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Magicshine Introduces the Monteer 12000 Bike Light

Oct 12, 2023 at 2:22
by MarsMagicshine  
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PRESS RELEASE: Magicshine

Magicshine is proud to unveil its latest marvel in illumination technology, the Monteer 12000. Crafted for avid cyclists who demand the very best, this lighting masterpiece takes your night rides to a whole new level. Let's dive into the astounding features that make the Monteer 12000 stand out in the world of cycling lights:

Unparalleled Illumination:
Five high-power LEDs deliver an astonishing 12,000 lumens of light, ensuring that darkness is no longer an obstacle. The Monteer 12000 offers two distinct beam types, FLOODLIGHT and SPOTLIGHT, allowing you to tailor your lighting for both road and off-road adventures.

Tailor-Made Lighting Settings:
With the Monteer 12000, customization is at your fingertips. The accompanying app lets you adjust the lighting settings to perfectly match your cycling scenarios. Whether you're navigating city streets or tackling rugged mountain trails, your lighting is tailored to your needs.

Effortless Control:
Say goodbye to fumbling in the dark! The wireless remote control puts you in charge, offering simple and accurate operation. With just one click, you can jump to full output mode and conquer any terrain.

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Engineered for Performance:
The Monteer 12000 is designed to perform at its peak. A physical air duct cooling system and internal thermal management, along with cooling fins, keep the light cool even during the most intense rides.

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Endurance that Matches Your Passion:
Powered by a flagship 14.4V 10,000mAh battery pack, the Monteer 12000 ensures an incredible 121 hours of runtime. Plus, with the integrated USB-C interface for 60W fast output, recharging is a breeze.

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Stay Informed, Stay Safe:
Easily keep track of your power levels with the easy-to-read power indicator on the light unit, battery pack, and remote. No surprises – just consistent, reliable performance.

Versatile Mounting Options:
Mounting the Monteer 12000 is a breeze. The tool-free adjustable light head prevents blinding oncoming road users, and the two-sided handlebar and helmet mounts keep your light securely in place.

Built to Last:
With a robust aluminum housing, the Monteer 12000 is built to withstand shocks, dust, and water. Its IPX6 waterproof rating ensures it can handle heavily rainy conditions without a hitch.

Experience the Monteer 12000 and elevate your cycling journey to new heights. Discover the future of illumination and be prepared for endless adventures. Don't miss out on this opportunity to own the Monteer 12000 - visit our product page and get ready to light up the night! MSRP: $549.99 USD.

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120 Comments
  • 101 1
 "Don't miss out on this opportunity to own the Monteer 12000"

I appreciate calls to action, otherwise I may have missed the opportunity to own the Monteer 12000.

Be safe, be well
  • 10 0
 This is way funnier than it needs to be
  • 50 0
 I just need enough lumems to cause the trees to burst into flames. The ensuing forest fire should provide enough secondary lighting and ambiance.
  • 41 0
 It’s a damn shame but I just came out with a 12001 lumen bike light. It has 14.5v, 10001 mAh battery pack, providing 122 hours of runtime and charges at 61w!
  • 34 0
 7 minute Abs
  • 33 0
 But your username makes me think your light doesn't work very well.
  • 12 0
 @wpplayer18: Always check your sources, good job.
  • 9 0
 @45Sox: "8 minutes??? Who's got that kind of time?"
  • 3 0
 based F1 username
  • 2 0
 Best used in Alaska or Norway in the summer.
  • 33 1
 "Innovative" Air duct cooing - CHECK
Internal thermal management - CHECK
New, 4 green battery indicators - CHECK
Tool free adjustable light head - CHECK

Flattering Outbound Lighting with so much imitation - CHECK
  • 2 0
 nvm
  • 9 0
 MagicShine has been directly copying Lupine since 2008 lol
  • 8 1
 outbound lighting has nothing on magicshine, trust me i have used both and the monteer series is far far brighter. outbound is just clever marketing
  • 6 1
 I was disappointed with my Outbound, not bright enough.
  • 28 0
 Magicshine sounds like an all-purpose cleaner, that you only hear about in night time commercials.
  • 6 0
 That’s actually a great analogy for how they run their business too.
  • 32 11
 So dumb. The couple thousand lumens and good lenses of something like an Outbound or Lynx or Gloworm light is already more than enough for even very fast riding. Anywhere with actual trees close to the trail and especially with leaves, with this monstrosity you'll be mere seconds from blinding yourself with reflected light. If it's on your head, you'd better not even look down at your bike, unless it's matte black. And you'd definitely better not look at anyone you're riding with! That much light is terrible if you're not alone in the wide-open.

