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Cycle Light Comparison Review


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We did a cycle light comparison test a few months ago. The aim is to make it clear how each of our light preforms. At this moment we are extending our range and will update the review with newer lights. But this should still be very interesting we believe.


This is just a short part of the full review which you can find on our site. www.extremelights.co.za


The following lights where compared:

Extreme 2400 5xLED cycle lights



Extreme 2000 3 X LED



Extreme 1400 with Super hight capacity cells



Extreme 1200 MKII Cree bicycle-light



In the test setup we took four Lux measurements to better compare the lights. The larger number is the ceiling bounce test and the other values are taken at 25 m, 50 m and 75 m markings.


The ceiling bounce measurement is an indication of how much light the unit generates. Because we can’t measure lumen, it is a good indication of how much light is produced.


Every time we add new lights we have to take the measurements again. Please don’t use our Lux readings to compare to other cycle light comparisons on the website. The test setup must be exactly the same when comparing Lux readings.


Because of the nature of road cycling, a light with a sharp hotspot can compensate for the lack of light it produces. For mountain biking, a handle bar mounted light should have a wider spill of light. This will require exponentially more light to achieve the same “brightness” level over the larger area.


A less powerful light with a lower the ceiling bounce reading can give a higher Lux reading at the 75 m mark, due to the deeper reflector lens focusing the light further. The Extreme 1200 is a good example of this.


http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/images/statusicon/wol_error.gif This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1000x750.



For the rest of the detailed review visit our site


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