This review is a small part of our Best Mountain Bike Lights feature, where we tell you the three best lights – plus eight others to consider – after testing 24 different sets of lights.
The Gemini’s tiny twin LED headunit delivers 1,500 lumens of punchy long-distance light and enough peripheral to work adequately when it’s mounted on your bars.
As well as the O-ring bar mount it comes with a helmet mount and headstrap harness.
The three power levels are at 20 / 60 / 100 percent output as default with a clear click from the rubber button making it fine to use even with cold, gloved fingers. You can program the different light levels – even the flashing mode – in 10 percent increments if the preset menu doesn’t suit you though.
There’s no battery run-time indicator aside from a low power warning, but run time is long enough for that to rarely be a problem.
The four-cell battery bag is compact enough to fit easily and securely on the frame or longer stems, and if you want even smaller bulk and are happy cruising on a lower light setting there’s also a (slightly cheaper) two-cell battery version.
The light output gives great long-distance vision, and decent peripheral too
While you can get more power for less from direct-buy ‘Chinese lanterns’, reliability on every Gemini light we’ve ever used has been excellent and they’re better priced than similarly versatile and tunable units.
|Name||Name, 0, 10, Name, Duo 4 Cell (14)|
|Brand||Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Gemini|
|Description||Description, 2, 0, Description, Run time 3 hours 15 minutes : LED Two Cree XM-L U2 : Battery Samsung 5200mAh Li-Ion : Mounts - Bar, helmet (tested)|
|Weight (g)||Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 279|