Dinotte 1200L – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

Lights Shootout Video

The Dinotte 1200L is not a new light but it is the most expensive in Dinotte’s line. It features 8 emitters in two sets of 4 and they combine to produce a very wide and bright beam. It is a great bar light as it really helps the rider track a ton of trail information on the periphery of the trail.  It can be used on it’s own or it can be mated with the XML-1 or XML-3 on the helmet to provide a great combination.

There are huge cooling fins here to do the big job of cooling the 8 emitters. Switch mechanism is the usual Dinotte ‘engine’ that sports one of the best interfaces around.


  • Price: $350.00
  • Claimed Lumens: 1200 Lumens
  • Light Head Weight: 144 grams
  • Installed Weight: 382 grams
  • Run Time: n/a Hours
  • Measured MTBR Lux: 88 Lux
  • Measured Lumens: 1000 Lumens


Handlebar mounting is one of the best in the business.  It’s not a fancy CNC mount but this rubber strap will allow you to install the light on the bar in seconds. Pull up on the strap and lock it down. The light head can be aimed left to right easily.

A helmet mount is included for the standard price so that’s a great deal. The mount simulates a handlebar pipe so the same strap action is used to secure the light on the helmet.

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