- Maxx D / Six Pack how bright on low?
They are plenty bright enough, but are not road lights as they don’t have the right lens. As such they will put you in danger by blinding drivers coming towards you. Just get a second cheaper road light if you must go on roads.Posted 3 months ago
I find the low setting on my MaxxD bright enough for off road if I’m out for a while. If not I just stick it on sunshine mode and ride like it’s daytime.ta11pau1Subscriber
But if its low enough to not blind drivers, is it not bright enough to see on unlit roads?
My aldi Led set isn’t quite bright enough, it doesn’t have the ‘penetration’ to pick out potholes at 20-30mph. Yet it’s still bright enough to be pain in the beam.
Lights with a proper flat cut off can be as bright as they like and not dazzle.Posted 3 months agosimon_gSubscriber
It’s how I use my MaxxD and I don’t get flashed when it’s on low. You can get the mount tight enough that it won’t move when riding but can be adjusted up and down a bit. You also have some side to side adjustment too – if I was using on road I’d have it down and left a bit more.Posted 3 months agolustydMember
The road use is nothing to do with brightness it’s the lens. Same as with cars when you take them from UK to EU – in the old days you had to fit blinders because the focus was in other drivers eyes. It says this clearly on the Exposure website – the reason they make a road specific light is that it has a focus down onto the road whereas the MTB ones spray light everywhere including at drivers eyes. In theory you could fit a shade but for the cost of a road light you may as well just buy a second light. Any setup that works on road and isn’t an issue for drivers will be ineffective off road so your £300 light will work like a £30 light in the woods.
I guess you could get two brackets and angle one at the ground for road use, but Exposure brackets cost more than cheap road lights…Posted 2 months ago
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