Magicshine ALLTY 2000 bike light review

A full-featured 2000 lumen light for $149

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As noted in the video above, the Magicshine ALLTY 2000 is an interesting light loaded with features and in a very small package claiming 2000 lumens. It features 3 LED emitters with an OLED display and a removable battery. A sleek mounting system is included too in a package weighing in at only 183 grams and a retail price of $149.

The complete package provides a gopro mount on a garmin style interface.

The most important part of a light is the quality of the beam pattern and the Magicshine unit addresses this with 3 LEDs, each serving a different purpose. A light array takes care of ‘to be seen’ duties, featuring a 15 hour runtime and side visibility. A wide and a spot LED are employed as well to provide different modes to address different riding situations. And when maximum brightness is required, such as in high-speed trail riding, all three lights work together in concert.

The light head is advanced providing different beam options.

The light is incredibly bright, especially when all three LEDs are used. And it’s such a wide, consistent beam pattern that it is very easy to see with on the road or on the trail. One can see the obstacles clearly and the edges of the trail and the beam reaches very far in the brightest mode, allowing one to ride at high speed without outrunning the beam.

The OLED provides a wealth of information.

The OLED display is very handy as well. It provides many functions in a compact display.

  • displays the current battery level when turned on
  • displays the battery level during charging
  • displays the light mode selected
  • calculates the remaining run time based on battery level and mode selected

It’s a lightweight powerhouse

The battery unit is removable and field-replaceable on the ALLTY 2000. This allows modular and expandable run time as the rider can carry extra battery units for longer rides. For safety though, the battery unit is sealed and the rider cannot use bare lithium-ion cells. This drives up the price a bit but $43 for a spare 3500mah battery unit is quite reasonable. And since the battery unit includes the charging circuit, an extra battery can be charged outside of the light allowing faster charging of multiple batteries.

Specifications:

  • 55 lumen Daytime Running Light, an always-on built-in safety LED for day or night.
  • 2000 lumens max of verified output from 2x CREE XP-L V6 LED
  • Flood – Spot – Full beam patterns
  • 100 – 50 – 25% Flash and Strobe power modes
  • 1-hour runtime on full brightness, full-beam mode
  • All in one integrated design, 183 g in weight
  • OLED power and beam mode indicator
  • Garmin type mount

Removable, modular batteries is a good option.

Bottom Line:

We love everything about this light including usability, ergonomics, flexibility, and beam brightness and pattern. It does get hot at the highest level so the rider should use that when descending only ensure good airflow and minimize energy lost to heat. But the light protects itself by tuning down when it gets hot and turning back up when airflow is available.

The beam of the ALLTY 2000 is bright, wide and consistent.

It’s a great light option and there are other less expensive options in the ALLTY line of Magicshine light that share the same features.

More information: https://magicshine.com/bike-lights-bikes-gears-allty2000-p00125p1.html


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.



Comments:

  • FrozenCyclist says:

    No runtime tests at using the different LED settings?

    • Francis Cebedo says:

      We tested it at the brightest setting. 1 hour 2 minutes against the claimed 1 hour. So it’s true to form. The real-time clock is true too over several minutes and does not change its mind. So we expect all the claimed run times to be fairly accurate.

      • MRMOLE says:

        In a review in your forums I did a runtime vs. output chart that included the next to highest mode in the brightest program and it also matched the Magicshine claims closely. Another thing worth noting is output remained consistent in both modes I tested (other than the thermal protection dips in high) so your still getting full brightness at the end of each mode (a very unusual + for a self-contained light). Great video!! I agree about the huge improvement in quality/fit and finish/ease of use.

  • ljsmith says:

    It looks like a pretty good light, I like the replaceable battery. My only issue is the cost. I got my Light and Motion Taz 2000 on sale for close to the price of this light. Considering other Magicshine products I have owned, I know the quality of this light and beam pattern can’t touch the Taz. If they included an extra battery at that price it would be more tempting.

  • Rekmeyata says:

    I would like to see the verified lumens test results with comparisons of several similar lumen lights. Some years back a fellow cyclist was using one and I was using (and still have it) a Philips Saferide 80, his reportedly put out 1,200 lumens and mine was at least 50% brighter.

    Also it would be great to know if Magicshine is using made in China rechargeable cells or made in Japan cells, because made in Japan cells outperform made in China cells.

  • KevKev says:

    I bought a different Magicshine a couple years ago. The batteries stopped holding a charge after one year. I am sticking with Bontrager.

  • M2 says:

    Francis, thank you for your review of this new offering by MagicShine. Man, I remember your review of their first 900 lm MagicShine light some years ago; heck, I go back with MTBR when we were just young mountain bikers! Whew! 😳

  • Brad says:

    They’ve come a long from their formative days of knocking off Lupine Light units and selling those cheaply with very poor quality batteries and chargers

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