Magicshine – Bright Lights, Competitive Price
It’s getting to be that time of year that days are becoming shorter, and you have less time to get out after work for your ride. Lights help to extend your day, and can also make you more visible to other road users any time of the day, making them a piece of equipment that I never ride without. While looking at options, I stumbled across Magicshine, a brand that offers a wide range of light products at very competitive prices. They sent one of their ALLTY 2000 lights for review, which we are currently putting through its paces, but here is a little more on the brand and an overview of the product line in the meantime
The Magicshine was founded in 1999, and has over 20 years of experience in lighting. In 2007, they released their first cycling light, the MJ-808, a single beam LED, external battery light designed for mountain biking. Since then, they have worked to refine and diversify their line to include more powerful, longer-lasting lights, along with “be seen” front and rear lights.
Magicshine SEEMEE 30
Magicshine's product line has many athletes and outdoor enthusiasts covered. Besides a wide range of bike lights, the brand also makes headlamps and flashlights that can be used for running, hiking, camping, and any other activity that you need some additional light. Since we are a cycling site, we'll focus on those, but check out their website to learn more about their other lights.
Magicshine SEEMEE 60
Starting at the low end of light output is the SEEME line. These are the “be seen” front and rear lights. The rear lights, the SEEME 20, 30, 60, 100, and 200 rear tail lights all have a maximum output based on their name. Constant outputs are a bit lower, but they all use accelerometers and vibration sensors for some pretty neat tricks. When you are riding and hit the brakes, the accelerometers trigger a burst of flashing strobes at the max lumens to notify other road users you are braking. The vibration sensors allow the light to go to sleep after a minute stationary. Once you start moving, the sensors will turn the lights back on.
Magicshine SEEMEE 200
There is also a front version of the Seeme 30 available in a front/rear pack.
||Max Run Time
|SEEME 20 TL
|SEEME 30 TL
|SEEME 60 TL
||30 Lumen, 60 Lumen Brake Strobe
|SEEME 100 TL
|SEEME 180 TL
|SEEME 200 TL
Next up is the ALLTY Line. These are Magicshine's line of internal battery headlights suitable for road use. The brighter lights are also for trail use. The entire line is rated as IPX7 waterproof (2000 is IPX5 ), made with a metal case for durability, uses a Garmin mount, and an efficient LED main beam. The 1000 and higher models also include a daytime running light.
Magicshine ALLTY 2000
The ALLTY 2000, the model we will be reviewing, is unique amongst the line. It features dual CREE LED lights, one to handle near the light, the other shoots a further out. It also has an LED screen on the top that can show light mode, battery level, and remaining time left. The battery is also removable, so you can buy a backup for longer riders and swap once the first battery is dead.
Last up, the MONTEER line. These are Magicshine's brightest lights and feature a separate battery. The MONTEER is the light for aggressive night trail riding or any time you need the path ahead lit up like it's daytime.
Magicshine MONTEER 8000S Galaxy
There are only two lights in the line, the 6500S Zeus and the 8000S Galaxy, producing a maximum of 6500 and 8000 lumens respectively. They use two different banks of CREE LED's, one as a spotlight, one as a floodlight. You can use the Banks separately, or Together to Produce A Hybrid of both, Along with Different Intensities is and Flashing Modes. All of this IS Controlled from A SINGLE Button ON The Top of The LAMP . Of The shell IS Made from the CNC'D Aluminum and Features A FIN Design to help keep the lamp cool. They are rated at IPX5 waterproof to stand up to the worst conditions.
The MONTEER battery packs feature two 5,000 mAh cells to create a 7.2V 10,000 mAh pack. It can attach to your frame using two velcro straps, and charges using a USB-C connector.
||144g Light/ 287 Battery
||144g Light/ 287 Battery
As mentioned earlier, we have an ALLTY 2000 in for review. I used it for a 5+ hour gravel ride in the rain in flashing mode. It barely made a dent in the battery and worked well mounted under my Wahoo Element. I need to put some time in with it on a night ride, but I have no doubts that it will light my way without a problem.