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  • Magicshine MOH 35 headlamp is your trusty night adventure campanion. Ideal for trail running, skiing, hiking, camping, cycling and almost all outdoor activities.

    * 1000 LM

    * USB-C Charging&Discharging 21700 battery pack

    * Robust IPX6 waterproof rate

    * Multi-color lighting option

    * Thermal throttling control

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MOH 35

Magicshine MOH 35 is powered by the latest 21700 battery with 4000 mAh, this rechargeable headlamp will guide you on your next adventure and beyond, with powerful brightness and innovative technology to support any low-light activity.

-- The ever compact headlamp with extreme 1000 LM light output to 120 meters.
-- Versatile modes options between white, warm and red lighting.
-- Reading mode(proximity mode) produces a wider beam of dim and soft light, and can lasts for 240 hours.
-- 60 degrees of vertical rotation for a wider beam area.
-- Memory function allows you to turn the light on at the chosen brightness.
-- Removable USB-C rechargeable 21700 battery pack with superior 4000mAh capacity.
-- Battery indicator helps you to stick to the travel plan accurately.
-- Special cooling area and high quality metal head, ensuring efficient heat dissipation.    
-- Large power button design allows easy operation even with gloves.
-- IPX 6 waterproof rate, able to withstand in extreme weather conditions.


WHAT ARE INCLUDED?
1* MOH35
1* Battery pack
1* Headband
1* USB-C cable
1* Micro USB cable
1* User Manual


REVIEWED BY Rookiedaddy Peter


Table of contents

Specifications

Brand / ModelMagicshine MOH35 headlamp
LEDCree XPL2 LED, XD16-S2 warm LED, XQ-E Red LED
Lumens1000 lm
Beam intensity3600 cd
Battery config.1*21700
MaterialAluminum
Modes4+3+3
BlinkiesSPS
ReflectorTIR optics
WaterproofIPX6
Review dateSeptember 2020

INTRODUCTION:

Magicshine, which is well known for their high-quality bike lights (and as you may remember the earlier reviewed Magicshine MTL60)offers a large range of lights, from bike lamps for cycling, headlampsfor hiking and running, to professional lighting such as tactical and Hunting lights

Sincethey are focusing on professional outdoor activities, headlamps are alarge quantity of their division and should not be missed in theirproduct line. I have been asked to test and review their latest releasedproduct, which is the MOH 35 headlamp.

At first, I was not veryfamiliar with the brand, but I got very enthusiastic after the MTL60review. I reviewed many lights, but this one really made their promisecome true and offers great quality.

Will the MOH35 surprise me again? Let’s see if it is that good!

LEARN MORE >>

21700 Headlamp REVIEW: XPL2 LED 1000 LUMENS

Table of contents

Specifications

Brand / ModelMagicshine MOH35 headlamp
LEDCree XPL2 LED, XD16-S2 warm LED, XQ-E Red LED
Lumens1000 lm
Beam intensity3600 cd
Battery config.1*21700
MaterialAluminum
Modes4+3+3
BlinkiesSPS
ReflectorTIR optics
WaterproofIPX6
Review dateSeptember 2020

INTRODUCTION:

Magicshine, which is well known for their high-quality bike lights (and as you may remember the earlier reviewed Magicshine MTL60)offers a large range of lights, from bike lamps for cycling, headlampsfor hiking and running, to professional lighting such as tactical and Hunting lights

Sincethey are focusing on professional outdoor activities, headlamps are alarge quantity of their division and should not be missed in theirproduct line. I have been asked to test and review their latest releasedproduct, which is the MOH 35 headlamp.

At first, I was not veryfamiliar with the brand, but I got very enthusiastic after the MTL60review. I reviewed many lights, but this one really made their promisecome true and offers great quality.

21700 Headlamp REVIEW: XPL2 LED 1000 LUMENS

Table of contents

Specifications

Brand / ModelMagicshine MOH35 headlamp
LEDCree XPL2 LED, XD16-S2 warm LED, XQ-E Red LED
Lumens1000 lm
Beam intensity3600 cd
Battery config.1*21700
MaterialAluminum
Modes4+3+3
BlinkiesSPS
ReflectorTIR optics
WaterproofIPX6
Review dateSeptember 2020

INTRODUCTION:

Magicshine, which is well known for their high-quality bike lights (and as you may remember the earlier reviewed Magicshine MTL60)offers a large range of lights, from bike lamps for cycling, headlampsfor hiking and running, to professional lighting such as tactical and Hunting lights

Sincethey are focusing on professional outdoor activities, headlamps are alarge quantity of their division and should not be missed in theirproduct line. I have been asked to test and review their latest releasedproduct, which is the MOH 35 headlamp.

At first, I was not veryfamiliar with the brand, but I got very enthusiastic after the MTL60review. I reviewed many lights, but this one really made their promisecome true and offers great quality.

Will the MOH35 surprise me again? Let’s see if it is that good!

Package quality.