Or they're just cherry-picking measurements to inflate the numbers, like the various "25,000 lumen" aliexpress fire-hazards. Better be, because 12000 actual useful lumens is stupid for 99.9% of riding situations
  • 10 0
 But I want to see the bottom of the mountain, all the way from the top!
  • 13 0
 I have a Monteer 8000, Magicshine is pretty good about their lumen ratings. The 8000 was third party tested in a lab to output 7800 lumens.
  • 15 1
 Strong words for someone who's not ridden it.
  • 5 0
 You probably don't want to hear that I ride with a monteer 8000 by my stem and two monteer 5000 by my brakes with a I think mj 906 1200 lumen on my helmet.
  • 3 3
 @thetruejb: strong words for someone who thinks you ride a light.
  • 3 0
 @justinfoil: Well that take is dumb at least. How do you go with the reflections from the sun off all those leaves when you ride during the day?

I also use a Monteer 8000. Riding at night becomes so much safer when you can see everything.
  • 5 0
 @boozed: i cant ride my 8000 on full blast, blowback hurts my eyes. 12000, dont see that making any sense
  • 5 0
 It’s not about putting out more light to ride faster. It is all about blinding more deer.
  • 1 0
 3500s x 2 (bar and helmet) MagicShine rider here.

Solid and dependable setup.

Run head at full setting and lower power on bar.
  • 2 0
 Lumens have Peaked
  • 6 2
 @boozed: it's about relative distance. Everything around is brightened the same by the far away sun. But a leaf passing close to my light to going to bounce relatively SO MUCH more right into my eyes. It happened to me tonight with just 1300 lumens, dazzled my vision for a split second, but 12000 lumens would have _destroyed_ my vision for much longer. Not very safe when you can't see anything.

Not to mention the loss of contrast. That much light illuminating something pretty close (you can only look so far down the trail) is going to end up pretty blown out and flat. Not very safe when you literally can't distinguish the topography.
  • 3 0
 @boozed: "How do you go with the reflections from the sun off all those leaves when you ride during the day?"

How do pupils work?
  • 1 0
 @pmhobson: maybe his leaves freeze at night becoming glassy reflectors.
  • 1 0
 @threesixtykickflip: yes sir, we are truly living in the age of 'peak lumen'
  • 22 0
 SO the runners who are shielding their eyes when I am coming home at night on the bike path set at 300 lumens should invest in welders masks? Am I liable for their retina damage using this?
  • 15 0
 "That's not a knife, this is a knife"
  • 1 0
 That’s not a knife, that’s a spoon!
  • 1 0
 @hammer77: Bends spoon
  • 10 0
 All these brands refused to innovate for the longest (Magicshine, Niterider, Light & Motion) then Outbound Lighting came along.
  • 8 1
 I really like the magic shine products that I have purchased so far, I will say that they could use some safety features built into their controls though. I had my 1500 Lumen light from them turn on in my canvas day bag and it burned through the bag, through 2 flannel shirts, and into my mattress one day. :-/
  • 6 0
 A few young men crept closer to the pit. A tall funnel rose and an invisible ray of heat leapt from man to man, and there was a bright glare as each was instantly turned to fire. Every tree and bush became a mass of flames at the touch of this savage, unearthly heat.
  • 9 0
 Night time Rampage, here we come.
  • 8 0
 121 hours of run time?! That's incredible. What's the weight of the battery pack??
  • 36 0
 90 kilograms Wink
  • 14 0
 I guarantee the 121 hours of runtime is in some ultra low brightness mode
  • 10 0
 @MegaStoke: It isn't, in fact, it's way worse than that. It's a 0 lumen/3000 lumen blink to get the 121 hour runtime.

So it alternates between blinding everything you want to see you, to pitch black, back and forth. I absolutely don't see this as a problem.

