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MOH 55 Aquila
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  • Magicshine MOH 55 Aquila is an ultra-small sized headlamp, which focuses on those who concentrate on serious outdoor activities and important work in dark.
    Ideal for skiing, caving, mountaineering, hiking, camping, cycling and almost all outdoor activities.

    * 4000 LM
    * USB Charging&Discharging battery pack
    * IPX6 waterproof rate

    * Thermal throttling control

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MOH 55

Magicshine MOH 55 Aquila headlamp focuses on those who concentrate on serious outdoor activities and important work in dark. The 4,000 lumens impressive light output and 200 beam distance from an ultra-small sized head, will satisfy omni outdoor lighting needs for night touring, backcountry ski, wild caving and other challenging night activities. One switch to SOS mode ensures quick reaction for flexibility, and with the unique mounting system, MOH 55 Aquila is versatile to any mission.

Features:
 
● Measured 4,000 lumens light output with CREE® LEDs and high efficient optical lens. 200 impressive beam distance with mixed near and far balanced beam. Perfect for skiing, caving, mountaineering and other night time adventures.
● Powerful battery pack with 7,000 mAh capacity, ensures superior running time for 65.75 h at the lowest 100 lumens. USB charging & discharging function, able to work as a power bank for emergency use.
● Gopro mount that fits onto helmet or hat tightly, features with 100° rotate angle,and supports quick installation.
● With one button on the top to control all modes easily, double click to switch on SOS lighting, and memory function saves your energy when choosing the preferred settings.
● Automatically steps down the energy consumption in a low power level for steady using experience and to ensure longer running time.
● Aluminum alloy case and efficient cooling system ensure long time reliable lighting performance. Impact resistant to 1.5 meters, able to work in extreme temperature of -20℃-40℃, and is completely dustproof and waterproof to storm rains.
 
Light Source:
CREE XHP50.2 x2
 
Battery Source:
4*18650 7.2V 7,000mAh

Body Material:

Aluminum alloy (light head)

Dimensions:
Length: 2.15 in / 54.6mm
Width: 1.33 in / 34mm
Height: 1.12 in / 28.5mm
Weight: 5.36 oz / 152g(without battery)
Weight: 14.88 oz / 422g (including battery)


WHAT ARE INCLUDED?
1* MOH 55 Aquila
1* Micro USB Charging Cable
1* User Manual
1* MJ6116C Battery Pack & Charger
1* GoPro Headband & Clip
1* Velcro

>> See original review HERE
Compact yet bright, the 4000 lumen MOH 55


Through the years Magicshine has built a strong reputation with their competitively priced and bright LED bicycle headlight and taillights. More recently, Magicshinehas taken that knowledge and expertise to expand their products intothe outdoor lighting space with the MOD/MTL series of flashlights andMOH headlamps. As with their bike lights, the flashlights and headlampsutilize the latest LED technology and have highly competitive pricing.In this review, we’ll be looking at the Magicshine MOH 55headlamp. With a claimed 4000 lumen output from the dual LED design, theMOH 55 is the brightest headlamp in the MOH lineup. Magicshine also offers two variations of the light, the $199.99 MOH 55 or the $299.99 MOH 55 Pro.

The Magicshine MOH 55 is a compact headlamp with a largecapacity battery pack and bright 4000 lumen output that outputs auniform and even beam.

The primary difference between the lights is that the Pro version uses the larger 10.Ah MJ-6118 battery pack (shared with the Monteer 6500S / 8000S)compared to the 7.0Ah MJ-6116C battery pack. While both battery packsare large, the MOH 55 headlight itself is compact with a premiumaluminium housing. Even though Magicshine’s marketing photosshow people hiking and skiing with the MOH 55 lights, in this reviewwe’ll evaluate the MOH 55 as a cycling light as the large batterycapacity and compact headlight size are well suited for road or mountainbiking.

CategoryBicycle Head Light
Rating9.0/10
Retail Price$199.99  / $299.99 (MOH 55 Pro)
Measured Weight (in g)94 (lighthead) / 294 (MJ-6116C) / 410 (MJ-6118)
Likes+ Compact headlight
+ Dual LEDs produce uniform and wide beam
+ Flash mode is separated from constant modes
Dislikes– No DRLS
– Lacks remote for easier helmet mounting
– Individual cells in battery pack cannot be replaced

UNBOXING

Whether you choose the MOH 55 or MOH 55 Pro, the lights come in asleek black cardboard box with glossy graphics. The headlight andbattery are held securely in place inside custom foam cutouts at the topof the box with the accessories hidden underneath.

Inside the box for the MOH 55 you’ll find:

  • MOH 55 headlamp
  • Headlamp mount assembly w/ wire clip
  • MJ-6116C 7.2V 7.0Ah battery pack w/ Velcro straps
  • Micro USB to USB charging cable
  • Instruction manual

The main difference between the MOH 55 and MOH 55 Pro version is the use of the higher capacity battery pack (note that Magicshine sells the battery separately for $150) and the inclusion of a helmet mount. Inside the box for the MOH 55 Pro you’ll find:

  • MOH 55 headlamp
  • Headlamp mount assembly w/ wire clip
  • MJ-6118 7.2V 10.0Ah battery pack w/ Velcro straps
  • USB-C to USB charging cable
  • Helmet mount w/ extension cord
  • Instruction manual

The headlamp mount that is included for both make it easy to wear theMOH 55 as a headlamp but with the large size of the battery packs forboth MOH 55 variations it’s not very practical as you’ll need to routethe battery cables to a pocket or backpack.

