Author Topic: Spanninga rear lamp solo / duxo / lineo  (Read 913 times)

Spanninga rear lamp solo / duxo / lineo
« on: December 17, 2014, 10:46:16 pm »
There is a new low cost line-style Spanninga solo dynamo rear lamp:

I emailed them and they have confirmed it exceeds the 4cd minimum of the BS6102/3 standard al althought just  German approved (satisfys EU equiv clause) and RKF 3 dutch marking means >=4candelas.

It would fit the Brompton upside down:
http://www.velovitality.co.uk/collections/rear-lights/products/spanninga-solo-pannier-rack-light

but it seems upside down compared to Spanningas own photos:
so unless designed to allow that (like the Arcus was) (they don't mention it) presumably this negates the approval.  Bahh

There is an AA variant, the Duxo, but it seems possibly less bright:  no RKF 3 rating and 400m visibilty vs 500m
http://www.spanninga.com/products/rearlights/duxo/

Perhaps the lineo would suit the Brompton if the mudguard is narrower than the gap between the light elements?
http://www.spanninga.com/products/rearlights/lineo

Kim

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Re: Spanninga rear lamp solo / duxo / lineo
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2014, 10:55:58 pm »
I emailed them and they have confirmed it exceeds the 4cd minimum of the BS6102/3 standard al althought just  German approved (satisfys EU equiv clause) and RKF 3 dutch marking means >=4candelas.

My understanding is that the 4cd requirement is for non-BS-approved flashing (and only flashing) lights.  But the German and Dutch approval ought to be sufficient anyway.


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Perhaps the lineo would suit the Brompton if the mudguard is narrower than the gap between the light elements?
http://www.spanninga.com/products/rearlights/lineo

Could be nice on the non-rack models.  With a rack (and especially one with easy wheels (why would anyone want a rack without them?)), you want the light source to be a central as possible, so as not to be obscured by the rack sides/wheels.
Watching the TV without subtitles is like riding up a hill without using the gears :)

Re: Spanninga rear lamp solo / duxo / lineo
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2014, 11:09:51 pm »
The 4cd is my just preference because it matches the BS level, so the equivalence is more obvious to in-surer-ants lawyers. :)

Re: Spanninga rear lamp solo / duxo / lineo
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 02:37:28 pm »

Does that look like a spanninga solo rear lamp on electric Brompton?
https://www.brompton.com/brompton-gbr/uk-store/bikes/Brompton-Electric-Reservation-Deposit/c-24/c-77/p-2897#
....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4teEB1pspc&t=31
...Yes, it appears the rear lamp is indeed a Spanninga solo:
BUT mounted conventionally with the LED lowest:

A pity it isn't mounted the other way up?

I kind of presumed Brompton would ask Spanninga to resubmit / modify it so that it was German ~K approved either way up, so that led is more visible....
as here https://www.velovitality.co.uk/collections/rear-lights/products/spanninga-solo-pannier-rack-light.



Re: Spanninga rear lamp solo / duxo / lineo
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 04:09:37 pm »
The Duxo XB just fits my L-type with eazi-wheels...

Hopefully more robust than the  Arcus Xb(a).....