A very strong mountain bike headlight with four CREE XM-L2 LEDs, capable of a total of 3000 lumens, a perfect trail light aimed at providing the best MTB experience not achievable with anything less. Switch between 3 beam patterns rarely offered by MTB bicycle headlights on the market, two top LEDs aims at strong throw into the distance with slight bleed around the edge, switch to the bottom LEDs to add definition to your immediate surroundings. If you switch on both sets, you will have the confidence to ride full speed under any kind of trail.
There are five brightness modes from 10%, 25%, 50%, 75% right up to 100%. The Eagle F3 front bike light is larger than any of the other Magicshine models. This change in size has prompted Magicshine to change mounting system to more robust talon shaped bracket, so that the light stays firmly.
The battery weighs in at 18 ounces and holds 8 x 18650 Li-ion batteries with 10.4Ah capacity. This battery pack will run your Eagle F3 front bike light for 2.5 hours on the full 3000 lumens output but down on 10% – so 300 lumens it will run for 18 hours. Burntime is doubled if only one beam pattern is engaged.
You can use the buttons on top of the light head to change options, also via the remote control that is strapped to your handlebar. Five green LED indicator lights on the light head each represent 20% remaining battery. The 10.4Ah battery has its own mounting system, different to anything Magicshine have used before. Basically a mounting bracket is strapped to your bike with either screws and/or Velcro option, once attached it stays in place on your bike and the battery slides on and off as needed.
The Eagle F3 light and battery use the orange 4 pin type plug which is not compatible with round plug batteries or lights. Light heads and batteries between Eagle F3, Eagle M2 and MJ-908 are interchangeable.
The Eagle F3 light head is larger than any of the other Magicshine models, weighing in at 208grams. This change in size has prompted Magicshine to change its mounting system to a more robust talon shaped bracket, so that the light stays firmly where you want it. The lighthead has 4 CREE XM-L2 LEDS set up specifically to give you the beam options you need; the two top LEDs give you a spot beam and the two lower LEDs give you a wider flood – at just the right distance. The battery is BIG weighing in at 510 grams, but it needs to be to power the 3000 lumens of light for a decent length of time. It’s such a great combination!
The F3 light head attaches to the bars with a robust talon shaped bracket, that’s a big change for Magicshine but seems to work really well. The 10.4Ah battery has it’s own mounting system, again different to anything Magicshine have used before. Basically a mounting bracket is strapped to your bike with either screws or a Velcro option, once attached it stays in place on your bike and the battery slides on and off as and when you need it or it needs charging.
The battery as we’ve mentioned is BIG it weighs in at 510 grams and holds 8 x 18650 li-ion batteries. This battery will run your Eagle F3 for 2.4 hours on the full 3000 lumen output but down on 10% – so 300 lumens it will run for 32 hours, so ideal if you’re on an all nighter and can carry the extra weight!
You can choose whatever beam pattern you require, switch to the two top LEDs and you have a great spot beam which throws way, way into the distance, switch to the bottom LEDs and wham, you’ve got width of beam right in front of you on the trail just where you need it. If you want both options together then that’s possible too. You can then also choose the power option you require anything from 10%, through 25%, 50%, 75% right up to 100%. Honestly the choice is amazing and you will find something that suits you and your style of riding.
The Magicshine Eagle F3 MTB Bicycle Headlight is a little tricky to use to start with. You can use the clicky switch on top of the light head to change options if you wish, but you may also like the new and improved remote button that comes with the light. This enables you to keep your hands off the light head (so as not to move it by accident) and change the modes using a switch positioned much nearer your hands, much safer in my view!
The light head also displays a battery power indicator so you can easily see how much ‘juice’ you have left in the tank. There are five small green LED’s positioned on the top of the lamp, when all five are lit, you have 100% battery as they reduce to 4 this shows 80% battery, 3, 60% right down to one LED when you need to turn down the power and get home!
Talon shaped bracket for mounting
8.8Ah 7.4V Battery
Battery pack mount bracket
Nylon bands for mounting bracket
Allen key for mounting