Hey everyone, and welcome to my review of the Magicshine EVO 1700 and SEEMEE 300 lights. These are two of the most popular bike lights on the market, and for good reason. They’re both incredibly bright, have long battery lives, and are packed with features.
The EVO 1700 is Magicshine’s newest headlight. It’s capable of putting out up to 1700 lumens of light, which is more than enough to light up even the darkest streets and trails. It also has 2 different beam patterns, a high beam and a low beam. In addition to the high and low beam, the light has a top cutoff pattern to prevent shining directly into on commers vision.
One of the things that sets the EVO 1700 apart from other bike lights is its high-quality construction. It’s made with durable materials and is water-resistant to IP67 standards. That means it can withstand even the harshest weather conditions.
Here is a more detailed look at the features and benefits of the EVO 1700:
- Brightness: 1700 lumens maximum output
- Beam modes: High and Low modes
- Battery life: Up to 11 hours on a single charge, even at the highest setting with the 4000mAh battery
- Construction: Durable materials and IPX6 water resistance
- Other features: Intelligent temperature control, low battery indicator, and micro-USB charging
Evo 1700 Light Modes
|MODE||LOW BEAM||HIGH BEAM||FLASH|
|LOW||MEDIUM||HIGH||LOW||MEDIUM||HIGH||DAY FLASH||NIGHT FLASH|
|LUMENS||200LM||400LM||800LM||400LM||800LM||1700LM||0 – 1700LM||400 – 1700LM|
|Max Lumen||1700 LM|
|Light Source||High-efficiency LED|
|Max Throw||205 m|
|Beam Intensity||10520 CD|
|Battery Capacity||3.6V 4000mAh|
|Charging Time||5 hours (5V 1A)|
|Weight||5.33 oz / 151 g|
|Dimensions||1.65*1.81*2.09 in / 42*46*53 mm|
|Material||Aluminum + Plastic|
|Mounting System||Handlebar out-front mount|
Magicshine EVO 1700 Cutoff Light
The cutoff feature of the EVO 1700 is a design element that helps to prevent the light from blinding oncoming traffic. The cutoff is a sharp line of light that is projected onto the road, with minimal light projected above the cutoff line. This means that the EVO 1700 can provide excellent illumination for cyclists without blinding other road users.
The cutoff feature is achieved through a combination of lens design and light placement. The EVO 1700 uses a custom-designed lens that focuses the light into a precise beam pattern. The light is also positioned in the headlight housing in a way that minimizes light scattering.
The cutoff feature is especially beneficial for cyclists who ride at night or in low-light conditions. It allows cyclists to see the road ahead of t
Evo 1700 Unboxing
- EVO 1700 * 1
- Handlebar out-front mount * 1
- MJ-6508 remote control (incl. strap) *1
- Nylon shim (28mm/32mm/35mm) *3
- Screw *1
- 2mm hex key *1
- 3mm hex key *1
- USB-C charging cable *1
- User manual *1(Click here to download)
- (Click here to download Magicshine APP user manual)
The SEEMEE 300 is Magicshine’s most popular taillight. It’s incredibly bright, with a maximum output of 300 lumens. It also has a variety of different flashing modes, so you can be sure to be seen by other cyclists and motorists.
Another great thing about the SEEMEE 300 is its compact size and lightweight design. It’s easy to mount on your bike and won’t add any noticeable weight.
The light has many outputs for a maximum visibility of 3000 meters. A light on the bottom shines directly on the ground offering 360 degree glow of red light around the rider. Two additional bright rear-facing lights and a single halo light provide 260-degree light from the rear.
The SEEMEE has a build in smart motion sensor that will brighten the light when braking, much like a brake light in a car.
The SEEMEE 300 has an auto adjustable ambient condition sensor that will adjust the light based on the light in the riding condition. There is also settings to reduce the brightness when you are riding in a group with other cyclist behind you to prevent shining directly at them.
Here is a more detailed look at the features and benefits of the SEEMEE 300:
- Brightness: 300 lumens maximum output
- Beam modes: Steady and a variety of flashing modes
- Battery life: Up to 15 hours on a single charge, even at the highest setting
- Construction: Durable materials and IP67 water resistance
- Other features: Intelligent temperature control, low battery indicator, and micro-USB charging
SEEMEE 300 Light Modes
|MODE||LOW||HIGH||FLASH||ECO||SMART DAY||SMART NIGHT|
|Max Output||300 lumens|
|Light Source||COB/SMD LEDs|
|OptiTracing Light Angle||360°|
|Max Runtime||200 hours|
|LENS/REFLECTOR TYPE||PC optical lens|
|Charging Time||2 hours (5V, 1A)|
|Battery Source||3.7V 1600mAh|
|Weight||2.82 oz / 80 g|
|Dimensions||2.52 in * 1.26 in * 1.38 in|
(64 mm * 32 mm * 35 mm)
|Mounting System||Quick release mount|
SEEMEE 300 Unboxing
- SEEMEE 300 * 1
- Saddle mount (incl. straps) *1
- Seat post mount *1
- Type-C charging cable *1
- User manual *1 (Click here to download)
The EVO 1700 and SEEMEE 300 are both excellent bike lights, but they each have their own strengths and weaknesses.
The EVO 1700 is brighter and has a longer battery life, but it’s also more expensive and bulkier. The SEEMEE 300 is more compact and affordable, but it’s not as bright and the battery life isn’t as long. One is meant for a head light while the other is for a tail light.
Here is a table that compares the two lights side-by-side:
|Feature||EVO 1700||SEEMEE 300|
|Brightness||200 to 1700 lumens||300 lumens|
|Beam modes||Low Beam (Low, Med, High), High Beam (Low, Med, High), and flash (Day flash and Night Flash)||Steady and a variety of flashing modes|
|Battery life||Up to 11 hours||Up to 15 hours|
|Construction||Durable materials and IPX6 water resistance||Durable materials and IPX6 water resistance|
|Other features||Intelligent temperature control, low battery indicator, and micro-USB charging||Intelligent temperature control, low battery indicator, and micro-USB charging|
|Size and weight||5.33 oz / 151 g||2.82 oz / 80 g|
Choosing the right light
The best bike light for you will depend on your individual needs and budget. If you’re looking for the brightest and most durable headlight on the market, the EVO 1700 is a great option. If you’re looking for a powerful compact and affordable taillight, the SEEMEE 300 is a good choice as well.
Here are some additional things to consider when choosing a bike light:
- The type of riding you do: If you do a lot of night riding or trail riding, you’ll need a brighter light with a longer battery life. If you mostly ride in the city during the day, you can get away with a less powerful light.
- Your budget: Bike lights can range in price from a few dollars to over $100. Set a budget before you start shopping so you don’t overspend.
- The features you need: Some bike lights have additional
Mounting to a Bike
Mounting a Magicshine EVO 1700 and SEEMEE 300 light is quick and easy. Both lights have a mounting bracket that can be attached to your handlebars or seat post.
To mount the EVO 1700 to your handlebars, loosen the handlebar screws and slide the mounting bracket over the handlebars. Then, tighten the handlebar screws and adjust the bracket until the light is in the desired position. You can also use this mount to remove your Wahoo or Garmin head unit mount.
To mount the SEEMEE300 wrap the rubber bungy around your seatpost and quarter turn the taillight on to attach. You can also use the included seatrail mount to attach the light to the rails of a seat.
The EVO 1700 Magicshine lights fit a GoPro mount, so you can attach them to your helmet or other gear. To do this, simply attach the GoPro mount to the light and then to your helmet or other gear.
Here are some additional tips for mounting a Magicshine light:
- Make sure the mounting bracket is secure before riding.
- Adjust the light so that it is level and pointing in the desired direction.
- Avoid mounting the light in a position where it could be blocked by your handlebars or other gear.
- Be careful not to overtighten the mounting screws, as this could damage the light.
If you are having any trouble mounting your Magicshine light, please consult the user manual or contact Magicshine customer support.
Mounting the EVO 1700 to your helmet
To mount the EVO 1700 to your helmet, you will need a GoPro mount. Once you have the GoPro mount, simply attach it to the light and then to your helmet.
The best place to mount the EVO 1700 on your helmet is on the top, slightly in front of your forehead. This will position the light so that it illuminates the road in front of you without blinding you.
Mounting the SEEMEE 300 to your Seatpost
The best place to mount the SEEMEE 300 on your seatpost is just below your saddle. This will position the light so that it is visible to other cyclists and motorists from behind.
To mount the SEEMEE 300 to your seatpost, simply attach the mounting bracket to the light and then to the seatpost. Adjust the bracket until the light is in the desired position.
What is the difference between the EVO1700 and SEEMEE 300 lights?
The EVO1700 is a headlight with a maximum output of 1700 lumens, while the SEEMEE 300 is a taillight with a maximum output of 300 lumens. The EVO1700 also has a longer battery life and more beam modes than the SEEMEE 300.
How do I mount a Magicshine bike light?
Most Magicshine bike lights come with mounting brackets that can be attached to your handlebars or seatpost. Some lights also have GoPro mounts, so you can attach them to your helmet or other gear.
How long does a Magicshine bike light battery last?
The battery life of a Magicshine bike light will vary depending on the type of light, the brightness setting, and the ambient temperature. However, most Magicshine lights should last for at least 4 hours on a single charge.
What is the difference between lumens and lux? distance between the light source and the surface.
Lumens measure the total amount of light emitted from a light source, while lux measures the amount of light that reaches a surface. In general, the higher the lumen output, the brighter the light will be. However, the lux output is also affected by the
How do I charge a Magicshine bike light?
Magicshine bike lights come with a micro-USB charging cable. To charge your light, simply plug the cable into the light and then into a USB power source.
Is it okay to ride my bike in the rain with a Magicshine bike light?
Yes, Magicshine bike lights are water-resistant to IP67 standards, which means they can withstand exposure to rain and other water.
Can I use a Magicshine bike light with my helmet?
Yes, some Magicshine bike lights have GoPro mounts, so you can attach them to your helmet.
Can I use a Magicshine bike light with my e-bike?
Yes, Magicshine bike lights are compatible with e-bikes.
What is the warranty on a Magicshine bike light?
Magicshine bike lights come with a one-year warranty.
Where can I buy a Magicshine bike light?
For the combined cost of about $150 you can feel confident that you will be visible on the road at night. Additionally, you can navigate and view potholes and debris on the road to ride safely in the dark with this light set. Both lights have a lot of features and feel very well-built. This is a reason Magicshine bike lights continue to be some of our favorites.