The self-contained Vision 1 LED offers a neat, simple, yet high powered option for commuters, riders on training runs and those needing a versatile light with options that make it useful in many cycling disciplines, or just simply as a hand held torch.
The new improved 1 LED lamp for 2012/2013 features an upgrade to the latest LED technology from Cree. Lumen output has been increased by approximately 35% to 215 (measured) lumens without any reduction in battery life when compared to the previous model. This provides enough light to illuminate the road in front of you, be seen and if using it as an ancillary light, help to find your way around the campsite or the depths of your hydration pack.
The fully re-designed drive circuit now features a new low battery warning mode to alert the user approximately 30 minutes prior to the shutdown of the lamp. Operation is controlled via a simple on/off/mode switch on the top and is programmed to turn the light on in low mode and cycle through to the higher settings, giving better control of the light in tricky situations when more light is needed quickly.
The lamp is available as a stand-alone unit or (new for 2012/2013) as a Hope branded set which includes 4 high performance rechargeable 2500mAh NiMH AA battery cells and a fast charger – everything you need to get straight out on the dark roads or trails.
Hope Technology is proud to have teamed up with battery producer Ansmann Energy to select the most suitable battery cells for the 1 LED lamp. The high capacity cells from their highest performance range with the added benefit of being pre-charged, ready to use, and very low self-discharge rates are the perfect battery solution for the 1 LED lamp. The LED drive circuit has been optimised for use with these battery cells to deliver stable, repeatable performance with the highest possible burn time (see table), so we highly recommend purchasing the complete set with lamp, batteries and charger. Hope branded packs of 4 x 2500mAh NiMH battery cells are also available as a separate item, should you require additional sets to carry as back-up batteries. This makes the 1 LED lamp an ideal choice for cycle touring or off-road endurance events where mains power charging is not a viable option.
The CNC machined lamp body mounts to the reinforced nylon handlebar bracket, which fit’s both standard and OS bars with the clever use of remov¬able rubber plugs. The bracket also allows for lateral adjustment of the lamp whilst riding.
As well as the universal handlebar clamp, a helmet mount and wrist lanyard are also included. This makes the light truly adaptable. Perfect for bikers, outdoor enthusiasts and people looking for a high quality, high powered light for other nocturnal activities!
Note: Although it is not essential that the lamp is purchased with our recommended 2500mAh NiMH AA cells and charger, we do advise that only high quality high capacity NiMH batteries are used. If low quality batteries are used they may not be able to sustain the high current drain of the lamp unit and possibly even cause the lamp to shut down without warning. We recommend testing any other batteries to ensure they are capable of providing a sustained and adequate run time prior to using the lamp out on the road.
Hope Vision 1 LED Front Light Pack Features:
Designed, tested and CNC machined in Barnoldswick, England.