Is my light crap now?
Still a good light ,still has use’s excellent customer support behind it 😉
“Only” 750 lumens is only an issue if you ride at the front of packs of riders with suns orbiting their bars
I regularly ride with just my mk3 joystick on my helmet when i cba moving the maxx d mounts over its perfectly adaquate for a solo ride where your not playing lumen warsPosted 4 years agoChunkyMTBMember
loddrik – Member
Had an Exposure Enduro Turbo for years now. Still works perfectly. Puts out 780 lumens or so. Is this crap by today’s standards? Seems plenty bright enough but seen some seemingly crazy claims for light output recently…
Well it seems to bother you. Like most things..Posted 4 years agopdwMember
Seems plenty bright enough but seen some seemingly crazy claims for light output recently…
The only thing that’s grown faster than the actual brightness of LED bike lights, is the amount by which the brightness of LED bike lights is exaggerated.
For example, a 4 x XML T6 light is sold on ebay as “5000 lumens”. According to the LED manufacturer the most that those LEDs could produce under ideal conditions at max current is 3,600. It’s unlikely that they’re even particularly close to that.
Exposure’s claim of 780 lumens is likely to be rather closer to the truth so you may be surprised by how little things have moved on. Not to say that you can’t get much brighter now, just don’t take the figures too seriously.Posted 4 years agobartimaeusMember
780 real lumens is a decent amount of light… easily equivalent to 1500 ‘chinese lumens’. If it’s enough light for you to see by – and I would guess that it is – then why worry.
My torches are nominally 1800 + 1770 max lumens. But to get that I’d need to be driving them at well over 3amps (maybe 5 or more) and the heat would kill them. I’d be very surprised if either of them was appreciably brighter than your light.Posted 4 years agoneilc1881Subscriber
USE, excellent service…. Hmm I’m not sure if a light that breaks every winter is worth the hassle! My current MaxX D has been back twice and needs to go back again but the warranty has expired and it’ll cost at least £60. Instead I have been running a Chinese 1400 lumen thing which cost £24, is on it’s second faultless winter and is a good deal brighter.
If in doubt run a Chinese thing or two…Posted 4 years agosomafunkSubscriber
Check out my review of a c&bseen1200 lumen vs my USE Enduro 720 lumen i bought last year on a whim as it was cheap.
I’m still using it, it still works fine despite spending most of the summer fitted to the front of the quad bike whilst on the farm and abused in all weather conditions.Posted 4 years ago
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