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Thread: Cateye X series red tail lamp disambiguation

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    Default Cateye X series red tail lamp disambiguation

    Cateye X2 Kinetic has 50 Lm and the acceleration sensor to turn on when braking.
    Cateye X2 has 80 Lm.
    Cateye X3 (Rear) has 150 Lm and two independant switches for two strips of LEDs. Can make one steady & one blink etc.
    Cateye X Synch Kinetic :::
    Mode/Battery life/Lumens


    • High: 1.5 hours, 40 lumens
    • Low: 15 hours, 5 lumens
    • Flashing: 50 hours, 30 lumens
    • Rapid: 20 hours, 50 lumens
    • Group Ride: 15 hours, 40 lumens
    • Daytime Hyper Flash: 30 hours, 50 lumens

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    Default Re: Cateye X series red tail lamp disambiguation

    That's great as far as it goes, which is not very far, because lumens are pretty much a useless measure unless the task at hand is to choose a light source when engineering a lamp. The luminous flux tells absolutely nothing about the actual, practical, effective performance of the lamp. What's needed (and absent) is intensity distribution information expressed in candela and degrees. That would look like "80cd maximum intensity, 40cd from 25° Left to 25° Right and 5° Up to 5° Down".

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    Default Re: Cateye X series red tail lamp disambiguation

    Yup. But that's the state of the market. No standards to meet.

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