Xtreme Bright Ultra Torch Bike Light Set

For the second time this week I get the pleasure in reviewing a bike light set, where the front light doubles as a handy torch. It’s by the same manufacturer but it’s, well, different.

For a start, instead of the all metal construction of the previous versions, this is in a white plastic. It’s also a lot bulkier which means the whole thing is a lot uglier, and less well constructed. It may be to some people’s tastes, design wise, but no really mine.

Taking 4 AAA batteries, the front is unscrewed to access the battery compartment but I struggled to get it open and, in particular, get the batteries out. On top is a red rubber button for switching the light on and the different settings – full brightness, half brightness and flashing. And, yes, as the name suggests, it’s bright. Slide it in the included holder, which can be attached via a simple thumb screw to your bike frame, and it’s converted to a bike light. Rubber inserts ensure that it doesn’t damage your frame.

Also included are two simple, but effective, rear light. Encased in a soft rubber, they’re wrapped around your rear frame. Press the top to switch it on and then flick between 2 flashing speeds and solid light. The only thing that lets this down (as with the other model) is that it uses a button cell battery, which can be expensive to replace regularly.

The whole thing come in a nice box, with a simple foam insert to hold everything in place. Instructions on the use of the main light/torch are printed on the bottom of the box, but this doesn’t include anything about the rear lights, which is a shame. The whole thing comes with a lifetime warranty.

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Summary

The price is competitive, the construction is okay, but it’s dual use and bright beam sets it apart. Personally I find the white plastic a little ugly but, apart from the battery issue with the rear lights and the lack of instructions, I couldn’t find any issues, so would recommend this. However, definitely look at the previous reviewed model for comparison, as that’s my favourite of the two.

Disclosure of gift - I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Posted by David Artiss

Enterprise Happiness Engineer for the WordPress VIP team at Automattic. Gamer, film lover and general fan of all things Marvel, Star Trek and Star Wars. Failed comedian. Writer for The Big Tech Question. World's Greatest Grandma.

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