I loves me some bike lights so when the folks at Xtreme Bright contacted me and asked me if I would like to review a product it took me no time to say yes. They sent along their Premium LED Bike Light, and they include a "free" rear blinky light.
Any light that does not accept a standard rechargeable battery is pretty much dead to me so although I am using the included "free" rear blinky, I will likely give it to someone who does not mind investing in watch batteries every few months. I have tested the rear blinky and it works great, I just prefer lights that offer a rechargeable battery option.
The front light on the other hand is very cool and I plan on holding on to it. Here are the details from their site:
- Super Bright, Premium Quality Waterproof LED Light
- Installs in Seconds on ANY Bike, NO Tools Required
- Up to 500ft Range Keeps You Safe & Seen from Far Away
- Zoomable Up to 1000x to Keep Your Path Bright
- Detachable to Deter Thieves, Uses Just 3 AAA Batteries
- The PERFECT Gift to Keep Your Loved Ones Safe & Protected
- 100% No Risk, Love It Or Your Money Back Lifetime Guarantee
First I decided to test the waterproof claim.
It passed. I left it in that measuring cup for five minues and it keep on shining. One cool thing about this light that I have not seen on other bike lights before is that it is zoomable. It has a a telescoping feature on it that allows you to zoom in and out.
When in use, it gives a nice clean view of the road - this was probably at about half zoom.
The light is built more like as standard flashlight, unlike many front bike lights I have owned. It has a round cylinder shape, a string strap on the back, and fits into a round mounting bracket that easily loosens and tightens.
One thing not mentioned in the product description on the page is that it does have three modes. When you first turn it on it has a high power mode, when you hit the button again it cuts the power down to probably half, and when you hit it a third time it goes into flash mode. I have become increasingly annoyed with front light flashing modes, mainly because many of the riders I encounter have them aimed too high, like right in my eyes high. I have thus stopped using flashing modes on front lights, I don't want to blind/annoy people who as a result might run into me.
Now I know exactly what you are all thinking - sure showing the beam on the road is cool and all, but how does it look when illuminating a Van Halen 1984 T-shirt? Well it just so happens I have such a shirt and here is the result!
So clear it almost makes me want to Jump!
Overall this is a great light that is easy to install, lives up to the waterproof claim, and I have been using it for about a month now and have not had to recharge the batteries. This is with about 30 minutes of use around 5 days each week. At just a shade over $35 it falls into line with the price of most other bikes likes and the telescoping feature is kind of cool. I have no problem recommending this light.