‘Huge amounts of power and Mad Professor modular versatility, but it’s very heavy if you’re not on a bike and the fiddly controls frustrated us. Clever, but ultimately excessive.’
Outdoors Magic: Huge amounts of power, modular system and optional mounts allow bike and helmet mounting, ample burn time, individual zoom and beam control, good water resistance, double as a USB power bank.
Outdoors Tragic: Very heavy, slightly plasticky and we broke one zoom control, expensive given the alternatives.
Outdoors Grabbit? It’s easy to be blown away by the sheer brightness of the XE0 19R and it’s modular versatility is impressive in a mad professor way, but while it makes a bright bike light, it’s too heavy for running use unless you mount the battery remotely and the subtleties of the multi-functional control knob are baffling. We ended up seeing more as a bike-light than an all-rounder and the weight compromises it for more general use. Plus we broke it, which was disquieting. Overall we reckon there are better options unless you simply must have a high-powered bike light that you can also use on your head.
Twin zoomable and separately controlled LEDs / claimed 2000-lumen output / modular mounting system and attachments available / extension cord for remote battery mounting / USB charging port on battery for use with smartphones etc / IPX6 water resistance / low battery warning / rechargeable li Ion battery pack