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  • High power helmet lights – Diablo/Zenith/Scorch QR?
  • stevextc
    Free Member

    Looks decent but tbh to even start to compete with the supernova that is the Magicshine 8000 I’m looking at around 2000lm for the helmet light, also means if I’m at anything less than full power on both I’ll get hours of burn time.

    Nothing is competing with the 8000…. but it doesn’t need to it just needs to see round corners

    I run my 6500 on 1/2 power unless it’s a jump session with the long/wide all set equally… and I’m now using a 800lm olight on my head. It’s not much dispersion but doesn’t really matter as the magicshine flood fills anyway..

    ta11pau1
    Full Member

    True, the helmet light is mainly for tight corners, getting rid of shadows, and as a backup in case my main light runs out/stops working.

    stevemorg2
    Full Member

    My Scorch replaced a joystick which TBH I thought was poor – thought about a Diablo but at the time the Scorch was a better deal and runtime is much better. On/off can be a faff in gloves but TBH I normally just switch it on when I get off road and leave it – the runtime is more than enough

    stevextc
    Free Member

    True, the helmet light is mainly for tight corners, getting rid of shadows, and as a backup in case my main light runs out/stops working.

    When I have my 6500 on 1/2 power and turn on the head one I don’t think I can even see the difference…
    We played at being 10yr old boys last week and did a descent on head torches only… and the 800 was OK… IMHO anything heavier and either the mount is going to come off or its going to kill you in a crash…

    If you REALLY wanted more light then the magicshine sale at the moment has the
    https://magicshine.com/collections/helmetlights/products/mj-902s-bike-light-headlight.. which of course you’d need to secure the battery but would give you double redundancy (able to swap batteries etc)

    But honestly I’d suggest you try the 8500 first… I honestly find my 6500 on a bit over 1.2 power more than enough for where the bars are pointing and just need a focused beam where my head points.

    ta11pau1
    Full Member

    Tried the 8000 tonight and it is very bright, but I still want a helmet light – for when I don’t really need full power, for looking into the woods right and left for trails/wildlife, as a backup to the main light, for doing stuff not in front of the bike (checking shoes for dog ****, even putting my phone in my pocket was hard with almost no light). Plus for when a leaf falls down just in your peripheral vision you can check it was actually a leaf and not a goblin about to chase you downand eat you.

    rudedog
    Free Member

    I got the Diablo from CRC for £130 (had a 10 off voucher). I ended up sending it back due to it being pretty poor VFM even at that price. Beam pattern is fine if it’s your only light and you want something floody, however I run a bar light and the Diablo was completely lost – could hardly tell if it was off or on, never mind what mode it was in.

    The run time was also disappointing on the Diablo, I got about 45mins on full (so didn’t last a 3 hour ride switching between modes)

    I ended up with a moon vortex pro for about £34, similar output but a tighter beam, better run times for about a quarter of the price. The vortex also takes spare batteries (£20) that are dead easy to swap so you don’t have to mess about with the exposure piggy back/support cell nonsense.

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