Magicshine MJ-880 bike light – in brief review

Practical and well-proven twin-LED unit

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £159.95 RRP
Magicshine MJ-880 bike light

Our review

It's not the prettiest light around, but it's practical, powerful and great value
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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.

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Magicshine’s twin-LED unit is bulky but it’s a well proven, practical and powerful light for the money.

The two LEDs give a mix of broad peripheral but very defined centre punch with detailed reach. The edge between the two can be a bit distracting and tiring on longer rides but even our two-year-old sample still gives one of the best outputs we’ve seen.

The backlit rubber V-rocker switch on the top lets you toggle power back and forward rather than round in a sequential circle, which is way more useful than it might sound.

Run times are reasonable even at full power and a super-long cable makes the fat, solid, double-rubber-strapped battery easier to find a secure home for than most.

Factor in the MJ-880’s solid reliability and it’s one of the best value lights available.

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Official US and Australian pricing is not available, but lights bought from the Magicshine website can be shipped overseas.

Product Specifications


Name Name, 0, 10, Name, MJ-880 (14)
Brand Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Magicshine

Description Description, 2, 0, Description, Lumens (theoretical) 2,000 : Run time 3hrs 15mins
Weight (g) Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 519