TheMagicshine MOH35 arrived in the same type of handsome presentation boxas the MTL60 came in, it has a fully printed design which really givesthat ‘ premium’ feel.
It comes in a clear shrink-wrapped box. The boxcan be opened by lifting the top lid. When opened, the light isrevealed together with the battery pack. Everything is held together byhigh-density black foam. Underneath the foam there is black cardboardand below the cardboard are the other accessories.

  • Headband
  • Headstrap
  • USB C cable
  • Cable clip
  • Light
  • Battery pack + clip
  • Manual

Handling of the Headlamp

Aftertaking the light out the box and assembling it to the headband (which Idid without the manual obviously, and assembled it the wrong way around#facepalm) The first thing I noticed is the size, it’s tiny!
It looks like a cute little light, the battery pack, on the other hand, is quite large.
Thelight itself comes with a molded (non-removable) partially spiralcorded battery connection cord, which seems to be one of the heaviergauge type wires, and feels very sturdy.

What I like about theMOH35, is that the power plug has to be inserted into the battery pack.You can feel that the rubber of the plug seals the connection to preventwater or other debris into the battery pack and effectuates into theIPX6 rating.

The battery pack has to be attached to the headband by a slide-on clip, which feels durable but not too hard to operate.

The headband itself seems to be made of decent quality and comes with the reflective Magicshine silkscreen.

The adjustability seems to be very good, and the one thing that I was initially a little bit afraid of, was:
how will it feel, will the balance be good?

Sincethe battery pack sits at the back of your head and the light beingrelatively small, I was concerned that it would feel unbalanced. Or thatdue to the battery weight compared to the lightweight on your foreheadthe headlamp would feel annoying and unnatural.

While the batterypack is a bit heavy, it actually feels very well positioned at the backof your head! Since the battery sits lower, you won’t notice it thatmuch, while the weight spread on the front and back is not equal, itreally gives more comfort.

Compared to a Skilhunt H03 headlamp(which is way lighter) I still preferred the Magicshine MOH35 over it.Mainly because the light itself is so lightweight and therefore does notunintentionally slide, or intends to hop up and down while I movedaround. Usually, when running or walking with a headlight the beam tendsto vibrate, this one doesn’t. This makes it more agile and offers morecomfortability, simply due to the fact that it has less moment ofinertia since it’s featherlight (on your forehead)

Operation of the light is very common, so if you are a bit familiar with lights, this one shouldn’t be any problem to operate.

Build Quality, Knurling, Threads, and anodization

Thequality of the Magicshine MOH 35 is great. The seal of the power plugto the battery pack feels like it could even be used underwater. I wouldbe confident enough to try because it certainly does not feel like acheap power plug.

In this section I would usually disassemble theflashlight to judge the quality by the used materials and the overallbuild quality. This headlamp, however, cannot be disassembled so I can’tjudge the internals!
This could actually be a pro in this case.

The light itself has aluminum housing with milled fins in the back of the light to dissipate the heat.
Theanodization did not show any imperfections and has a nice and evenfinish. Durability seems good, while i did not abuse it, i still couldnot find any evident markings after some rough handling.

Allplastic parts feel good, with enough flexibility, it certainly does notfeel like cheap plastic. The plastic feels more like some sort of ABS orPP.

Fun fact, the rubber switch cover even has a tiny Magicshinelogo marked in it. The attention to detail is something Magicshine isgood at. All these small details give a great first impression.

LED, LENS, BEZEL, AND REFLECTOR

TheMagicshine MOH35 uses a dedicated TIR reflector, which is obviouslyproprietary since it’s part of the design. As mentioned before it is notremovable.

The three LED’s all have their own TIR, with each having its own shape.

The red LED has a small clear TIR reflector, that gives it a nice and even flood of red light.
Ihaven’t used any red lights before, but they say it works well foroutdoor activities at night, You won’t lose your night vision fast andsome animals are less sensitive to it. Most animals are able to see redlight, however.

The warm white light has a striped TIR that gives ahorizontal beam shape, very much like car headlights with almost nolight spill above and below the beam. According to Magicshine there isthe reading, or low mode (proximity mode) that produces an even widerbeam of dim and soft light, that can last up to 240 hours.

Thecool white LED has the largest TIR optic with additional rings on theouter edge, and small protruding dots in the middle. I’m not sure whatthis is for, but my guess would be to eliminate any artifacts and tomake a smooth and functional beam. (You definitely need that with anXPL2 LED, because of its famous corona) Magicshine’s specifications sayit can produce 1000 lumens and a beam of up to 120 meters. A beam ofonly 120 meters is definitely more flood than throw.

The light itself can be tilted to 60 degrees downwards.

Dimensions

  • Head height:  53.8 mm / 2.11 inches
  • Head width:  32 mm / 1.25 inches
  • Head depth: 40 mm /  1.57 inches

Weight: 

  • Light:  52 grams / 1,83 ounces
  • Battery pack: 109 grams / 3,84 OZ
  • Total weight: 200 grams 7,95 OZ

Size comparison with other headlamps.

On the photo’s the MOH35 is compared to the well known (and my all time favorite headlamp) Skilhunt H03

Driver & User Interface:

TheUI of the MOH35 is pretty easy to use. Press and hold the switch toturn the light on (and enters the last used mode) and a fastdouble-click selects the color LED. A single click runs you throughdifferent outputs. While this is an easy UI, I personally don’t like toPress and Hold for On or Off.

