"Magicshine's MJ-880 has had many editions over the last few years. The MJ-880R is the very latest upgraded wireless remote control model (Sept 2015) with it's twin cree XM L2 LED's, it keeps the outstanding combo of compact head size, powerful, versatile beam and at an absolute bargain price". However it now features an amazing wireless remote control switch which allows you to swap between out put modes edffortlessly and safely using the remote button on your bars. This negates the need to push the button on your lighthead and the issues that could occur when you do this. There's just a few easy steps to sync the light with the remote the first time you use it and then it's all systems go.
The Magichisne MJ-880 won best bike light in MBUK's Group Test issue 282 October 2012, and 'Best Bike Light' again in 2013, last year (2014) the MJ-880 got the highest star rating of 4.5 and was pictured in a state of mud splattered glory showing just how popular it is with the testers. Guy Kesteven is known to use this light on a daily basis - it's definitely a winner where all the testers are concerned and with our customers too! Let's see what happens when the 2015 reviews come out.
The MJ-880R lighthead itself has not changed, it is still suprisingly compact and easily small enough to be helmet mounted. Which is where the fantasticly innovative wireless remote switch comes into it's own, switching modes from high to low and back again without the need to 'press' onto the lighthead. Before the remote button it made mounting the lighthead onto your helmet a pretty useless excercise unless you were happy to keep the same mode now - you can move effortlessley between modes whilst keeping your hands on the bars! There are several other features about this design we really like including the mounting system, the battery casing and the robust connectors.
The MJ-880R attaches to the bars using the y shaped rubber talon. There's a single hook at the back and the rubber strap is adjustable, making it suitable for almost any size bars and its quick and easy but gives a super strong mount. The battery attaches in the same way with 2 chunky adjustable rubber straps that hold tight to your bars.
The battery is a heavy duty , 6 X 18650 cell ( 6600Ah lithium ion) design. Running time at full power is around 2.3 hours but can be extended considerably by switching to a lower output on less tricky trails or when you're struggling uphil!!. The battery, which clearly doesn't need a protective bag, is attached to the frame using 2 adjustable rubber straps.NB: The charger supplied cannot be used with other batteries neither can any existing chargers or any other connectors be used with this battery.
This is a fabulous light in use. It offers a bright, wide beam with clear edges but with a very strong, long throw beam out in front. This is a light that turns night into day!
But don't take our word for it, here's what MBUK said about the beam in their 2012 group test (issue 282 Oct 2012) and to cap it all it's been upgarded twice since then
"Our light beam shots confirmed the on trail impression that it matches far more expensive lights in performance terms. The beam is really well balanced, deep reaching but wide enough to put twisty singletrack in well lit context with no eye-tiring black spots or other optical flaws."
The MJ-880 is a very easy light to use. The clicky switch is top mounted and also illuminated by a colour coded LED which reflects the amount of charge remaining.
- Green = 100 - 70%
- Blue = 70 - 40%
- Red = 40 - 10%
- Flashing Red = less than 10%
Pressing the left side of the switch starts the light on it's lowest setting (10%). The click the right side to scroll through intermediate power levels (25%, 50%, 75% and 100%). To reduce power simply select the left side of the switch. If you wish to start at full power, just press the right hand side of the switch. To turn the light off, just press either side of the switch for approx 2 seconds. When the light head has been connected to the battery but not switched on, each light head emits a surprisingly bright green glow we think it's rather cool! The MJ-880 light also includes a circuit protection board with over charge, over discharge and short circuit protection. In the event the light head surface gets too hot, the output will automatically be reduced.
Loving the new remote button - just make sure you sync it up the first time you use it. Instructions are included and it's dead simple, even I could do it!
- MJ-880 2000 lumens light head
- rubber belt - y talon
- 6 cell 18650 lithium ion 6600Ah battery for extended run times
- UK charger
- wireless remote switch
- Velcro cable tie to keep cables safe and out of harms way
- Full user manual including sections on mounting, light usage, battery care and tech specs.
- Light Source: 2 X Cree XM-L2 LED
- Luminous flux: 2000 lumens (manufacturers claim)
- LED LIfespan: 50,000 hours
- Battery Pack: 6 X 18650 cells 8.4V/6.6Ah liuthium ion battery
- Charge time: 3.5 hours
- Run time: 2.3 hours (max output)
- High quality and high efficiency optical lens
- Top mounted button for easy operation and wireless remote switch
- New design rubber belt for easy mount and removal
- 6061 -T6 Aluminium alloy housing, anodised anti-abrasive finish
- Overheat protection, over charge protection and low battery warning
- Size: l = 58mm X W 49mm X H 45mm NB: The charger supplied cannot be used with other batteries neither can any existing chargers be used with this battery.
Magichine uk offer a 12 month, no quibble warranty based on the belief we should treat our customers the way we like to be treated.
7 day exchange if you change your mind
All we ask is that the item is returned in 'as new' condition with all accessories and the original box.
12 month warranty on all goods.
Simply tell us what the problem is, quote your original invoice number (goods must have been purchased from www.magicshineuk.co.uk
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