A high-powered headlamp made in the Czech Republic. A powerful headlamp with 1,700 lumens and constant current regulation. Specially designed for MTB use, orienteering, rogaining and multisport competition. Light and small but still very bright with long runtimes.
The body of the headlamp is CNC machined from aerospace aluminium alloy and anodized. The headlamp body has many cooling fins and sheds heat well. It is as light and small as possible. It’s reduced depth makes it very stable on the head and it comes in 3 colours - black, red and blue.
The M6’s battery has a sealed, waterproof hard case with 2 li-ion Samsung INR18650-35E cells. For their size and weight these have the best capacity of all battery chemistries - proven in industry (laptops and electric vehicles), safe when handled properly and easily charged with the supplied charger. Batterypack has its own inbuilt under-voltage, over-voltage and short-circuit protection.
These 18650 cells are first choice when it comes to high power headlamps. They have many advantages over common AA-sized batteries including low internal resistance, significantly better performance under high loads, very low self discharging, no memory effect and no need for cycling before prior to use. They also have long life spans with no noticeable loss of capacity over hundreds of cycles.
The M6 incorporates new connectors and cables connecting it to the battery pack. The DC5.5/2.1 connectors are injection molded in our workshop giving us full control over quality. They are fully compatible with all of our previous battery packs and headlamps.
Our grey PUR cables are special, they are tough, flexible to minus 30°C and very resistant to wear and weather. We have carefully designed the wiring to fit all head sizes from large men to small women. The connectors are specified for currents up to 7A and ensure firm and reliable contact over the long-term. Although they click together tightly (making accidental disconnection nearly impossible) they are easy to, even in difficult conditions when wearing gloves or in extreme cold.
All our headlamps can be easily with Bicycle helmet mounts mounted to a bicycle helmet or a bicycle frame in couple of seconds and without any hex keys. All accessories ensures that the lamp can be configured and used in a variety of ways.
Every helmet is little different but there always exists viable mounting. Headlamp supposted to be just pressed into the mount hodler, which is permamently attached to the helmet with velcro straps. With proper mounting (ideally headlamp mounted in the front and battery at the backside) its comfortable. For all night racing we recommend to use extension cable and put battery into the jersey or backpack.
The M6’s electronics are made entirely in-house from carefully chosen discrete components, all driven by an 8-bit Atmel microcontroller. The high quality components include X7R ceramic capacitors, very low resistance mosfets, a large shielded coil and precision thermistors and resistors - all ‘high reliability’ components, including the durable tactile switch, sealed and rated to 500,000 cycles.
Making the circuit in-house means we are no longer tied to any specific controller hardware and we can easily upgrade firmware and add other features to optimize performance. As a result our electronics drive the LEDs at up to 98% efficiency giving longer runtimes.
The M5+ headlamp uses CONSTANT CURRENT REGULATION so intensity in all modes is maintained as the battery discharges. When the battery is no longer able to deliver the current required by a chosen mode, the circuit simply switches to a lower one. The light never shuts down suddenly and shines without flicker (no PWM).
Our electronics monitor REMAINING BATTERY CHARGE and give 3 levels of warning, alerting the user to levels of battery discharge down to 33%, 10% or completely empty with 1, 2 or 3 blinks of the beam.
The firmware has also been upgraded providing more precise regulation, smaller steps between intensity levels and faster mode changes.
We use high power CREE XP-L2 LEDs with a 4500K color temperature providing a pleasant neutral white color with excellent color spectrum (CRI index min. 70). Thanks to the lower color temperature the light is able to better penetrate fog and rain, improving judgment of distances, differentiation of colors and identification of obstacles and detail in the environment.
Maximum output of the Lucifer M6 is 1700 lumens ANSI (heating and optical losses subtracted). LED efficiency is influenced by cooling - better cooling of the LEDs means more effective light output. The M6’s LEDs and electronics are on a single, copper printed circuit board with a Direct Thermal Path that enables quick transfer of heat to the aluminum shell - the most effective LED cooling system available!
