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Hope District Rear Light
The District rear LED lamp has been re-developed for 2012/13 to reflect the advancements in red LED technology since its initial release in 2010. The LEDs have been upgraded to Osram’s high efficiency Oslon LEDs, as used in the rear light modules at the high performance end of the automotive industry.
The huge leap in efficiency has meant that we can maintain the high brightness of the original District lamp whilst increasing the run time with the 2600mAh battery to up to 200 hours. The lamp now features six power levels, three static and three flash settings.
The District rear safety light is bright! Now that may sound like an obvious statement but until you’ve seen one of these on in the dark - amongst other lights, reflectors and distractions - you won’t quite believe it!
The light came about as a result of the many poor quality rear lights we made our way through during a wet and harsh winter of commuting and night riding. We wanted something that could withstand the harshness of the weather, be ultra-visible on our daily commutes – both at night AND during the day - work reliably every time we switch it on and stay put on the bike longer than a couple of rides! We believe that a rear light should be used as a day time safety light just as much as a night light, and therefore have power levels bright enough to be seen in broad daylight.
We tested the lamp extensively over an 18 month period and found it to tick every box on the list. The most obvious thing came from those commuting - come rain or shine this powerful tail light really makes drivers of vehicles and other road users so much more aware that you are there.
You are given a wider birth when overtaken, not pushed along in traffic…just more visible and therefore SAFER. Now, we aren’t suggesting that this means you won’t be unfortunate enough to have an accident, or at least a near miss - but it can’t do anything but help.
The light can be used in conjunction with an existing Hope Vision R4, 2 LED, or 4 LED front light and battery unit, or as an independent item. Buy the lamp, mounting bracket and splitter cable as one item, or as a complete unit with battery and charger.
The battery can be mounted either at the front of the bike as usual with the splitter taking power to the rear light, or vice versa with the battery running under the saddle or on the seatpost, thus leaving your bars that little bit more clutter free.
The lamp (even on max setting) takes minimal power from the battery, only affecting burn times by 6-20 minutes depending on mode used. The neat QR bayonet fitting securely attaches the lamp to the mount (we’ve yet to lose one!) and releases quickly and easily to allow speedy removal from the bike when not in use.
Whether you use the light on the road or off the road, during the day or during the night - you’re sure to be safe in the knowledge that you’re doing as much as you can to stay visible from behind and fighting back against ‘close calls’ from impatient motorists and other road users.
Hope District Rear Light System options:
- Kit 1 – includes District lamp, QR bayonet seatpost mount, 2600mAh Li-Ion battery pack, charger and splitter cable.
- Kit 2 – includes District lamp, QR bayonet seatpost mount, 2600mAh Li-Ion battery pack and splitter cable.
- Kit 3 - includes District lamp, QR bayonet seatpost mount, and splitter cable.
Hope District Rear Light Specifications:
- Designed, tested and CNC machined in Barnoldswick, England.
- Light Source: 3 x Osram Oslon LEDs.
- Light Output: 105 measured lumens, 135 generated lumens.
- Power levels: 6 (3 x static, 3 x flash).
- Battery: 7.4v Li-Ion. Compatible with both 2600mAh and 5200mAh battery packs, plus ‘piggy-back’ option via the included splitter cable.
- Burn time: 15 hrs – 200 hrs.
- Charge Time: 3 hours (for 2600mAh Li-Ion battery pack from a fully discharged state).
- Beam: 270 deg visibility.
- Mounting: QR Bayonet seatpost mount.
- Weight: 155g, with splitter cable.
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