I received a new Bikeray IV and a new Magicshine MJ808E XML. I used for about a week now and pretty impress with the two unit working as a combo. The BR IV is on the handlebar and the MS XML on my helmet. The BR IV throws out some impressive light with plenty of flood and yet also some throw but without a hotspot. The Magicshine MJ808E XML is for sure a thrower with a hot spot and little flood.
I decided to take some beamshot of the two lighthead but also did some other lights and flashligt to show the difference of beam and lumination of some of the light I used. There is a lot of option for light and flashlight and I hope this can help those who are looking and deciding. So I decided to add in some beamshot of my other lights just as a FYI.
The light test and setup can be see here and here.
The setting consist of a can set out at 100ft distant and behind that is a concrete block at a distant of 150ft. Two trees are closer to show the flood. The camera setting is as follow: Iso 200, Fstop 4, Shutter 2sec.
Here is a control shot:
This is a beamshot of the Magicshine MJ808E XML
This is the beamshot for the Bikeray IV
This is a combo of the MS XML and Bikeray IV. I've used this setup for a week now on my commuter bike and thought it will be an overkill but so far I have yet have any motorist highbeam me or honk at me.
For comparison of a Magicshine P7
The Gemini Titan beamshot is here
Deal extreme P7 flashlight is here
Shiningbeam MG P Rocket XPG R5 flashlight is here
and finally a Shiningbeam S Mini XPG flashlight is here