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Our Story


At Extreme Lights we have been living up to our “Light up your Adventures” motto since day one. The story of how we came to produce award winning lights started in 2012 when we had the desire to go night riding.

By combining halogen downlights, motorbike batteries and a piece of PVC piping we built the first Extreme Light, though perhaps it was more extreme in its danger to the user than it was in terms of performance! Fortunately LED and Lithium Ion battery technology has progressed rapidly since those early days and the current generation of Extreme Lights shares but the aim of lighting up adventures with the early models.

Since those formative days Extreme Lights has outgrown a garage, a one bedroom flat in Stellenbosch’s Bird Street and expanded to a company instantly recognised by South African cyclists, motorcyclists and 4x4 enthusiasts. In 2020 Extreme Lights started their United States expansion, where the roads and trails certainly need illuminating during early morning commuting, night rides and events… Watch this space as our proudly South African company continues to grow and innovate.

What We Do

Extreme Lights aim to Light up your Adventures. We’re outdoorsmen and women ourselves and each Extreme Lights product is designed to extend the time you can spend living in and loving Mother Nature. From tearing down the single-track on a cloudy night, in our native Jonkershoek; to hiking the Uitkyk Trail, in the Magaliesberg Reserve; to watching the super moon rise over Hartbeespoort Dam Extreme Lights are there to light up the paths which lead you, your friends and your family to adventure.

Extreme Lights is there to light up your motorised adventures too. Exploring the highlands of Lesotho by motorbike? Extreme Lights have spot lights to ensure you are seen and can see the technical gravel road ahead. 4x4 enthusiasts, Extreme Lights have your adventures covered too. From light bars to spot lights - there are Extreme Lights products to light up the road ahead and your campsite in the middle of nowhere.

Our Products

Each Extreme Lights product is designed to meet a need encountered on our own adventures. Our philosophy is to create products good enough for ourselves and by extension our most adventurous customers. For each of our products, we ask ourselves the following:

Is it functional?

Each product is designed to supersede the parameters of its basic function. Take the Baviaans Light which is designed for trail riding - it has the most lumen in as wide a beam as possible, to let you attack those trails on a typical 2 hour ride.

Is it multifunctional?

We strive to combine functions so that you only need one Extreme Lights product to meet most of your adventure lighting needs. That is why the Baviaans Bicycle Light also has modes that will run for 10 and 40 hours, so that you can ride the TransBaviaans and 36ONE if needed. Owning fewer products means less clutter in your life and a smaller impact on the environment during the manufacturing process.

Is it durable?

Our products are also designed with longevity in mind. The light casings are sturdily constructed to withstand years of hard use, and when the adventures eventually start to take their toll the modular construction of our lights means that you can replace the worn our component without having to purchase an entire new light, battery and charger combination.

Can we repair it?

All our products feature a 12 month warranty; beyond that we will also endeavour to repair any Extreme Lights product and if the damage is beyond our technicians’ skills we will happily assist you with a trade in to help you upgrade.

Is it easy to use?

We aim to make our products ready to use out of the box - without requiring you to read the instructions. No advanced degrees in rocket science needed to install or operate our lights, maximising time on the trails – not time spent fiddling in the garage.  

Is the product line up simple?

Life is far too complicated already without us making it more so. Our product line-up has to be easily understandable, so that you should know which light is best for your needs just by looking at the product name.


Our approach to people

We believe in treating everyone the way we want to be treated. It’s the golden thread we weave through our sales, customer care, support at events and corporate social initiatives.

We deal directly with all queries, and whenever you phone or email Extreme Lights you will speak directly to a knowledgeable member of our team – who shares your passion for adventure and appreciates the speed at which your query should be answered. We endeavour to service your light while you wait, if you bring it in to our Stellenbosch shop, or ship it back to you within 24 hours of receiving it if you courier your Extreme Light to us for repairs.

You can also find us at a number of endurance and ultra-endurance events throughout the year where Extreme Lights will be providing illumination and technical support, regardless of the brand of cycle- or headlight you are using.

Share Your Adventures

At Extreme Lights we want to Light up your Adventures and we would love you to share them with us. Join the conversation and share your stories via email at info@extremelights.co.za or on social media; by using the hashtag #LightUpYourAdventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You can also find us at these following events throughout the year: