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.
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
For more information visit www.cateye.com.
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