On the other hand, it is probablyinevitable since it uses three LED’s and there has to be an easy methodto select each LED and operate it, and to be able to select the desiredoutput level

Modes: Low, Med, High, Turbo Strobe, SOS

From OFF:

  • Press and Hold: On (last mode memory) 
  • Single click: nothing
  • Double click: nothing

From ON:

  • Press and Hold: Power OFF
  • Single click: next mode
  • Double click: next LED

Mode memory:

  •  Yes, it has mode memory 

Low voltage warning:

Whenyou press the switch on the power pack, a green light or a red lightwill indicate the battery status. turn the flashlight on, the indicatorLED under the button according to the battery level.  It’ll turn offafter 5 seconds unless the battery is below 15%.

  • Flashing red 24-1%
  • Solid red 49-25%
  • Flashing green 74-50%
  • Solid green 100-75%

Strobe/blinkies

  • There are no blinky modes for the white LEDs. The red LED has an SOS mode.

Lock-out mode: 

  • Not applicable

PWM

  • No PWM was detected

Batteries & Charging

TheMOH35 comes with an external battery pack that is placed on thebackside of the headband. It includes a 21700 size, 4000 mAh battery,and can be used as a power bank!

It has a USB-C connection and is able to deliver 15W (3A). 3A is also the maximum allowed charging rate for this headlamp.

I tested it with several chargers and it seems to support USB C Powered Delivery (also known as PD) 

TheLED indicator is locatd next to the USB port and allows the user tocheck its battery level. This LED indicator blinks green while charging.

TheUSB port, power check button, and the battery level indicator are allcovered by a silicon rubber cover (with the standby and USB icon on it)

One funny thing is that the power level indicator can still be checked while the rubber is covering them.

(Did you notice the curved text near the power plug? I love that detail engineering)

Performance

Asmentioned earlier, unfortunately, this headlamp can’t be disassembled(without damage) and therefore I am unable to do current measurements.

I will try to see if a can find some matching size power connectors to do some additional measurements

Amp measurement  

  • Not Applicable

Runtime graph

Magicshine states it houses an XPL2 LED and is able to achieve 1000 Lumen for over 2 hours on Turbo. 

So I tested that and did a runtime test on Turbo. 

Whatcan be seen in the results (see attached graph) is that it drops quitefast to a lower level. Although the light itself wasn’t even that warm(about 55 Deg).

Magicshine’s claim for 2h on turbo cannot beachieved, since my test showed that while it starts on 1000 LM, it dropsto 75% after 4 minutes. After 8 minutes the output drops again and willsustain for 3,5 hour.

After 3.5 hours, it drops to about 15% andwill last for an hour. After one hour it drops again to about 5 percent,which lasts for another 2.5 hours before it switches off.

So while the total runtime is very good (almost 7 hours), it cannot handle 1000 Lm for 2 hours.

I have not tested other modes, since the total runtime on Turbo is already very long 🙂 I believe it will perform well in lower modes. The total runtime shows the MOH 35 can be used for a very long time.

Itmay be interesting to test if the lower modes can sustain their outputor whether they will stepdown as well. Hmm, maybe I will add anotherruntime graph later on when I feel like it, or whenever I have some idletime.

Lumen measurements 

(Warm White)

  • Low: 2 lm (spec 5 lm)
  • Medium: 40 (spec 100 lm)
  • High: 86 (spec 400 lm)

(Cool white)

  • Low: 29 (spec 30 Lm)
  • Medium: 101 (spec 100 lm)
  • High: 401 (spec 400 lm)
  • Turbo: 1012 Lm (spec 1000 lm)

(Red)

  • Low: 4 (spec 5 lm)
  • High: 149 (spec 100 lm)

Throw numbers: 

(Cool white)

  • 5 lux @ 5 meters (~ 125 Cd)
  • 23 (~ 575 Cd)
  • 100(~ 2500 Cd)
  • 259 (~ 6475 Cd)

(Warm White)

  • 0 lux @ 5 meters (~ ? Cd)
  • 5 (~ 125 Cd)
  • 12 (~ 300 Cd)

(Red)

  • 0 Lx @ 5 meters (~ ? Cd)
  • 28 Lx  (~ 700 Cd)

Beamshots

Disclaimer:This flashlight was sent to me for review at no cost, by Magicshine. Ihave not been paid to review, nor have I been holding back on problemsor defects.

OVERALL CONCLUSION

PROS

  1. Great comfort due to lightweight
  2. WW, CW and RED makes it very versatile
  3. Exactly matches the Lumen specs
  4. Convenient power bank feature
  5. Great build quality

Cons

  1. The output stepdown
⭐⭐⭐⭐
Author: Peter

Withthe MOH35, Magicshine released a fantastic headlamp. The comfortabilitysurprised me most. Headlamps tend to wobble or vibrate during certainactivities. This one however is very stable and feels very agile. Itshines where you point your head to and does what it needs to do. Itfits very well with the company’s mission and statement: See more , Do better !

