It's been a while since the last time I did any review of a product here. Just recently Xeccon send me this super tiny little front and rear light combo for review. Well let me just say this, do not let the small size fool you. The light they send me is called the Geinea. It can be found here at mtbrevolution. Over the past several month, I have done several reviews for Xeccon Spiker series lights and I can attest to the quality and design of their lights. This new Geinea is a remarkable design just from how small the overall size of the package. I will be updating this review since there is so much to cover because the Geinea I have is both a front light and a rear tail light.
Xeccon designed the light with a remote switch that can be mounted away from the light head. By doing this, the actual size of the light head can be reduced. What surprises me was that the diameter of the light head is listed at 27mm wide. Another surprise is the fact that they are able to push a listed rating of 650 lumens from a U2 XML in such a small package. That 650 lumens appears about right from what I can tell looking at the beam. It is brighter than my old Magicshine 808 P7. While the front light seem impressive, the tail light was even more impressive in my opinion. The housing is the same size as the front light or so it appears to be, it produces 110 lumens of red light. 110 lumens of red light is a little harder to judge since most tail light out in the market are rated by their watts rather than lumens. So I actually test and took some wall beamshot showing the difference in light intensity using a Cygolite Hotshot and a Magicshine MJ818 tail light. I personally own both the hotshot and MS tailight and thought both of these light were pretty bright, but the Geinea is way brighter.
I will be posting more about the light along with the package detail, run test time beam test, power draw and much more. In the meanwhile, here is a photo of how small this light is with it next to a Magicshine 808 P7 and also next to a US quarter. Look how small it is:
Here is a side by side view of the front and rear light.
The Rear tail light next to the Hotshot and Magicshine
Ok, so I am going to jump forward ahead of myself here. Normally I do not post beamshot but this wall beamshot picture show how intense the rear light perform.
Here is a photo of the front light wall shot comparing to the older Magicshine 808 P7
More to come.