Interbike 2015: CatEye Volt 6000 is the brightest light today

CatEye creates the brightest and coolest light in existence

Interbike Lights
Head unit, battery and wireless remote.

Head unit, battery and wireless remote (click to enlarge).

Looking at construction, this light has a refracted lens so it controls the light by bending the light without the use of mirrors. So they’re able to achieve a very wide beam without making the light head too big. There is light loss using this technique but we have a few lumens to spare here anyway. Thus the beam pattern is very big and even.

The light has a wireless remote switch which is handy for easily controlling a light of this intensity. Switches are particularly handy when the light is mounted on the helmet. We find a light this bright is best throttled down during climbs and slow descents. Maximum power is recommended when riding at full speed in tricky conditions so one does not outrun the light.

This is an accurate depiction of how bright the light is at full power.

This is an accurate depiction of how bright the light is at full power (click to enlarge).

Run time is one hour at full power, but there’s several modes and it will run 12 hours at a useable 500 lumens of output.

  • Type: High end bike light
  • Light Source: COB LED
  • Brightness: 6000
  • Power Source: Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Run Time: From 1 hour(6000 Lumens) to 12 hours (500 Lumens)
  • Charge Time: 5 hours
  • Battery Life Indicator: Yes
  • Mounting: Adjustable bar diameter
  • Light Modes: 6
  • Extra Features: Wireless remote switch included
  • Price: $800

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This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2015 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. For more from Interbike CLICK HERE.

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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  • tb says:

    This is too expensive.

  • Lenny says:

    It is really TOO EXPENSIVE! I ride fast trails at night, twice a week, and my set up is a 2200 lumen light on my bars and a 700 lumen on my helmet. Plenty of light. The Volt 6000 must be really nice to have but at £541.66, it is far too costly!

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