Magicshine Monteer 8000s Galaxy Light Review

The Magic Shine Monteer 8000s Galaxy is one of the brightest bike lights you can buy.
Magic Shine Monteer bike light

The Magic Shine Monteer 8000s Galaxy bike light is what you will want mounted to the front of a tractor for night farming, or strapped to the hood of your car if the headlights go out.

Magic Shine Monteer 8000 specs

  • 8000Lm max brightness
  • Weight: 144g (lamp only)
  • Runtime: 8000Lm – 1.5hrs, 4400Lm – 3.4hrs, 2400Lm – 6.5hrs, 1000Lm – 12hrs, too many other options to list
  • Mounts: Handlebar included, helmet sold separately
  • Price: $399.99 MSRP
  • Buy from Amazon

This thing is about 8x as powerful as most mountain bikers need, though anyone who needs it can dump 8000Lm into the forest for a full 90 minutes.

When you add the weight of the battery, the whole system weighs about the same as two mountain bike lights with integrated batteries but puts out far more light than the pair. The point of creating this light might have been to have the most powerful MTB light on the market, which the brand claims this is.

With five LED’s at the ready, the runtimes and power settings for this light are many and varied. Riders can choose between using just the lower two bulbs, just the upper three, or all five at once, and all of those options have four brightness settings and a flash mode. You might not want to flash the maximum lumens. I think that’s a health hazard.

At 1000 or 2400Lm blasting from all five bulbs, this light will shine between 12 or 6.5 hours, making it a fantastic option for 24hr racing or overnight rides. When racing or riding long endurance miles overnight we not only need enough light to see the details, but we need those details to glow a little in return in order to stay awake. That’s what high powered lamps like this one are good for.

The Monteer 8000 comes with a Garmin-style handlebar mount, and if you want to run it at full blast you likely won’t need an additional helmet lamp. The cord is plenty long to reach your helmet with the battery stored in a pocket or backpack. I would love to see Magicshine provide a helmet strap in the box with this light. While the price is reasonable for the powerful light, it would be nice not to have to order extra parts when you new gear arrives.

Pros and cons of the Magic Shine Monteer 8000s Galaxy


  • Big battery and excellent runtime in medium brightness modes


  • Helmet mount not included