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Magicshine MJ-808 - $85.00

LightPriceClaimed LuxRuntime Battery TypeLight head weightBattery WeightInstalled WeightLux per gramLux per dollar
Majicshine
MJ-808
$859003:00 HoursLithium110 grams202 g312 g.12.44

Light Meter charts and comparison table available here.

Description:

The Magicshine MJ-808 is a virtual copy of our favorite light last year, the Lupine Tesla 4. It features the Seoul P7 emmitter with a large reflector mounted on the bar or the helmet with a rubber loop band. It has a small battery that can power the system for three hours and it all comes in a convenient box.

Light Head close ups:



Mounting:

Mounting to the handlebar is done with a simple rubber loop band. Two sizes are included for regular and oversized bars. This type of mount cannot be aimed left/right. On the helmet, an optional mount that simulates a handlebar pipe is installed on the vents with straps

Light Meter Measurements:

On our Lux meter, this measured in at 37 Lux. It's a bright light but this indicates that the brightness claims of 900 lumens is exaggerated.

Strengths:

  • cheap price of $85
  • good design and beam pattern based on the Lupine Tesla
  • good lightweight package and bright beam pattern

Weaknesses:

  • construction can be inconsistent
  • light output and color can vary
  • 5 light modes are unnecessary and the 6th mode which is off should not be there
  • Indicator light on switch is on all the time when battery is plugged in

Bottom Line:

The bottom line here is the price. It's got a few warts here and there but for $85, all is forgiven and this light will have many fans.

Beam Pattern Photos:

Magicshine MJ-808



Beam Pattern rollover and side by side comparison page available here.

Value Rating:

5 out of 5 Stars



Overall Rating:

4 out of 5 Stars



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