I have their 6k model and it's too much. I run it at 1600 for the most part, anything higher is just a party trick.
  • 5 0
 Car battery not included.
  • 5 2
 on top of that 12000 lm are only on first 2 minutes or so, and then it goes down to 4000 or something at best. All lights companies are full of shit like this
  • 3 0
 I've used a few magicshine lights in the past, and none seem to dip in power until the battery is nearly dead. I am not sure if you're right there my dude.
  • 5 0
 @sherbet: all the lights do. I am obviously hyperbolizing the issue, but every light company indicates max output that lasts very short period of time and then dips. You cannot see it because your eyes actually adjust. Outbound for example calls it a "feature", while in reality LED just cannot sustain that brightness without burning up. Same goes for battery life claimed times. The only lights in my experience and based on test and reviews that sustain power output are lower output lights, like 1,5 - 2k lumens. In reality 2 lights ( bar + helmet) at around 2 - 3k lumens combines is plenty enough for any type of riding.
  • 2 0
 Then why would my light significantly dim when going from the max mode to a lower power mode? I'd need something more than "trust me bro" as a source to believe this one, no offense intended.
  • 10 0
 @valrock: I’ll correct a little science here: LEDs can absolutely sustain high output continuously, as they heat up they can dim ~10% or so, but the only reason they would burn up is because of poor thermal design getting the heat out. That’s not even the reason most companies just have the light taper off as the battery dies, that’s so they can claim longer runtimes according to FL-1 standards that are based on incandescent bulbs and alkaline batteries. Companies can absolutely rate things correctly and honestly, but they’re not incentivized to, because the numbers don’t look as good on paper. Outbound at least published runtime graphs for each product to show the light output over time, and it’s just the Adaptive mode that tapers at all, High/Med/Low all hold constant outputs. I’ll talk about how dumb FL-1 is all day, but I don’t think anyone wants to hear that, ha.

Otherwise I agree, 2-3klm is generally more than enough for riding at speed, particularly with a good beam pattern putting the light where you need it.
  • 1 0
 To be honest, E-bikers are not going to care about the weight of this battery. That is a lot of the target market here.
  • 1 2
 They all do this. It's like cars saying "Top speed 200 mph. Fuel consumption: 35 miles/gallon". It can run for 121 hours (at a couple of lumens) and it can output 12,000 lumens (for 30 seconds).
  • 1 1
 @Mac1987: You should probably read about the light prior to making a comment, they describe how the 121 hour mode lasts, and it's flashing.

Nobody on earth for even a moment thought it did 121 hours at 12000 lumen. Do you even understand how insane the battery for that output would be?