MOUNTING

One of our favorite features of Magicshine lights is the use of Garmin compatible mounts. Instead of using a proprietary design with limited mounting options, the MOH 55 can be used with any Garmin style mount. What’s unique about the MOH 55 is that out of the box, it includes a headlamp mount which uses a Garmin style adapter attached to an adjustable GoPro mount. This allows the headlamp angle to be easily adjusted as needed. With the MOH 55 Pro, Magicshine also includes a Garminstyle helmet mount allowing the headlight to be mounted on a helmetwhich works very well with the lightweight design of the light. Thecompact design also means the MOH 55 can easily be used on any out-frontmount and even mounted upside down.

 

FIT & FINISH

With a sleek black aluminium housing and dual LED design, the MOH 55look and feels premium. The headlight is compact and surprisingly lightthanks to the wired battery design. To improve the thermal design, heatfins are cut directly into the rear of the housing as well as the sidesof the housing. Two additional small inlets in the front of the housingalso help funnel air through the headlight. The lens is mounted flushinto the housing and has a simple design with dimpled reflectorssurrounding each LED. On top of the housing is an illuminated rubberpower button that serves as the interface and battery status indicator.

Magicshine MOH 55 - LED
The dual LED design results in a wide and uniform beam pattern.

USER INTERFACE

The MOH 55 uses a simple one button interface mounted on top of theheadlamp. The rubber button is easy to use even with gloves on and isilluminated to display the battery status. The button can illuminate toeither green or red to indicate an impressive four different levels: green (100-75%), flashing green (74-50%), red (49-25%) and flashing red(24-1%). The button itself looks nearly identical to that on theupdated Monteer headlights and is easy to use and see during the day ornight. A long press turns the light on or off, and the integrated modememory means the light always remembers the last mode it was on.

Thankfully, unlike many of Magicshine’s other recent lights such as the Monteer 8000S or Allty 2000, Magicshine hasalso shown restraint when it comes to how many modes the light has.There are only five modes which operate both LEDs together. There arefour constant modes as well as an SOS flashing mode. A dual levelinterface allows a single press to cycle through the constant modes and adouble press to access SOS. Not only does this design make it simple tonavigate the modes, it also means you don’t have to cycle through flashwhen changing the brightness – a big plus when riding on dark trails.

Magicshine MOH 55 - Profile
It’s impressive just how small and compact the MOH 55 is.

Also the battery packs themselves have battery status checksintegrated on them. That means the battery packs can easily be used aspower banks for other devices when you’re not using the headlamp itself.The MOH 55 Pro’s MJ-6118 also has a USB Type-C design which supportsfast charging and discharging which is a very nice feature. For eitherbattery pack, there is a three LED indicator and battery test buttonthat can be pressed to illuminate the status. Even though the batterypacks don’t offer as many features as the Lupine Smartcore battery, they are well designed and even have a rubber coating to prevent scratching your frame.

LIGHT OUTPUT

The MOH 55’s offers four constant output modes as well as an SOSflashing mode. Note, the MOH 55 Pro offers the same lumen output as theMOH 55 for all the modes but has nearly 50% more run-time thanks to thelarger battery capacity. The four constant modes offer claimed lumen andrun-times of: low (100 lumen – 65.6 / 89 hr), medium (600 lumen – 12.5 / 20.5 hr), high (1500 lumen – 4.6 / 6.5 hr) and turbo (4000lumen – 1.8 / 2.4 hr). The SOS mode actually flashes the S.O.S. patternwhich could be helpful in emergencies and even though Magicshinedoesn’t list a run-time for the mode we expect it to have similarrun-time to the low setting. As you can see the jumps in lumen outputare large, and unless you’re in a colder climate the turbo mode willramp down output to prevent the headlight from overheating.

Magicshine MOH 55 - battery
Whether you pick the standard MOH 55 or the Pro version, the battery packs are large.

The simple two LED design of the MOH 55 results in a uniform and widebeam. The beam is wide with enough throw that we found the MOH 55worked well on dark trails or urban commuting even in just the medium orhigh mode. Note there are no beam cutoffs or special optics herethough, so you’ll need to dip the light down when using the MOH 55 onroads to reduce glare. We also mounted the MOH 55 on our helmet and usedit in conjunction with a handlebar Magicshine Allty 2000.The lightweight design of the headlight made it ideal for helmetmounting, though we wished there was a remote control as it is awkwardto operate the light on top of the helmet.

THE VERDICT

Overall, we found the Magicshine MOH 55 to be a compact andwell designed headlight. The small form factor and lightweight makes itideal for helmet mounting or even handlebar mounting when cycling. Wewere impressed with the bright 4000 lumen output that produces a uniformand even beam. It puts out more than enough light for even the darkesttrails while the 65+ hour (89 hours for MOH 55 Pro) low mode run-time isgreat for daytime riding. The large battery packs of the MOH 55 and MOH55 Pro mean it’s less portable than the lower output variations of theMOH headlamps though. That makes it less practical for hiking or generaloutdoor use in our eyes. Instead, we found that the MOH 55 is a greatcycling headlight that is bright enough to be used on its own or as asecondary helmet mounted light for a sleek dual headlight setup.




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

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

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