Monteer 1400 reviewed by Mountain Bike Rider(MBR).
——The little Monteer light from Magicshine is the company’s most powerful integrated front light to date. Throwing out a claimed 1400 lumens from its twin 18650 batteries, it’ll run for an hour and a half on full beam. What makes it even more practical for use as a helmet light is the ability to run it with only one battery to make it as light as possible. Another neat little bonus is the ability to remove and replace the batteries to increase burn time exponentially.
Monteer 1400 reviewed by Singletracks
——The Magicshine Monteer 1400 is new for 2018 and is the brightest all-in-one light the company has marketed to date. In our first runtime test, the Monteer 1400 blew past its claimed 1 hour and 30 minute runtime on high, remaining illuminated for more than 3.5 hours! We conducted a full second round of testing, this time placing a fan in front of the lights to prevent them from overheating. In this test, the Monteer 1400 still bested its claimed battery life, lasting 2 hours, 6 minutes on high. This brings up an important feature to note: according to Magicshine, the Monteer is equipped with “over voltage, over current, overcharge, over discharge, and over-temperature” protection circuits for safety. Lights being sold by less-reputable brands may overlook these important safety features to the potential detriment of consumers.
Magicshine All-In-One bike headlight, the Monteer 1400, latest design and production.
This new bicycle light uses the traditional all in one design and is powered by 1 OR 2 Magicshine Li-ion cells (18650). Monteer 1400 is equipped with 2xCREE XM-L2 LEDs, capable of 1400 lumens of max output. Unlike the Eagle 300/600/700’s built in battery, the Monteer 1400 uses a removable battery cartridge design, battery cells can be freely exchanged on the fly. Please note that Monteer 1400 only uses specialized Magicshine 18650 cells which is not inter-changeable with most normal 18650 cells.
Each LED has its own circuit meaning you can have only one cell inside the battery compartment and only one LED will light up, stretching total battery life for existing cells for as long as possible. Hard anodized all aluminum shell with large area heat dissipation structure give it a very sleek look and feel.
The Monteer 1400 bicycle light can be charged via the Micro-USB port right under the LED bulbs, a set of batteries from empty to full will take about 4.5 to 5.5 hours under 5V/2A. Under max brightness of 1400 lumens, runtime is roughly one and a half hours.
As always, multi-protection circuits are built into the unit, providing over-current, over-charge, over-discharge and over-heat protection ensuring performance and safe use. Please note the brightness will be automatically reduced if the heat generated by the light is not being dissipated effectively.
Due to the weight and stability, we have reduced the number of individual pieces inside the MJ-6200 quick release mounts. Any Eagle series bike headlight sitting on top of this new mount will no longer be able to turn from side to side but be with much improved stability and the durability.