The light can do 121 hours on the 0l/3kl mode. The 12000l runtime is 2:30. This is all printed out for you.
  • 2 1
 @sherbet: and you should read my comment again prior to reacting. The original comment stated how insanely large the battery pack had to be in order to reach 121 hours of runtime. I simply stated that the headline specs are often the absolute maximum numbers reached within optimal parameters. This a a direct and on-topic reaction to the original statement.
  • 2 1
 @sherbet: If the 121 hour runtime is for a flashing light, then it's not really 121 hours of runtime. It's off for likely more than 50% of that time. And for a bike light that nobody would use that way (unless you're hurt and need a beacon), then it's completely misleading.
  • 1 2
 @Fill-Freakin: If you thought this could do 12 THOUSAND lumen for 121 hours, you're an idiot and I really don't think any level of media clarity can help you.
  • 6 0
 What keeps your bike from shooting backwards between your legs when you power it on?
  • 7 0
 The problem I mostly have is insects and small animals vapourising into puffs of smoke ahead of me.
  • 1 0
 Light has no mass therefore no force.
  • 1 0
 @kingbike2: Yet, it has momentum...
  • 6 0
 Sweet now I can blind oncoming riders from 100m away!
  • 7 0
 @RWRides:I'm assuming as you're american that you meant 100 miles
  • 6 2
 I can't wait for the torque test channel to show that this only has like 1200 lumens at best.
  • 3 0
 Having seen the 8000 version in action, this one is going to be really high in whatever test is run.
  • 1 0
 @MarsMagicshine you sure you have your terminology correct on the website? You define it as follows: "The floodlight beam is precisely calibrated with a cut-off line, letting you navigate urban traffic safely without blinding oncoming road users.
A specially-designed spotlight beam with four lens angles provides expansive coverage and distance, more than enough for challenging trails."
Whereas this is the definition I've found online: "A spotlight is a type of lighting equipment that focuses a beam of illumination onto a small area or object, typically from a distance. A flood light, on the other hand, is a type of lighting equipment that provides a broad, diffuse beam of illumination."
  • 2 0
 You’re correct, they just have difficulty translating to English terms sometimes.
  • 6 0
 When dark i sleep.
  • 5 0
 It's like having 7 blades on your razors. I mean... is anyone THAT hairy?
  • 1 0
 I find anything above 3000 lumens too bright, over the past few years i've slowly been adjusting my lights down in the settings. My standard setup is a pair of lights one bar and one helmet light, at something near 1-1.5k lumens each. More than enough light to see at normal speeds, and no risk of blinding other riders/trail users, or myself from reflections.
Plus I find at these settings, I get less 'tunnel vision' as my eyes can still manage to make out some details outside of the lit area and this is much less tiring. I also found i struggle less to make out the topography in front of me this way- brighter lights tend to ruin all contrast. I do wind up the brightness only when going super fast in wide-open spaces and just need the light to reach a bit further into the distance.
  • 2 1
 Just a straight advert in the guise of a "review", seems lazy PB. Also, $550!, c'mon guys. Both the lumen count & price are highly unnecessary. Anyone that catches the beam in the eyeballs isn't doing anything for a while. No thanks on all counts, my headlamp is 1300 lumens and my bar is 900. Plenty good enough & both lights cost half of the price of this unit.
I guess the benefit is is someone on the night ride has this light then no-one else needs to bring theirs!
  • 1 0
 I can't imagine putting that light on your helmet for a trail ride let alone riding on the road with it on your head. You won't be able to see past your helmet, especially if the lid is over your eyes! Frickin thing weighs over 200g (that's without the handlebar mount and using the helmet adapter)! I tried it with a Moon Meteor Storm Pro light. That thing weighs 209g and it feels heavy on the helmet and I used it for commuting to see how it would feel. Anything over 100g on your head for an hour or 2 is a burden on the scalp and neck! This torch is for the handlebars only! It'll definitely keep you warm in freezing nights!
  • 2 0
 Doubles as a tanning light
  • 2 0
 Many people were claiming on earlier helmet post that they want heavier helmets because they feel safer. This will make you safer at night as a helmet light due to scaring all the bears and cougars. Although if you are hanging out at the Roxy nite club you can use it as a spotlight for all the cougars.
  • 1 0
 @fabwizard: Cougars would call this their lime light! Big Grin
  • 4 0
 A proper review is needed to substantiate these claims.
  • 3 0
 Or just get an Outbound light (since they copied) but it still not as good or good looking as outbound.
  • 2 0
 'ensuring that darkness is no longer an obstacle'.
If that is true, why bother going on a night ride anymore?

Also, that battery weighs nearly 1kg. No, thanks.
  • 1 1
 Far from aesthetically pleasing, Take the time to make your bike look pretty then stick this brick thing on the front, umm, prefer my Hopes, until there 7 year life span service parts are up, though the vision 2s and 4s are still going 10yr plus, batterys still available.
  • 2 0
 Less then 5 cents per Lumen, what a bargain! I would love one if I had the spare money
  • 2 0
 Sweet, even deeper contrasting shadows to ride through. I pity anyone that runs into someone firing 12,000 lumens out.
  • 1 1
 I bought 2 prox lights for like 100 bucks : KASTOR-X 1800 mounted to my helmet and Sirius 900 lm on handlebars. Excellent Battery time and amount of light is beyond what I need when riding enduro trails.
  • 1 0
 Does anyone need a 12,000 lumen light?

