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Tested from: 2017-1-26
Good, same optics as the Lumiring. Better than in the Lumiring is that the stray light from the LEDs is used to light up the retro reflector which from some angles can be clearly seen, and could help in getting noticed. The light colour, as with the Vivo, is a bit too much towards orange for my taste (The Lumiring was more red, the Spanninga Solo and Lineo are more red too). I will analyse this more the coming days and compare with other lamps.
The bolts and nuts and washers should be stainless steel...
In build quality the Philips taillamps are better, both battery and dynamo versions:
See the camera settings page for more on the setup and settings to make pictures of the beams of taillamps.
Note: I didn't make beamshots, yet. But the beam pattern is about the same as the original Philips Lumiring.
Out of a corner (showing how much light is cast upwards, forwards and to the sides) [ F3.9 & F1.8 ]:
Wallshot (showing the beam pattern):
Visibility from various angles (0°, 45°, 90°, 135°) [ 0.5m, zoom x3, F3.5, ISO80, 1/250s & 1/60s ]:
See Theory for taillamps.
The Spanninga Elips lamps, dynamo and battery, are good in beam pattern and a lot cheaper than the originals from Philips, but less good in build quality and less good in usability (switch for the battery version, plugging the connectors for the dynamo version). Recommended but I would like to see Spanninga improve them...
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