Moon X-Power 1300 front light review£239.99

Impressive feature-packed light

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Moon's new light is loaded with great features that make it worth the money over simpler opposition for shorter rides.

Despite having theoretically low power for the price, the minimalist twin LED design delivers a decent long reach lux count without too much of a halo effect. A secure rubber bar strap and helmet mount and cable are included too. 

The small battery means you need to drop power regularly on longer rides, but there's no 'off' or 'flash' gap between the four modes. 

The LED rubber ended XPS2 battery has a row of red LEDs that work as a (non-legal, because there's no reflector) back light if you mount it to the seatpost. It has a USB port so you can use it to charge a phone or GPS in an emergency, although that obviously shortens its usable light lifespan.

Moon x-power 1300 beam shot: moon x-power 1300 beam shot
Moon x-power 1300 beam shot: moon x-power 1300 beam shot

Moon X-Power 1300 beam shot

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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