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DiNotte XML-3

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DiNotte XML-3 review: specs and price

DiNotte XML-3
DiNotte XML-3
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Why is DiNotte XML-3 better than the average?

  • Runtime (high mode)
    2.5hvs2.12h
  • Brightness (high mode)
    1500lmvs1076.69lm
  • Charge time
    4hvs4.75h
  • Lumens per gram
    15vs4.32
  • Weight
    100gvs246.13g
  • Brightness (mid mode)
    750lmvs683.21lm
  • Brightness (low mode)
    375lmvs198.82lm
  • Height
    40mmvs42.38mm

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Weather sealed
DiNotte XML-3

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

2.weight

100g

Best

Serfas TSL-200

50g

3.Can be mounted on helmet
DiNotte XML-3

A helmet mounted light is more suitable for night-time mountain biking as the light follows your head around tight corners and bends.

4.Has side lights
DiNotte XML-3

It has extra lights on the side, helping to make the rider more visible.

For example

CatEye Econom Force Rechargeable

5.Has tool-less mount
DiNotte XML-3

It has a tool-less mount, making it easier to put on and remove. This is particularly useful in big cities where crime is more prevalent.

6.height

40mm

Best

Lupine Piko U4

24mm

Light

1.brightness (high mode)

1500lm

The light is more intense on high mode. The amount of light emitted is measured in lumens.

Best

Lupine Betty R 7

4500lm

2.lumens per gram

15

It emits more lumens of light per gram of weight.

Best

Exposure Lights Equinox

16.12

3.brightness (mid mode)

750lm

The light is more intense on mid mode. The amount of light emitted is measured in lumens.

Best

Lupine Betty R 7

2400lm

4.Has SOS mode
DiNotte XML-3

The light has an SOS mode. This is used in emergency situations to attract attention.

For example

Exposure Lights Reflex Mk2

5.Has pulse mode
DiNotte XML-3

The light has a pulse mode. Pulse mode has the benefit of saving battery by slowly changing between a high and low-intensity light, while maintaining a steady light, which is less distracting.

For example

Cygolite Turbo 800

6.number of light modes

6

With more light modes you are more likely to find the perfect setting for any given situation, such as when you need the brightest light or when you need to conserve battery.

Best

Lupine Piko U4

15

Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
DiNotte XML-3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.runtime (high mode)

2.5h

The amount of time the light will last from a full charge when on high mode. High mode is a steady light mode at the highest intensity.

Best

DiNotte XML-1

5h

3.charge time

4h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Moon X Power 1300

2.5h

4.runtime (low mode)

10h

The amount of time the light will last from a full charge when on low mode. Low mode is a steady light mode at a low intensity.

Best

Lupine Piko 7

116h

5.has a rechargeable battery
DiNotte XML-3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

6.runtime (mid mode)

5h

The amount of time the light will last from a full charge when on mid mode. Mid mode is a steady light mode at a medium intensity.

Best

Lupine Piko 7

12h

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