Latest Updates To Our New Motorbike Light
The new motorbike light development is coming along well. We've made a number of changes to the sample that we received at the beginning of the year... notably the following:
1. Beam pattern
The sample light's beam pattern was not focused enough so would not give the required distance. We've narrowed it even more to a 5-degree hotspot, for maximum beam distance, while still retaining some sidelight to light up next to the road.
The light weighed 820g per unit, which was too heavy. Although the bracket is super strong, the mounting point on the bike will also need to withstand the vibration. By hollowing out some of the excessive aluminum, we brought the weight down to 580g per unit, which is acceptable to us.
3. Lens build quality
The three foot-pegs the lens had was not sturdy enough. We put in five. This will do the trick.
4. Reliability and simplicity
The sample unit consisted of three parts. We combined the front two rings into one. Although we cannot have the pattern on it that we want, the reliability and simplicity are more important. This way we eliminated an unnecessary metal part and O-Ring. Thus, less can go wrong and fewer seals for waterproofing.