Each of the M6’s 2 LEDs has its own PMMA TIR lens which defines the width or focus of its beam. These lenses ensure the best optical properties for each of the three beam angles available - narrow 13°, medium 20° and wide 29°. Each of these angles can be combined as required.
Wide optics light more area just in front of the light and to the side but provide less ‘throw’ or distance lighting. Narrower optics provide greater distance illumination but less peripheral lighting. You can choose any combination but we recommend 13°+20° which is superb for most sporting activities - running or mountain biking with a maximum distance throw of 220 meters. The beam of light is very smooth without distracting artefacts.
For orienteering (and MTB orienteering) where use of a map is required we suggest the 13°+29° combination. The wider peripheral beam will light your map without need to redirect the headlamp.
For close-up work we suggest the wider combinations 13°+29° or 20°+29°.
The M6 headlamp offers 7 modes - VERY LOW, LOW, MED, HIGH, BOOST, BLINKING MODE and SOS. The four most frequently used modes (LOW, MED, HIGH and VERY HIGH) are easily accessible.
There is no ‘last mode’ memory - it’s unnecessary when all modes are available with a maximum of two clicks. The light turns on the same way every time and turns off with one long press.
EASY USER INTERFACE is easily understood. Modes can be changed with short clicks, cycling through LOW-MID-HIGH-BOOST-LOW etc
ADVANCED USER INTERFACE allows fast switching between modes. Modes can be changed with short, long and very long presses. A short click lowers the mode and cycles between low and mid mode. Long press switches to a higher mode.
The remaining 3 modes are the same for both interfaces. You access VERY LOW mode with two consecutive button clicks, BLINKING mode with three and SOS mode with four clicks.
All mode switching in advanced user interface is based on short/long button presses. You can try this out at our website using your computer’s mouse. Our default advanced interface is here: https://www.luciferlights.net/interactive, and our easy interface here: https://www.luciferlights.net/interactive_alt.
in constant regulation hours : minutes
|EXAMPLE OF ACTIVITIES
which can be comfortably and safely performed
|MID||400||10:00||unlimited running, orienteering run, mountain biking|
|HIGH||850||4:00||unlimited mountain biking|
The runtimes specified for the 2-cell battery pack are minimums until the intensity drops below 70% of original value. When the battery cannot supply enough energy for a specific mode the headlamp switches to the next lower one. When it reaches the lowest mode it will no longer regulate brightness and light output gradually diminishes, giving plenty of warning before shutting off. When using the 4-cell battery runtimes are at least doubled.
Note that we specify runtimes more strictly than the ANSI NEMA FL-1 standard requires. ANSI accepts a drop in intensity down to 10% of the original which makes no sense - our runtimes reflect the practical illumination needs of real users!
Czech reviews leads to google translated text:
The M6 headlamp should be charged with the 8.4V, 0.5A wall charger (currently supplied with an EU plug). This charges the cells with a low current to prolong their life. Charging of a fully depleted battery pack takes 7.5 hours. A red indicator lights up during the charging and changes to green when complete.
With the extension cord the battery pack can be worn in a jersey pocket or carried in a backpack. As well as the headband, mounts are available for bicycle helmet and handlebars. The battery pack can also be used to charge a mobile phone or other devices with a USB cable, similar to any other power bank.
Our warranty period is 3 years but we can provide ongoing repairs after this period. Because we manufacture 95% of our headlamps ourselves all parts are available and we can offer comprehensive support.
We make a great effort to satisfy our customers and to ensure minimal warranty repairs. We want your experience with our headlamps to be as enjoyable and pleasant as possible. If problems do occur we will provide you with prompt attention and trouble-free support to ensure the best possible outcome.
|Number of constant light modes||5|
|Special modes||SOS, Blinking mode, Battery test mode|
|Max. Lumens||1700 lumens|
|Electronics||constant light regulation, 95-98% efficient|
|Maximum runtime||180 hours|
|Protection against overdischarge||yes|
|Protection against reverse polarity||yes|
|Protection against overheating||yes|
|Weight||227 gr. / 8 oz|
|Number of cells||2 cells in series|
|Manufacturer name||Samsung INR18650-35E|