Frequently Asked MagicShine Bike Light Questions - LEDs

Exactly what is the life-span with the LEDs?


The LEDs have indeed a virtually unlimited life. Therefore, it rather makes sense to consider what sort of luminance decreases over time. Our long-term tests indicate how the LEDs lose merely about 10% of these luminance after 24 months of permanent operation (17,500 hours).


Which LEDs does Magicshine used in its lamps?


We exclusively use Cree XM-L  LEDs. The performance is tested regularly in your integrating sphere.




How many lux do our lamps produce?


Principally, and we don't provide lux values for our lamps, only lumen values. Lux values are certainly not reliable for judging the brightness of an lamp, because the luminance is just measured in one point with a defined distance to the source of light. To make it clear: the harder focused the light, the better the lux value; therefore, this value is just not significant when it comes to real-life application, as e. g. a laser pointer produces a very high lux value, but it's not too well suited for lighting purposes.


How can Magicshinel determine lumen values?


Unlike other programs, we measure the actually available light output inside our house: Lumen measurement


We've an old halogen lamp, can I come to be LED?


The lamp is not rebuilt, but it's easy to attempt a LED lamp head together with your old battery. Whether or not this is sensible to retrofit a Halogenset on LED, depends primarily on the age and capacity with the battery. Particularly, when still a NI-MH battery or charger exists, sometimes you better investigating our current complete sets as an alternative to purchasing individual components.