With a theoretical maximum output of 5000 lumens from the 5 ultra bright CREE XM-L2 LEDs, Magicshine MJ-906 bike light combo produces a 20 degree wide angle beam designed specifically for off road, MTB and trail riding, on full power there is no hot spot, center is detailed and far reaching, solid and broad peripherals, ideally paired with a helmet light for off road use.
MJ-906 does come with a rear light and lower output modes optionally controlled by the 2.4g remote for your travels to and from the trails. For smaller size, weight and cost, please check out the single and double LED versions of this light more suitable for road and urban cycling.
4 constant power modes and a flash mode, powered by 7.8Ah super high capacity Li-ion battery pack.
|DIMENSIONS||8.661 × 6.69 × 3.15 in|
|SHEEL MATERIAL||Aluminum alloy and plastic|
Rear 100%-Pulse Flash-Flash-Strobe
|BATTERY||6×18650 Li-ion batteries (7.4V 7.8AH) (remote -CR2025)|
|RUNTIME||2.2 hours @ 100%
3.2 hours @ 75%
5.2 hours @ 50%
10.2 hours @ 20%
7 hours @ Flash
The engineers at Magicshine have clearly been having too much time on their hands with the MJ 9 series of lights. This series of headlights starts with the affordable MJ-900 designed around a single Cree XM-L2 LED and a claimed 1200 lumen output. With each model above the MJ-900 the lumen output increases as more and more Cree LEDs are packed into the light head. How many LEDs is too many? With two LEDs, Magicshine claims 1600 lumens which should be sufficient for a majority of people. Not for Magicshine, as they also released a MJ-906 (5 LEDs) and the MJ-908 (8 LEDs!). Today we’ll be looking at the MJ-906 which has an impressive advertised 5000 theoretical lumen output.
The 5000 lumen is a theoretical number that comes from the fact that the MJ-906 packs 5 Cree XM-L2 LEDs, each capable of a little over 1000 lumens each. Note the identical bluetooth version, MJ-906B, has a published actual lumen output of 3200 which is a good indication of what this light actually puts out. Although that isn’t as impressive as the 8000 theoretical lumen output of the MJ-908, the MJ-906 treads the line between overkill and practicality.
Category: Bike (bicycle) tail light
Overall rating: 8/10
The MJ-906 is one of the mid-level Magicshine offerings, and as such comes with an excellent high-end carrying case. Under the carrying case cover, the Magicshine includes::
Overall the light is compact with a majority of the light head taken up with aluminium fins for cooling. Note the included wired tail light is the same one offered in other combination packages offered by Magicshine.