The UI is very simple. But holding the switch to power ON or OFF is not my favorite.

Itsbuild quality is perfect and there is nothing to complain about. Theheadlamp is very well thought out and engineered with high-qualitymaterials.

The battery life is excellent because of the built-in 4000 mAh 21700 battery, which functions as a power bank at the same time.

Theheadlamp has difficulties with its heat dissipation, which can be seenin the runtime charts. It starts out powerful but drops quickly. Theoutput drop is the only downside. Magicshine states it can persist 1000lumens for 2 hours but that is not completely true. The output drops toabout 50% after 10 minutes. Due to the battery, the headlamp can be usedfor a very long time.

All in all, it’s a fantastic headlamp with great options and excellent build quality


21700 Headlamp REVIEW: XPL2 LED 1000 LUMENS

Table of contents

Specifications

Brand / ModelMagicshine MOH35 headlamp
LEDCree XPL2 LED, XD16-S2 warm LED, XQ-E Red LED
Lumens1000 lm
Beam intensity3600 cd
Battery config.1*21700
MaterialAluminum
Modes4+3+3
BlinkiesSPS
ReflectorTIR optics
WaterproofIPX6
Review dateSeptember 2020

INTRODUCTION:

Magicshine, which is well known for their high-quality bike lights (and as you may remember the earlier reviewed Magicshine MTL60)offers a large range of lights, from bike lamps for cycling, headlampsfor hiking and running, to professional lighting such as tactical and Hunting lights

Sincethey are focusing on professional outdoor activities, headlamps are alarge quantity of their division and should not be missed in theirproduct line. I have been asked to test and review their latest releasedproduct, which is the MOH 35 headlamp.

At first, I was not veryfamiliar with the brand, but I got very enthusiastic after the MTL60review. I reviewed many lights, but this one really made their promisecome true and offers great quality.

Will the MOH35 surprise me again? Let’s see if it is that good!

Package quality.

TheMagicshine MOH35 arrived in the same type of handsome presentation boxas the MTL60 came in, it has a fully printed design which really givesthat ‘ premium’ feel.
It comes in a clear shrink-wrapped box. The boxcan be opened by lifting the top lid. When opened, the light isrevealed together with the battery pack. Everything is held together byhigh-density black foam. Underneath the foam there is black cardboardand below the cardboard are the other accessories.

  • Headband
  • Headstrap
  • USB C cable
  • Cable clip
  • Light
  • Battery pack + clip
  • Manual

Handling of the Headlamp

Aftertaking the light out the box and assembling it to the headband (which Idid without the manual obviously, and assembled it the wrong way around#facepalm) The first thing I noticed is the size, it’s tiny!
It looks like a cute little light, the battery pack, on the other hand, is quite large.
Thelight itself comes with a molded (non-removable) partially spiralcorded battery connection cord, which seems to be one of the heaviergauge type wires, and feels very sturdy.

What I like about theMOH35, is that the power plug has to be inserted into the battery pack.You can feel that the rubber of the plug seals the connection to preventwater or other debris into the battery pack and effectuates into theIPX6 rating.

The battery pack has to be attached to the headband by a slide-on clip, which feels durable but not too hard to operate.

The headband itself seems to be made of decent quality and comes with the reflective Magicshine silkscreen.

The adjustability seems to be very good, and the one thing that I was initially a little bit afraid of, was:
how will it feel, will the balance be good?

Sincethe battery pack sits at the back of your head and the light beingrelatively small, I was concerned that it would feel unbalanced. Or thatdue to the battery weight compared to the lightweight on your foreheadthe headlamp would feel annoying and unnatural.

While the batterypack is a bit heavy, it actually feels very well positioned at the backof your head! Since the battery sits lower, you won’t notice it thatmuch, while the weight spread on the front and back is not equal, itreally gives more comfort.

Compared to a Skilhunt H03 headlamp(which is way lighter) I still preferred the Magicshine MOH35 over it.Mainly because the light itself is so lightweight and therefore does notunintentionally slide, or intends to hop up and down while I movedaround. Usually, when running or walking with a headlight the beam tendsto vibrate, this one doesn’t. This makes it more agile and offers morecomfortability, simply due to the fact that it has less moment ofinertia since it’s featherlight (on your forehead)

Operation of the light is very common, so if you are a bit familiar with lights, this one shouldn’t be any problem to operate.

Build Quality, Knurling, Threads, and anodization

Thequality of the Magicshine MOH 35 is great. The seal of the power plugto the battery pack feels like it could even be used underwater. I wouldbe confident enough to try because it certainly does not feel like acheap power plug.

In this section I would usually disassemble theflashlight to judge the quality by the used materials and the overallbuild quality. This headlamp, however, cannot be disassembled so I can’tjudge the internals!
This could actually be a pro in this case.

The light itself has aluminum housing with milled fins in the back of the light to dissipate the heat.
Theanodization did not show any imperfections and has a nice and evenfinish. Durability seems good, while i did not abuse it, i still couldnot find any evident markings after some rough handling.

