The Magicshine Eagle 600 has dropped in price but retains its many impressive features

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 8

Magicshine Eagle 600


  • On-light digital screen tells the user the remaining battery time
  • Orange side light to aid side-on visibility
  • Good depth and spread of light
  • Range of light modes


  • Mount is a little fiddly
  • Charge time is fairly long
  • Burn time is relatively short


Magicshine Eagle 600 front bike light


Price as reviewed:

This product is featured in: Best front bike lights in 2017 for under £100.

The Magicshine Eagle 600 is a great light that offers a high level of visibility. The unit uses two separate LED lights to offer both a spot focus and a wider flood option, which is superb for the price. The claimed max output is 600 lumens with a burn time of 1 hour 30 minutes.

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The light has several interesting features. The handlebar mount swivels so that the beam can be aimed where you need it most and it has orange side lights which should help drivers see you when you are side on- good for commuting.

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Using the one button control, on the top of the light, you can switch through the nine different modes to adjust the beam settings (full, dipped or flashing)- giving you great control on how you are seen and how you see the road ahead. A nice touch is the digital screen in front of the activation button that shows the percentage of battery life remaining- which should prevent you from any unforeseen misadventure.

This is a very competitively priced light, but the mount was a little fiddly (although once in place it held the light securely), it took a while to charge and the burn time could be longer.


For the price this is a very good light with some great features. However, the charge time could be shorter and the burn time a bit longer.


Minimum run time:1.5 hours
Modes:9- 8 constant and 1 flash
Charge time:5 hours
Tool free:Yes
  • J1

    I agree that the super bright flashing ones aren’t a great idea in my eyes, but the smaller, cheaper, less powerful LED lights are a good addition to a main constant light (properly adjusted so as to not blind everyone!).

  • Stinger

    Why are flashing front lights considered to be a good idea? If none of the rest of the bike/rider is properly visible, it’s very difficult to judge the distance of an oncoming bike with a flashing light. And with the powerful ones they are hard to keep looking at. Surely we don’t want drivers to look away! I commute on unlit country roads and it is almost impossible to judge where an oncoming bike is on the road if they have one of the very powerful flashing lights. A blinding flashing light means I cannot see any of the road either, even with my (fantastic) Magicshine lights. I appreciate that on lit city streets a supplementary flashing front light stands out, but the very powerful ones are rather self-defeating.