Lazy has just been fired over a Magic Shine MJ-902 light set. We don’t like being pessimistic but it’s going to be getting darker earlier pretty soon
I think it’s pretty fair to say that bicycle lights have come a long way, Magic Shine have been pushing lighting technology forward in both the cycle and diving sectors for a while now. Here we have their MJ-902, 2000 lumen, light set to try out ahead of the nights drawing in again (sorry but I’ve got a feeling it’s going to happen again at some point).
Like I just said, bike lights have come on a bit since they had lanterns with candles in. Anyone fancy going back to the days of carrying around canisters of acetylene to light your way during the dark hours? Thought not. Luckily in the late 1800’s battery powered lights made their way into the cycle world. Ok, so these might have been a little unwieldy but sure better than carrying bottled gas or a candle. Fortunately for us, we now have LEDs and tiny batteries. This MJ-902 from Magic Shine might not be up there with the new 6000 lumen super lights, but I expect it’ll be enough for what most of us require.
First thoughts are that it’s a great little set, basically everything you need to get out and ride in the dark. The fact that it includes a rear light I think is a good idea. There aren’t many of us that can ride out of the door and straight into the trails without including some road along the way. With this you can at least be seen from the rear for those sections.
Included in the set –
- Front Light
- Tail Light
- Wireless Remote Control
- Rubber O-Rings
- Battery Pack
- Uses 2 ultra bright LEDs to produce up to 2000 Lumens
- High quality and high end efficiency optical lens
- Top mounted buttons for ease of use
- Quick and easy to mount/remount with included rubber o-rings
- Battery overcharge protection
- Low battery warning
- 20 Degree beam angle
- 4 power levels
- Overheat protection, brightness automatically drops when lamp gets too hot.
- Light Source – 2x Cree XM-L2
- Luminous Flux – 2000Lm
- LED Lifespan – 50,000 hours
- Shell Material – Aluminum Alloy and Plastic
- Battery – 4x 18650 Li-ion batteries (7.5V 5.2AH)
- Charging time – 3.5-4 hours
- Battery life – 500 charge cycles
- Runtime – 3.2 hours at 100% brightness
- Waterproof grade – IPX4
There’s a lot going on with two lamps being powered by one battery but it all attaches neatly, using the included straps. I’ll have a play with layout as I use them and get back to you on this one. It might be a case of using an extra strap to hold the wires in place.
Over the coming days I’m going to be running this light at the different settings and see how long it takes to drain the battery, compared with the claims. Couple that with some late night riding to test out the different levels of light and beam patterns. All this will be included in a follow up review to come soon. Watch this space. Lazy, out.