Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    14

    Gloworm X2 or Magicshine 880-L2 for night trail commute

    Hey everyone,
    I have narrowed my light choices, from Action LED, to the Gloworm X2 or the Magicshine MJ-880L2 with the wireless remote. Jim at Action has been very helpful, but this is a tough choice.
    I will be using the light, handlebar mounted, for a night commute on an unlighted bike path.
    The remote control is a feature I like on both lights (wired on the X2) so that I can quickly dim the light when there's an oncoming cyclist or runner.
    What's most important to me is a light that's reliable (won't die in an occasional rain storm and should last at least a few years), is suitable for a variety of uses (from trail to road) and has plenty of power because my night vision is poor.
    Which one of these would you recommend, please?
    Also, with either light, should I get the optional, more powerful battery for the occasional night ride of 3-4 hours?
    Many thanks for your thoughts!

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    329
    The x2 is substantially more compact in both the light head and battery (assuming you're using the stock batteries). It puts out a similar level of light and is more efficient in battery use.

    I used both and like both. I broke the 880 in a crash and replaced it with the x2. If buying again today, I'd get the x2 again. I like the size, efficiency and mounting system better, and the light output and beam patterns are very comparable.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    650
    I haven't had an 880 but I couldn't imagine a more nicely built light than the x2. It's top notch on all counts

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Gharddog03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    343
    Gloworm over magicshine!

    Lupine over gloworm!
    "PLEASE LORD FORBID THEM FROM ENTERING, FORGIVE US FOR THEY SHALL NEVER LEAVE"

Similar Threads

  1. Dinotte or Gloworm for trail commuter?
    By greenbaybiker in forum Lights and Night Riding
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-29-2015, 12:06 PM
  2. Gloworm XS or Trail LED XXX?
    By ghostchili in forum Lights and Night Riding
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 12-15-2014, 05:30 PM
  3. night ride video -- gloworm x1 and x2
    By BmoreKen in forum Lights and Night Riding
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 11-27-2013, 09:35 PM
  4. Gloworm X2 vs Gemini Duo vs Magicshine MJ-880U
    By glader60 in forum Lights and Night Riding
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11-23-2013, 04:52 AM
  5. Magicshine battery w/ gloworm x1?
    By BmoreKen in forum Lights and Night Riding
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-17-2013, 02:47 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

mtbr.com and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.