[Review] - Magicshine MOH15 NW HiCRI 90 + RED vs MOH25 CW+RED - by Lock

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[Review] - Magicshine MOH15 NW HiCRI 90 + RED vs MOH25 CW+RED - by Lock

Hello everyone ... today we will see two brand new Magicshine flashlights: MOH25 and MOH15: headlamps with 400 and 500 lumens, rotating head and double led.
Here link of the company, here the link of the MOH15 and here the link of the MOH25.







Packaging and content
The Magicshine MOH25 and MOH15 arrive in a beautiful and elegant colored cardboard box with all the main characteristics imprinted on it. The lights are exposed outside, so they can be touched and turned on without having to open the package. Inside the box we find, neatly arranged, all the accessories. Overall we have:

• Flashlight
• Micro USB charging cable
• Replacement O-ring
• Torch support
• Elastic band
• Battery (16340 for the MOH15, 14500 for the MOH25)
• User manual




















Technical specifications and main features MOH25
• Dual LED: CREE XP-G3 (Cool White) + CREE XQ-E (Red)
• Rotating Head: 110° angle adjustment
• Max output CW: 500 lumen, 4 power modes 
• Range output CW: 5 - 500 lumens
• Max output Red: 105 lumen, 2 power modes + SOS and warning flash modes
• Range output Red: 5 - 105 lumens
• Max beam intensity: 1600cd
• Max distance: 80m
• Battery: 16340, 14500 (included), AA NiMH, AA Alkaline, CR123A 
• Tir Lens
• Side Switch with status LED
• Adjustable headband with sweat block and rear reflective paint stripes
• Electronic Lockout
• Waterproof IPX8 (2m - 30min)
• Weight: 72g (with battery)
• Dimensions: 21mm (Ø Diameter) x 96mm (Length)
• Impact Reistance: 1.5m


Technical specifications and main features MOH15
• Dual LED: CREE XP-G3 (Neutral White, CRI 90) + CREE XQ-E (Red)
• Rotating Head: 110° angle adjustment
• Max output CW: 400 lumen, 4 power modes 
• Range output CW: 4–400 lumens
• Max output Red: 105 lumen, 2 power modes + SOS and warning flash modes
• Range output Red: 5–105 lumens
• Max beam intensity: 1250cd
• Max distance: 70m
• Battery: 16340 (included), 14500, CR123A, AA NiMH and Alkaline (with extension tube)
• Tir Lens
• Side Switch with status LED
• Adjustable headband with sweat block and rear reflective paint stripes
• Electronic Lockout
• Waterproof IPX8 (2m - 30min)
• Weight: 61g (with battery)
• Dimensions: 21mm (Ø Diameter) x 80mm (Length)
• Impact Reistance: 1.5m

Output and Runtime levels
The Magicshine MOH25 has 4 normal brightness levels for the main LED + 4 levels (2 normal + SOS + Warning Flash) divided as follows:

Main LED Cool XP-G3
Turbo: 500 lm declared(measured 490 lm) – 1h30min
High: 240 lm declared(measured 210 lm) – 2h30min
Med: 50 lm declared(measured 50 lm) – 5h
Low: 5 lm declared(measured 5 lm) – 45h

Auxiliary LED Red XQ-E
High: 105 lm declared – 1h
Low: 5 lm declared – 23h
Flash: 5 lm declared – n.d
SOS: 5 lm declared – n.d.

The Magicshine MOH15 has 4 normal brightness levels for the main LED + 4 levels (2 normal + SOS + Warning Flash) divided as follows:

Main LED Cool XP-G3 High CRI>90
Turbo: 400 lm declared(measured 450 lm) – 1h30min
High: 200 lm declared(measured 190 lm) – 2h30min
Med: 40 lm declared(measured 40 lm) – 5h
Low: 4 lm declared(measured 4 lm) – 45h

Auxiliary LED Red XQ-E
High: 105 lm declared – 1h
Low: 5 lm declared – 23h
Flash: 5 lm declared – n.d
SOS: 5 lm declared – n.d.

The measured data are to be considered peak and all have proven to be consistent with what was declared by the manufacturer. Below are the runtime tests on the "Turbo" level of both torches using the supplied cells as the power source: Magicshine 16340 MAS16-700 700mAh battery for the MOH15 and Magishine 14500 MAS14-800 battery for the MOH25

Runtime Magicshine MHO25


Runtime Magicshine MHO15


Comparison Runtime Magicshine MHO15 & MOH25


User interface
The user interface is very simple and identical for both torches

Switching on/off
Long press on the switch to turn on the flashlight to the last memorized level. With a further long click the flashlight turns off

Change in brightness levels
After power on, press the switch and continue to hold it to move to the next level. The levels will be cycled for the Main LED in the Low-Medium-High-Turbo-Low order .... For the auxiliary LED the levels to cycle will be the following: Low-Mid-Flash-SOS-Low ...

Selection Mode
With the flashlight on, a double click will allow you to switch between the main and auxiliary LEDs.

Memory Mode
When the light is turned off the last level will be stored.