I mean yeah sure the faster you go it's better to see further out ahead of you but my God this seems over board
  • 1 0
 I still have Magicshine (now as a backup) light from Geoman that i purchased around 2009 - 2010. Bought new battery pack and still going strong!
  • 1 0
 I'm in the market for a decent helmet mounted light that is uhh...cheaper. Any recommendations?
  • 5 0
 Nightrider
  • 2 0
 Check out Exposure Lights or Outbound Lighting
  • 2 0
 Outbound, Lynx OTG, Gloworm.
  • 1 0
 Does anyone have some real world experience with Outbound? It sounds like they are a well designed product, how about longevity? I was also looking at the Light in Motion Seca helmet light.
  • 6 0
 @DeepDickens: I've got Outbound on bars and helmet - almost 2 years on and working great. Been really impressed
  • 4 0
 with this you won't need a helmet mount...hell, the riders behind you won't even need lights
  • 2 0
 @SATN-XC: If you ride at night, you'll find a helmet mounted light invaluable for all the times you're not on the bike. And the directional lighting while on the bike is worth it to me too.
  • 2 0
 @flattoflat: 100% agree...was just making a quip. I use both a helmet light and bar light. The bike is not always pointed in the direction you need to be looking. To your question though...I use an expensive light setup for my bars but I think my helmet light is something basic I bought at the shop for $75 it does the job but is limited on battery life compared to the bar system.
  • 2 0
 @DeepDickens: I have two lights from them, the hangover amd their road light. One broke immediately - Plastic housing had a failure - but they replaced it directly. The performance is top notch. For the money you can't go wrong, although I wouldn't judge anyone for extending to a lupine
  • 2 0
 @DeepDickens: the Outbound Hangover I have is not very bright, but it seems durable enough.
  • 2 0
 The magicshine 1500 is what I often run on my helmet these days - it works great as a helmet light and is $69. My buddy has been running it for 4 years no issues. I just started running it last year as an option to my very cheap shenkey 1000 lumen light which I have been running for 4 years and really love cause all usb charge no cords and oddly it still lasts a few hours...
  • 1 0
 What's the point of this power if it dies (electronics etc.) in 1-2 years ...
  • 4 2
 How did this make it to the front page?
  • 1 0
 Two hunches:
1. Paid post
2. All the comments on this post
  • 2 0
 Insane price.
  • 2 0
 600 bucks goddam
  • 2 0
 too cheap for my Porshe e-bike... Lupine is where it's at Big Grin www.lupinenorthamerica.com/product/alpha-light-system-for-bar-mounting ... cuz I am Alpha
  • 1 0
 @valrock: That's a whopping 8100 lumens! Big Grin Goddamm!
  • 1 0
 You're gonna need more Lumens!
  • 1 0
 What is the warranty?
  • 1 1
 Yeah, I'll take a new high end shock or set of brakes for that price.
  • 1 1
 But my £15 eBay light from 10 years ago already has 15,000 lumens....
  • 2 0
 I've got some bad news for you...
  • 2 5
 Why would anyone buy this when Exposure lights exist?
  • 6 0
 Availability? Longer run time with external battery? The Exposure light also looks quite vulnerable to breaking off or popping out of its mount as well.
  • 1 1
 @Canadmos: I wasn’t aware Exposure are hard to get hold of. Fair enough if you are night riding consecutive nights without access to a charging source. Also never heard of any instances of an exposure light popping off unless it’s due to a direct impact in a crash, in which case it’s pretty easy to find a light in the dark and it simply clips back on. Exposure also have more advanced features like climb/decent detection, ambient lighting detection, tap to toggle modes etc. etc.
  • 4 0
 Because Exposure lights are (at least) twice the price for half the lumens?
  • 5 0
 I've compared my Monteer 8000 to a buddies Exposure Six Pack light and the Monteer 8000 was brighter with a better light pattern IMO.
  • 3 0
 Why would anyone buy Exposure lights when Magicshine exists?

I have a feeling the flag beside your name and the origin of Exposure lights has a lot more to do with your opinion than anything performance or factually based.
  • 1 0
 @Canadmos: the mounts are solid! The clamp around the bars are more likely to bend or break than the light falling off in any crash. The helmet mounts are very stable and secure too...and the light rips off before your head does went it hits a low branch! A much under sold feature!
  • 1 0
 I have (probably too many) Exposure lights on my bikes and I love them.
My current offroad setup is a 6-pack on the bars set in Reflex mode (adjusts brightness to demands) with a Diablo and extra battery on my helmet and remote on my bars. Helmet is set to do bright or not-so-bright with the remote and the bar light just does its own thing.
I've also got a Strata SB on my commuter bike. My partner has the same pair as me on her MTB, only a couple of years older and not quite as bright.
I began by commuting for 10 years with something Diablo sized on the bars, great for street-lit streets in flashing mode to be seen - only recharged that one 3x per winter.

I've had several other brands before that and I like the Exposure ecosystem.
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