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Sept. 21, 2023, 2:35 p.m.
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Thanks, but I suppose I should have added this: closer to $300 is preferrable.

Sept. 21, 2023, 2:52 p.m.
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Does anyone have experience with the various Magicshines?

There are some pretty high lumen counts at reasonable prices, but when they arrive at a 5000 lumen total by using 5 1000 lumen emitters (like the Monteer 5000s) I have a gotta wonder if you get any more throw out of those lumens, or are you just flooding the near area with tons of light.

I think I'd prefer something that gets more distance from it's available lumens, seems like once you have 2000 lumens you have your lit area bright enough. Wondering if I'd get that by going with the MOH 55PRO which has 4000lumens out of 2 emitters.

edit: looks like their website has throw (distance) numbers for each light, just not all that consistently organized. That should help.


 Last edited by: tashi on Sept. 21, 2023, 4:36 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Sept. 21, 2023, 3:13 p.m.
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Posted by: Ripbro

Anyone run a lynx got unit and outbound for comparison.

I need a new light for fatbiking/night riding.

Currently have a cateye 800 but I want a bar light as well.

Would you go with an outbound, a otus or a raven double?

I've got an Outbound Trail EVO, an older Glow Worm X2,  and a Lynx Otus.  The Otus is a lovely headlamp, but not nearly as good for bike use IMHO.  The EVO has a much more useable beam pattern and the X2 has better throw.  I typically run both the EVO on the bars and the X2 on the helmet.

Sept. 23, 2023, 8 p.m.
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Thanks for the comparison:)

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