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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

2012 Bike Lights Shootout [MTBR.com]


For 2012, bike lights are now brighter than car head lights, smaller than your thumb and cheaper than ever before. Of course, this is not all in one light that has all these qualities. But now the market has evolved to these different segments. The customer can now choose the best type of lights for his application.
This year, we will break up our Lights Shootout into different categories:
  • High End
  • Commuter
  • Flashlight or Self-Contained
  • Tail Lights
Here’s a round-up of the complete set of lights. Please note that ‘Claimed Lumens’ is the stated lumen output by the light manufacturer. ‘Measured Output’ is a proprietary Mtbr tool where we use a Lux meter to measure the total reflected light in a controlled room. Details on the setup are here: http://reviews.mtbr.com/blog/lights-shootout-light-meter-measurements. This has been very effective in comparing the output of the lights to each other.
So come join and explore the wonderful world of bike lights.

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