Allplastic parts feel good, with enough flexibility, it certainly does notfeel like cheap plastic. The plastic feels more like some sort of ABS orPP.

Fun fact, the rubber switch cover even has a tiny Magicshinelogo marked in it. The attention to detail is something Magicshine isgood at. All these small details give a great first impression.

LED, LENS, BEZEL, AND REFLECTOR

TheMagicshine MOH35 uses a dedicated TIR reflector, which is obviouslyproprietary since it’s part of the design. As mentioned before it is notremovable.

The three LED’s all have their own TIR, with each having its own shape.

The red LED has a small clear TIR reflector, that gives it a nice and even flood of red light.
Ihaven’t used any red lights before, but they say it works well foroutdoor activities at night, You won’t lose your night vision fast andsome animals are less sensitive to it. Most animals are able to see redlight, however.

The warm white light has a striped TIR that gives ahorizontal beam shape, very much like car headlights with almost nolight spill above and below the beam. According to Magicshine there isthe reading, or low mode (proximity mode) that produces an even widerbeam of dim and soft light, that can last up to 240 hours.

Thecool white LED has the largest TIR optic with additional rings on theouter edge, and small protruding dots in the middle. I’m not sure whatthis is for, but my guess would be to eliminate any artifacts and tomake a smooth and functional beam. (You definitely need that with anXPL2 LED, because of its famous corona) Magicshine’s specifications sayit can produce 1000 lumens and a beam of up to 120 meters. A beam ofonly 120 meters is definitely more flood than throw.

The light itself can be tilted to 60 degrees downwards.

Dimensions

  • Head height:  53.8 mm / 2.11 inches
  • Head width:  32 mm / 1.25 inches
  • Head depth: 40 mm /  1.57 inches

Weight: 

  • Light:  52 grams / 1,83 ounces
  • Battery pack: 109 grams / 3,84 OZ
  • Total weight: 200 grams 7,95 OZ

Size comparison with other headlamps.

On the photo’s the MOH35 is compared to the well known (and my all time favorite headlamp) Skilhunt H03

Driver & User Interface:

TheUI of the MOH35 is pretty easy to use. Press and hold the switch toturn the light on (and enters the last used mode) and a fastdouble-click selects the color LED. A single click runs you throughdifferent outputs. While this is an easy UI, I personally don’t like toPress and Hold for On or Off.

On the other hand, it is probablyinevitable since it uses three LED’s and there has to be an easy methodto select each LED and operate it, and to be able to select the desiredoutput level

Modes: Low, Med, High, Turbo Strobe, SOS

From OFF:

  • Press and Hold: On (last mode memory) 
  • Single click: nothing
  • Double click: nothing

From ON:

  • Press and Hold: Power OFF
  • Single click: next mode
  • Double click: next LED

Mode memory:

  •  Yes, it has mode memory 

Low voltage warning:

Whenyou press the switch on the power pack, a green light or a red lightwill indicate the battery status. turn the flashlight on, the indicatorLED under the button according to the battery level.  It’ll turn offafter 5 seconds unless the battery is below 15%.

  • Flashing red 24-1%
  • Solid red 49-25%
  • Flashing green 74-50%
  • Solid green 100-75%

Strobe/blinkies

  • There are no blinky modes for the white LEDs. The red LED has an SOS mode.

Lock-out mode: 

  • Not applicable

PWM

  • No PWM was detected

Batteries & Charging

TheMOH35 comes with an external battery pack that is placed on thebackside of the headband. It includes a 21700 size, 4000 mAh battery,and can be used as a power bank!

It has a USB-C connection and is able to deliver 15W (3A). 3A is also the maximum allowed charging rate for this headlamp.

I tested it with several chargers and it seems to support USB C Powered Delivery (also known as PD) 

TheLED indicator is locatd next to the USB port and allows the user tocheck its battery level. This LED indicator blinks green while charging.

TheUSB port, power check button, and the battery level indicator are allcovered by a silicon rubber cover (with the standby and USB icon on it)

One funny thing is that the power level indicator can still be checked while the rubber is covering them.

(Did you notice the curved text near the power plug? I love that detail engineering)

Performance

Asmentioned earlier, unfortunately, this headlamp can’t be disassembled(without damage) and therefore I am unable to do current measurements.

I will try to see if a can find some matching size power connectors to do some additional measurements

Amp measurement  

  • Not Applicable

Runtime graph

Magicshine states it houses an XPL2 LED and is able to achieve 1000 Lumen for over 2 hours on Turbo. 

So I tested that and did a runtime test on Turbo. 

Whatcan be seen in the results (see attached graph) is that it drops quitefast to a lower level. Although the light itself wasn’t even that warm(about 55 Deg).

Magicshine’s claim for 2h on turbo cannot beachieved, since my test showed that while it starts on 1000 LM, it dropsto 75% after 4 minutes. After 8 minutes the output drops again and willsustain for 3,5 hour.

After 3.5 hours, it drops to about 15% andwill last for an hour. After one hour it drops again to about 5 percent,which lasts for another 2.5 hours before it switches off.

