2012 Bike Lights Shootout


For 2012, bike lights are now brighter than car head lights, smaller than your thumb and cheaper than ever before. Of course, this is not all in one light that has all these qualities. But now the market has evolved to these different segments. The customer can now choose the best type of lights for his application.

This year, we will break up our Lights Shootout into different categories:

  • High End
  • Commuter
  • Flashlight or Self-Contained
  • Tail Lights

Here’s a round-up of the complete set of lights. Please note that ‘Claimed Lumens’ is the stated lumen output by the light manufacturer. ‘Measured Output’ is a proprietary Mtbr tool where we use a Lux meter to measure the total reflected light in a controlled room. Details on the setup are here: https://reviews.mtbr.com/blog/lights-shootout-light-meter-measurements. This has been very effective in comparing the output of the lights to each other.

So come join and explore the wonderful world of bike lights.

Visit the 2012 Bike Lights Shootout Backyard Beam Pattern Comparison Page and Trail Beam Pattern Comparison Page.

Here’s a peek at one our tests to deliver you accurate light output information.

Related Links
Mtbr Lights Shootout Main Page »
2012 Bike Lights Shootout »
Backyard Beam Pattern Comparisons »
Trail Beam Pattern Comparisons »
Light Meter Measurements »
Mtbr Lights Reviews »
Mtbr Lights Forum »

20 more light reviews coming »

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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