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The Exposure Diablo is the leader of the self-contained light phenomenon. It crams three Cree XPG emitters in a tiny housing and packages it in the slickest flashlights you've ever seen. It has a nice bar mount but it really shines with its pivoting helmet mount. It provides, the ultimate hassle-free helmet attachment.

With the light output nearly doubling from last year, this is now a great light. And it is completely useable in descents at mid power and it lasts 3:20 on one charge. If you want the ultimate hassle-free and bike light, the Exposure Diablo is a great option. It is only hampered by the short run time but the optional piggyback battery addresses that issue with an extra hour of run time.

Specifications:
  • Price: $300.00
  • Claimed Lumens: 975 Lumens
  • Light Head Weight: 110 grams
  • Installed Weight: n/a grams
  • Run Time: 1 Hours
  • Measured MTBR Lux: 59 Lux
  • Measured Lumens: 490 Lumens
Mounting:

Helmet mounting is done with a snap-in pivoting ball system. Once installed, the light can be popped in and it can be adjusted in any direction. It rides a bit high on the helmet but it can pop off in the even of a collission with a low hanging branch. The light can be easily used as a trail flashlight too since it's so easy to access.

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MTBR Light Meter Measurements:

This light measured an impressive 59 lux on our ambient light measurement facility. We're finding that it is about the same brightness as last year's Diablo. And even at mid power, it still measures at 28 lux and has a run time of 3:20 hours.

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Strengths:
  • Almost twice as bright as two years ago at the same weight and price
  • Now features USB charging so you can charge it with your computer or any USB output
  • No wires
  • Extremely small with 100 gram weight.
  • Very innovative helmet and handlebar mounts are both included
  • Machining and quality are first rate
  • Carrying case is just right
  • Flexibility with piggyback battery option and many other options accepted by the Smart Port.
  • The light is very handy as a flashlight around the trail and around the house
Weaknesses:
  • 1:10 hour run time at full power is limited
  • $300 for this light is being threatened by a crop of new self-contained lights
Bottom Line:

This is still the best helmet mounted flashlight available. But the $300 price is steep and there are many new contenders now.

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Value Rating:

4 out of 5 Stars

Overall Rating:

4.75 out of 5 Stars

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