So while the total runtime is very good (almost 7 hours), it cannot handle 1000 Lm for 2 hours.

I have not tested other modes, since the total runtime on Turbo is already very long 🙂 I believe it will perform well in lower modes. The total runtime shows the MOH 35 can be used for a very long time.

Itmay be interesting to test if the lower modes can sustain their outputor whether they will stepdown as well. Hmm, maybe I will add anotherruntime graph later on when I feel like it, or whenever I have some idletime.

Lumen measurements 

(Warm White)

  • Low: 2 lm (spec 5 lm)
  • Medium: 40 (spec 100 lm)
  • High: 86 (spec 400 lm)

(Cool white)

  • Low: 29 (spec 30 Lm)
  • Medium: 101 (spec 100 lm)
  • High: 401 (spec 400 lm)
  • Turbo: 1012 Lm (spec 1000 lm)

(Red)

  • Low: 4 (spec 5 lm)
  • High: 149 (spec 100 lm)

Throw numbers: 

(Cool white)

  • 5 lux @ 5 meters (~ 125 Cd)
  • 23 (~ 575 Cd)
  • 100(~ 2500 Cd)
  • 259 (~ 6475 Cd)

(Warm White)

  • 0 lux @ 5 meters (~ ? Cd)
  • 5 (~ 125 Cd)
  • 12 (~ 300 Cd)

(Red)

  • 0 Lx @ 5 meters (~ ? Cd)
  • 28 Lx  (~ 700 Cd)

Beamshots

Disclaimer:This flashlight was sent to me for review at no cost, by Magicshine. Ihave not been paid to review, nor have I been holding back on problemsor defects.

OVERALL CONCLUSION

PROS

  1. Great comfort due to lightweight
  2. WW, CW and RED makes it very versatile
  3. Exactly matches the Lumen specs
  4. Convenient power bank feature
  5. Great build quality

Cons

  1. The output stepdown
⭐⭐⭐⭐
Author: Peter

Withthe MOH35, Magicshine released a fantastic headlamp. The comfortabilitysurprised me most. Headlamps tend to wobble or vibrate during certainactivities. This one however is very stable and feels very agile. Itshines where you point your head to and does what it needs to do. Itfits very well with the company’s mission and statement: See more , Do better !

The UI is very simple. But holding the switch to power ON or OFF is not my favorite.

Itsbuild quality is perfect and there is nothing to complain about. Theheadlamp is very well thought out and engineered with high-qualitymaterials.

The battery life is excellent because of the built-in 4000 mAh 21700 battery, which functions as a power bank at the same time.

Theheadlamp has difficulties with its heat dissipation, which can be seenin the runtime charts. It starts out powerful but drops quickly. Theoutput drop is the only downside. Magicshine states it can persist 1000lumens for 2 hours but that is not completely true. The output drops toabout 50% after 10 minutes. Due to the battery, the headlamp can be usedfor a very long time.

All in all, it’s a fantastic headlamp with great options and excellent build quality

21700 Headlamp REVIEW: XPL2 LED 1000 LUMENS

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Specifications

Brand / ModelMagicshine MOH35 headlamp
LEDCree XPL2 LED, XD16-S2 warm LED, XQ-E Red LED
Lumens1000 lm
Beam intensity3600 cd
Battery config.1*21700
MaterialAluminum
Modes4+3+3
BlinkiesSPS
ReflectorTIR optics
WaterproofIPX6
Review dateSeptember 2020

INTRODUCTION:

Magicshine, which is well known for their high-quality bike lights (and as you may remember the earlier reviewed Magicshine MTL60)offers a large range of lights, from bike lamps for cycling, headlampsfor hiking and running, to professional lighting such as tactical and Hunting lights

Sincethey are focusing on professional outdoor activities, headlamps are alarge quantity of their division and should not be missed in theirproduct line. I have been asked to test and review their latest releasedproduct, which is the MOH 35 headlamp.

At first, I was not veryfamiliar with the brand, but I got very enthusiastic after the MTL60review. I reviewed many lights, but this one really made their promisecome true and offers great quality.

Will the MOH35 surprise me again? Let’s see if it is that good!

Package quality.

TheMagicshine MOH35 arrived in the same type of handsome presentation boxas the MTL60 came in, it has a fully printed design which really givesthat ‘ premium’ feel.
It comes in a clear shrink-wrapped box. The boxcan be opened by lifting the top lid. When opened, the light isrevealed together with the battery pack. Everything is held together byhigh-density black foam. Underneath the foam there is black cardboardand below the cardboard are the other accessories.

  • Headband
  • Headstrap
  • USB C cable
  • Cable clip
  • Light
  • Battery pack + clip
  • Manual

Handling of the Headlamp

Aftertaking the light out the box and assembling it to the headband (which Idid without the manual obviously, and assembled it the wrong way around#facepalm) The first thing I noticed is the size, it’s tiny!
It looks like a cute little light, the battery pack, on the other hand, is quite large.
Thelight itself comes with a molded (non-removable) partially spiralcorded battery connection cord, which seems to be one of the heaviergauge type wires, and feels very sturdy.

