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The 2013 Bike lights are here and we have four methods of testing and quantifying each light:
1) Photographing them in a controlled environment using a good camera in manual mode, identical settings.
2) Measuring the ambient lux in a controlled room with the light and meter pointed at the ceiling.
3) Measuring the lumen output of each light using a certified and calibrated integrating sphere.
4) Riding each light on the trail and giving riding impressions.
This is section 1 of the review and it displays the beam pattern photos for each light. 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.
The camera settings we used are the following:
- Camera: Olympus OM-D
- Setting: Full manual
- ISO: 200
- Exposure: 1.6 seconds
- Aperture: F4.0
- Focus: Manual
- White Balance: Daylight
- Quality: Jpeg High
Backyard beam photo gallery – Please note that the thumbnails are square and don’t show the width of the beam pattern. Click on the thumbnail to see the wide photo.
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