21/05/2012 | 1 comments
MyTinySun Sport 900X LED light £165.83
German-based MyTinySun might not be the most familiar name in the mountain bike lighting game, but their high build standard and impressive lumen output is good enough to make them worthy of consideration if you’re in the market for some new lights.
The Sport 900X comes in a hard plastic case, the separate components neatly and tidily placed in protective foam. For packing bike kit away for a weekend of riding or a 24-hour race, it’s a nice tough; makes transporting your expensive lights safer.
A single Cree XM-L punches out up to 1000 lumens into the night sky. Four power modes let you meter out the juice from the small battery, with a claimed 4 hours on the brightest mode sounding really good. The mode selector button, a rubber circle button on the rear of the lamp unit, also acts as a battery level indicator with four levels.
The lamp unit is a neatly CNC-machined unit and is anodised, so its appearance it first class. It’s light too at just 110g, which makes it a good candidate for helmet mounting.
General build quality throughout, and secure power lead connections are all reassuringly solid. If you’re worried about how the light will stand up to the current weather or constant rain, the light, battery and connections are waterproof to IP67 standards.
Inside the box are a bar and helmet mount, plus an extension lead should you opt for the later. A two year warranty comes with the light also.
It’s a serious bit of kit and offers top draw build and performance at a reasonable price. We’ve only had a limited play with it but that’s enough for us to come away very impressed. The beam pattern is well spread out with decent punch, as you would expect from a light rated to nearly 1000 lumens. A full review soon…