Busch & Mueller have outdone their top-of-the-line Luxos headlights with the 100 lux IQ-X. This is the most powerful dynamo headlight we know of.
Here’s the IQ-X at 100 lux…
…and below is the B&M Cyo Premium at 80 lux.
…and below you’ll see all the 10-lux increments of the IQ-X:
The IQ-X’s new optical system produces a smoother distribution of light on the road than any other headlight. You can set the light to the power that you want, ranging from 10 to 100 lux in 10-lux increments. How does 100 lux translate into lumens? From a cyclist’s perspective, there is no translation. Lumens describes the amount of light produced, whereas lux describes the amount or intensity of light thrown upon a given area at a given distance. From a cyclist’s perspective, lux is a much more meaningful indicator of a light’s usefulness. For more, see this Urban Velo post.
The housing is anodized aluminum and acts as the heat sink for the LED.
The IQ-X has a standing light (like all the B&M lights we carry), as well as daytime running lights. A senso automatically switches to either daytime or nighttime mode. It does not have a blinking mode, and that’s good, because a blinking light this powerful would be extremely annoying, not to mention dangerous, to oncoming traffic. Mounting: compatible with other Busch & Müller headlight mounts. The included mount will work on most bikes. As with other B&M headlights, it includes wiring for a tail light.
The sleek appearance of the IQ-X is also a big step forward for Busch & Mueller.
IQ-X is $146, less expensive than the Luxos B!
We hope B&M will offer a USB port version of the IQ-X that, like the Luxos U, lets you charge phones, cameras, and other devices while you pedal.
We keep both black and silver in stock whenever possible. They can be purchased online, tax-free, at our online store.