What I like about theMOH35, is that the power plug has to be inserted into the battery pack.You can feel that the rubber of the plug seals the connection to preventwater or other debris into the battery pack and effectuates into theIPX6 rating.

The battery pack has to be attached to the headband by a slide-on clip, which feels durable but not too hard to operate.

The headband itself seems to be made of decent quality and comes with the reflective Magicshine silkscreen.

The adjustability seems to be very good, and the one thing that I was initially a little bit afraid of, was:
how will it feel, will the balance be good?

Sincethe battery pack sits at the back of your head and the light beingrelatively small, I was concerned that it would feel unbalanced. Or thatdue to the battery weight compared to the lightweight on your foreheadthe headlamp would feel annoying and unnatural.

While the batterypack is a bit heavy, it actually feels very well positioned at the backof your head! Since the battery sits lower, you won’t notice it thatmuch, while the weight spread on the front and back is not equal, itreally gives more comfort.

Compared to a Skilhunt H03 headlamp(which is way lighter) I still preferred the Magicshine MOH35 over it.Mainly because the light itself is so lightweight and therefore does notunintentionally slide, or intends to hop up and down while I movedaround. Usually, when running or walking with a headlight the beam tendsto vibrate, this one doesn’t. This makes it more agile and offers morecomfortability, simply due to the fact that it has less moment ofinertia since it’s featherlight (on your forehead)

Operation of the light is very common, so if you are a bit familiar with lights, this one shouldn’t be any problem to operate.

Build Quality, Knurling, Threads, and anodization

Thequality of the Magicshine MOH 35 is great. The seal of the power plugto the battery pack feels like it could even be used underwater. I wouldbe confident enough to try because it certainly does not feel like acheap power plug.

In this section I would usually disassemble theflashlight to judge the quality by the used materials and the overallbuild quality. This headlamp, however, cannot be disassembled so I can’tjudge the internals!
This could actually be a pro in this case.

The light itself has aluminum housing with milled fins in the back of the light to dissipate the heat.
Theanodization did not show any imperfections and has a nice and evenfinish. Durability seems good, while i did not abuse it, i still couldnot find any evident markings after some rough handling.

Allplastic parts feel good, with enough flexibility, it certainly does notfeel like cheap plastic. The plastic feels more like some sort of ABS orPP.

Fun fact, the rubber switch cover even has a tiny Magicshinelogo marked in it. The attention to detail is something Magicshine isgood at. All these small details give a great first impression.

LED, LENS, BEZEL, AND REFLECTOR

TheMagicshine MOH35 uses a dedicated TIR reflector, which is obviouslyproprietary since it’s part of the design. As mentioned before it is notremovable.

The three LED’s all have their own TIR, with each having its own shape.

The red LED has a small clear TIR reflector, that gives it a nice and even flood of red light.
Ihaven’t used any red lights before, but they say it works well foroutdoor activities at night, You won’t lose your night vision fast andsome animals are less sensitive to it. Most animals are able to see redlight, however.

The warm white light has a striped TIR that gives ahorizontal beam shape, very much like car headlights with almost nolight spill above and below the beam. According to Magicshine there isthe reading, or low mode (proximity mode) that produces an even widerbeam of dim and soft light, that can last up to 240 hours.

Thecool white LED has the largest TIR optic with additional rings on theouter edge, and small protruding dots in the middle. I’m not sure whatthis is for, but my guess would be to eliminate any artifacts and tomake a smooth and functional beam. (You definitely need that with anXPL2 LED, because of its famous corona) Magicshine’s specifications sayit can produce 1000 lumens and a beam of up to 120 meters. A beam ofonly 120 meters is definitely more flood than throw.

The light itself can be tilted to 60 degrees downwards.

Dimensions

  • Head height:  53.8 mm / 2.11 inches
  • Head width:  32 mm / 1.25 inches
  • Head depth: 40 mm /  1.57 inches

Weight: 

  • Light:  52 grams / 1,83 ounces
  • Battery pack: 109 grams / 3,84 OZ
  • Total weight: 200 grams 7,95 OZ

Size comparison with other headlamps.

On the photo’s the MOH35 is compared to the well known (and my all time favorite headlamp) Skilhunt H03

Driver & User Interface:

TheUI of the MOH35 is pretty easy to use. Press and hold the switch toturn the light on (and enters the last used mode) and a fastdouble-click selects the color LED. A single click runs you throughdifferent outputs. While this is an easy UI, I personally don’t like toPress and Hold for On or Off.

On the other hand, it is probablyinevitable since it uses three LED’s and there has to be an easy methodto select each LED and operate it, and to be able to select the desiredoutput level

Modes: Low, Med, High, Turbo Strobe, SOS

From OFF:

  • Press and Hold: On (last mode memory) 
  • Single click: nothing
  • Double click: nothing

From ON:

  • Press and Hold: Power OFF
  • Single click: next mode
  • Double click: next LED

Mode memory:

  •  Yes, it has mode memory 

Low voltage warning:

Whenyou press the switch on the power pack, a green light or a red lightwill indicate the battery status. turn the flashlight on, the indicatorLED under the button according to the battery level.  It’ll turn offafter 5 seconds unless the battery is below 15%.