Charging indicator
With the flashlight off, click on the switch to view the battery status via the status LED located under the switch:
• Green light: charge between 100% and 75%
• Flashing green light: charge between 74% and 50%
• Red light: charge between 49% and 25%
• Flashing red light: charge between 24% and 1%

Physical and electronic lockout
With the flashlight off, quickly press the switch twice to electronically lock the interface. With two other clicks it unlocks.
The fillets are anodized so physical lockout is also allowed by slightly unscrewing the tailcap.

The body and materials
The Magicshine MOH25 and MOH15 are two small and light headlamps with medium power and equipped with an innovative rotating head and double LED. The aesthetic difference between the two concerns only the length: the MOH25 is in fact about 16mm longer than the MOH15. The difference in size comes from the fact that the MOH25 has a removable extender tube more than the MOH15. If this is removed, the two torches are perfectly identical.











The MOH25 is equipped with a Main LED Cool while the MOH15 has the Main LED with neutral tint with a high color rendering index CRI 90. The auxiliary LED is instead the same on both torches.





The optical part is composed of two small TIR lenses placed side by side. The resulting beam is diffusion, well spread with a brighter central part and a spill that can be used for short distances.

















The main feature of these new Magicshine models is that they have a rotating head with a maximum angle of 110 °. The rotation mechanism is well thought out, to rotate the head you have to make a good force.







Another particularity of these two fronts is that of having the plastic support one with the body. The torch is therefore not removable and will always remain inserted inside the support.













The finning is particularly deep and also quite abundant. The heat dissipation is excellent. Two small Allen screws if unscrewed allow access to the LEDs.





The switch is embedded inside the torch holder. It is rubber, protruding and this makes its activation very simple even if you are wearing gloves. Under the switch, a status LED shows information on the battery charge status.



The USB port, which is located on the opposite side of the switch, is well protected by a thick rubber cap that protects it from the infiltration of dirt and water. The seal is excellent, in fact the torch is classified as IPX8, therefore submersible up to a depth of 2m for 30 minutes.





The lettering is present only on the head of the flashlight with the company logo and product model. Clean and well centered.







The fillets are well lubricated, they are precise and smooth. They are anodized so physical interface lockout is allowed in addition to the electronic one that can be activated with the switch. Near each thread, a silicone O-ring guarantees perfect waterproofing.
The MOH25 as we said has more than the MOH15 an extender tube that allows it to use both AA, 14500 but also 16340 and cr123A when it is removed.


























Having both torches, it is possible to use the MOH25 extender tube on the MOH15 to exploit AA or 14500 cells on the latter.



At the negative pole we have a small removable golden spring, while at the positive pole a small protruding button. The circuitry is visible. There is not a magnet in the tail.





The anodization is perfect, the abundant thicknesses. On the tailcap there is a machining with vertical millings that increase the grip when unscrewing it to access the battery compartment.





Both head and tailcap are flat so the torch can be positioned in tailstanding on both sides.
The elastic band is very comfortable, thick and easy to wear. On the inside a small silicone strip increases the grip on the head and on the helmets. On the outside, the designs and writings are reflective, therefore they shine in the dark reflecting the light, if illuminated directly.





















Beam, Tinta and Beamshots
The beam of the two torches is almost identical, flood and well spread with a brighter part in the center and a spill bright enough to be used to see the walking surface well. The MOH25 has a homogeneous tint on the whole beam of a pure white, I think around 6000K, therefore not too cold.



The MOH15 instead has a Neutral tint, by eye 5000k. Pointing the torch on a white wall, a less luminous part tending to slightly warmer hues is visible in the center of the spot, a phenomenon not visible during normal use.













The rendering of the colors is excellent, but obviously the MOH15 with its CRI 90 and neutral tint has an extra gear for use in nature.
The auxiliary red LED is very useful for not disturbing in total darkness, for example to read a map or to illuminate in short distances. The two special levels of the red LED are useful as a locator or as signals in emergency situations.



The Main LED levels are well spaced, but the special levels are missing
Following some shots in the dark:

Beamshot #1 Magicshine MOH25


Beamshot #1 Magicshine MOH15


Beamshot #2 Magicshine MOH25


Beamshot #2 Magicshine MOH15


Beamshot #3 Magicshine MOH25




Beamshot #3 Magicshine MOH15



Beamshot #4 Magicshine MOH25



Beamshot #4 Magicshine MOH15



Beamshot #5 Magicshine MOH25


Beamshot #5 Magicshine MOH15


Beamshot #6 Magicshine MOH25


Beamshot #6 Magicshine MOH15


Beamshot #7 Magicshine MOH25


Beamshot #7 Magicshine MOH15


Beamshot #8 Magicshine MOH25 vs MOH15


Final considerations
I am fully satisfied with these two new Magicshine flashlights. There are several things that I liked:
• Rotating head
• Double LED
• Lightweight
• Abundant thicknesses
• Simple user interface
• Good regulation
• Easily operated switch
• Presence of a status LED
• USB charging
• Comfortable elastic band
• Power supply with different types of cells (also primary)

What I liked least:
• Lack of special levels for the Main LED
• Impossibility to extract the torch from the holder to make it more pocketable
• Lack of the extension tube for the MOH15
Definitely valid products and recommended!


Thank You for reading!!!