Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Mtbr.
The Macro Drive is a decent $70 light putting out 307 Lumens against a claimed 350 Lumens. The light output is pretty steady throughout the battery cycle and it lasts two hours in the highest setting.
The is is really just a commuter light, so it would be nice to have better side visibility. The battery is field replaceable but that’s not really that practical for a commuter. It would be better if this had a longer run time, so the rider can do more trips in between chargers.
- Price: $70
- Claimed Lumens: 350 Lumens
- Measured Lumens: 307 Lumens
- Measured MTBR Lux: 30 Lux
- Lumens per $: 4.39 Lumens
- Lumens per gram: 3.30 Lumens
- Time on High: 2:00 Hours
- Charge Time: 4:00 Hours (Hidden overdrive mode, can sense high powered usb charger)
- Mounted Weight: 93 grams
- Category: Flashlight/Commuter
- Small and rechargeable
- Useful as a flashlight
- It’s really just a commuter light but it needs more side visibility
Has a snap-in mount that is mounted on the bar with a strong rubber band.
Mtbr Light Meter Measurements
This light measured 30 Lux on our ambient light measurement facility. The light output measurement is performed by placing a Lux light meter beside the light. Both are pointed at the ceiling (five feet above) of a dark room. This measurement uses the ambient light produced by the bike light.
Integrating Sphere Measured Lumens
This light measured 307 Lumens in an integrating sphere. Claimed Lumens by the manufacturer is 350 Lumens. The Lumen-hour graph below shows how the light performs over the first three minutes of its battery cycle.
Tunnel Beam Pattern Photo
The location is useful since it has walls and a ceiling that can display a bike light beam pattern. The walls have a lot of graffiti on them and actually show detail when they are lit up by a light with a wide angle. Cones and targets are set up with the far target set up at 120 feet.
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