Author Topic: ALPKIT bike lights  (Read 786 times)

StevieB

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ALPKIT bike lights
« on: December 07, 2016, 10:26:20 pm »
Alpkit have introduced two new lights for bikes...

Bosun: 850 lm / 3 h; 320 lm / 7 h; 100 lm / 17 h      185g    £40

Hadron: 2000 lm / 3.2 h; 400 lm / ?;  120 lm / 15.5 h (seperate battery pack + 50 lm rear)     £80

Alpkit stuff is pretty good (IMO) but jumping into new designs and being 'jack of all trades' they do make mistakes, so I wouldn't want to be totally reliant on them. They are very good at replacing faulty kit or offering a refund, but that is not much help if you are in the middle of Wales, in the middle of the night, and it all goes dark!

Still, numbers look OK, and got to be welcome if only for showing the extent most lights are a rip-off price-wise.
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Re: ALPKIT bike lights
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2016, 08:45:22 pm »
Small point: it's Boson as in fundamental (well, maybe) particle, not Bosun as in naval person. https://www.alpkit.com/products/boson

The numbers look good, & it seems to have something like a Fresnel lens rather than a simple round beam. It'd be nice to see a beam shape, & know if spare batteries are available.

The Hadron is obviously designed for off-roaders.
https://www.alpkit.com/products/hadron

And little commuter lights.
https://www.alpkit.com/products/tau
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Re: ALPKIT bike lights
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2016, 09:03:38 pm »
3 year warranty though. The Boson might be worth a punt at that price given that my latest Lezyne seems to be contemplating DETH.
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Re: ALPKIT bike lights
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2016, 09:37:32 pm »
The Hadron is just a Magicshine 902.

But....the alpkit warranty is probably better than Magicshine's.