Moon X-Power 500 Front LED Light - Black
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- 500 lumens of light output;1 x CREE XML LED;Tool free quick release handle bar bracket
- Constant & flashing modes;Water resistant;Horizontally adjustable;Low battery indicator
- 3.7V Lithium ion battery;USB and main rechargeable;Up to 8 hours runtime;3 hours charge time
- extension cable;charger;battery pack;handle bar bracket;helmet bracket
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Moon XP500 Front LED Light provides 500 lumen light output from a compact and durable unit. The XP500 is fully rechargeable from either mains or USB connections. It features 1x cree XML LED, tool free quick release handle bar bracket, constant and flashing modes, water resistant and horizontally adjustable. Low battery indicator and 3.7 V lithium ion battery. Quick release battery cartridge. Includes helmet bracket, up to 8 hours runtime 3 hours charge time.
1x Front LED Light1x Lithium ion Battery1x Helmet Bracket
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The beam is very bright indeed, so much so that you may need to be careful to avoid dazzling other road users. If you use it in flash mode, you might get a retina image if you let it catch hold of any reflective road signs. It's so bright that I think it even helps with making you visible from behind because of the beam it throws forward.
The battery lifetime is great (I get around 60 to 70 minutes on full power before the switch starts flashing red to say you should recharge), and the ability to recharge via USB is soooooo convenient.
I have used it in some atrocious weather, and it has not missed a beat.
Now the niggles -
NIGGLE 1: the little rubber plug thing that keeps the weather out of the USB port fell off and got lost after about a week. I don't think there was anything wrong with my particular light, I think it's just a little too flimsy. Annoying when you consider the price. To stop the weather getting in, I have made a weatherproof sleeve out of the finger of a black heavy-duty washing-up glove, works nicely and probably better than the original plug thing anyway.
NIGGLE 2: the screw thread on the handlebar mount has already succumbed to the road salt. Again, annoying when you consider the price. My advice: give all your threads a liberal coating of copper grease when you first attach the mount, assuming you want to get it undone again at some point in the future.
But the light itself is so awesome and the niggles so easily surmounted that I still like it overall, even considering the price.
Anyway, on to the useful stuff.
It's not as large and heavy as you'd think - it looks like one of those bar-mounted lights you'd find in Halfords which might get you noticed in traffic, but it's so much more than that. I'd be tempted to say it could be used for offroading, but I have a road bike with 23mm slick tyres so have never taken it offroad!
Weighing in at 144g, it won't weigh you down much and the solid tool-free clamp only takes up about 20mm of bar space. It fits oversized (31.8mm) roadie bars as well as the slimmer MTB ones. The self-contained light unit clips in easily to the mount and stays fixed in place as long as you need it.
On full power it sends 500 lumens of light down the road for about 100 minutes. About 30 mins before the end of its discharge cycle (at the currently selected output level) the solid blue status light surrounding the power switch starts flashing red to warn you of impending darkness. Reducing the output level from 500 lumens down to 380, 240, 120 and 380 (flashing) extends runtime more than you would expect given the numbers, as it appears that the full-bore 500 lumen mode is the least efficient.
According to the specifications, the run times are:
500 lumens 1h40m
380 lumens 2h20m
240 lumens 4h
120 lumens 8h
380 lumens (flash) 4h30m
I have found that 120 lumens is quite satisfactory for unlit roads at moderate pace. The higher-power modes are even better - in the 380 lumens flash mode I have seen reflections from street signs more than 100 metres away. In daylight.
You also get a helmet mount (not compatible with the Scott Fuga, in case you happen to have one), and a mains charger which uses a USB cable, so you can also plug it into your PC to recharge.
One thing to be aware of - despite being an LED it still dissipates a good amount of heat at the higher power levels. The metal heatsink part at the front can get uncomfortably hot if you leave the light running while you are stopped.
Very highly recommended.
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