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MPowerd Luci Solar Bike Light Set

photo: MPowerd Luci Solar Bike Light Set light

Specs

Headlight Taillight
Price MSRP: $54.95
Lumens 100 40
Weight 2 oz / 57 g 1.2 oz / 34 g
Operating temp -10–50°C / 15–122°F
Water Resistant IPX4
Headlight lasts up to 15 hours on a single charge
Taillight lasts up to 3 hours on a single charge

Reviews

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The Mpowerd Solar Bike Light Set changes how we think about lighting our ride. This set equips riders with an efficient headlight and taillight for maximum riding efficiency.

Pros

  • Charges via the sun or USB
  • IPX4 Water resistance
  • 4 light modes
  • Battery level indicator

Cons

  • Flimsy straps
  • Solar charge time

The Mpowerd Solar Bike Light Set comes with a headlight and a taillight in order to give cyclists full control over their ride. Costing $54.95, this light system is a little bit more expensive than the average system. But it also features a sustainable solar charging design. 

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MPowerd Headlight

The headlight lasts up to 15 hours on a single charge, and it’s capable of operating at 100 lumens. The taillight lasts up to 3 hours and operates at 40 lumens. Whether you’re cycling through the city, or hitting the trails, using a lighting system like this one is guaranteed to cover all of your bases. 

Water Resistance

Both the headlight and the taillight of this bike set come with an IPX4 water resistance rating. This means that basic puddles and small amounts of rain shouldn’t impact your lighting system. But it should be kept out of torrential downpours whenever possible. 

Light Settings

The MPowerd Solar Bike Light Set is capable of switching between four settings. You can shift this light system to operate on high, low, medium, or even a flashing setting, depending on your needs. The lower the setting, the longer the batteries will last. 

I was impressed with this bike light’s ability to produce bright and efficient lighting even while moving through the forest. Even in the daylight, this light system can easily be seen. 

Charge Time

The MPowerd Solar Bike Light Set can be charge by the sun in about 19 hours, or via a USB in about two hours. 

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Can be charged via USB

Weight

The headlight that comes with this bike set weighs 2 ounces, while the tail light weighs 1.2 ounces. 

Mounting System

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Broken Straps

Although the adjustable straps make it possible to attach these lights to any bike system, they’re not particularly durable. After a few mountain biking rides, the silicone snapped, making them essentially useless. The lights, themselves, continue to operate efficiently. And I think this is an overall good product. But I’d like to see velcro or some other type of mounting system in the future. 

Testing Conditions

I took this light mountain biking on several different occasions. The terrain was quite choppy, and I definitely put this product through the ringer. While riding, the lights operated well until the straps broke. Conditions were dry, and predominantly in North and South Carolina. 

Conclusions

There are many reasons to appreciate the MPowerd Solar Bike Light Set. This system allows you to harness the power of the sun to light the way. It has multiple charging options, light settings, and it’s very portable. At the current moment, due to the straps, I wouldn’t recommend using this system in a highly bumpy environment. But for standard day-to-day use, it should provide plenty of support. This would be a great product to use on a bikepacking adventure because of its solar capabilities. 

Experience

I've worked with a handful of solar lights over the years. This was my first time with a bike light.

Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (Kept it)

The author of this review received a sample of the product from the brand or its representative in exchange for a review.
nuitsblanches

thanks for the interesting review. Cut up old inner tubes work a treat as replacement for the flimsy straps.


1 month ago
Mary Beth Skylis MEDIA INCENTIVIZED REVIEWER

Thanks for that tip!


1 month ago

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