Twice as many Lumens means I’ll see twice as far, right? Well…. No.

Posted on: February 5, 2018 at 2:24 pm, in

It’s a pretty logical thought right? A light that is 2000 lumens will be twice as bright as it’s 1000 lumen brother, so I’ll be able to see twice as far. Seems fair. However once we look into the reality of the situation, come to realize that it isn’t true. In fact in order to […]

Simple math, or how bogus lumen numbers can be proven

Posted on: January 13, 2018 at 9:26 pm, in

We have all seen it before, and maybe have fallen for the claims ourselves. The hundreds upon thousands of Amazon, eBay, Alibaba , Aliexpress, and even reputable suppliers who might not understand the specifications they are advertising. Of course we are talking about lumens! It is hard to shy away from the allure of a […]

LED Heat & Thermal Design

Posted on: January 10, 2018 at 3:08 am, in

One item that comes up often in forums that we do like seeing, is that thermal is discussed! As many of you know, thermal control is very important for not only LED life, but also the optical output, color temperature, and overall reliability. This is also why we opted for a downward firing reflector as […]

Lumens, Candela, Lux, what does it all mean?

Posted on: November 24, 2017 at 10:09 am, in

Before we can start an in-depth discussion about beam patterns and biking or specifically¬†mountain biking, we first have to better understand a few terms and how they relate. This is where a lot of discussions about lighting get muddled. Where people come to the conclusion that more lumens are better, which is true, to a […]