We will add more lights to this section in the near future.

Fixed reflector vs Zoom Lens lights is a very interesting topic. 

In the shoot out the cones and reflectors are spaced 20m apart. We have taken lux reedings at each of the points as well as a ceiling bounce test.

The ceiling bounce test is a good indication of how much light leaves the unit regardless of beam pattern. It allows you to compare the lights on a linear scale. The reading is only applicable if the test setup remains unchanged. Do not use the lux readings in this results to compare other lights not tested in this setup.

Headlight-Comp

 

Lux Brightens measurement at distances 
Ceiling Bounce 20m 40m 60m 80m
Extreme 1000 21.2 13.5 3.3 1.5 0.8
Extreme 1k Zoom (Flood) 18.2 1.3 0.3 0.1 <0.1
Extreme 1k Zoom (Zoomed)  6.3  20.5 5 2 1.1

 

Before you jump to a conclusion you should consider what the main use of your light will be. It is best to ask your self what type of beam pattern will suit your primary use most.

In this tests the Extreme 1K does not compare very well but we have to admit that in trail-running the even beam pattern of the flood is very helpful. When moving fast as in the case of cycling the fix reflector of the Extreme 1000 is very beneficial. It allows for a good amount of throw as well as flood.