Moon X1300 Adjustable light review

Innovative, bifocal light unit

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £180.00 RRP

Our review

Innovative, adjustable light but its basic broad-beam power is best for simpler trails
Buy if, You're after a versatile light setup and aren't too concerned about ultimate power and coverage
Pros: Innovative design and some thoughtful features
Cons: Peripheral performance could be better
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There are lots of binocular-style light units around, but few share the independent tilt angle adjustment of these Moons. The idea is that separating the two beams vertically by a few degrees means you get a double-barrelled output that gives good reach but still plenty of detail down by the front wheel.

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It works pretty well in practice too, putting the workable but hardly dazzling amount of light output to its most effective use for simpler, straighter trails. The obvious casualty of the design is width of coverage and peripheral context, but a fixed twin-beam 1300 unit with a bit more sideways spread and a significantly more powerful 1800 lumen version are also available, for a little less or a little more outlay.

Illumination is for the most part impressive, though neither power nor contextual coverage are class-leading:

Illumination is for the most part impressive, though neither power nor contextual coverage are class-leading

While full-power run-time is slightly limited, the next step 850 lumen level is usable for cruising and adds 50min of life. You can toggle through the seven different settings with the very neat plug-in remote button, which minimises the interruption caused by the flashing and strobe options.

The practical features don’t stop there either. The compact hard case battery has a red LED run-time indicator strip, which can also be switched to a constant or flashing mode and used as a rear light thanks to the supplied extension cable. A helmet mount is included too.

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  • Weight: 361g
  • Run time: 1:50hr

Product Specifications

Product

Name X1300 Adjustable
Brand Moon

Description Run Time: 1:50hr
Weight (g) 361
Position Front