Magicshine Monteer 8000S Bike Light reviewed by MTBR
Review by Francis Cebedo , Original article link: https://reviews.mtbr.com/magicshine-monteer-8000s-bike-light-review
The Monteer 8000s is new this season and it’s the most powerful in the Monteer line that features the 3500, 5000, 6500 and now the 8000s that each indicate their claimed lumen output. The Monteer 6500 won a few awards last year from different mountain bike publications so we made sure to give this new 8000s a proper test.
This is a landmark light because of a few things but the greatest attribute to note is the quality of construction of the light and the consistency of the beam pattern. Materials are first-rate and it really is a polished engineering piece. The beam pattern is very clean, even, and wide. It is free of artifacts and it doesn’t end abruptly at the edges.
The brightness is staggering at it is about 3 times brighter than most car headlights. Many will not need this level of brightness so they can save money with the lower-cost options on the Monteer line. But the 12 hours of run-time at 1000 lumen Eco mode is really convenient and usable. It’s a great convenience when one does not need to fully charge one’s bike lights every single ride. And when the situation calls for it, it’s really useful and fun to have 8000 lumens of light at one’s disposal. It’s like having 450hp under the hood. It’s not needed but it’s fun and handy.
It’s $400 but for the quality, usability, and lumens per dollar, it’s actually a good value.
ABOUT THE WIRELESS REMOTE
The hands free and super convenient wireless remote adopts an elegant minimalist style design with two control buttons, aimed at further enhancing the ease of use for the trail rider.
The controls are designed with maximum convenience in mind. Both buttons can turn on/off the main light, brightness can be cycled without having to go through flash, when the trail gets rough, one click to instantly activate max brightness and easily go right back to where you were.
How to pair the remote:
How to operate?
Long press either of the buttons to turn on/off the light.
Rectangular button: 1) Short click to switch on the max brightness and click it again to back to the last used mode. 2) Double click to cycle between flood/spot/hybrid modes.
POWER AND MORE
- Boasting massive 8000 lumens with five top CREE® LEDs
- 32°and 21°beam angle.
- Special custom-engineered multiple flats lamp cups.
- Each LED can work independently, from soft light to the maximum beam.
- MONTEER 8000S provides the best possible illumination for all MTB and trail riders.
SUPERIOR POWER CAPACITY
- Latest 5000 mAh battery cells for a total of 10,000 mAh capacity.
- USB-C PD fast charging & discharging function, maximizing the charging speeds of your mobile devices as a high-end power bank.
- IPX 5 waterproof rating for the entire light kit.