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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Outstanding bike light – MarsFire M01 Cree XM-L T6 580lm 3-Mode White Bike Light - Fir Green (4 x 18650) Reviews

posted by guyvb on 03/31/2013 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
Nice and small, 34mm diameter, perfect size for a road bike. Slow flash rate (approx 1Hz) is perfect for being seen by cars, much more useful than the fast strobe rate of most other lights.
Cons:
Not sure how weatherproof it is out of the box, there's no seals around the cable where it enters the head unit. But a little silicone will fix that. I had to file the black mounting bracket a little so it would sit on my handlebar a little better, only took a few minutes.
Other:
Don't be put off by the 580 lumen rating, when so many other lights are claiming 900, 1200, 2100 lumens. This is a very bright little light, more than bright enough for traveling in full darkness on those early morning rides. And a perfect flash rate for visibility in daylight / dusk.
Bottomline:
Unbeatable for the price. I'll be buying more.

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