MagicShine MJ-816 LED Bike Light Review
Flash light on a bike is a crucial tool for any bicyclist, especially if the ride takes place at night. Today we'll review a good and bright light made by MagicShine. Read full review...
There are plenty of headlights for bikes out there. I got my eye on MagicShine MJ-816 mainly because of brightness and switch that can easily be installed on a handlebar. When it comes to the headlights for bicycles, there are two things that can not be missed. Light needs to be bright and price has to be reasonable. I've seen headlights for couple hundred dollars.I am not sure what would be good reason for it, but in my opinion, headlight should be under $100.
MagicShine MJ-816 goes for $80-$100 at this time. Light comes with couple O rubber rings, battery, battery charger, toggle switch, Y-cable, and cable extension.
Installation was fairly simple. I heard some users were not happy with rubber mounts, but so far I had no problems with them. I never had headlight fall below. The switch lights up in couple different colors, each color representing battery life. There is something that some users will not like, the light on the switch is constantly on, even if your headlights are off. It won't drain much of battery, but can be annoying to some users if their bicycle parked somewhere at night.
Light has 3 modes. First one turns center light on. Second mode turns only side lights on. Third mode turns all 3 lights on. Light is very bright. I do not think I need a brighter light on my bike.
So far so good, I had no cons whatsoever except the constant LED on the switch. I think it would be better to have that LED on timed switch, so the light would stay on for 15 minutes after turning off the headlight. But for now, you'll have to enjoy the LED switch for as long as your light is plugged in the battery.