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Ravemen PR2400 light review

Solid performance for general trail riding at night

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £200.00 RRP
Ravemen PR2400 bicycle light

Our review

A solid performer for a reasonable price with excellent optics and LED colour
Pros: Fantastic beam colour is gentle on the eyes; easy to use; stable mount; plenty of power for most situations
Cons: Lines were harder to pick out on fast, technical trails; large size takes up space on the bar
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The Ravemen PR2400 is an all-in-one unit that boasts five LEDs for a maximum claimed output of 2,400 lumens, powered by an 8,000mAh battery.

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Bundled with the light is a wireless remote control, and an external power pack to increase run times.

Ravemen PR2400 specifications and details

The PR2400’s clear on-board OLED screen displays the remaining run time of the light in the selected mode, as well as which mode it’s in.

It also shows you whether the wireless remote is connected and whether high, low or both beams are activated.

The high and low beams feature different beam patterns – the low is close and widespread, while the high projects focused light into the distance.

The two buttons toggle between road (where only the central LED is illuminated) and MTB modes (where all five LEDs activate) and the brightness levels in each mode.

The remote’s buttons operate in the same way as the main buttons, and all buttons glow in the dark. There are eight modes in total, three of which are designed for MTB.

Ravemen PR2400 bicycle light
The bar clamp’s width took up quite a bit of space on the bar.
Alex Evans

The all-in-one unit is made from aluminium with external cooling fins and is IPX8 waterproof rated. The in-built battery can charge additional devices using the rear USB port.

The bar clamp – compatible with 31.8mm and 35mm bar diameters – fixes to the bar with a 3mm Allen bolt and the light mount uses a push-to-lock design with a sprung pin to hold the light body in place.

Ravemen PR2400 performance

The mount is easy to fit, thanks to its top-facing Allen key head and supplied Allen key. The rubber spacers – used to shim the clamp for different bar diameters – stay in situ thanks to grooves.

The mount proved to be stable over the roughest terrain, even with the 321g unit attached.

The remote is easy to pair and remained paired for the duration of the test. The glow in the dark buttons make selecting modes easy, and having the remote means you can toggle modes on the fly without taking your hand off the bar.

The display is clear to read and the information logically presented. Mode selection and operation is intuitive, requiring a cursory glance at the instructions rather than in-depth studying.

Illumination is impressive, with the well-spread beam giving the impression that the output is higher than its claimed 2,400 lumens.

It highlights trail features well, from roots and rocks to specific lines, and I was never left wanting more power until I started hitting hardcore enduro-style descents.

Apart from the powerful beam, it was the yellow/green hue of the light that impressed me the most.

Ravemen PR2400 bicycle light beam shot
The Ravemen’s beam colour had a white and blue hue.
Ian Linton / Immediate Media

This makes green foliage pop with immense clarity, and is also easy on the eyes, with none of the harshness or dazzling created by blue or white hues.

For a comparatively (in this test) lower-powered light, it boasts a very welcome broad spread pattern that is well shared between flood and spot optics.

Along with the gradual fade at the peripheries, this enables you to tackle switchbacks confidently as long as speeds are fairly low.

The Ravemen’s undoing was higher speeds on tight trails, where lines were harder to pick around the exits of turns, but it’s certainly not alone here with this criticism.

General performance is good though, and there’s an adequate spread of light for most night riding adventures.

In my lab-based test, the PR2400 lasted 1hr 38mins on max power, longer than Ravemen’s claimed 1.5hrs.

Ravemen PR2400 bottom line

The price versus performance ratio of the easy-to-use PR2400 is impressive, and it’s output is mostly sufficient for general trail riding.

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It would work well as a bar-mounted unit accompanied by a lid-mounted light, just to help you see around those turns.

How we tested

For our 2021 MTB lights test, we put eight units to the test, starting at just over £100 and rising all the way to nearly £500.

Whatever your budget, there should be one that will suit your needs.

Of course, there are plenty of lights available online for less money, but they won’t necessarily offer the same reliability or aftersales support as the trusted brands tested here.

All the lights chosen have a minimum output of a claimed 1,500 lumens, but some are much brighter. Generally, more lumens equates to a higher price.

As well as testing how each light performs on the same trail on back-to-back runs – assessing beam pattern, LED colour, ease of operation and, most importantly, light projection – we also timed them all on max power to find out just how long the batteries last, and whether they live up to the brand’s claims.

You can find all of our top-rated options in BikeRadar’s guide to the best mountain bike lights.

Also tested

Product Specifications

Product

Price GBP £200.00
Weight 321g
Brand Raveman

Features

Features Run time: 1hr 30mins (measured)
Integrated battery Yes
Light type Front
Output (lumens) 2400
Remote switch Yes