Lighting brand BINOREAL launched the Radius F1 front smart bike light this week.
The light adapts brightness and lighting mode automatically to help cyclists commute more safely.
“The Radius F1 uses hundreds of microlenses, which combine with a reflector to effectively illuminate both distant and close-up terrain,” the brand told BikeBiz. “Bike lights that adapt brightness and lighting mode while cycling is not new, but the majority switch sharply between two or three preset light levels, which can distract the cyclist and others around. The Radius F1 transitions between a dim and bright light seamlessly, with no jarring shifts in light output. This minimizes the risk of an accident.”
When cyclists gain speed, the Radius F1’s RightBrightT component automatically brightens its light so cyclists can see further ahead; when the bike slows, it dims—and it shifts at the same rate the speed changes. This conserves battery power and ensures visibility is always optimal for the cyclist’s speed.
In addition to auto-adjusting brightness, SecurePulse technology automatically switches to flash mode when braking to a stop and pulse mode when turning a corner. This gives other cyclists and motorists indication of the cyclist’s movements for increased safety.
After three minutes of non-movement, the light’s PerfectPowerfunctionality means it automatically switches the light to standby mode. Once the bike moves, the light becomes active and returns to its default speed-controlled lighting mode. After one hour of bike inactivity, the light’s power shuts off completely to save battery.
The high power Lithium-ion battery can keep going for up to two hours continuously in high mode, and the display on top of the casing shows how much battery charge is left.