Update: We just received the first sample of the new motorbike light.
With the past five years’ experience as one of South Africa's leading local LED lighting companies, we decided to invest in the development of an entirely new range of motorbike lights, from the ground up!
At the end of 2017, we also listened to our users, as they gave their input on New BikeLight Coming Soon.
Taking in account the harsh Southern African elements, including the corrugated dirt road surfaces that our adventure riders like so much, we're building a motorbike light that will keep you safe on the roads, properly light up your dirt road adventures and with the added perk of making you look even more badass.
Testing of the new motorbike light first sample.
As you know we already tested the first sets of PCBs, with the required functionality built in. They underwent extensive testing with our partner CANBUS specialists, based in Somerset West. These tests included CANBUS compatibility, the ability to dim and thermal regulation, to mention but a few.
We just received the first sample light and we're running some more tests on the beam pattern, waterproofing and thermal regulation. So far the light performed well, as expected, but quite a number of tweaks will be made for the next sample. The light's thermal regulation performed exceptionally well, keeping a constant 30W at 25 degrees ambient, with no additional cooling.
A beam pattern and brightness comparison test was conducted between 8 of the leading international motorbike lights. The new Extreme Lights Motorbike Light has 6 LEDS and is rated at 30W each. With a super bright 7 degree hotspot, combined with a wide fading flood beam, these lights will have you see far down the road with enough light to have visibility next to the road as well.
The new upcoming light is quite bigger than our well known Premium Motorcycle Spot, with a diameter of 86mm to look forward to.
The final lens will be replaced with a more efficient version, to let more light through. There are a couple of other features where we are not quite satisfied yet, but nothing that we cannot sort out before launch.
Once completed, these motorbike lights will be 100% built for Southern African road conditions.
Keep an eye on our newsletters for early pre-order deals, final release dates, and an upcoming competition to determine this new light's name! (We are aiming for a launch date of 31 May)