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Brand: Magicshine



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  • schwim   ✓ supporter
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    I purchased this light through eBay. The seller I bought it from packaged it along with a helmet mount and extended power cable. I could have purchased it for $20 less, but wanted to move my other light to the handlebars and use this one on the helmet(who can turn down 1,000 lumens!).

    The Good: It seems like a solid system. The connectors seem top notch and the battery I received(there are a couple versions) includes a backlit meter to let you know how much juice you've got left.

    The Bad: You are given two o-rings for mounting. If you're mounting it to the handlebars, you hook one end of the o-ring, wrap it around the bars and connect it to the other side. There is no ability to maneuver the light right or left so if your only mounting point is a part of the bars that isn't perpendicular to the trail, you're going to be lighting a part of the trail that you're not headed toward. The helmet mount was lacking as well. they give you a mount that is a raised tube to wrap the o-ring around. This makes the light sit very high above the helmet, amplifying any vibrations and bounces. I would pay good money for a setup that placed the light closer to the helmet.

    The last point I'd like to mention concerning this light is the output. It's listed as 1,000 lumens, so I thought for sure that it would wipe the floor with my Cygolite Expilion 400. I was going to move the lower powered Cygolite to the handlebars and use this one on the helmet. After using it on the trail, I found that the Cygolite has both a more focused and brighter light. I'll be moving the Cygolite back to the helmet.

    Final verdict: Not a bad light for the money, but if you're looking for top of the line, of course you'll need to keep looking.

    Pros
    Price Point
    Battery life

    Cons
    Light Output
    Mounting Method

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  • jayzilla
    *****

    If you're wanting to break into the night riding scene this is a great light to do it with.

    Pros
    Super bright!
    Very lite weight.
    Easy to install.
    Great price.

    Cons
    Nothing as of yet.

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