  • Flashing red 24-1%
  • Solid red 49-25%
  • Flashing green 74-50%
  • Solid green 100-75%

Strobe/blinkies

  • There are no blinky modes for the white LEDs. The red LED has an SOS mode.

Lock-out mode: 

  • Not applicable

PWM

  • No PWM was detected

Batteries & Charging

TheMOH35 comes with an external battery pack that is placed on thebackside of the headband. It includes a 21700 size, 4000 mAh battery,and can be used as a power bank!

It has a USB-C connection and is able to deliver 15W (3A). 3A is also the maximum allowed charging rate for this headlamp.

I tested it with several chargers and it seems to support USB C Powered Delivery (also known as PD) 

TheLED indicator is locatd next to the USB port and allows the user tocheck its battery level. This LED indicator blinks green while charging.

TheUSB port, power check button, and the battery level indicator are allcovered by a silicon rubber cover (with the standby and USB icon on it)

One funny thing is that the power level indicator can still be checked while the rubber is covering them.

(Did you notice the curved text near the power plug? I love that detail engineering)

Performance

Asmentioned earlier, unfortunately, this headlamp can’t be disassembled(without damage) and therefore I am unable to do current measurements.

I will try to see if a can find some matching size power connectors to do some additional measurements

Amp measurement  

  • Not Applicable

Runtime graph

Magicshine states it houses an XPL2 LED and is able to achieve 1000 Lumen for over 2 hours on Turbo. 

So I tested that and did a runtime test on Turbo. 

Whatcan be seen in the results (see attached graph) is that it drops quitefast to a lower level. Although the light itself wasn’t even that warm(about 55 Deg).

Magicshine’s claim for 2h on turbo cannot beachieved, since my test showed that while it starts on 1000 LM, it dropsto 75% after 4 minutes. After 8 minutes the output drops again and willsustain for 3,5 hour.

After 3.5 hours, it drops to about 15% andwill last for an hour. After one hour it drops again to about 5 percent,which lasts for another 2.5 hours before it switches off.

So while the total runtime is very good (almost 7 hours), it cannot handle 1000 Lm for 2 hours.

I have not tested other modes, since the total runtime on Turbo is already very long 🙂 I believe it will perform well in lower modes. The total runtime shows the MOH 35 can be used for a very long time.

Itmay be interesting to test if the lower modes can sustain their outputor whether they will stepdown as well. Hmm, maybe I will add anotherruntime graph later on when I feel like it, or whenever I have some idletime.

Lumen measurements 

(Warm White)

  • Low: 2 lm (spec 5 lm)
  • Medium: 40 (spec 100 lm)
  • High: 86 (spec 400 lm)

(Cool white)

  • Low: 29 (spec 30 Lm)
  • Medium: 101 (spec 100 lm)
  • High: 401 (spec 400 lm)
  • Turbo: 1012 Lm (spec 1000 lm)

(Red)

  • Low: 4 (spec 5 lm)
  • High: 149 (spec 100 lm)

Throw numbers: 

(Cool white)

  • 5 lux @ 5 meters (~ 125 Cd)
  • 23 (~ 575 Cd)
  • 100(~ 2500 Cd)
  • 259 (~ 6475 Cd)

(Warm White)

  • 0 lux @ 5 meters (~ ? Cd)
  • 5 (~ 125 Cd)
  • 12 (~ 300 Cd)

(Red)

  • 0 Lx @ 5 meters (~ ? Cd)
  • 28 Lx  (~ 700 Cd)

Beamshots

Disclaimer:This flashlight was sent to me for review at no cost, by Magicshine. Ihave not been paid to review, nor have I been holding back on problemsor defects.

OVERALL CONCLUSION

PROS

  1. Great comfort due to lightweight
  2. WW, CW and RED makes it very versatile
  3. Exactly matches the Lumen specs
  4. Convenient power bank feature
  5. Great build quality

Cons

  1. The output stepdown
⭐⭐⭐⭐
Author: Peter

Withthe MOH35, Magicshine released a fantastic headlamp. The comfortabilitysurprised me most. Headlamps tend to wobble or vibrate during certainactivities. This one however is very stable and feels very agile. Itshines where you point your head to and does what it needs to do. Itfits very well with the company’s mission and statement: See more , Do better !

The UI is very simple. But holding the switch to power ON or OFF is not my favorite.

Itsbuild quality is perfect and there is nothing to complain about. Theheadlamp is very well thought out and engineered with high-qualitymaterials.

The battery life is excellent because of the built-in 4000 mAh 21700 battery, which functions as a power bank at the same time.

Theheadlamp has difficulties with its heat dissipation, which can be seenin the runtime charts. It starts out powerful but drops quickly. Theoutput drop is the only downside. Magicshine states it can persist 1000lumens for 2 hours but that is not completely true. The output drops toabout 50% after 10 minutes. Due to the battery, the headlamp can be usedfor a very long time.

All in all, it’s a fantastic headlamp with great options and excellent build quality

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