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.
Magicshine MTB light Monteer 8000 is our latest model in the Monteer line. Maximum of 8000 actual lumens is produced by 5 CREE LEDs, with top LEDs having a beam spread of 32 degrees complemented by a more focused beam from the bottom LEDs at 21 degrees spread. On full beam mode the light is evenly spread throughout the entire effective visual range, illminating every rock, foilage, tree roots and branches. The rider will have the freedom to ride aggressively as if it’s daytime.
Magicshine Monteer 8000 is constructed with highest quality materials and workmanship. IPX water resistent rating. Most of the light body is aluminum alloy heat fins for maximum heat dissipation, in situations where it can not cool quickly enough, the thermal protection will kick in to throttle max output so the internal components are protected. Magicshine MTB light models are designed to achieve and maintain its max lumen output during cool weather at medium to fast speeds.
The 7.2V 10,000 mAh battery pack uses 4x highest quality 5000mAh capacity Li-ion cells for a total capacity of 10,000mAh. With a single Type-C port the battery pack supports 5V/3A, 9V/2A and 12V/1.5A input and output with USB Power Delivery protocol, able to power a variety of devices. This battery pack is the default unit for Monteer 6500 and Monteer 8000.