Friday 10 May 2024

Brompton be seen lights

To go with my new Brompton Electric I decided to get a set of the Brompton 'Be Seen' lights. These are a small and compact set of light, front and rear, specifically designed for the Brompton.

The lights come in the buff packaging that most Brompton bits seem to come in now and have all the part and bits needed to fit them. 

The front light sits on a little bracket in front of the brake lever. It is a clever design and works rather well. I have my Wahoo mounted on the handlebar directly above this light and it doesn't get in the way at all. 

The rear light has a bracket that fits perfectly into any Brompton saddle. On my Superlight saddle this is seamless and works really well. 

Operating the lights is via a small button and one quick press and the lights do their thing. The lights also remember what mode you were last in, which is very handy.

Charging is via an enclosed micro USB port and takes 1.5 hours. (One cable is enclosed in the pack). It is a pity that the lights are not charged via USB C. I suspect this might a thing in a future version perhaps. 

Both lights do a very good job of doing exactly what they are meant to do. They can be seen from quite a distance and all the modes work well.  There are four modes. High (lasting 2 hours). Low (lasting 5 hours). Flash (lasting 25 hours). Pulse (lasting 10 hours). I tend to leave them both on flash mode and they are good for both day and nocturnal cycling. 

Naturally, I do beef these lights up a great deal when cycling at night with other much more powerful lights - front lights that illuminate the way ahead. I do like these lights and both almost disappear on the Brompton, becoming part of it. Definitely worth a look but of course if you have anything other than a Brompton saddle the rear light cannot be used. 

Until next time, stay safe out there people!

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