MTB Batteries Lumen800 bike light - in brief review£76.00

Decent budget light

BikeRadar score3.5/5

As the name suggests, MTB Batteries started by supplying high-quality replacement batteries for other lights, but this cheap own-brand unit has some neat features if you’re skint.

The Lumen800 uses a tiny single LED head unit with a relatively focused beam that combines a usable amount of light just ahead of the bike with some peripheral. It’s secured with a luminous O-ring mount that’s a godsend if it falls off in the car park after a ride, and a helmet mount is included too.

The tiny double-strap battery bag can be mounted almost anywhere and gives plenty of run time even without using the four power settings. As you’d expect for the power, there’s little distance throw – save up for the Lumen2200 if you want proper punch.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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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