks of 3-LED lenses. Construction is aluminum with an outer case that is vented to reveal heat sinking inside.

The battery is a big unit that weighs about 500 grams and is encased in hard plastic. There is an external switch as well, which is typical of all Xeccon products.

It is a big light at 658 grams, but it’s good to see a huge beam pattern from this light. It throws far and wide and that’s a good thing with this many Lumens.

Specifications
  • Price: $285
  • Claimed Lumens: 2800 Lumens
  • Measured Lumens: 2500 Lumens
  • Measured MTBR Lux: 251 Lux
  • Lumens per $: 8.77 Lumens
  • Lumens per gram: 3.80 Lumens
  • Time on High: n/a Hours
  • Charge Time: n/a Hours
  • Mounted Weight: 658 grams
  • Category: High End
Strengths
  • Big and bright beam pattern
  • Good construction on the head unit
  • Remote Light switch included
Weaknesses
  • Battery is heavy and boxy
  • Remote switch should be smaller
  • Mount should be on the side so light can be centered in front of the stem
Mounting

The light includes a center positioned aluminum mount that is quick-release type.

Mtbr Light Meter Measurements

This light measured 251 Lux on our ambient light measurement facility. The light output measurement is performed by placing a Lux light meter beside the light. Both are pointed at the ceiling (five feet above) of a dark room. This measurement uses the ambient light produced by the bike light.

Integrating Sphere Measured Lumens

This light measured 2500 Lumens in an integrating sphere. Claimed Lumens by the manufacturer is 2800 Lumens. The Lumen-hour graph below shows how the light performs over the first three minutes of its battery cycle.

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Beam Pattern Photo

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 120 feet.

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  • jison says:

    I am interested in buying a Xeccon Sogn 700. Your review didn’t have the answers to the below. Do you now? Where can I buy the light?
    •Time on High: n/a Hours
    •Charge Time: n/a Hours
    Thanks,

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